I am a novice at all this off road aftermarket installations and this was my first try with no instruction provided, too. It would be a little faster if I was to install this snorkel again or it was done by a pro, like Dave.Looking good!
Now I don't feel so bad about my 5 hour #$%**! Snorkel, as Dave from Trailworx called it.
I really liked the unique look of this snorkel when I saw photos of it being installed on your fjc. I did not pull the trigger because I have had plan for the relocation of the windshield fluid bottle and the second battery in mind for a while, and the first version would have taken that under the hood space. As soon as, I saw this new version, I had to have it, even with a slight doubt in mind of whether I was able to pull off the installationIt was time consuming for me to remove the cowl on the previous version. Pop off all the vents, wipers, clips, and etc. I would have gone for the fender version as well if they had it at that time.
I have had it since the beginning of this year so I don't have any long term results to report other than I have had to no problems with it. It is shipped by post office. Takes about 1 month from you ordering it until you receive it. Packed very well so no concerns there.I know this is an old thread, but of those who have purchased this snorkel, how has it held up? What shipping method did the seller use to the U.S.? USPS? DHL? Any long term reviews? Anything you would've done differently?
I have had it since the beginning of this year so I don't have any long term results to report other than I have had to no problems with it. It is shipped by post office. Takes about 1 month from you ordering it until you receive it. Packed very well so no concerns there.
Only real problem is bugs get stuck between the snorkel and the A-pillar and you have to be careful what roof rack you choose to install as it can interfere with the snorkel head.
Here’s mine, the install wasn’t too bad but be warned if you have and aftermarket intake you have to seal the gap that occurs because aftermarket CAI’s have a larger air box entrance hole. Other than working that tiny issue out it’s not a bad install.how do you like it? how hard was the install? do you have pics of the install and inside the engine bay?
Roger that, I have a 2011. Indeed it runs under the inner fender through the corner to tie into the top piece that’s visible.Incorrect. They have had a version for the '10 to '14 out for a number of years now. The plenum to the snorkel routes through the fender-well.
Here’s mine, the install wasn’t too bad but be warned if you have and aftermarket intake you have to seal the gap that occurs because aftermarket CAI’s have a larger air box entrance hole. Other than working that tiny issue out it’s not a bad install.
My weekend install. 2010
A lot of creativity is needed to get a proper install. The instructions that come with the snorkel are worthless.
Save the right fender middle support by cutting the bottom attachment points but sparing the top attachment and nut. The instructions say to cut it out. If you do, you will have to re create another one.
I had to trim the inlet piece about a centimeter to fit properly against the OEM inlet.
The fender needs to be trimmed as well, used a Dremmel tool, painted edges and also put door edge trim to protect from rubbing against the snorkel.
The two bottom supports of the snorkel are done with the stainless brackets that come in the kit, bending as needed. The one closest to the front uses the an OEM nut, just use washers for proper seating of the brace.
The one in the back, use a small hole right above the big hole seen in the pics. You can access it with a wrench thru the big hole.
The right fender attachment bolt by the pillar does not fit due to lack of room from the snorkel. Here I had to put the bolt from the underside and put a THIN washer and nut from the top.
The roof rack brace needs to be completely modified. Attach it to the snorkel ant try the fit, then mark the places where you need to re-bend.
The antenna was installed by cutting the aluminum tube in the position seen, much easier to handle small.
I cut the antenna wire and put terminals So I can take the outer half of the snorkel for future Raptor paint of the roof.
PS, Sorry, two pics are not oriented properly... don't know why.