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Thread: JL JOURNAL : RUGGED RIDGE AmFib SNORKEL Install - Jeep JL Wrangler/JT Gladiator Truck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dale72 View Post
    Another great video. Something else to add to the list
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    Great video as usual

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    Once again, you guys make it look so easy. Love your videos, best out there! Keep up the great work and look forward to what else you guys will put out in 2020!
    Thank you. I will say though, this really was an easy install

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    Quote Originally Posted by 13_gecko_rubi View Post
    I'm surprised they have you remove the secondary air inlet. I mean doesn't hurt anything as once u changed that intake to the airbox it was rendered useless anyway. I bet you could have left it like you stated.

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    Yea I was wondering this as well. Obviously it doesn't get in the way of the stock airbox, I assumed it got in the way of the new piece they provide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 13_gecko_rubi View Post
    I'm surprised they have you remove the secondary air inlet. I mean doesn't hurt anything as once u changed that intake to the airbox it was rendered useless anyway. I bet you could have left it like you stated.

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    Or even something like washing your jeep, at home or at a wash....you're definitely going to have water getting in there. In my non engineer opinion, it would have been a smarter design to have the drain collect at the base of the snorkel on the cowl, so water can collect in a little well, and drain out of there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NFRs2000NYC View Post
    Awesome video as always. Great looking product as well, seems well made and love that it's reversible without having to cut anything major (like the hood.). IMHO, also looks cleaner than the mopar/aev style. One note, AEV recommended NOT sealing those holes for the average consumer, as they will allow water to drain on it's own, and for most casual wheelers, unless you're going to park/sit/get stuck under water, they pose no risk remaining open. Sealing it only lets the water drain when you open the valve....so my question/concern is, if you're driving at 75mph from say.....carson city to maine lol, through a downpour, rain will definitely get into the inlet of that snorkel and start to drip down...those drips will amount to a quantity of water. From my experience with a few hydrolocked motors from various friends and acquaintances over the years, it can take less than a shot glass full of water to hydrolock an engine (I've actually seen an engine hydrolocked from a wet filter that got soaked from snow melt dripping onto it overnight, owner had no idea, started the car and boom)....curious to hear your thoughts. Would be interested to know (if you are still running the snorkel)....if you drive through some heavy rain, maybe inspect the bottom of the airbox and see if this concern (pun coming)....holds water. As always, thank you for your work, time, and due diligence providing all this great content.
    As most people who know me well know, I've never really been a fan of snorkels. In fact, I probably wouldn't have installed one at all if it weren't for the fact that this Rugged Ridge one doesn't require any cutting of sheet metal to install. That being said, I am quite familiar with hydrolocked motors and while I have serious doubts that a wet air filter alone could do it, I have seen where a soaked hood insulator did do it. That being said, I personally don't think that plugging the 4 tiny holes will make much if any difference if only because none of them are even located at the lowest of the air box. Not to mention, there's all kinds of deep structural ribbing at the bottom of the box that can hold at least a shot glass of water or more. With all that said, I would be the first to say that plugging the holes probably wasn't necessary, hence, my down playing for the need to have a perfect seal and having talked to Rugged Ridge about it, even they agreed.

    Either way, you have peaked my interest and I will be sure to give things a look after driving through some heavy rain. I suspect this would be more a problem with the tall mount but I'll check both ways just for the sake of knowing

    Quote Originally Posted by 13_gecko_rubi View Post
    I'd wonder same and curious as well. I'd probably leave the drain open all the time unless wheeling just for that reason.

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    That makes a lot of sense to me. Close it off ONLY when fording deep water.

    Quote Originally Posted by 13_gecko_rubi View Post
    I'm surprised they have you remove the secondary air inlet. I mean doesn't hurt anything as once u changed that intake to the airbox it was rendered useless anyway. I bet you could have left it like you stated.

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    Looking at things after the fact, the drain they have you install would push into it. I'm pretty sure that's the only reason to get rid of it. And, if that's the case, I would say you could leave it, not plug up the holes and not install the drain and all would be good

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    I have been looking at this snorkal since the first time I saw it. Two questions for you,

    1. How did it affect intake noise?
    2. Did you get any rattle from the tall snorkel at different speeds?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KerryG View Post
    I have been looking at this snorkal since the first time I saw it. Two questions for you,

    1. How did it affect intake noise?
    2. Did you get any rattle from the tall snorkel at different speeds?
    We're testing out the low mount now and honestly, I can't tell any difference what so ever in terms of sound. I'll have to get back to you on the high mount.

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    excellent video as always

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    Awesome video! It’s nice that they make a low and high option with their snorkels that way you can always change things up if you ever get tired of one look.

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    Damn!
    I did not know I wanted a snorkel but now I want one!

    Nice video!!

    Probably a stupid question but what happens when you drive 6 hours in a downpour at highway speed? Does not the snorkel fill up the air filter box with water? I realize there is a manual drain…

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    Quote Originally Posted by oneduckman View Post
    excellent video as always
    Thank you

    Quote Originally Posted by JLRay View Post
    Awesome video! It’s nice that they make a low and high option with their snorkels that way you can always change things up if you ever get tired of one look.
    Thanks and yeah, it really is cool to have the option to go either way.

    Quote Originally Posted by Camelot View Post
    Damn!
    I did not know I wanted a snorkel but now I want one!

    Nice video!!

    Probably a stupid question but what happens when you drive 6 hours in a downpour at highway speed? Does not the snorkel fill up the air filter box with water? I realize there is a manual drain…
    I seriously doubt it. But, as has been mentioned, if you're worried about it, leave the drain open all the time and ONLY close it when crossing deep water.

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