Jeep Snorkels, properly installed, WILL significantly lower the opportunity for debris, dust and even water from somehow get...
Jeep Snorkels, properly installed, WILL significantly lower the opportunity for debris, dust and even water from somehow getting ingested into your 4×4′s engine. It is a rather ingenious piece of equipment technically, and certainly would have your vehicle visually standing out from the crowd.
Snorkel kits protect off-road engines from virtually any damaging material which would more likely gain entrance through the normal air intake entrance under the hood; this by the point of air intake been located just above the roof line. This is obviously understood by viewing the periscope-like structure of the snorkel. As you can tell, visually it is rather eye-catching; love it or hate it. If you are a hard-core 4x4er, you’ll probably love the bold statement it makes.
The original, and clearly best known of any snorkel kits on the market is called the Safari Snorkel, born and bred down under in the dusty outback of Australia. The outback was the perfect place for the snorkel kit’s R&D; all that dirt, and the massive dust and rain storms provided the perfect enemy to prepare for, and defeat. Among any snorkel kits you may find, the Safari is clearly the standard.
ARB Snorkel ARB Safari Snorkel Intake Kit as a perfect prototype example, the construction is actually rather simple, extremely practical, and tough as nails. The quality of the polyethylene is premium, resulting in near extreme resilience and a very high level of stability. The sealant qualities are lmilitary spec-like, and corrosion resistant stainless steel plated hardware is used throughout.
Along with excellent filtering qualities to keep out the dust and dirt, there is a particularly interesting feature that helps prevent water induction, even in the worst of rainstorms. Just like a periscope it can rotate 360°; that is, the air intake port at the top can be positioned away from the windblown rain i.e. if you are driving into the storm, you can position the snorkel backwards, so that the rain in effect flies right by the opening in the opposite direction.
When you receive the Safari Snorkel kit for example, all the parts are clearly identifiable; the instructions could not be simpler. If you’re a fairly handy do-it-yourselfer with your off-road vehicle the job will probably go well. If you are a complete klutz, or just simply would prefer to pay someone else to do it, the cost would be relatively low because, again, someone with a fair amount of skill and the right tools would find it a relatively easy and not-too-time-consuming project.