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Better filter v. cold air intake v. snorkel (pros and cons)


 
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monkeyman3875
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Location: Charlotte, NC

PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 7:48 pm    Post subject: Better filter v. cold air intake v. snorkel (pros and cons) Reply with quote

Which is better. Part time wheeler right now with 97 stock XJ. someday will be my trail rig. know benefits of cold air intake, but will hamper performance later on if i decide to do deep water stuff and need the air box intact for a snorkel. what to buy (if any) for now or just wait till later.
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RockOn
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Joined: 04 Mar 2006
Location: Murfreesboro, TN

PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 5:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think snorkles look kewl, but are silly....basically useless in my opinion!

What is the point of a snorkle when your distributor cap is lower than you stock intake? Snorkles do not allow you to go any deeper! When your cap gets wet first anyways.

In all my offroading my problems is the cap not the intake. Besides when I'm slinging mud & water it goes all over my windshield....right where the snorkle would be.....on my jeep it would be a mud& water scoop and feed that crap right into my intake....

Even my buddies that I offroad with laugh about them....

I put a K&N cone filter on with a large hose clamp to the stock fluted looking intake hose. It helps a little....

The rest is a waste of money unless you just like the look.

My two cents.....
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If your worried about a snorkel becoming a mud/water feeder into your engine, just mount it with the opening facing towards the back of your jeep. Snorkels were invented for some reason, and im sure they are still around cause they still work. Why would hummers use them if they didnt work. yes a gas engine and a diesel engine are completely different under the hood, but if your so worried about getting your distributor wet, there are ways to prevent that. You can easily run a bead of silicone around the cap, and even drill a small hole in the cap and run a small tube up higher in the engine bay to keep it dry(breather). I personally dont know how to do this mod, but i have read in a fourwheeler magazine and know its possible. Research it look into it, dont just think snorkels are worthless because your ditributor is vulnerable, make it un-vulnerable. just my opinion- and i respect yours as well.
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keefy
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 4:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

well when i was in afghanistan i was told the snorkels are there to keep the dust out of the intake not for wading coz like you said the caps lower anyway
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yea snorkels work for many different applications. Even some of the big Isuzu trucks have snorkels. But like i said, you can run a small tube from the distributor run it up high and fix the end of it with a VW small filter. Silicone the crap out of it and it'll make the ditributor water-proof with the tube secured for keeping moisture out.
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