Dust - July 2003
|Been there - got the
2 Feb 2007
Despite the fact that all the matters raised below
regarding the raised air intake: 14
friend I saw a "home made" installation utilizing uPVC pipe and
some common bits and pieces from the local DIY & automotive spares
Budget probably less then $30. May not look like much but sure does
the clean air intake job and saves a zillion bucks.
Mar 2005 Surfing the web I have
read and chatting to people there is a general misconception regarding the
need for a snorkel.
The only real reason would be if deep wading was required, this however
requires the sealing of various parts - electronics, breathers even the
air cleaner drain (often forgotten) etc.
All the stories about increased air pressure, lower temperatures, ram air
intake are just a lot of hot high pressure wind, the increase in height vs
temperature rise is negligible, the decreases in air pressure - same
story, ram air intake - of academic value.
The lower temperature we as users feel is related to radiated heat and not
the ambient temperature.
The increase in the air flow resistance by doubling the pipe length and
the additional bends however is significant.
The bottom line - for most of us dust may be reason enough, the rest is
all about looks. [ Air cleaner vs. Snorkel - cost vs. benefit -- go with
the additional air cleaners as the majority of time we drive on black top
and dust is non-existent. Locally I could buy approximately 80 extra air
cleaners and that equates to a whole lot of dust. ]