Safari snorkel

Submitted: Saturday, May 07, 2005 at 20:06
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I fitted a Safari snorkel to my 100 series l/c today. I'm pretty disappointed in the quality of the template and fitting instructions supplied with the unit. Their policy seems to be one of large tolerances and little precision required. I would have been much happier with more explicit instructions and at least 10% finer tolerances. The template itself was very rough, undersized, and only lined up properly with one edge of the guard. I was quite hesitant to carry on with the process after trying to find the right position for the template but I guess that's why they have such large tolerances for hole size etc.

All in all the result is pretty good but I'd hesitate to purchase another Safari product.
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Reply By: Tim (vic) - Saturday, May 07, 2005 at 20:22

Saturday, May 07, 2005 at 20:22
I am a maintenance fitter and turner by trade and we use tolerances of 0.1mm but when you get some templates ect of thing it is scary for the tolerances they have.
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Follow Up By: G-wizz - Saturday, May 07, 2005 at 20:42

Saturday, May 07, 2005 at 20:42
They've allowed 16mm holes for 10mm bolts and supplied huge washers to cover the holes.
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Reply By: Seanny - Sunday, May 08, 2005 at 11:01

Sunday, May 08, 2005 at 11:01
Hi there,

Well, you could have drilled 12mm holes and reduced the holes for the other bits and pieces to get a better tolerance. The big however - not all vehicles are straight and the larger tolerances allow for this.

If you drilled a tight fit for the largest snrkel hole and then forund that you could not connect it proerly to the pillar, then there would have been a bit more cursing I suspect - IMHO.

Enjoy your snorkel and test it later on for leaks - before the first water crossing ;-))


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Follow Up By: G-wizz - Sunday, May 08, 2005 at 11:25

Sunday, May 08, 2005 at 11:25
I drilled correctly sized holes and slowly increased the size until the snorkel fitted, they are around 11mm diameter.

If a vehicle is already bent then taking a hammer to it before trying to fit a snorkel would seem to be the logical process yeah?

A decent template would have fitted the vehicle better and could still have allowed a reasonable tolerance.
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