What are 4×4 snorkels for?

Do I need a snorkel on my 4WD?

Don’t go through water without a snorkel

Most full size 4WD’s have a wading depth of around the 600 – 800mm range, without a snorkel. However, if you plough into a water crossing and it splashes everywhere, its possible to get water into your engine bay in only 200 – 300mm of water.

What are the benefits of installing a snorkel?

Here are some advantages to a snorkel on a 4WD.

  • Increases engine performance. A snorkel is able to draw in cleaner, uncontaminated air because of its elevated position. …
  • Prevents water & contaminants from clogging the engine. …
  • Increases fuel efficiency. …
  • Reduces maintenance.

Can you drive in the rain with a snorkel?

Even when driving in the rain, a snorkel can keep water out of your air box. … By letting water pass through and exit the air ram, moisture-free air continues down into the intake and engine. Even when it’s pouring rain, your engine stays dry.

Does a snorkel add horsepower?

Purchasing a snorkel ought to improve your car’s performance at most engine speeds. … This effect improves fuel efficiency while also improving engine power. Once installed, your 4WD will be ready for new adventures and maybe some river crossings and let’s be honest….

Why do stainless snorkels face backwards?

Most stainless snokles face backwards as its too hard/expensive to get a 3/4 bend facing forward, so a slight bend backwards is easy. I think some people “notice a difference” due to getting cold air and “freeing up of the airways” as opposed to getting hot air from a little spout in the air box.

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Why do Australian trucks have snorkels?

At its core, the intention of a snorkel is: To raise the level of the air intake to reduce the chance of water entering your engine when crossing water. A higher air intake will reduce the amount of dust entering the system.

Are snorkels noisy?

Snorkel is unlikely to be an issue, more likely exhaust and general road / wind noise. If your snorkel is sealed up well, there can be quite a bit of air draw noise, but this shouldn’t be noticeable when driving I feel.

Is a stainless steel snorkel better?

STAINLESS STEEL? … A stainless steel snorkel will afford structural rigidity and robustness, and it will be corrosion-resistant and of one-piece construction, meaning it’ll be just as capable as plastic snorkels for desert and river crossings.