Navara snorkel??

Submitted: Wednesday, Jul 21, 2004 at 22:54
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After successfully negotiating a "puddle" that came to my window sills on Sunday I think I need to invest in a snorkel. However due to budgetry constraints the light at the end of the tunnel is a tad dim at the moment and I am wondering if anyone has fitted one themself.....Any ideas on price, difficulty of fitment etc. on a current model Navara??
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Reply By: rolande- Wednesday, Jul 21, 2004 at 23:04

Wednesday, Jul 21, 2004 at 23:04
Nissan should make a"genuine" one for the Navara, assuming it is current body shape. List price around $250, add $50 to get local panel beater to cut hole, (very scary), with a little patience should be easy, just follow instructions. Is this above your budget???
Rolande
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Reply By: doorstop - Wednesday, Jul 21, 2004 at 23:28

Wednesday, Jul 21, 2004 at 23:28
Nissan do have a "genuine" one but I'm not too keen on it as the top cannot be rotated as it hugs the body quite closely. I like the look of the Safari one tho.
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Follow Up By: rolande- Thursday, Jul 22, 2004 at 00:15

Thursday, Jul 22, 2004 at 00:15
Haven't priced the Safari but if anything like Airtec you would be lookingat $380+
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Jul 22, 2004 at 09:18

Thursday, Jul 22, 2004 at 09:18
Answering the question, yes it can be done at hoem, if you have the right gear.

When we fitted one to Lukes GQ, he went out and spent $300 on gear to do it.. Fitting from local 4wd shop is $100.00

There was also a bloke given the wrong template once, cut the hole the works according to template, and got it all wrong.. Had to go to fair trading etc to get them to pay to fix it.

Pay the $100 fitting... That was the last price I got off him.
Alan
Outback accessories in Seaford
Thats if your in Melbourne.
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Reply By: Wheelerdog - Thursday, Jul 22, 2004 at 10:30

Thursday, Jul 22, 2004 at 10:30
It was 100 bucks well spent when i had mine fitted to my cruiser. I was to scared about drilling the hole.

A mate did his on his navara recently. It cost him 2 slabs and a BBQ and half a day. which in my book is more than $100.
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Reply By: Member - Captain (WA) - Thursday, Jul 22, 2004 at 11:30

Thursday, Jul 22, 2004 at 11:30
I fitted my Patrol and cruiser snorkel myself. I already have the gear so it wasn't a big deal. It is real scary cutting a dirty big hole into the side of your new vehicle and for $100 its probably worth it.

But I simply do not trust most fitters. Did they remember to put the spring washers in, or use nyloc nuts, or use the rustproofing on the cut metal, or remove all the iron filings, or seal the snorkel etc... If you TRUST your fitter, pay the $100. If you know what you are doing, then at least you know the job has been done properly.

Cheers

Captain
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Jul 22, 2004 at 16:27

Thursday, Jul 22, 2004 at 16:27
When Alan fitted a snorkel to TK's off of the Melbourne list's Surf, he went to extent of using adhesive foam strip behind snorkel to body work to stop marking as they do move a fraction... Also few other little fine things most wouldnt think of.

Whats more impressive, he is always proud of his work..

Had 99% of my work done there, the only thing I had done elsewhere was the lift kit by Rod at Total 4wd Center Epping.

YMMV
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Follow Up By: Member - Captain (WA) - Thursday, Jul 22, 2004 at 16:46

Thursday, Jul 22, 2004 at 16:46
Its great when you find a mechanic/fitter who you can trust, just wish I could find one too. Bitten once, twice shy!!!

I can do most of the work I need myself, but am yet to find one who I am 100% confident of for the jobs I cannot do. I even made my own rear draws (check rig pic) as I couldn't find exactly what i wanted, just too dam fussy ;-)

Cheers

Captain
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Reply By: Member - Toonfish - Wednesday, Aug 04, 2004 at 21:30

Wednesday, Aug 04, 2004 at 21:30
$400 fitted by ARB for my Navara
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