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Ebay Snorkel

Last week I was dead set on doing the DIY Snorkel. Until I found a cheaper alternative (for me as I didn't have some necessary tools) and that required less work.

Basically you buy a Safari Snorkel off ebay for a D22 Nissan Navara (Frontier) 1997-2001 for $180 (includes FedEx shipping) and install it just as you would those $400+ snorkels from suppliers.

Here's the original thread from Xterranation.org

Having found this cheaper alternative requiring a little less work (no grinding or cutting of the wheel well) I think this is a viable option for a snorkel. Thoughts?


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Odd... I just bought one. 3 remaining. Try this link


http://www.ebay.com/itm/400421515091...84.m1423.l2649

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From what I understand it a quality piece, it just doesnt come with the mock piece that shows you where to drill the holes. I was looking at one, but I keep leaning back towards the diy.

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Last week I was dead set on doing the DIY Snorkel. Until I found a cheaper alternative (for me as I didn't have some necessary tools) and that required less work.

Basically you buy a Safari Snorkel off ebay for a D22 Nissan Navara (Frontier) 1997-2001 for $180 (includes FedEx shipping) and install it just as you would those $400+ snorkels from suppliers.

Here's the original thread from Xterranation.org

Having found this cheaper alternative requiring a little less work (no grinding or cutting of the wheel well) I think this is a viable option for a snorkel. Thoughts?

Let me know how it turns out I'm thinking of doing the low profile one because i can make it cheap and unique but if that one works then I may give it a shot.

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From what I understand it a quality piece, it just doesnt come with the mock piece that shows you where to drill the holes. I was looking at one, but I keep leaning back towards the diy.
Understandable. For me and not having all the tools or the expertise to cut and grid my wheel well the decision was simple. Apart from a little piece of hose to connext the air box to the snorkel the job also looks much easier than the DIY with less margin for error.

No doubt I respect the DIY Snorkel and originally planned to do it but IMHO this one is just as good if not better in some respects.

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Let me know how it turns out I'm thinking of doing the low profile one because i can make it cheap and unique but if that one works then I may give it a shot.
Absolutely. I'll definitely be posting a ton of pictures and possibly some video of the whole thing when complete. Shouldn't be many though lol. Draw template, Drill holes, connect pieces to X, connect hose to snorkel, enjoy. I'm sure Murphy will find his way into the garage though...


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one of the eBay snorkels comes with a full size template. it is also for the Navara but it is the fiberglass one, not the one reubadoob got. nice purchase though! I really want one, be sure to post up some pics


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Understandable. For me and not having all the tools or the expertise to cut and grid my wheel well the decision was simple. Apart from a little piece of hose to connext the air box to the snorkel the job also looks much easier than the DIY with less margin for error.
You know you'll still have to drill your fender, right?

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You know you'll still have to drill your fender, right?
Yes. With a template.

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There's been several people on a different forum who have done this
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