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Fresh Air Intake / Adjustable Snorkel

I wanted a snorkel but not what you normally see so I ran across a post on another web site and it sparked the idea. I have had the parts for probably 8 months or longer but haven't really had the time or a complete plan. Once finished I will be able to raise the height of the intake with a short piece of tube that will slip over the base and then put the breather on top.

Here are the parts I started with today. A sy-klone off highway breather/ rain cap and a 3" stainless elbow.



I had planned on scoping the area to drill but I got anxious and started drilling. Just as the pilot went through the sheet meat I remembered and stopped for a look, good thing. I knew the fresh air intake was on this side but didn't expect it to be completely in my way.


I moved the mount location a little further out , I think I like it better here and it turned out to be much easier.



I had to partially remove the fender (too lazy to remove the rock rail) and to do that you have to remove the windshield frame support.




You can see my almost screw up


Now that I had the exit location it was time to drill the cowl and fresh air trough. This turned out to be a pain since I had moved the exit location due to an oblong hole in the way. I didn't want to drill next to it and have to fill it in so I moved over and included it in the new hole. Kind of put things off a little but nothing a little more tubing and a tig cant fix.

You can see the hole that was in my way


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Next I marked and drilled the fender hole


Bolted the fender back in place and mocked it all up






Now the fun part moving the battery and body contol module / power distribution box.


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I have been toying with the homebrew snorkel idea. I am really liking your thinking on this one! Keep the pics coming! Where did you get the stainless elbow? I an guessing you can adjust the height by removing the top and adding a tube? Nice idea!

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Clever, good work!

Post up some more shots of the battery relocation and the rest of the install.
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Clever, good work!

Post up some more shots of the battery relocation and the rest of the install.
I have a few ideas on battery placement just trying to figure out the best one as far a access and cable length. I have to lengthen the intake duct and permanetely install it, then finish the air box.


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Very cool. Look forward to seeing the finished product. It really helps being a "bodyguy" during the oops moments huh? You can take it to yourself for repair, lol.

Make sure you send USMCDOC this way. He was contemplating a similar mod a few months back. I don't think he's done anything with it yet.

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if you want bring it to me when you are done and I will bend up a hard intake tube from 3" exhaust pipe. or 2.5" if it is closer to factory size.
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Clever shit man. Love the low profile aspect.
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thats awesome man, and i can easily see how the extender will work, freaking awesome

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I am going to be watching this closely.... I was trying to do it without moving the battery, but your location is so simple, I was just looking under the hood, are you sure you need to move the battery? or is this simply to relocate the air box as well?

It look like if the wiring harness are slightly rerouted, you should be able to put a 90 out of hole and then work your way from there.... again just eyeballing it

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Very cool.
You shoudl put some sort of mount on the top of the windshield, so that in the case of a really deep crossing you can just hook up a piece of flexible tubing and mount the filter thing on top real quick.

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hmm I could extend my Rr snorkel with that hahaha


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Does that top piece have a filter in it? Are you going to bypass the stock filter?

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Subscribed . . . always wanted a HHMMV style CAI/Snorkel and this looks promising pending answers asked above
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Very cool. Look forward to seeing the finished product. It really helps being a "bodyguy" during the oops moments huh? You can take it to yourself for repair, lol.

what oops moments? Those dont happen, I promise

Make sure you send USMCDOC this way. He was contemplating a similar mod a few months back. I don't think he's done anything with it yet.
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if you want bring it to me when you are done and I will bend up a hard intake tube from 3" exhaust pipe. or 2.5" if it is closer to factory size.
I might take you up on that

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thats awesome man, and i can easily see how the extender will work, freaking awesome
Thanks guys, you never know how other will react when you start doing some off the wall chit.


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I am going to be watching this closely.... I was trying to do it without moving the battery, but your location is so simple, I was just looking under the hood, are you sure you need to move the battery? or is this simply to relocate the air box as well?

It look like if the wiring harness are slightly rerouted, you should be able to put a 90 out of hole and then work your way from there.... again just eyeballing it
The problem is routing the duct, not enough room between the hood and everything else. I was going to try and use the stock air box but I couldn't make enough room without some major changes, so now my head hurts from trying to get it to work the way I want and look decent.

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Very cool.
You shoudl put some sort of mount on the top of the windshield, so that in the case of a really deep crossing you can just hook up a piece of flexible tubing and mount the filter thing on top real quick.
Thats not a bad idea

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Does that top piece have a filter in it? Are you going to bypass the stock filter?
The top piece does not have a filter in it, its called a pre-cleaner but has no filter element in it. It has a turbine in it that is suppose to disperse debris before they make it to the filter. I bought it from Jeff Moredock at Sy-Klone.com. I am currently figuring out how I am going to built the air box, I will running a filter but no not the stock one.



Thanks guys for the positive feedback and ideas, I have a tendency to over think projects and reading these post makes me step back and take a look and question what I am doing.


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That ducting will kill airflow, be best to try and minimize it and stay as smooth as possible. cool idea!

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That ducting will kill airflow, be best to try and minimize it and stay as smooth as possible. cool idea!
The duct is smooth on the inside and when I am finished I should only have about 18 to 20 inches of it, and even less if PB Foot bends some 3" tube for me.


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The duct is smooth on the inside and when I am finished I should only have about 18 to 20 inches of it, and even less if PB Foot bends some 3" tube for me.

this project should really test the quality of the ADHD meds available today
I can bend up the pipe on the bender I have here at the shop or get some mandrel bent pieces and weld up something for you LMK
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I can bend up the pipe on the bender I have here at the shop or get some mandrel bent pieces and weld up something for you LMK
Tell me about it


I think I am going to buy a tig so I can start doing my own aluminum and stainless welding. My mig has a spool gun attachment but I think I would rather have a tig. I have a friend of a friend doing the tig work for me right know, but thanks.


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Nice work, looks like a lot of work though!
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Nice work, looks like a lot of work though!
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Yeah getting everything to fit the way I want has been a chore.

I did get the upper duct back from the guy doing my TIG work for me. If I could just get that Snap-On tool box sold I could get me a Tig and do it myself. I dont like having someone else do work for me that I can do myself.







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Now the fun part moving the battery and body contol module / power distribution box.
Move just the battery, it will be easier.

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