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 Adapting a Defender Snorkel to my 1991 Hiace

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nikalex
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Home City : Vancouver BC Canada
Model and year : 1991 Super Custom
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2" lift
30" x 9.50-15 BFG All Terrain tires
4 man Roof Top Tent
Registration date : 2016-04-15

PostSubject: Adapting a Defender Snorkel to my 1991 Hiace   Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:39 pm

Good Day.
I recently bought and adapted and installed a Landrover Defender RHD version snorkel kit to my Hiace.
Not because I plan to cross deep rivers or lakes although you never know.....
I wanted to move the source of intake air noise in the summer when the windows are down because I find it quite loud.
Plus it looks cool....and now I don't have to worry when I wash my van that excess water will get into the intake.

The cost was quite reasonable, (90 British Pounds / $110 USD / $150 CAD) to my door in Vancouver, Canada.
Bought it from Ebay.uk
The kit is high quality and complete. Made mostly of aluminum tubing and plate with powder coated steel mounting hardware. I made a 1/2" thick polypropylene spacer / adaptor plate and sealed everything up with gasket material.
All in all I am pleased with the outcome.

Pictures attached, sorry for the massive amount of photos in the link....it was in one folder.
Cheers,
Roman

Hyperlink to photos:

https://postimg.org/gallery/28g2esgva/
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Ace MM
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Home City : California USA
Model and year : 1990 Super Custom 4WD Diesel LH107
Registration date : 2016-10-12

PostSubject: Re: Adapting a Defender Snorkel to my 1991 Hiace   Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:47 am

Cool.
A stock snorkel would interfere with the rack. I moved mine accordingly.
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Hiace4wd
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Home City : Netherlands
Model and year : 1994 Toyota Hiace 4x4 DIY camper
Registration date : 2016-02-01

PostSubject: Re: Adapting a Defender Snorkel to my 1991 Hiace   Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:18 pm

I have the original snorkel. But it just adds noise instead of decreasing noise. I don't really see how yours could be more silent instead of more noisy.
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nikalex
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Number of posts : 22
Home City : Vancouver BC Canada
Model and year : 1991 Super Custom
3L diesel
Automatic
4WD
2" lift
30" x 9.50-15 BFG All Terrain tires
4 man Roof Top Tent
Registration date : 2016-04-15

PostSubject: Re: Adapting a Defender Snorkel to my 1991 Hiace   Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:39 pm

You are correct Hiace4WD, it is not any quieter.
It is about the same level of sound.
No worries though.
Cheers, Roman
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Model and year : 1994 Toyota Hiace 4x4 DIY camper
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PostSubject: Re: Adapting a Defender Snorkel to my 1991 Hiace   Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:48 pm

Well yours has a cyclone thing on top so thats a benefit.

We had that on our landcruiser and in desert area you could see thr sand buildup which you could empty.
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