Safari Snorkels on 100 TD Cruisers

Submitted: Sunday, Mar 02, 2008 at 17:50
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Can any one give me feedback on fitting one of these. I know they're good for clean air to the motor and all that but..

1/. Is there any noise issues created in the cabin?
2/. Can anyone say whether they actually improve power or performance?
3/. Is the Safari the one to get over others?
4/. any other points I should know

Cheers
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Reply By: Steve from Top End Explorer Tours - Sunday, Mar 02, 2008 at 17:56

Sunday, Mar 02, 2008 at 17:56
Hey Andrew

Q1 No.

Q2 No.

Q3 Yes I am getting one on Tuesday.

Q4 If your not a tool person I would suggest you get some one else to do it.

If you are handy with tools let me know and I will try to help you through it.

Better still I will post a thread when I do mine with step by step photos.

Cheers Steve.
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew (WA) - Sunday, Mar 02, 2008 at 18:03

Sunday, Mar 02, 2008 at 18:03
Thanks Steve

I won't be installing mine, I'll be going a 'job lot' discount with ARB when I get the snorkel, a Locker and OME suspension upgrade...soon I hope.

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Follow Up By: Member - Derek L (QLD) - Sunday, Mar 02, 2008 at 22:44

Sunday, Mar 02, 2008 at 22:44
Andrew,

Steve Explorer Tours is right on the money. I put 1 on my T/D hundy and his answers are exactly how mine is. Great for dirt road following and water crossings.

Derek L
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Reply By: warfer69 - Sunday, Mar 02, 2008 at 18:14

Sunday, Mar 02, 2008 at 18:14
1. No
2.I believe they do and did with mine,just a little..
3. I believe so

4. Yeah ARB will fit it for about $160..People here are mechanical and would not pay it..I'm not and dont think the above is a lot of money in this case..


Cheers
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Follow Up By: Steve from Top End Explorer Tours - Sunday, Mar 02, 2008 at 18:19

Sunday, Mar 02, 2008 at 18:19
warfer69 if you believe that snorkles improve power you will believe Hyclone's work as well.LOL

Cheers Steve.
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Follow Up By: warfer69 - Sunday, Mar 02, 2008 at 18:26

Sunday, Mar 02, 2008 at 18:26
Look Steve dont tell me what i believe in ! I only noticed how it made a little difference to my vehicle thats all as i stated...It seamed to run smoother..


Cheers
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Follow Up By: Steve from Top End Explorer Tours - Sunday, Mar 02, 2008 at 18:35

Sunday, Mar 02, 2008 at 18:35
You can believe in fairies for all I care, I was just having a laugh.

But as far as I am concerned snorkles do not give you better performance or power.

I know this because I have bought 3 Toyota's without a snorkle and then put one on The difference was Zipp nadda nothing.

As I said I was just having a laugh.

Steve

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Follow Up By: warfer69 - Sunday, Mar 02, 2008 at 20:20

Sunday, Mar 02, 2008 at 20:20
Hiya Steve

*You can believe in fairies for all I care*

You cant help yourself can you LOL


*I know this because I have bought 3 Toyota's without a snorkle and then put one on,The difference was Zipp nadda nothing.*

One out of three ,no improvement, So thats it, everything else is bull bleep ???

I would have to think being a Tour Guide you would have more of an open mind ???

I wonder how this conversation would go around a camp fire..Only one or two ways i guess ...

Happy Camping

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Steve from Top End Explorer Tours - Sunday, Mar 02, 2008 at 21:15

Sunday, Mar 02, 2008 at 21:15
It's a sad sad day when you loose your sense of humour.

As I said I WAS HAVING A LAUGH. LOL

If you are going to have a go at me PLEASE try to make it INTELLIGENT.

I don't hold much credence in Anonymous post either.

Cheers Steve.
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Follow Up By: warfer69 - Sunday, Mar 02, 2008 at 22:48

Sunday, Mar 02, 2008 at 22:48
Steve i am one of the easiest guys around,have plenty of friends,very rarely have any conflict with anyone in the real world !

I was trying to figure (through text its hard to pick emotion if you know what i mean with replies).where you were coming from..

Hence around the camp fire i'd picked it up ..


*PLEASE try to make it INTELLIGENT*

You made me feel like an idiot with your first response and there your still at, so i was right..


