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********ARB SAFARI SNORKEL to CAI INSTALL MOD********

I decided that I should make some type of disclaimer for this MOD. I don’t want people to think that you just buy this part buy this other part and everything then just fits together, that is very unrealistic. The reason is we are adapting non-vehicle parts to make another aftermarket part work. I know this is a given, but felt there should be some type of warning to those that want to adapt the Snorkel to the CAI.

There is a lot of fitting that requires to modify one of the supplied pieces that the Safari Snorkel came with, the flexible connection and your CAI box needs to be modified a little too, slightly cutting a little off the intake part of the box. When trying to adapt any type of “New” system to a vehicle there is always the risk that it might not work, that’s the price you pay sometimes. This MOD can work but you cannot rush through the install, it takes a lot of time fitting and measuring and fitting some more. For those of you that proceed good luck.

Here are the "Special Tools" you will need to install the Safari Snorkel on your rig. I left out the arbour you will need for the hole saw. Whitout the arbour the hole saw would "walk" around on your fender. By having the arbour will keep the hole saw in a direct path.



I removed my CAI box to check dimensions for the intake. The CAI box intake opening is oblong shaped. I thought this was going to be very challenging to find something that will fit over it and remain water tight.



So off I went to my local Hardware store exploring all the nooks and crannies for anything that would work. I was on a mission, the fate of the Snorkel / CAI group weighed heavy upon my shoulders. Alas, I may have found exactly what we may need. I made my purchase and rushed back home to disassemble my CAI again.

I found it would stretch perfectly around the strange shape opening and would secure it tight enough for no water to penetrate. The next problem was the reduced side is still to large, it needs to be another inch smaller in diameter.

I ran inside googled up the manufacture and went through all their fitting and low and behold the perfect one, the one that I have been searching for! Number 1002-43!



The I.D. is 5.25” x 3.38” I.D. awesome, so with part number in hand, I rush back down to my local hardware store, and ask if they would order one for me. They look in the book, and say, nope we can’t order that part, it’s not in our book. I say, ok, I’ll go order it online, thanks. I returned the other one.

I return home and jump on the computer and look up the number to the manufacture, and make a call. I speak to some lady on the other end. I ask her that I would like to place an order, she asks what’s the name of my company, I say, I’m not a company. She say’s sorry, we don’t sell to the public. I say ok, can I have one of your large pluming supply companies, I will buy it online. She say’s, I don’t know of any…Now I’m getting a little frustrated, so I state, that’s fine, I thank her, hang up and googled the part number with the name of the manufacture. I find an online hardware store and find the part 1002-43 then place my credit card order.

I recieved my Snorkel/CAI adapter (Fernco Part number Number 1002-43) it arrived in the mail.


I decided to test fit on the old breather part that I removed when I installed my CAI. It fit like a like a glove!, perfect.



I then test fitted the reducer on the CAI box, again, Perfect!



Ok, at this point the only unknown was the dia of the existing opening through the fender curtain going to the outside fender. I removed my CAI box, messured the opening which is at 4" in Dia.



I then messured the outside of the reducer end, it also comes out to 4" Dia, Perfect fit!



I then installed the box with the reducer on it into the engine bay area, it fit like a glove. The only other item we will need will be a small 4" hard pipe, like PVC to make up a short transition piece from the reducer to the "ARB Air entry Hose" this will tie in everything perfect.



All the tools ready for the Surgery today



One last pic of the untouched passenger side fender.



Everything laid out ready to go.



I used masking tape to tape the fender up to reduce any damage to the paint. This will also help me see the marked holes from the template because of the Black vehicle color.



The template taped up and in position, ready for marking the hole locations.



I decided to go ahead and cut the large hole first and get it over with. One nice BIG hole in the fender. :cowsmile:



I finished drilling out all the other holes as per instructions. After cutting the holes make sure to add some touchup paint around the exposed metal to keep it from rusting.



I then taped up the A-pillar for the holes that need to be drilled for the Snorkel attachment.



I installed the reducer fitting and a small piece of PVC to make up the transition to the Snorkel to the reducer.



You will need to remove your CAI completely from the engine. This will help installing the CAI box back in without trouble.



After alot of measuring, I found I needed to remove about a 1/2 inch from the CAI box inlet.



I also had to remove about another 1/2" from the reducer. This was removed from the CAI box side of the reducer. I also had to remove about 3" from the ARB rubber hose that comes off the Snorkel into the engine bay so that the mockup would fit. I would cut a little off, test fit, then cut some more off and test fit again until you have a good fit.



I found the best way to install is removing the reducer from the CAI box, then install the reducer FIRST on to the Snorkel, clamping it up. THEN install the CAI box to the reducer.



Reinstall the rest of the CAI to the engine, tighten everything up and your ready for some SCUBA Driving.



ARB Safari Snorkel Installed but still have to button up the inner fender liners.






The finshed product. I drove it a round just a little bit to quick take these pics, I found that soon as I started the engine, I watched the Scanguage II. I noticed that I was getting absolute Ambient temperature to the engine. The outside temp was 60 degrees, at idle the engine was getting 60 degrees air. I gained another 5 degrees cooler temps to the engine by the Snorkel. I gained 25 degree temps by installing the CAI. It took me about an hour and a half to intall the Snorkel, that was removing everything. The biggest PITA was trying to remove the inner fender clips, I removed just enough to fit my hand up inside and turn a wrench. Well I hope this helps everyone with your installation.
 

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Thanks :)
 

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If you have any installation problems Bill, give me call buddy. :)
 

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Did you use the ARB Entry hose at all or just the PVC
...and if you used it, did you have to cut it down?

thanks
Sorry, I forgot to mention that part. yes, I cut it 3" off it. You may have to trim more or less, I just kept playinh with it until I got it right. :)

Now that's what I call an afternoon well spent!
Excellent write up.
Thanks :)
 

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how is it even possible to make your fj look more badass!?
 

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Can't wait until mine arrives, your write up makes my installation much easier, thanks again!!!!!!!
 

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Dang, Shadow that makes your FJ, look even more bad-ass.
 

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Mike,

This is probably a dumb question, but did you do any kind of paint touch up or treatment to the exposed metal around the drilled holes before attaching everything?
 

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I'm gonna need these instructions next week so thanks!

I would give you rep, but I gotta spread some around first :bangin:
 

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Great write-up! I'm shooting for the same setup by the end of the year.
Thanks!
sweet- i'm jealous... :)
Now go get that thing DIRTY!!!
how is it even possible to make your fj look more badass!?
Can't wait until mine arrives, your write up makes my installation much easier, thanks again!!!!!!!
nice write-up and pics! I'll use it next time for reference..
Thanks Guys :)

Dang, Shadow that makes your FJ, look even more bad-ass.
Thanks Chats :cheers:

Outstanding! Rep points for you.
Mike,

This is probably a dumb question, but did you do any kind of paint touch up or treatment to the exposed metal around the drilled holes before attaching everything?
Not a dmb question, the answer is yes, I had one those dealer little bottles of touchup paint, I used that to go around all the holes after driling. I didn't put that in this, I guess I should, I just didn't want to repeat the same instructions that ARB has for the Snorkel Install, this was going to be more for the guys with CAI. I'll make a change and put it in there. Thanks for the Rep :cheers:

I'm gonna need these instructions next week so thanks!

I would give you rep, but I gotta spread some around first :bangin:
Thanks Matt. :D
 
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