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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-05-2018, 09:53 AM Thread Starter
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Snorkel for Rubi

I have a 2005 Rubi unlimited. I would like to put a Snorkel on it for water crossings.


Besides the snorkel what else should I be concerned with?


Anyone here done a conversion? If so please advise of your retro process or if there is a thread about this somewhere on here please let me know.
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Are you in water deep enough to need it? Just curious. The ones I have seen involved taking a hole saw to the passenger side of the front fender, which never thrilled me much. But you would also want to ensure that your front and rear differential vent hoses are connected and in good working order. Same goes for the transmission vent.
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But you would also want to ensure that your front and rear differential vent hoses are connected and in good working order. Same goes for the transmission vent.
This is essential and often overlooked. Depending on your specific vehicle you may also need to extend the vent lines higher in the tub.
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This is essential and often overlooked. Depending on your specific vehicle you may also need to extend the vent lines higher in the tub.

Bill, this is sound advice for anyone who off-roads their vehicle. It is easy to extend all the vent lines higher at a minimum.
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Are you in water deep enough to need it? Just curious. The ones I have seen involved taking a hole saw to the passenger side of the front fender, which never thrilled me much. But you would also want to ensure that your front and rear differential vent hoses are connected and in good working order. Same goes for the transmission vent.
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Are you in water deep enough to need it? Just curious. The ones I have seen involved taking a hole saw to the passenger side of the front fender, which never thrilled me much. But you would also want to ensure that your front and rear differential vent hoses are connected and in good working order. Same goes for the transmission vent.

I have to cross a creek and couple of canals while traversing my hunting lease here in Florida. Sometimes we have large rainfall and the creek and canal crossings become really deep. The duration of vehicle submersion is of short duration, but , necessary to get across.
I have already extended the length of all vent lines.
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Like Sam says, off-roading here in Florida at times is a cross between motoring and boating
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You are good for water up to about the bottom of the headlights, personally I wouldn't want to turn my Rubi into a submarine. The deeper the water the more pressure it will exert on the axle seals (and other stuff) and you could get water in your diff fluid.

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X2....plus best reason it just looks dumb having a snorkel.
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