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5th Gen eBay Snorkel Installed

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by e_alvarez91, Jan 24, 2021.

  1. Jan 24, 2021 at 1:11 PM
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    e_alvarez91

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    Hey everyone, I got my eBay snorkel installed (ARB/Dobinsons Clone) a few days ago and wanted to share because when I was looking for info on them I could not find any. The quality is superb, quality hardware, worm clamps, and the plastic itself is very thick and rigid.

    I did not get a picture of it before it was installed but it comes packaged and in an identical box as the ARB/Dobinsons comes in without the name in videos I have seen. It does come with a template that is accurate as far as the big hole goes but is off as far as the holes go for drilling for the studs to pass through. I went ahead and cut the big hole first, installed the threaded studs on the snorkel and marked the back of them with nail polish and pressed against the fender. I also ended up making the screw holes about the size of a dime in order to allow adjustment/easier fitting to the fender. I did not drill the A-pillar, I just used double sided tape attached to the bracket. I have seen some debate online on why the need for drilling the A-pillar even exists but I am here to tell you this snorkel is not going anywhere double-sided tape/screwed or not. Below are some pictures of the snorkel installed!

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  2. Jan 24, 2021 at 1:14 PM
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    looks good
     
  3. Jan 26, 2021 at 4:39 AM
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    Looks badass.

    Side note what size tires do you have?
     
  4. Jan 26, 2021 at 4:59 AM
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    Nice job! Making it look nice and easy like an oil change:cheers: you by any chance got the link for this eBay special snorkel?
     
  5. Jan 26, 2021 at 7:17 AM
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  6. Jan 26, 2021 at 7:22 AM
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    That's a familiar story. :) Great job. Looks fab!
     
  7. Jan 26, 2021 at 7:35 AM
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    looks great job well done :cheers:
     
  8. Jan 26, 2021 at 6:55 PM
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    ToyotaMacGyver

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    Looks great! I have the ARB on the way. I know the Dobinsons says it’s not compatible with the TRD intake but the ARB is (one reason I went ARB).

    Is the eBay snorkel compatible? Just curious.
     
  9. Jan 26, 2021 at 6:56 PM
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    e_alvarez91

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    I am not sure, this one just attaches to the side of the airbox where it draws air from the fender well.
     
  10. Sep 15, 2021 at 6:17 PM
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    Just checking in, any feedback on the snorkel after a few months of use! Water crossings? Rain issues?

    thanks!
     
  11. Sep 15, 2021 at 6:24 PM
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    Still working flawlessly, no water crossings deep enough to need it to report on. With the intake head it comes with I never got water in my airbox despite it being wide open, I have a snorkel upgrade head now though. No regrets on it, gets a ton of questions from random people curious to what it is.
     
  12. Sep 15, 2021 at 6:27 PM
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