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Snorkle How To ?'s

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by coloradoblazers, Oct 10, 2001.

  1. coloradoblazers

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    Snorkle How To ?\'s

    Just wondering if anyone has made their own snorkle. I was thinking of buying some pvc pipe from a hardware store and fabbing one up.
    I know there is alot of people who say there not necessary, because (hopefully) I'll never cross water 4 ft deep, but I've heard they help force cleaner air into the engine. Any drawbacks/pluses I need to know? Plus with my 'killer' "Snow Tiger" camo it would be awsome!!(lol)
    Anyway, I see Jeeps with them all the time, and anything jeeps have on them must be extreamly important, right? Or do I just not understand?

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    Re: Snorkle How To ?\'s

    check mine out. It cost me $40.00.
    Look in the Members rides under Thumpers Pics. Or my website <a target="_blank" href=http://sites.netscape.net/mikesthmpr/thumper>http://sites.netscape.net/mikesthmpr/thumper</a>

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    Re: Snorkle How To ?\'s

    You should post this in the ORD section. Stephen Watson did it on his Jimmy. It comes out in the Cab.. It is sweet...Dan

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    Re: Snorkle How To ?\'s

    Does anybody have pics of stephen watsons?

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    Re: Snorkle How To ?\'s

    Well now that I have a straight hood to replace my bent one I'm thinkging of trying a Cowel stack snorkle like the Hummers have. I have an alternative reason for wanting it. Dust. Lot of long hauls down dust roads and the through the grill factory set up funnels all the dust from the truck in front of me right into the air cleaner and packs in the filter. Snorkles are as much if not more for helping get some clean air as it is for water. Get's the intake up high where the is less flying partulate matter.
    Now since you have a after 80 body you have a fixed cowel. My cowel is part of my hood. I'm going to whack off the cowel section and mount it like yours. Then I can route my snorkle through the front of the air box under the cowel and have it come up all the way over on the passenger side at the base of the windsheild. Not sure if I will run up the A piller or just a stack like a hummer.

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    i'm fixn to redo mine i had run a fresh air induction to the drivers side next to the rad. but now that i got an aux. bat. tray it's in the wayand has to be moved. what i'm gonna do is knock a hole in the drivers side fender inbetween the washer tank and the hood hindge and for now i'm gonna tack on a peice of expanded metal over the hole
     
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    Re: Snorkle How To ?\'s

    Stephen said that the only drawback to having the air intake inside the truck is that it is very loud! (And you have to leave a window open all the time). [​IMG]

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    i bet a backfire would be fun with that.
    hard to route a snorkle that looks good on the chev IMO
    i have had the river flowing over the hood and up the windshield, deep enough in the cab that my Dayton western style boots filled and made it accross
    my aircleaner is raised about 4" but it is still open element
    my guess is that an air pocket forms up high in the engine bay
    i even run a metal flex fan i think i do everything wrong with this truck
     
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    Re: Snorkle How To ?\'s

    I am not worried about loudness. I have no doors, no back, and going to 38x15.50x15 tsl's soon.

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    Re: Snorkle How To ?\'s

    Here's one on a S-10, same concept though:
    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.off-road.com/chevy/tech/snorkel/>www.off-road.com/chevy/tech/snorkel/</a>

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  11. coloradoblazers

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    Yeah grimmy I heard it helps keep cleaner and more amounts of air following others on dusty roads. Could have used it this weekend on the way up to Holy Cross. We went through Red Cliff the back way. Couldn't see the people in front/behind there was so much dust. Well I think I'm gonna do it though, post pics later!

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    Been thinking on this one a lot. You could run a flapper valve similar to how our heater controls work. Run a hand-choke cable for control and set it up to pull air normally most of the time. Pull the knob and it draws air from inside the cab behind the glovebox for dust or water crossings. Put an extra air horn on a factory air-cleaner pointing towards the glove-box with extra factory style flex hose to the firewall.

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