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ok here it is:

Approximated time:30 to 45 mins,, depends if you are a fast or slow worker
Approximated difficulty: well I did it, so in a scale of 1 - 5 it will be about a 1.5

Materials:
power drill
1 1/4" drill bit
about 6-7' of 1" plastic tubing
vacuum cleaner
duck tape
silicone
hand saw
1/2" socket wrench



Process:

1) take of the top of the air box and filter, put it aside
2) take of the lower air box 3 nuts, 1/2" socket
3) decide where you want to cut your holes, and seal the front stock hole with duck tape
4) drill the desire holes on the lower air box and clean the plastic shaving
5) on the driver side of the fire wall,, select where you want to drill and check for clearance and safety, check if there is nothing back there
6) once you have drill your holes,, clean up the metal and plastic shavings with a vacuum cleaner
7) starting from fardest to closest measure and cut, then start putting your tubing lines and seal them with the silicone,, on the air box from both sides and on the fire wall from engine bay side,,MAKE SURE ITS SEAL REAL GOOD, the point is to get fresh air if you dont seal it right hot air will get it..
8) once is all sealed up, step back, appreciate your work and let it dry..
9) remember to put back your filter and air box top

finish product




here is a look of the tubes in the lower air box



here is a look of the tubes leaving the lower air box



here is a look of the tubes entering the fire wall



and finally a pic of were its getting the fresh air from



enjoy, hope it helps and any question feel free to ask
 

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What was teh reason for this mod? to get you a little deeper in the water or just to get cooler air?

To me the mod seems a little restrictive (airflow wise) how is the performance now that you've done it?
 

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to get cooler air,, im not too secure to get it that deep in water since this is not a snorkle.. its run god no decrease on MPG actually about a 0.5 MPG increase .. lil wisil.. but thats about it.. it does suck in better cooler air..
 

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I think this would fare better in water than the stock setup. Since you have to seal the opening of the stock intake, which is prone to sucking in water in that wonderful location, it would be impossible to get water in the filter unless you are submerged for a period of time where it would seep through all the openings.

He's getting cooler air, water ingestion protection, plus the ability to vacuum his interior anywhere anyplace. Sweet!. :thumbsup:
 

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lol, never thought of the vacuuming part .. lol
 

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another neat little mod to do is take the silencer off the air box
if you've never done it, its on the tube on the cover that goes into the intake hose
 

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what about rain in there. Wouldnt rain collect were your hoses run to???? Or is there drain holes or something?

i have been considering doing this.
 

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it has some drain holes, bc there sits the wiper motor,, that cant go under water.. I suggest doing this with one 2.5" or 3" hose,, that is my only thing I would change...
 

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can you fit the 2.5" or 3" hose in to the cowl?? is the cowl big enough?

if not i was thinking the same thing and thought about an oval shaped tube, like a vaccuum tube on a grinder(we have some at work) hehe freebie for me.

but the hole would be harder to make, thats a downfall i suppose
 

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can you fit the 2.5" or 3" hose in to the cowl?? is the cowl big enough?

if not i was thinking the same thing and thought about an oval shaped tube, like a vaccuum tube on a grinder(we have some at work) hehe freebie for me.

but the hole would be harder to make, thats a downfall i suppose
ive seen it done with rain gutter,, its kinda oval, well is like a rectangle with smooth turns.. lol
 

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can you fit the 2.5" or 3" hose in to the cowl?? is the cowl big enough?

if not i was thinking the same thing and thought about an oval shaped tube, like a vaccuum tube on a grinder(we have some at work) hehe freebie for me.

but the hole would be harder to make, thats a downfall i suppose
I've been taking measurements for my upcoming snorkel mod. I believe you can fit up to 4" diameter tubing/pvc/flex hose into the cowl. I am going to use 3" for mine.
 

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round tube????

Are you doing this same thing?
Yes round pvc. I am not doing what belto did. I'm actually making a snorkel. It's gonna go from the rear of the airbox back to the firewall, making a left across the engine and then into the cowl on the passenger side and up out of the cowl at corner of the windshield. I'm still in the planning stages but from what i can see by removing the cowl cover, it will fit.
 

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WELL HURRY!!!! i want a snorkel but dont have an extra 350 bucks lol. And i know you will make a good enough write up that my grandma could do it lol. :thumbsup:
 

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WELL HURRY!!!! i want a snorkel but dont have an extra 350 bucks lol. And i know you will make a good enough write up that my grandma could do it lol. :thumbsup:
Be ready to wait 6 months. I hibernate during the winter.
 
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