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    i was wondering can anyone recommend a snorkel for a 2006 tj plz im in the process of looking for one need recommendations

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    Quote Originally Posted by da4x4rocker View Post
    i was wondering can anyone recommend a snorkel for a 2006 tj plz im in the process of looking for one need recommendations
    3 options as far as I know.

    ARB ~$400
    River Raider - more than ARB, requires their snorkel and their air intake
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    River Raider makes one for you!My friend has a 06 and love his too.
    I have it on My JK and love it.. I have been in some very tight trails and have had big branches hit it and no dents and running fine!








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    I'm not knockin' River Raider as it seems like a stout application. I got my ARB because the ease of installation and cost. I paid 360 or so out the door when 4wheelparts were running a special. I also think that the ability to swivel the intake head is great when you're going through a lot of trails with brush and dust.

    Hopefully JeepinSoldier or USMCJeepHarleyGuy will pop up and say something here. JeepinSoldier does nothing to his jeep without meticulous research and if he's got it/done it, it tends be the right move.

    Another bonus about the ARB, if something breaks, it's in several pieces so you can hopefully just replace the piece that's broken.

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    There's another option. Volant makes a good setup, but you have to buy their airbox with it. ARB is a one-stop shop.

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    Another snorkel question. Is that all you need to do? just hook up a snorkel, or are there other steps that need to be completed before hitting some water? Flooded my TJ the other day so I'm considering putting one on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spectac View Post
    Another snorkel question. Is that all you need to do? just hook up a snorkel, or are there other steps that need to be completed before hitting some water? Flooded my TJ the other day so I'm considering putting one on.
    Snorkels do help with water, but believe it or not, that's not what they were designed for. They were designed, the ARB's in Australia, to get your air intake up high to get fresh air and not dirt and dust from other vehicles on dirt roads.

    As far as what else you need to do. Well, your air filter box needs to be sealed, all breathing tubes (axles and things) need to be raised and all of your electronics need to be sealed and waterproofed. That is, if your trying to be a submarine. If your just splashing through the occasional deep puddle though, it certainly can't hurt.

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    O Never let Chris test your snorkel either. LOL

    Personally I would go with ARB for ease of installation, cost, and ability to change out parts easier. Having the ability to rotate the snorkel head is a big plus in some circumstances as well.
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    I went with an ARB Safari Snorkel on my pig for whatever it is worth. It was a combination of cost, name, ease of installation, and reliability in all of their products that I went with them. Additionally, you still utilize all of your stock system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Green View Post
    Snorkels do help with water, but believe it or not, that's not what they were designed for. They were designed, the ARB's in Australia, to get your air intake up high to get fresh air and not dirt and dust from other vehicles on dirt roads.

    As far as what else you need to do. Well, your air filter box needs to be sealed, all breathing tubes (axles and things) need to be raised and all of your electronics need to be sealed and waterproofed. That is, if your trying to be a submarine. If your just splashing through the occasional deep puddle though, it certainly can't hurt.
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    Sometimes splashing around turns into U-boating. That's how I hydrolocked my engine the first time. I installed the snorkel so I could be a submarine, and since I didn't take other precautions, other parts of my jeep were knocked out.

    At the end of the day, the amount of preparation really boils down to the purpose of getting one. Mine is there for insurance purposes only now. I bought, installed, and tested it. JeepinSoldier has a great story about how he doesn't intentionally try to go deep but his ass was saved by his snorkel. Give him a shout.

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