Anyone had an Airtec snorkel fitted to a Prado120 yet?

Submitted: Friday, Feb 17, 2006 at 17:58
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Has anyone actually had an Airtec snorkel fitted to a Prado120 yet? If so appreciate your feedback on how good it is vs the Safari snorkel
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Reply By: Shaker - Friday, Feb 17, 2006 at 19:07

Friday, Feb 17, 2006 at 19:07
I haven't had one fitted to a Prado 120, but I do know that the Safari is a more efficient snorkel.
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Follow Up By: ACDC - Friday, Feb 17, 2006 at 20:01

Friday, Feb 17, 2006 at 20:01
Shaker,
How did you come to that conclusion!
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Saturday, Feb 18, 2006 at 14:37

Saturday, Feb 18, 2006 at 14:37
Because the Safari air ram is far efficient than the rounded Airtec one that actually causes back pressure.
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Follow Up By: Ken - Sunday, Feb 19, 2006 at 19:48

Sunday, Feb 19, 2006 at 19:48
What on earth are you on about !
How do you figure the Safari is more efficient ? You have not offered one scrap of proof only opinion.
Where is this supposed back pressure developed?
Think about it; both units have little difference in the cross sections of the air path and very little diference in path length so where is Safari advantage ?
Has anyone ever done a flow test on either unit ? Have you ever seen a set of pressure readings taken from the inside the snorkel ?
I'd also be very sceptical about the supposed 'ram' effect until shown a set of readings from inside the snorkle which actually showed a positive pressure in there. Given the amount of air an internal combustion engine uses I'd be surprised if the readings showed a positive value for either unit.
Are you sure you aren't being taking in by the aggressive looking inlet of the Safari ? I don't reckon it would have any advantage as far as air flow compared to the Airtec. If anything, possibly by virtue of its smooth curved path, the Airtec may offer a better flow characteristic that the sudden right angle bend of the Safari.
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Follow Up By: ACDC - Sunday, Feb 19, 2006 at 20:19

Sunday, Feb 19, 2006 at 20:19
Shaker that must be why Safari changed the design of the inlet,now looks very similar to Airtec.because the rounded shape has better water separation!
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Reply By: Member - Stan (VIC) - Friday, Feb 17, 2006 at 20:01

Friday, Feb 17, 2006 at 20:01
Joe from 120 list got TJM (Airtec) snorkel...
he reason he got it because this is the only one that was available at the
time. Safari snorkels considered to be a better design. I got mine for around $370...
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Follow Up By: Member - Stan (VIC) - Friday, Feb 17, 2006 at 20:07

Friday, Feb 17, 2006 at 20:07
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Reply By: Gu_Patrol - Saturday, Feb 18, 2006 at 14:51

Saturday, Feb 18, 2006 at 14:51
This Video will show you how good the Safari snorkels are

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/72170/safari_snorkels/
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