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September 19, 2011

Jeep TJ Safari Snorkel Door Removal Mod

I was looking into getting a Safari Snorkel for my TJ, but they are over $300! OUCH! I was just about to make my own, from black ABS pipe, when I found one on Craigslist for $25!!! WINNING!!!

Next problem it didn’t come with any hardware or instructions. I emailed the manufacture, they were kind enough to send me a manual. I had to make my own duct work from the snorkel to the air box, luckily i had all that ABS laying around…LOL.

Now while i was installing this thing i noticed that my doors would not be able to come off. That’s not going to work for me, because my doors are off 90% of the time….rain or shine. So I decided to mod the snorkel so I could install and remove the doors.

I mocked up the snorkel to the jeep and marked out the location of the hinge and pin for the door, then marked out how much I have to raise the door to get it off. Next i took a Dremel and cut out a notch in the snorkel, but keeping the part I cut out. I then took that piece and turned it inside out, and put it back into the spot it came from. Using a 700 degree soldering iron and some scrap ABS I basically welded the part back onto the snorkel.

Now i have a small pocket recessed area that the door fits into as I lift it off of the Jeep. :)

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