Snorkel for 2010 Colorado

Submitted: Monday, Jan 20, 2014 at 11:50
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I wonder if any member has fitted a snorkel to a 2010/11 Colorado cab/chassis.3 ltr diesel
I would like to fit one .I have options ,a Safari [which is probably the best] or cheaper ebay type.
Quite a large price difference.I recall a dealer telling me that some of the ebay snorkels for Colorado only fit the twin cab model.It would be a mistake to buy snorkel only to find it was a misfit .
Vehicle has a few kms up now so I would prefer not to make a large outlay.No doubt some member/reader may have had an experience with this fitment and could perhaps share their experience. Many thanks
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Reply By: bluefella - Monday, Jan 20, 2014 at 15:00

Monday, Jan 20, 2014 at 15:00
G'day Murranji
My opinion is Safari is the best, follow the instructions and they fit. Some of the cheaper ones leave a bit to be desired in this department, I have seen instances of the cheap ones cracking also.
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Reply By: Aussi Traveller - Monday, Jan 20, 2014 at 15:16

Monday, Jan 20, 2014 at 15:16
It looks like one size fits all look HERE.

Can I ask you where your name came from, as I worked out at Murranji station in 1982 as a surveyor on the Alice to Darwin railway line.

Phil
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Follow Up By: murranji - Monday, Jan 20, 2014 at 20:07

Monday, Jan 20, 2014 at 20:07
Sorry Phil .I have not come from the area,but have travelled thru and loved the country.Thks for your interest.One career that would have travelled some great country
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Reply By: Ross M - Monday, Jan 20, 2014 at 16:56

Monday, Jan 20, 2014 at 16:56
If you get them side by side the single cab has a different profile guard and it also has a hollow rib around 40mm down from the top edge which the dual cabs don't have.

I looked at them after someone else asked about snorkels and if you made a couple of cardboard templates to guage the differences you might be happy with the fit of the DC unit on the SC guard.

They look close but there is a difference, Definitely worth a check. There might be a gap or some such thing which is the fitting difference. I haven't looked closely but quite possibly the concave underside which fits against the guard is a slightly different profile,
Hence the cardboard check.
Some people have reported there isn't a SC snorkel available, not sure what checks they made though or what the outcome was for them. Just because an aftermarket store says NA doesn't mean you can't overcome the issue.
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Monday, Jan 20, 2014 at 19:22

Monday, Jan 20, 2014 at 19:22
What value do you place on your vehicle?

A good quality Snorkel (I have a Safari) is a relatively cheap investment, when you consider the catastrophic damage to your diesel engine from possible water ingress.

Go for a proven brand like Safari and give ebay a miss on this item.

Also, I paid a little extra to have ARB fit mine for me. They are experienced in installations like this. The chance of incorrect fitting and a bloody big hole in the wrong place, scared me off from doing it myself.

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Reply By: murranji - Monday, Jan 20, 2014 at 20:19

Monday, Jan 20, 2014 at 20:19
Thanks very much.Pretty hard to go past a Safari. Seems they have cornered the market. I was thinking maybe just a bra for the front,but Murphys Law seems to prevail in situations .I was thru the bad area last year and deepest was only 7/800.mm.May have to bite the bullet.Thanks again....
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