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Snorkel for K5

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by DwarF, May 22, 2006.

  1. DwarF

    DwarF 1/2 ton status

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    I recall seeing a writeup of installing an ARB Snorkel on a K5. The writeup used a different make/model, I believe it was for a Land Cruiser, but it fit the A-Pillar nicely on the Blazer. Anyone recall the ARB Snorkel that fit the K5?

    Thanks,
    DwarF
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Fj-80
     
  3. DwarF

    DwarF 1/2 ton status

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    I thought the FJ80 stood off the A-Pillar. As in it went straight up from the side of the truck, instead of leaning in along the lines of the truck. Is there one that conforms to the lines of the truck?
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I don't remember any of them conforming completely. The FJ80 is as close as I have seen and I believe it is what most here use. There are a bunch of posts on it and many of them have pics that might help.
     
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    RootBreaker 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    landcruizer fj-80 here.. not cheap though.... $300 to my door plus $21 in junkyard parts and home depot....

    from www.4x4connection.com

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    not water tight but hey... none of the rest of the truck is.. more for the ... OH CRAP IT IS DEEP!!!! NOT STUCK.... Got 200 ft forward = maybe reverse or..... 20 feet forward... HAMMER TIME!!!! :haha:
     
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    DwarF 1/2 ton status

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    Rootbreaker,

    Can I get a pic of your truck face on?
     
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    Has anyone ever tried heating it with a heat gun at the bend to soften it, And bend it to mold tighter to the cab? Just a thought..
     
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    As I recall, that is the method for making it fit nicely. Remember the burb on Dante's Peak? That was supposedly a LC Safari Snorkel that was heated and bent to shape to run along the a-pillar.
     
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    I just got done with mine. Used a heat gun to heat and mold it to the body line. Then you just have to flip the pillar bracket around and gring about 1/8" off of it and it looks great! FJ80 snorkle, 4" neoprene hose, and a 3" ID coupler. I'll post some pics shortly

    Erik
     
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    RootBreaker 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I havent hooked up the top part to my truck yet... it is still wobbling.. will get that done soon though....

    it pulls in alot closer to the truck... so close that when you open the door.. there is about 1/4" to 1/2" clearance.. so no way you are going to heat it up and bend to the cab.

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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    [​IMG] You need to route some exhaust through a tube to that skulls nose so that it will breathe "steam" on cold mornings.
     
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    RootBreaker 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    updated my linky's.... old web server.. now use supermotors.org
    :crazy:
     
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    RootBreaker 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    skull is falling apart... right horn is falling off.. gotta dremel it out... liquid nails it in... I want to add yellow lights to the eyes..... cant add red as I can get in trouble.. so yeller it will have to be.....
    then add the smoke too!!!! would be cool :bow:
     
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    Awsome info guys, thanks for the replies
     
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    I must be old school. That looks nice! Something about Ground Hawgs.
     
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    I will run no other tire....

    I love them... hell I even converted a swamper tsl guy...

    1999 dodge t-diesel... 750lb ft torque...
    10" lift
    was running 35" swampers... he got stuck in 4wd... guy in a bronco pulled him out.. he had 35" hawgs... he pulled him out in 2wd!!!! then ripped up where my bud got stuck.... in 2WD!!!!!!!

    so my bud came over to help me do gears/detroit for the front....
    he kept on lookin at my new hawgs.... well he bought them... and I asked him what he thought.. he said...

    "If you whould have asked me 9 months ago I would have told you I was a HAWG hater.... now I will buy no other!!!!!" :bow:
     
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    resurrected_jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    You have convinced me to give them a shot through your repeated praises of them ..... and because I like the way they look. I'm looking at the 40/17/16.5's to replace my 38" swampers so I'll let you know what I think
     
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    you have seen my my mudshots right? I follow guys that they spin the tires so much.... and little flies.. I hammer it and I move the earth... so I have found that AGGRESSIVE tires and lockers = no more one legged spinners.. and alot less hammer is needed.... :bow:
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    oh yeah the other guy that tried.... and to think this is the splitting image of what I used to wheel..... ps.. he went in first.. so I didnt dig it out till later... :haha:
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    you can have lots of pic searchin fun with this link
    http://www.supermotors.org/vehicles/registry/detail.php?id=8011&s=30364#content
     
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    I have always loved the looks of Hawgs and have heard that they wear like iron. I currently run 38" TSL's but based on how much it's get driven (maybe 100mi a yr--YES I know it's a trailer queen) I think they will dryrot before they ever wear out.

    So anyway about your truck :bow::bow::bow:
     

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