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Thread: Rugged Ridge Snorkel install on a JK

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    Rugged Ridge Snorkel install on a JK

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ID:	82384Its finally here, waiting about 2 years for this one! RR's modular snorkel.
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ID:	82385Step one: take off the pass. door, wipers, cowl, running boards, inner and outer fender
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ID:	82386Next: drill out the spot welds
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ID:	82394Time to cut....fingers crossed....
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ID:	82396All good
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ID:	82400I have to redo this paint job...after I had it all back together, you can still see primer green
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ID:	82401The instructions say to install this pipe and then a rubber 90, I decided to put the two peices together first, only because they needed to be sealed with silicone.....don't want to take any chances here.....
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ID:	82404The rubber 90, had to trim it an inch, RR leaves this peice long for the body lift guys....
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ID:	82405I"m alittle disapointed in the quality of the lower airbox....seems weak and cheap....
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ID:	82409The fit to the windsheild cowl took a bit of fussing around...I'm thinking the hardware could have been better here....
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ID:	82412Sahara stepside had to come off to get the fender out....gone for good now...
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    Overall, it was a fairly simple install. The instructions are really detailed, easy to follow..(yes I read them). Took me about 5 1/2 hours to do, but 1 1/2 of that was looking for sh$t I put down somewhere....
    Going to be keeping track of performace, mostly fuel mileage, to see what the effects are.

    Thanks to JJ's and Adrian for getting the kit at a good price.....and the free-bee

    Now to go find a boat launch!!!
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    that looks awesome!
    i'm not going to be able to keep up now!
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    Thanks for posting! This will be handy for future installs. I always like to provide unbiased reviews whenever available.
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    Looks great. That product being in the works is why I never got a snorkel for my JK

    Btw you may want to get a bolt to put in he drain line so it doesn't become a straw.
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    Looks great man! Let me know if it does anything for your fuel economy.

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    Cool your going in first from now on...cough..cough..Shoe Lace calling...LOL
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    Looks good Duggit
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    Crap that's a crazy install. Good job!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BullwinkleTJ View Post
    Cool your going in first from now on...cough..cough..Shoe Lace calling...LOL
    You both can go in before me. I'm afraid my little LJ will float away.

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    That's dead Sexeeee. I too question the drain pipe becoming a straw during extended submersions. Otherwise can't wait to see your reports on how it holds up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drizit View Post
    Looks great. That product being in the works is why I never got a snorkel for my JK

    Btw you may want to get a bolt to put in he drain line so it doesn't become a straw.
    Thanks...the drain comes with a valve, so no problem there....

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    that looks awesome!
    i'm not going to be able to keep up now!
    Thanks Steve...and don't worry about keeping up, you TJ guys are in a league all to your own....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BullwinkleTJ View Post
    Cool your going in first from now on...cough..cough..Shoe Lace calling...LOL
    No fears now....well almost none...still gotta get a diff guard.....can't wait for Shoe Lace

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrduggit View Post
    Thanks...the drain comes with a valve, so no problem there....
    That would make all the difference in the world.... I think today I should be turning the intake on mine around holly crap... I'm going to need a drain valve

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    All this talk I here about a shoelace, i may have to look into an intake

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    Very nice job. Mine should arrive this week so I hope everything goes as smooth as your install.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MorePaint View Post
    All this talk I here about a shoelace, i may have to look into an intake
    I've got some shop-vac hose that will do ya....

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    lets do it!! il throw a cone filter in the glovebox!!

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