Landcruiser 100 Series Snorkel

Submitted: Monday, Sep 02, 2013 at 23:34
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I have just started looking for a snorkel for my 2006 Turbo Diesel Landcruiser. I like the look of the TJM Airtec fixed ram type but i'm not sure about the air intake as it doesn't look as big as the intake of the clamp on ram type. Also there is no water drain on the fixed ram like the clamp on type. Some snorkels I am told are noisey ? Also how do they look from the drivers seat. I have also looked at the ARB Safari type but don't like the look of them. I will be putting on a bigger exhaust and a computer chip also to compliment the snorkel. I don't do a lot of 4WDriving but am doing this for towing the Van. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Geoff W 11
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Tuesday, Sep 03, 2013 at 07:14

Tuesday, Sep 03, 2013 at 07:14

I would re-assess your need for a snorkel if you are looking at a performance advantage from it.
As far as the brand is concerned, that is your decision.

For me I am completely happy with the Safari snorkel. From the driver's seat I don't notice it as it sits close against the window frame. I think they look good when compared to the Airtec brand, which I also considered.
At times I think I notice a slight increase in noise from resonance, but not all the time and it doesn't concern me.

I installed the snorkel purely for reasons of cleaner air and less chance of water ingress from the air intake before the snorkel was fitted. I have not noticed any "performance gain".


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Follow Up By: Geoff W11 - Tuesday, Sep 03, 2013 at 07:37

Tuesday, Sep 03, 2013 at 07:37
Thanks BillI for that info.
know of a few peoplle that have done the exhaust, snorkel and chip and have been very happy with the difference in their vehicle so will see how it all goes.
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Follow Up By: Ozhumvee - Tuesday, Sep 03, 2013 at 07:48

Tuesday, Sep 03, 2013 at 07:48
The biggest reason for fitting a snorkel to a 100 series is to get the air intake up into fresh clean air. The standard pickup inside the mudguard just pulls dust laden air straight into the aircleaner which quickly clogs on dusty roads.
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Follow Up By: Member - PJR (NSW) - Tuesday, Sep 03, 2013 at 11:26

Tuesday, Sep 03, 2013 at 11:26
I'll go along with Bill on the reasons for fitting a snorkle. Cleaner air and less of a chance that a flooded creek wont swamp the air intake.

We also have the Safari on our 2005 100 series. One son has one on his 2003 100 series also. The other has one (brand unknown) on his patrol also. All two sons fitted them for exactly the same reasons.

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Reply By: bluefella - Tuesday, Sep 03, 2013 at 07:51

Tuesday, Sep 03, 2013 at 07:51
Sarfari for me Geoff.
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Follow Up By: TTTSA - Tuesday, Sep 03, 2013 at 07:55

Tuesday, Sep 03, 2013 at 07:55
Likewise for me too.
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Follow Up By: Phil B (WA) - Tuesday, Sep 03, 2013 at 10:57

Tuesday, Sep 03, 2013 at 10:57
Ditto - very happy with my Safari

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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian, SA - Tuesday, Sep 03, 2013 at 12:25

Tuesday, Sep 03, 2013 at 12:25
As mentioned by Bill and others, I can't see a performance advantage from snorkels - by the time the air has been captured and then sent twisting turning and tumbling on its way through various unions to the air cleaner, the drag would be significant in my view. Cleaner air is the thing. I chose Airtec because it was such a neat fit to my car's body shape. No noise and it can't be seen behind the A pillar when driving. As for noise overall, I won't forget the Safari 'con' played on me when I had a TD Jackaroo - their snorkel was noted for lots of cabin noise on that vehicle, so Safari shipped them with a highly restrictive washer inside the ram neck - it reduced the drumming noise significantly but also reduced the ID of the intake tube by half and in a manner highly damaging to efficiency..... without a word of course....but the same unsubstantiated performance claims were still 'on the box'. Not all of their snorkels had washers - it depended on the car.
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Reply By: Geoff W11 - Tuesday, Sep 03, 2013 at 22:53

Tuesday, Sep 03, 2013 at 22:53
Thanks to all that answered my question. I will keep looking around and check both Airtec and Safari Snorkels out and each design. I understand what the snorkel does but also want it to look good.
Cheers Geoff
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Reply By: Tim HJ61 (WA) - Saturday, Sep 07, 2013 at 13:32

Saturday, Sep 07, 2013 at 13:32
There is an excellent thread on snorkels on the tech based ih8mud site.

If you are looking for extra performance when towing, you need to make sure you don't choke down the air supply to the engine with an inadequate air intake or snorkel system.

The greatest power gain will be with the chip, then the exhaust. The snorkel must complement these, not the other way around. If you were to get a new performance engineered turbo, then that would come first in the performance improvement stakes on an FTE motor. An intercooler improvement would also help achieve the 850nm plus possible from these motors.

There are good links to various options in the first post of the link I gave above.

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Reply By: fisho64 - Sunday, Sep 08, 2013 at 01:47

Sunday, Sep 08, 2013 at 01:47

a bit sad that safari etc use such extortionate prices. I bought a chinese made one for both my Hilux (3 years old now) and 200, 6 months from Australian sellers.
Both fitted perfectly, had good quality fittings and brackets and still look the same as when they were fitted.
And they cost around $100
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