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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.:smile2:
 

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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.
Thanks,, BTW, great Avatar.
 

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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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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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this thread makes me think...... Wonder if it would be feasible or easily done to create your own system that relocates the inlet to the inside of the body, like behind the glovebox. I know buggies do this, but that is a simple process there. I think it would be loud though.
 

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this thread makes me think...... Wonder if it would be feasible or easily done to create your own system that relocates the inlet to the inside of the body, like behind the glovebox. I know buggies do this, but that is a simple process there. I think it would be loud though.


Could get noisy.
 

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I am not crossing a river that is 1/2 mile wide, I am crossing a creek or canal with a duration of 5 to 15 seconds tops moving constantly.


I have done water crossings in other vehicles and if you have also, then you know with constant steady forward motion in a crossing the vehicle forms a trough under the vehicle as the front of the vehicle pushes the water forward and around the vehicle and comes back behind the vehicle.
If the vehicle is submerged above the hood and front grill of the vehicle, well then, all the dynamics change, water is everywhere.
 

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You always check depth and bottom conditions IE: Muck mud or sand, before you cross unknown waterways, even if it means getting yourself soaking wet, hell of a lot less expensive than water locking an engine and walking out.



The ones I am talking about in my situation are well know to me for depth.
 
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