all you need to convert the ARB Safari snorkel to the airaid intake isPull clean air from above. Stock the air cleaner get its air from the wheel well.
Something I want to do if I figure how to adapt the Safari snorkel to my Airaid intake. I still have all the OEM parts, may go back to stock air cleaner so I can upgrade. Just for the dusty roads.
Power, MPG, don't think so. The looks have kinda grown on me over the years. I wouldn't do it for the looks though.
i have a '10 so should be the same where the snorkel comes into the fender is about 3/4 of an inch below where the intake will come through so there is an angle the coupler has to make thats why you need the length also i gave you the wrong part (i bought the one from amazon first and it wasnt long enough)
and as far as the "need" for it, if you ever get into water deep enough to justify it, the engine trans and diffs have all taken on water the fuel tank has water in it the truck is full of water and everything is ruined, the factory intake as long as you have the fender liners is completely protected from most anything that might get in there. so that only leaves the look and sound, both of which sold me. one thing that most dont say about the snorkel, since its out in the open anything can fly in there you of course have a filter but i had a dead bird in my factory intake box that i found when i installed the airaid, so it becomes a maintenance service to open the intake box and make sure you dont have anything in there to include water from when it rainsI'm just curious about how a snorkel works and if it's worth it on my 07 FJ Cruiser... are they worth the money? Are they improve MPG, power? Or, do they just look good?
I've had a safari snorkel for close to 2 yrs now. May just be my imagination but I did seem to notice what seemed like better MPGs. The main reason I installed was to be able to do river crossings, but being somewhat new at the time, did not realize that I also needed breathers as well. Learned that lesson real quick. Like the guys above said it does help pull in cleaner air. But make sure if you decide to do it for the water aspect, seal the thing! Or it's kinda pointless lol.I'm just curious about how a snorkel works and if it's worth it on my 07 FJ Cruiser... are they worth the money? Are they improve MPG, power? Or, do they just look good?
+1. Don't put a snorkel on and think you now drive a submarine. There's a hundred things under the hood that won't like being submerged, not just the intake. Turn the snorkel intake backwards and you'll suck in less dust offroad, but don't start dunking the front end in deeper water than you would originally.and as far as the "need" for it, if you ever get into water deep enough to justify it, the engine trans and diffs have all taken on water the fuel tank has water in it the truck is full of water and everything is ruined
It sounds tentative but for now, I'll go with my FJ and see how far I can go. thanksAuto Expert, I always enjoy his polite, restrained and retiring presentation!
"Conclusion: It's a handbag for men."
What about buying a Jeep then?
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I wish more "journalists" were like him.