If you never want to take your 4WD off the tarmac, in most scenarios you needn’t bother with a snorkel. However, once you do take it off road it’s our well informed, hand-on-heart advice that a snorkel is a must-have.
The snorkel is your friend, because it stands tall in protecting your engine.
The snorkel is an essential component of your vehicle, raising the level of the air intake to remove the possibility of water entering the engine as you navigate water. The higher air intake also brings down the amount of dust which gets into the system – facilitating cooler air flow into your engine.
Get to know how a good snorkel adds value to your drive.
Determined innovation in attempting to supply clean air, which is completely free of water and contaminants, has been ongoing for many years. So far the Snorkel is proven to be one of the best methods to supply the cleanest air to your engine, and is used all vehicles from tanks to forklifts.
Five fantastic reasons to invest in a superior Snorkel!
- Because snorkels work incredibly well
- Snorkels raise air intake & reduce the chance of water entering the engine
- The higher air intake delivered by a snorkel reduces dust intake
- Snorkels enable cooler air flow into your engine
- The snorkel ‘ram effect’ uses your forward motion to ram air into the engine
So… does a Snorkel genuinely enhance the performance of your vehicle?
Whether or not the “ramming” of cooler air into your engine actually brings enhanced fuel efficiency is still up for debate, however people actually report that adding an extra metre of pipe for the air to traverse significantly affects performance and economy – this is indisputable given the feedback.
Relocating your engine air source away from underneath the front inner guard to direct the dust and warm heat away up high to a minimal warm air flow will lead to lower servicing fees over the long term… almost like insurance against a blocked air filter turning your trip bad!