height of airtec or safari snorkel?

Submitted: Monday, May 23, 2005 at 15:59
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Wondering if anyone has first hand knowledge of how further (if any) above the peak roof line an airtec or safari snorkel goes. It is a 2000 Prado 3.4 V6 petrol. I hope to get one, but the missus might not be so well minded to avoid very low clearances :-) It currently sits only a couple cm under 2m.
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Reply By: Member - Stan (VIC) - Monday, May 23, 2005 at 23:51

Monday, May 23, 2005 at 23:51
This will give you some idea about Safari Snorkel height...
http://www.lcool.org/trips/double_simpson_2004/trip/day1/DSC03357.jpg
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Follow Up By: Tonester - Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at 08:43

Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at 08:43
Thanks Stan. It kinda does, but the angle is the same as the other photos I've seen and brochures. It looks higher above the roofline than I suspect it actually is - but then I'm not totally sure.
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Reply By: Wizard1 - Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at 09:20

Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at 09:20
The snorkel is only slightly higher than the highest point of the roof, by abot 20mm. The picture provided by Stan is deceiving and gives you the illusion that the snorkel is higher than it appears. I have one fitted and the height would be no more than 1800mm from the ground.

I'm not sure about your estimate of your vehicle's height of just under 2m. I have measured mine, fitted with an ARB roof rack and the maximum hieght is 2.04 m! I regularily fit into undercover parks with 2.1m clearance. Indead my garage entry is only 2.05m. You will find that your vehicle height is much less than you think.

Wizard
Prado TD
Gold Coast
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Follow Up By: Tonester - Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at 10:00

Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at 10:00
Thanks Wizard. Agree, height is hard to measure. My best guess of my height is 194cm 'ish. From stock, I have put on larger diameter tyres and aprox 2" gain in springs also. I drove it under a 195cm carpark measuring bar and it came extremely close. Mmm, assuming there the sign was accurate too - I might go back and measure it. Need room for error also.

I imagine that the TD snorkel is identical in height to petrol too. That 20mm info is great, thanks.

Have you got a safari or airtec?
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at 13:18

Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at 13:18
NEVER TRUST THOSE HEIGHT SIGNS!
I've had two experiences where those signs have been out.
Once I got my van Stuck at Morley Gallaria shopping centre becuase the ladders on the roof rack fit under the sign but not under the concrete on the ramp up to the next level!
The other was at Whitfords City Carpark where the surf with basket went under the height sign no worries, then at the other side of the carpark it clipped the sign with a whale of a noise and just about ripped it off it's chains! I looked and both the signs and they said the same height!!
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Reply By: Wizard1 - Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at 12:13

Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at 12:13
I measured mine, I have standard diameter tyres though, it was 1840 mm from the ground.

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Reply By: Member - Stan (VIC) - Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at 13:24

Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at 13:24
2cm is about right... Here is the better angle picture.
In the worst case scenario the snorkle head is removable,
so you can take it off in order to pass through some tight spots...
http://www.lcool.org/technical/90_series/ivans_prado/CIMG1001.JPG
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