Can't get a snorkel for a single cab 2011 Dmax.

Submitted: Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013 at 11:28
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G'day all

Just went to the safari snorkel stockist in Wagga to get a price on a snorkel fitted to a single cab 2011 Dmax, only to find they don't make one for that model.

Then went to Isuzu, they didn't have a clue. They sent me to TJM, they also do not make a snorkel for that model.

I cannot believe there is not a snorkel for my dmax.

Has anyone come across this problem and found a solution?

Any help would really be appreciated.

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Reply By: Dust-Devil - Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013 at 11:40

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013 at 11:40
BB

This site may provide a solution to your problemDmax Snorkel

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Reply By: Member - Allan L2 - Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013 at 11:48

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013 at 11:48
Hi Boo Boo
ARB list one on there web site to suit 2010-2012 D Max
Cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - Boo Boo (NSW) - Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013 at 12:26

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013 at 12:26
Allan

I rang ARB and was told yes then he read the fine print and said no.

Rons' comments below confirm the reason, that is the guard is different.

Ironman do make one for the Dmax, but I would like to know more about the quality.

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Reply By: Ron N - Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013 at 12:17

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013 at 12:17
Boo Boo, the single cab D-Max in the 2011 model has a different profile in the mudguard panel to the dual cab, so there's not a snorkel made locally for this model, only the dual cab. You might be able to source one from Thailand via eBay.

I've had a couple of blokes tell me they weren't happy with the Safari snorkel they fitted to their dual cab D-Maxes anyway - reckoned it was noisy and the extra drag increased their fuel consumption. I wouldn't have thought a snorkel would make that much difference. There were also complaints about vibration noises after it was fitted.

Cheers, Ron.
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Follow Up By: Member - Boo Boo (NSW) - Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013 at 12:29

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013 at 12:29
Thanks Ron

know I need to see if the quality isthere.

Although I surprised that Ironman has a snorkel when they normally copy safari's.

Unless there are more of my vehicles overseas and that why they are available.
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Follow Up By: Ron N - Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013 at 12:38

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013 at 12:38
Yes, the market in Asia is huge for utes, the numbers of utes over there is amazing.
I've bought automotive stuff from Thailand, never had a problem with quality.
After all, that's where our 5 main ute brands are all built.
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Follow Up By: Member - Allan L2 - Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013 at 12:51

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013 at 12:51
Boo Boo, The local Holden dealer warned me that there were complaints with similar model Colorado's (Different mudguard profile again, but similar engine) re noise & that I should be wary of a non genuine one due to a vibration problem. I don't know if I will bother fitting one.
Cheers.
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Follow Up By: Ross M - Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013 at 13:20

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013 at 13:20
Ron
If fitting a roof rack/bars increases the fuel usage , then something hanging on the side and slowing airflow around the side of the pillar will/must also have an negative effect.
As I see it, the fitting of a snorkel may positively increase airflow which will perhaps give slightly more economy so the benefit gained can be used up with the restriction the snorkel causes. CD of 1.

There are other benefits though.
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Reply By: Ron N - Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013 at 14:10

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013 at 14:10
Boo Boo - Surely a bloke with your resourcefulness and commensurate skills could knock one up in 5 mins out of PVC pipe? - just like this bloke's done?! [;-)

http://www.brucecode.com/theblog/2013/08/12/10/the-4wd-photos-as-promised/

The bloke in the pics above has even designed his own upswept exhaust to match the snorkel! [:-)
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Follow Up By: Member - Boo Boo (NSW) - Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013 at 18:20

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013 at 18:20
Ron

As young Kevin 07 would say, fair suck of the sauce bottle, I couldn't do as good a job has he has done,,,, LOL

That's a bloody ripper, I like it, but no I'll stick to a standard snorkel or none at all.

Thanks Ron that's a good one.

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Reply By: The Bantam - Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013 at 21:50

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013 at 21:50
If ya cant get a shop baught plastic one..think about having one made in stanless.

There are pictures all over the "serious 4wd forums" and the word is a one that is well made looks good and works better than the plastic shop baught ones.

cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - Boo Boo (NSW) - Thursday, Nov 21, 2013 at 08:51

Thursday, Nov 21, 2013 at 08:51
Bantam

I will have a look.

Thanks
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Reply By: Member - peter w2 (VIC) - Wednesday, Nov 20, 2013 at 16:57

Wednesday, Nov 20, 2013 at 16:57
Try Airflow snorkels on evilbay
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Follow Up By: Member - Boo Boo (NSW) - Thursday, Nov 21, 2013 at 08:49

Thursday, Nov 21, 2013 at 08:49
Peter

None for my dmax, :>(

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Reply By: Member - wicket - Wednesday, Nov 20, 2013 at 17:22

Wednesday, Nov 20, 2013 at 17:22
plenty here but you'll have to check if right for your vehicle

dmax snorkel
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Follow Up By: Member - Boo Boo (NSW) - Thursday, Nov 21, 2013 at 08:54

Thursday, Nov 21, 2013 at 08:54
Wicket

Couldn't see a dmax with a quick look, but I would need to buy 10 of them on that site.

Thanks for your help though.
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