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Hi All,

does anyone have experience with “alternative” brand snorkels, lile the one on this app: https://joom.app.link/oSk0ZtKLY3
I know that brands like ARB would be the preferred ones, since they are thicker and “better built”, however, where I live I don’t think I could ever hit such a thick branch that A thicker material would make a difference.
Where I live, the main difference would come to weather or not it can withstand the effects of the sun and the UV rays, and keep it’s color.

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Looks just like the one I have and around the same price. No issues with quality or fit. Only thing I would say is once you have laid down the template double check fitment/location before drilling. Mine was off a smidge. I never installed the A-pillar mount....snorkel is still there.
 

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Looks just like the one I have and around the same price. No issues with quality or fit. Only thing I would say is once you have laid down the template double check fitment/location before drilling. Mine was off a smidge. I never installed the A-pillar mount....snorkel is still there.
No issues with color fading neither?
 

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The pictures of the product on the site look okay. But the site itself is seriously questionable. I’ve never seen a site mention a refund if you haven’t received your item in 100 days. And from the reviews I read about the merchant many complained about never getting their items or it taking months only to receive cheap knock offs. Add to that, after 60 days you’re beyond being able to dispute the change with most banks, so you’re left at the mercy of the merchant. And this merchants reviews aren’t favorable in that regard. IMO better to spend the extra money and buy from a reputable dealer, especially when you’re looking at cutting a hole into your vehicle to install it. At least dealing with a reputable merchant if something doesn’t fit you can easily get it exchanged or replaced.
 

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that looks like one of the "shopping" sites that show up on fakebook. prices are always questionably low and from all the reviews i've seen, nobody ever gets their product.

that said, my personal favorite is the offroad garage snorkel. they are in kazahkstan. a bit expensive and the shipping really hurts but it's very good quality stuff. all fiberglass, so a tad heavier but a lot stronger than the blow-molded plastic stuff. they have been great to deal with. they've got some crazy rigs on their site too.
 

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The pictures of the product on the site look okay. But the site itself is seriously questionable. I’ve never seen a site mention a refund if you haven’t received your item in 100 days. And from the reviews I read about the merchant many complained about never getting their items or it taking months only to receive cheap knock offs. Add to that, after 60 days you’re beyond being able to dispute the change with most banks, so you’re left at the mercy of the merchant. And this merchants reviews aren’t favorable in that regard. IMO better to spend the extra money and buy from a reputable dealer, especially when you’re looking at cutting a hole into your vehicle to install it. At least dealing with a reputable merchant if something doesn’t fit you can easily get it exchanged or replaced.
That’s a formidable point, actually!
It has many elements that are true for the US market, but, unfortunately not true for the Latin market, like refunds and customer care, but the overall observation is actually very relevant amd well thought!

thanks a lot!
 

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I got mine off of amazon for like $100. there was no template, but otherwise the thing was solid. Now It looks like its up to almost $200 on amazon but still better than half the price of ARB. the one in your link looks ok, but only experience will tell you for sure! I have seen a couple Chinese knockoffs and they all seemed plenty beefy. I'm sure there are some crappy ones out there. I really try to find a place where I can read some reviews before I buy.
 

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It’s a plastic tube that feeds the air filter, don’t overthink it.


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Let us know how it works out. prices on that site seem way too low to be legit.
Don’t be a Debbie downer man, I’m going to enjoy the hell out of the 50cc min dirt bike pit bike I just ordered for $79. I’ll post pics when it gets here. It was between that and the Pittsburgh jack stand low pro jack for $59, obviously I went with the bike.




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Let us know how it works out. prices on that site seem way too low to be legit.
Agreed,
I've set an alarm to alert/open PayPal dispute , just in case, & if worse comes to worst, I'm out less than $50.
Mine Current one is of the $80-ish ones & has been a perfectly functioning tube of black plastic since day one,
indistinguishable from a $250.00 perfectly functioning tube of black plastic, (except for the extra $130.00 I was forced to spend on other stuff...?)

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Don’t be a Debbie downer man, I’m going to enjoy the hell out of the 50cc min dirt bike pit bike I just ordered for $79. I’ll post pics when it gets here. It was between that and the Pittsburgh jack stand low pro jack for $59, obviously I went with the bike.




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I'm shocked you didn't go for the Porter Cable battery tools!
 

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Here are the potential problems I see:

Let's say you go the cheap route and buy the Chinese "no-name" snorkel. You cut a massive hole in your fender and install the snorkel. Life is good.

6 months later, or a year later, the snorkel impacts a tree branch off-road, or some idiot whacks it in a parking lot, and either the base or the upper portion need to be replaced.

You try to find the company where you purchased it, but their website no longer exists.

Or, two years later, the plastic is severely faded, the surface is crazing due to UV exposure, and the plastic is now VERY brittle.

Watcha gonna do?
 

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For the low price you can buy them from overseas.....I would buy another.

For what it is worth I've had my cheap knock off on for over 5 years and it looks better than the factory black trim. I do also give it a good application of Mothers Back to Black every so often as well.
 

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I keep having to like Mikey’s posts, always with the realness.


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