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19 Oct 2018 23:08 #196883 by NineCherries
I’ve been mulling over a snorkel for a while now, not because I “need” one but i really like the look and wanted one. LR challenge 4x4 are selling a safari style kit for £70 just now. So I took the plunge as it’s a bit different.

Not going to lie, drilling big holes in my Jimny had my sphincter puckering.



It’s a bit of a fiddle to fit as the inner wing needs the hole enlarged too.



But after lots of measuring, remeasuring, and measuring again it’s done so I’m a happy camper



It’s a good fit, and I like the look. But I need something to fill the logo oval that’s moulded into it (it did come with a metal “4x4 snorkel” plate but it looks a bit naff, I have a friend with a 3D printer that might be able to sort me out with something, I just need to come up with an idea.







First chance I get I’ll post a pic with better lighting.

My first day review,
I’m happy with the quality, but there is a serious lack of instructions. If you happen to buy one you may find the genuine safari instructions a great help. I’d have loved to have bought a genuine one but I couldn’t justify the £’s

[URL] https://www.safari4x4.com.au/images/products/suzuki/jimny/01-2000-122004-1.3l-petrol/ss820r-snorkel-suzuki-install.pdf[/URL]

You do get a noticeable induction noise that wasn’t there before (part of the instal involves removing the resonance chamber) but I like it.

When the ram head is pointing forward I do see the corner of it out of the windscreen, but I think I’ll get used to it, if not I can always run it pointing towards the rear.

Overall I’m happy with it.

Cheers, T







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20 Oct 2018 03:30 #196885 by Lambert
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Looks smart.

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20 Oct 2018 05:25 - 20 Oct 2018 05:27 #196886 by Max Headroom
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I like the idea of fitting a snorkel for the exact same reason! :blush:

How about a Japanese Rising Sun gel badge in there? (or any other gel badge for that matter!) Easily available from Amazon or eBay.
EXAMPLE HERE... If you hunt around they are available in a mass of different sizes so you're bound to find something that fits with minimal trimming.

I know thse aren't oval, but looking at your superb bit of 'measure, repeat, cut' (or - measure twice, cut once as they say) this would be well within your capability.
My only concern would be bonding it on with something that keeps it bonded on - plastic stuck to plastic can be a bit hit and miss sometimes. But if you scuff the surface up with a small instrument such as a Dremel I see no reason why it wouldnt work well.


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20 Oct 2018 07:51 #196891 by NineCherries
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That’s a great idea. Hadn’t thought of that. I’ll need to have look at what’s available. :)

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20 Oct 2018 09:50 #196894 by Daniel30
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Looking good ;)
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20 Oct 2018 09:58 #196896 by gv42
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GOOD,, i love the induction NOISE,

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21 Oct 2018 17:59 #196940 by rappey
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£70 for the snorkel is the cheap part, its the extra insurance premium that you now have to pay because your vehicle is now modified :(

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22 Oct 2018 13:02 #196963 by NineCherries
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Insurance is what it is. They know about everything, tow bar, roof rack etc being my age makes chuff all difference to it.

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23 Oct 2018 09:12 #196971 by Scimike
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On a plus you now have a less visable route into the engine bay for your light bar cable, should you wish to take it :)

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23 Oct 2018 23:28 #196993 by Busta
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I always wonder why people who fit a snorkel 'for the look' bother drilling the panels at all? I don't fancy one myself because I rarely go in water above the top of the tyres, but if I did I'd stick it on with some good polyurethane adhesive. Then you can peel it off again when you come to sell the car and it won't dent the resale value.

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23 Oct 2018 23:31 #196994 by TomDK
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I totally agree Busta.

But how would you overcome the big hole for the intake? :)

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24 Oct 2018 05:25 - 24 Oct 2018 05:28 #196995 by yakuza
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As he says, by not bothering to drill the panel at all. No holes.
My estimate is that max 5% of snorkel fitted cars gets water over the door handles.

The rest gets cold(er) air into their engines though, and yes it can look good.
Especially this shorter one looks good.

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