My initial response was not to undermine your reply..


*I don't hold much credence in Anonymous post either.*

I dont understand where your coming from ????

Anyway forget it..

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Steve from Top End Explorer Tours - Sunday, Mar 02, 2008 at 23:06

Sunday, Mar 02, 2008 at 23:06
My first post was not meant to be offensive, I apologize if it offended.

My other responses were a reaction to yours, not to say this is right.

It's fine to have a nick name, but I like to see a name on a post, that just me.

Anyway I am prepared to get over it, what do you say??

Cheers Steve.



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Follow Up By: warfer69 - Sunday, Mar 02, 2008 at 23:35

Sunday, Mar 02, 2008 at 23:35
Cheers Big Ears lol

If i could shake your hand and pat you on the back and say we'll agree to disagree i would ! ~(8--)

Thanks Steve

Regards
Wayne..

End of story





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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian (SA) - Sunday, Mar 02, 2008 at 20:10

Sunday, Mar 02, 2008 at 20:10
ARB told me that the small yellow side light has to be relocated when they do the Safari - IE they cut a new hole for that too. My observation is that the Airtec snorkel does not require this - and for what it is worth, the Airtec is smoother and neater in profile against the 100 series body - I'll be going for the latter, before my next decent trip in our 100 (and I wouldn't trust me to install it either :-o)...... re performance - I had a Safari on the Jack - mainly to keep dust out of the equation and for some insurance on river crossings.... I'm highly sceptical about improved performance because although the scoop catches 'powered air' the abrupt turns that the air takes on its journey would downgrade the effect in my view..... and I usually cruise at 85-90kph anyway.
PLEASE NOTE that some models of Safari snorkel have a metal baffle washer installed near the scoop - only done on cars that the manufacturer knows will have noise issues in the cab - I don't know if they do it on the 100 series - neither Safari or the installer told me about it re my Jackaroo - as I recall, the washer restricted the airflow potential by well over 50% !!! - what a mob of @#$%^&*! - I took the washer out.
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Follow Up By: stefan P (Penrith NSW) - Sunday, Mar 02, 2008 at 21:36

Sunday, Mar 02, 2008 at 21:36
Some like the option of the removable head on the Safari....Some don't hence the Airtec

Each to their own I guess

I like the Safari cause it was on my car when I bought it, so the price suited me !!! LOL

Stefan
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Reply By: TD100 - Sunday, Mar 02, 2008 at 20:22

Sunday, Mar 02, 2008 at 20:22
Andrew,

1/ no
2/ doubt it
3/ yes
4/ not really

I fitted my own and yes the indicator had to be lowered,as for the not fitting to body comment elswhere thats not true.mine sits on the body perfectly and it has no restrictor in it.cheers Paul
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Reply By: Member - Robert G (WA) - Monday, Mar 03, 2008 at 16:50

Monday, Mar 03, 2008 at 16:50
1/ Not that I have noticed.
2/ I haven't noticed any.
3/ Much of a muchness I would think, but safari are popular.
4/ don't believe so.

The indicator light on the guard is re-located to sit below the safari snorkel but looks tidy. I used the ossy park branch of the supplier you mentioned and they did a neat job.
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Reply By: Member - Alastair D (NSW) - Monday, Mar 03, 2008 at 19:01

Monday, Mar 03, 2008 at 19:01
Andrew,
I have used Safari before and they were ok. Used an Airtec on my LC100 because the Safari required the side indicator to be moved, the Airtec doesn't.

The paper template for hole drilling was not exactly right but close enough. I did my own and it took about 3 gentle hours. Not inclined to hurry and get it wrong.

Do you like cutting big holes in your Cruiser?

cheers
alastair
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew (WA) - Monday, Mar 03, 2008 at 19:28

Monday, Mar 03, 2008 at 19:28
I'm not real happy about moving the indicator either...do you know which 4 x 4 outlets supply and fit the airtech?
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Follow Up By: Steve from Top End Explorer Tours - Monday, Mar 03, 2008 at 19:34

Monday, Mar 03, 2008 at 19:34
I got my Safari snorkel today, I will do a step by step how to fit it with photo's over the week end.

By the way I don't relocate the indicator I just remove the bulb and tie it off under the guard.

Cheers Steve.
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