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intake options (water related)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by lrazer, Apr 3, 2006.

  1. lrazer

    lrazer 1/2 ton status

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    so i was wheelin the other day and started suckin in water when hittin some watery pits, i have the stock intake setup and am looking for something to prevent this, im not submurging the motor or intake just splash up thats getting sucked in
    i don't want a snorkle or to run the intake into the cab just something under the hood any ideas would help or pics
     
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    no one has any ideas or has done anything like this to their rig?
     
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    you already said you dont want to run the things that work.
     
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    well im not to go swimming just keep splash up outta the intake and didn't want to run into the cab since its a dd and with some of the trails we run a snorkle will most likely get hung up on stuff
     
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    well, if your willing to cut a hole in your hood, you can run a removable snorkle made out of dryer vent hose or something. or if your running some sort of factory cold air intake, take that off and run a open element filter.
     
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    I wonder if a cowl induction hood (and an air cleaner that seals against and breathes through that) would fit the bill.
     
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    possibly, i hadnt thought of that.
     
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    Hoods are kind of pricey, which is why I didn't chime in with it earlier (no idea about his budget). They sure look nice, though!
     
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    I have plans for cutting into the upper part of the passenger firewall and going into the area where the wiper linkage is. This area acts as a gutter and allows water to run out between the cab and the fenders. A household dryer vent shield will be installed on the "gutter" side to keep rainwater and splashed water from entering the intake. I have seen one other one like this and liked how it functioned. This would work well fot the problem you have described and it is not visible from the exterior. Also has no effect on the air cleaner and/or emissions parts (heat riser etc.). I'll be doing this in the summer and will be posting pics of the project.
     
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    sounds like it should work
    this is more along the lines of what i was thinking about, i was just thinking of building some kind of air box in the pass. side firewall/fender area, could draw air from the fender, i haven't made any extensive plans just kicking around some ideas
     
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    not to say his idea is bad, but how much air can you suck from inside that little space? is it enough for a heathy v8?
     
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    If you take the panel off that covers that area, you will find that it is not really that small of a space. And besides, my 350 does not need forced air induction. It should be able to "pull" enough air to run properly. But if it doesn't run right, All I have to do is patch a three inch hole and revert back to the factory air intake location. With less than $20 spent, I think it will be worth the trial and error.
     
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    yeah, im not dissagreeing with you
     
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    I know:thumb: . I was just explaining my line of thinking.
     
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    yeah, we share it. i am a poor college student. cheap=on the trail vs. working overtime
     
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    odd u should mention forced induction becauce this is the direction i am going and the idea is once i do i definatly don't want to be sucking any water through the turbo/s
     

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