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K5 Snorkel

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by wicked_k5, Apr 12, 2004.

  1. wicked_k5

    wicked_k5 Registered Member

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    Does anyone know of a company that makes a snorkel kit for a K5? /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif <font color="green"> </font>
     
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    nobody makes one for a K5. Someone said that ARB makes one for a FJ40 that fits great on a K5.

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    I hear that a snorkel to Toyota Landcruiser FJ80 will fit better than that FJ40. What I now it's a Fj80 snorkel on that suburban in the movie Dantes Peak.
     
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    Yeah Safari Snorkle a division of ARB makes them, and the one for the FJ80 is almost a perfect fit.

    But PVC is starting to sound better (cheaper)
     
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    look here: http://www.sounddomain.com/memberpage/176055/1
    maybe that will help. Be prepared though the Toyota FJ80 kits are expensive but high quality. If you want pics of the kit on Land cruisers let me know, I have some friends that have them.
     
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    Who carries the ARB snorkels?
     
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    i'm gonna get one,fj 80 eh. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gifto /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
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    This gets as much air flow as through the grill? Seems more restricted, but maybe just a visual effect.
     
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    I like the idea of the cooler air from outside. Under hood temps can get alittle high. The abilty to cross deep water is a big plus for me.
     
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    The primary use, of course, is to ford water but, a really nice thing is that they help keep dust out of your air filter. I guess that when you are truckin' along most dust in the air is about 3-5 feet from the ground.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    This gets as much air flow as through the grill? Seems more restricted, but maybe just a visual effect.

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    Yes, but the important thing here is the fact that it is cooler air, not to mention cleaner.
     
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    Seems like I would catch it on every passing branch in the world!

    And, if your tailpipes aren't that high, you can really only go forward though water eh? Computer equipment?
     
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    There's so much stuff in addition to a snorkel for waterproofing, it'd take a few threads to cover it all...
     
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    There's so much stuff in addition to a snorkel for waterproofing, it'd take a few threads to cover it all...

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    Well, I would be interested in reading all I could. Where should I go to read up? /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
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    Here /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    How about this snorkel on a turbo'ed 6.5L diesel? I can't think of why it would matter, just thought I would ask before dropping the $$$
     
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    I would worry about the size of the intake tube, your going to need to make sure your getting enough air in to feed the engine. I was going to look into it myself for the same reason, but havent had the time yet.

    Cheers, rugger
     
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    And, if your tailpipes aren't that high, you can really only go forward though water eh? Computer equipment?

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    I was once told that as long as your car didn't stall, having your tailpipes under whater wouldn't mater. I don't know if it's true.
     

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