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Old August 1st, 2011, 01:58 PM
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Artic Thunder Snorkel Install 2011 RZR

I finally got my artic thunder kustoms snorkel kit installed on my rzr and I am very happy with the final outcome. I thought I would put up a few pics to show people how it turned out. I didnt take near enough pics but I have to say the install was very simple with only a few modifications other then what the instructions had given.

The only issue I ran into was with getting the lower snorkels to tuck into the groove in the underside of the box to get it to fit snug down onto the rear frame of the rzr. on my 2011 if its any different then the other years there are some flimsy little plastic ribs that narrow the channel where the lower snorkels sit up into. All I had to do was cut those off to widen the area where the lower snorkels are placed into and the rest of the install was a breeze. The instructions he gives you are fairly good and he will give you a list on the first page of what exact tools you will need to install the snorkel kit.

I ran into one other small issue that the fuel pump breather tube is actually a larger diameter then my diffs, trans and trans case breather tubes. the tubing he supplies you with works excellent for all other breathers but this one. All I did for that was grab some teflon tape and run it around the coupler that allows you to extend your vent lines until it was a snug fit.

At this time I was thinking of how I can assure everything else is sealed up as good as possible so I took apart all of my electrical connections and di-electric greased the connnections as well as took my clutch cover off and threw some marine grease around the seal to help out with getting a water tight seal. I also used marine grease on the snorkel o-ring off the air intake during modification of the riser and o-ring on the air filter cover. Took her out into some deep mud and dusty conditions and it seemed to work pretty good! I took the air filter cover off after the day of riding and the filter looked just as it did before I went riding.

Having a second person helping you with the install is a benefit too. I hope this helps out anyone a little more if they decide to install this kit as well as the other posts that people have on the artic thunder kit install.

I will add some comments that people have inputed below in response to this install. There is a vent line running from your Valve cover to the airbox. There is a slit in there from factory that will allow water to seep into the air box and possibly the engine. Sealing that up or changing out the hose entirely will ensure no water enters into somewhere it might cost a lot. Remember to seal the back of your clutch housing cover as water will weep in there and cause your belt to slip. If your planning on going really deep remember to snorkel the rad overflow tube as well. "If youre gonna run deep, I would put a barb fitting in rad overflow cap and snork it. When rad cools quick hitting deep water it makes a suction on the vent hole in the overflow and voila.... you will eat a water pump seal from dirt in system".


Anyone else feel free to add to what I have said and throw something at me if there is anything I may have done that is not quite on the money too!

Cheers. Cam.
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Old August 1st, 2011, 02:27 PM
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Re: Artic Thunder Snorkel Install 2011 RZR

Quote: Originally Posted by dsmracing1 View Post
The only issue I ran into was with getting the lower snorkels to tuck into the groove in the underside of the box to get it to fit snug down onto the rear frame of the rzr.

Cheers. Cam.
i had the same issue on an '08 - it tokk me two times to get the space i needed...
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Re: Artic Thunder Snorkel Install 2011 RZR

Ahh right on I wasnt sure if this was a new or old design with the box but that clears that up.
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Re: Artic Thunder Snorkel Install 2011 RZR

ONe important thing he leaves out is the crankcase vent line and to seal the back of the belt box
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Re: Artic Thunder Snorkel Install 2011 RZR

And if youre gonna run deep, I would put a barb fitting in rad overflow cap and snork it. When rad cools quick hitting deep water it makes a suction on the vent hole in the overflow and voila.... you will eat a water pump seal from dirt in system.
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ONe important thing he leaves out is the crankcase vent line and to seal the back of the belt box
YES, Definitely seal the back of the belt box. Learnt this the hard way going through a deep section of a river.
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And if youre gonna run deep, I would put a barb fitting in rad overflow cap and snork it. When rad cools quick hitting deep water it makes a suction on the vent hole in the overflow and voila.... you will eat a water pump seal from dirt in system.

Thanks for the tip! I will add that as well when I get a chance.
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Did you have to cut anything other than the bed ?
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Old September 25th, 2012, 11:36 AM
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Re: Artic Thunder Snorkel Install 2011 RZR

ours is on a Gen 2 2008, but no, just cut the bed for the vertical pipe stubs
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Cool, I like this kit and I think I may be able to make it work with a full cab in the winter. Any way that someone could take some more pictures of where it exits the bed, maybe some side shots also ?
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Cool, I like this kit and I think I may be able to make it work with a full cab in the winter. Any way that someone could take some more pictures of where it exits the bed, maybe some side shots also ?
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Thankyou , just ordered.
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Re: Artic Thunder Snorkel Install 2011 RZR

With this kit does the machine run rich now?
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Mine runs fine.
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Ok, & Thank you for the quick response.
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