Rugged Ridge Snorkel

Bugan

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Hello all,
Want to know the pros and cons on the Rugged Ridge high/low Snorkel?
Is it worth it for the cooler air intake?
Worth it for what it states it does?

not planning In forging any water that deep that it would need it.
Issues you all see or foresee with it?
Thanks.
 

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I am of the opinion that snorkels are not necessary for most. I hear the arguments that they are better in dusty environments. I know when we are trail riding in dusty environments, the dust is everywhere, snorkel height included.

If you are doing water crossings and you have a snorkel kit that makes the air box water proof, I can see some validity in that.

But there are plenty of other items under the hood about air box height that are not water proof. Alternator, batteries, fuses, ECM, etc.

For me personally, I really see little to no benefit other than making ones’s wallet or purse lighter. Just my thoughts, I’m sure others will offer theirs.
 

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What I'd like to know is if they're going to make `em for the diesel. Hmmmmm?
 

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I love the look of the rugged ridge snorkel. Mine is custom painted and looks cool. You also can hear the engine better. Downside is the plastic under the hood doesn’t always keep shape and is not water tight in some places. The cost is also ridiculous for quality and what you get. I got my snorkel for over 1/2 off because of a pricing mistake on a well known website. Almost ordered two but I knew it was a mistake and didn’t want to get greedy.
IMO if you want to over pay to look cool go for it. But if you want a snorkel to get wet it’s a gamble with it without a snorkel. I also would have other concerns when “Going down in the deep” with the Jeep. I’ve crossed ‘1-‘1.5 ft of water and that’s good enough for me.
 
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