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I'm wanting to set up a snorkel on my 4.3 chevy Sammy. What I am looking for are some pics of home made ones that look really cool and how to make one. Or is there a place I can buy a no shit Snorkel that has been pre molded. Thanks for your help.
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I could make one out of some kind of tubing but I just don't want it to look to cheasy.
 

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I think ARB has the only premade one for Sammies, but its $350...
 

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Why would you want a snorkle? they look like s#@t, get caught on trees, look like [email protected]#t, don't work. And who will build a snrkle for a Sammy with a 4.3? Sounds like your into cheezy!!!!!!!! I would sooner spend it on something usefull, like water proof seat covers.
 

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Maybe it's par for the course in his area.I know I do alot of water fording up here and I would gladly dry out a distibutor rather than rebuild an engine.Besides that you can still crank over a dry engine in case you stall in deep water.Lets face it we have all mis judged a water hole before and it is cheap insurance.Check with a plumbing store and see what they have to offer.Sometimes they have some neat stuff.
 

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Don't bother with it. If your into water that deep, you don't have enough power in the stock motor to do any damage. We have hydro locked lots of Zuks and have not done any danage. ABS only gets hung up on trees, and doesn't fare well in a roll over. But then I guess you never plan on rolling it over, but then who does.
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Large bank accounts? don't think so. I built my truck up on a small budget over several years. I have sold old stuff to buy new. as far as lift goes, I think mine on 38's is smaller than alot on 33's. Dog all you want.

As far as steering, it is Saginaw from a YJ, plus hydrolic assist ( home made) .

P.S. I havn't seen one snorkle that looks good, and frankly think there is no need for them. Its a gimick is all.
 

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wheres the writeup on your page for that homemade hydrualic assit mudlight? <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> sounds like it has plenty of power. have you ever run anything else with the 38's? i'm just curious if the celica box i picked up is going to be enough to turn those things.
 

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Havn't got around to the Hydrolic write up. Been enjoying wheeling too much. Every weekend this month. But will have something this winter. I had a Sidekick box before. It wore out, and bad power steering is worse than no power steering.

P.S. UZi9mm is a poser........LOL . got any pics of that Camel Trophy Zuk? <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0">
 

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Anything happening on the island arounf the end of Sept.? I may have to come out and Kick your ass Uzi9mm <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce2.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce.gif" border="0">
Any rockcrawls, trailrides, competitions, going on? I won't have my truck, but I can still kick your ass. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Here are a few pics of homemade snorkels. By the way, I don't actually own either of these zooks.

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Hardtop, soft top, who cares, they are "poser" add-ons. Show me pictures of people actually requiring a snorkle on a trail. That doesn't mean The " Tank Trap".
I want club trail rides, not idiots crossing a lake. Don't forget, all members of the trail ride would need to cross that water, so they better all have a snorkle!!!!!!! <IMG SRC="smilies/flipoff.gif" border="0">
 

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How deep do people want to go? I think the stock air box works extreamly well. Water has to travel a bit to get to the engine. I we are talking 24" - 36" the stock box will take a bow wake over the hood. If we are talking about 42" or deeper , forget it. even the snorkle won't help you. how do you deal with back pressure, weight of water in the truck, electrical systems like ignition wires, floatation, traction, diff and tranny hoses, and gas filler. My question is why do you need one? Is it for looks, or are you going in that deep of water? <IMG SRC="smilies/crybaby2.gif" border="0">
Show me a pic of your truck in water deep enough to require it and I'll shut up. Other wise its POSER!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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http://www.rocky-road.com/extreme4.html
Is that deep enough??? I'd hate to get the filter wet and stall out in that.
What else can be done to water proof a motor? ignition?
Hey any of you Sonoma county guys wheel up the russian river during the summer time from Geyserville to Asti? Deep ass water crossings and cool sandy/gravel hill climbs.
 

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mudlite tell us how you feel about snorkels geez.

I have one on mine and have had it for about 7 years now. It has proven to be a cheap insurance on numerous occasions. I have crossed rivers that have had water flowing through the windows and it didn't miss a beat or suck in any water. Ignition is easily waterproofed on my 5k engine. The spark boots are great at keeping moisture out and add a bit of marine grease around the dissy and plug ends hadn't had any problems.

I also have done a lot of driving in very dusty conditions and the raised intake with the ram turned backwards ensures a nice clean source of air. On those nice cool nights when the air is just right the snorkel adds a lot of noticable power.

My snorkle is made out of 3" steel tube and has acted as a windshield protector as well. All in all a great little inestment.

Here are a couple of pics



that is just after the water through the door incident. The bonnet/hood is off due to the 120? weather and a stuffed thermostat. The car ran no probs
 

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I have been in water crossing when all I could see was green light filtered throught wave, and water was coming in the top of the door seal. Of course, that was my diesel Cherokee.

I dunno John, I think even if you don't need them, they are a good cool-air intake. I have had a couple close calls, and the snorkel on the VW diesel makes me feel warm and fuzzy as I go in. I have dropped the front end into holes that tipped me in deep enough to take out the even the normal, good zuk intake - luckily I was tipped to the driver's side though.

FWIW, I have 3" cheap sewer pipe for mine, and if it busts on a branch, I can fix it with the black cement as long as I can find the pieces, and replace it all for 10 bucks at Home Depot. The seal the to the airbox is a roof vent seal. I used vacuum line to strap it to the windshield frame, it gives to impact really well, and none of the joints a glued - the fit is tight enough to stay together, but still allow adjustments.
 

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In situations such as this it's nice to know that you're not going to stick the intake under water. I've been in situations where we've done exactly what you see in that pic, only the water is much deeper. All it takes is for the hole to be deeper than you think and you're screwed.

My reason for getting the snorkel is the fact that on the Track/Kicks, there's a plastic intake runner that runs through the fender well and pulls air from just behind the driver's side headlight and turn signal. Drop into a water hole and the first thing underwater is your headlights.

Call me crazy, but I like the added insurance of a snorkel.
 
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