Snorkels

Submitted: Monday, Jun 15, 2009 at 12:35
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Finally going to fit a snorkel to our L/Cruiser, is there any significant difference between the Safari snorkel and the Air tec snorkel? I know the side indicator needs to be moved for the Safari snorkel, happy with that. Basically is one better than the other at supplying cleaner air. Any good or bad points about either one.

Thanks

Krakka
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Monday, Jun 15, 2009 at 12:49

Monday, Jun 15, 2009 at 12:49
Hi Krakka
When I made enquiries a few year back about the same question, both brands are good and you will get the pros and cons from both companies about how good their brand is over the other. Other enquiries showed the Safari to made of a more durable and thicker plastic. One guy I spoke to said that he a cracked his TJM Air tec on some side branches, with other vehicles travelling with him and a little faster only put scratches on the Safari.

We ended up with the Safari.

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Follow Up By: Member - Tony V (NSW) - Monday, Jun 15, 2009 at 13:46

Monday, Jun 15, 2009 at 13:46
I can comment on the Safari, i fitted one back in March.

Yes you do need to move the indicator repeater, i have seen snorkels fitted and no repeater fitted.

I did my own, the hardest part is drilling into a perfectly good panel.
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I did have use of an air hacksaw which was the best tool out and saved me mucking about with large hole saws.

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Some tips.

The top nut when securing the snorkel is real tight, I hope you know someone with small hands. My daughter did that one up.

Sealing the inner wing tube, make sure that you used a good quality silicone, I used a black marine quality one.

I also put an external GPS Antenna on the top of the snorkel, between the A pillar and snorkel.

Not hard to do took me 2 hours.
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Follow Up By: Krakka - Monday, Jun 15, 2009 at 14:10

Monday, Jun 15, 2009 at 14:10
Thanks Steve, Tony. I do prefer the Safari as it does appear to be stronger.

Regards

Krakka
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Reply By: chisel - Monday, Jun 15, 2009 at 13:29

Monday, Jun 15, 2009 at 13:29
I'm in the same boat - have been dithering about safair vs airtec. My basic conclusion is that the safari is a bit better quality (stronger, probably better fit and better seal) but the airtec looks a bit better.
I'm inclined towards the airtec because swmbo doesn't like the look of snorkels at all.
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Follow Up By: Krakka - Monday, Jun 15, 2009 at 14:12

Monday, Jun 15, 2009 at 14:12
Thanks Chisel, Airtec probably does look neater, but looks aren't a concern, thankfully.

Cheers

Krakka
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Reply By: Voxson - Monday, Jun 15, 2009 at 16:07

Monday, Jun 15, 2009 at 16:07
It is nice to have one where you can turn the snorkel head around when you are driving along a dusty road...
Some cant turn....
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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian (SA) - Monday, Jun 15, 2009 at 18:27

Monday, Jun 15, 2009 at 18:27
I chose the Airtec simply because it looks like it was designed to blend in with the shape of the car to the best extent, while still satisfying the core requirements of a snorkel. The Safari doesn't do that as well.
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Reply By: StormyKnight - Monday, Jun 15, 2009 at 19:39

Monday, Jun 15, 2009 at 19:39
1 other point for the Safari is if you intend at all to do convoy travelling where theres going to be dust...you can remove the snorkel head & fit a pre-cleaner thus saving your air filter a fair bit of dust....then put the ram head back on for the highway.

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Reply By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Monday, Jun 15, 2009 at 22:03

Monday, Jun 15, 2009 at 22:03
I like the airtek for looks, not as keen on the safari.

Does this mean you are coming up this weekend with a snorkel in the back???
Beauty, been a while since I hacked a hole into the side of a perfectly good panel LOL

Will have the scone's cooked ready.

Cheers Pesty
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Follow Up By: Krakka - Tuesday, Jun 16, 2009 at 06:17

Tuesday, Jun 16, 2009 at 06:17
Well the scones sound tempting enough, being fitted next wednesday, sorry for depriving you of that privelige Pesty!

Cheers

Krakka
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Reply By: Member - Mfewster(SA) - Tuesday, Jun 16, 2009 at 09:08

Tuesday, Jun 16, 2009 at 09:08
I don't know anything about the airtec, but my SDafari has had a pretty good pounding and survived without any problems. I also have a GPS antenna mounted on top of the head. Good spot for it. Nobody realizes it's there. stuck down with silicone.
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Reply By: cowpat - Tuesday, Jun 16, 2009 at 13:33

Tuesday, Jun 16, 2009 at 13:33
Just to confuse you further, if your Landcruiser is a 100 series you have the option of fitting the factory snorkel which is what I chose to do. Casper
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Reply By: pmack - Tuesday, Jun 16, 2009 at 14:40

Tuesday, Jun 16, 2009 at 14:40
Air tech come with the clamp on head style as well as the bent along the top of the windscreen the same as the safari so that you can turn the head and or fit the larger precleaner head aswell if thats your thing. I found them to be a bit cheaper. The hole in the guard is larger than the safari at 114mm but you dant have to muck around with the blinker
If you are damaging a snorkel with branches chances are you would have damaged the A pillar anyway.
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