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Old January 21st, 2010, 07:45 PM
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Made Snorkels

I just made some snorkels for the little RZR after spending much time reviewing what you had all done. I have gone with Crow belts and the bar behind the seat. Since I did not want to cut the body panels, I went through the holes left by the stock seat belts after I removed them.

Here are the pics

1. Fabricating them with PVC pipe



2. Passenger Side Fabrication



3. Drivers side Fabrication



4. Passenger side pre paint



Drivers side pre paint



Front view pre paint



Drivers side painted



Passenger side painted



Front view painted



Rear view painted



You will see in the rear view I have the Vent Racing intake along with the new belt support bar. Instead of using both bolts on each side for the support bar, I only used one each side, but angled the bar slightly forward before tightening it up. The Vent Racing intake fits perfect now, no touching the bar and no holes drilled in any of the body. I also made the final verticals slightly shorter before painting.

Next will be the front bumper bar, skid plates and exhaust...whew.
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Old January 21st, 2010, 08:55 PM
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Good work
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 03:09 PM
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Re: Made Snorkels

What size of PVC?
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 03:19 PM
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Re: Made Snorkels

what is that backend on it??
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 03:51 PM
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Re: Made Snorkels

I used 1.25" PVC tubing.

If you are referring to the "backend" as the top of the two snorkels, those are two 90 degree pieces. One of them is the type with the end that fits directly into the other. I had no PVC pipe between them.
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 06:42 PM
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Re: Made Snorkels

so what does snorkeling the 170 do ? does it mean you can go into deep water and not mess or stall the motor up?
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Old February 3rd, 2010, 01:35 PM
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Re: Made Snorkels

those snorkels are for the CVT. this keep mud & water out of the belt dirve causing problems.
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Old February 8th, 2010, 09:12 PM
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Re: Made Snorkels

Do you think you need to have the pvc extend that high above the rear bar ? I have snorkled the pipes behind my rear seats through the location of the old seat belts. I am thinking of leaving the relocation of the cvt behind the seats. Any opinion on not extending them up in the air. I felt just getting them out from behind the rear tires was good. Thanks for any help .
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Old February 9th, 2010, 06:07 AM
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As long as you are not restricting the intake and exhaust on the snorkel they can be shorter. Mine were that long because my son liked the look.
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Re: Made Snorkels

This is a great post, thanks for the effort.

I followed your plans. Looks great and is clearly much improved over the stock solution.

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Re: Made Snorkels

Bringing back an older thread....

Rather than turning down the endpieces, could you leave it straight up and then cap it with a smaller K&N filter? Or would the filter restrict airflow too much?
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Re: Made Snorkels

Very cool my friend.. I used the stock black pipes & cut the tops extending from there.... BTW..HOW MANY effin screw/bolts does that little sucker have? SHeesh!! But good job!
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So I wonder about this on the 170. How does it run with this mod? How loud is it for the driver or passanger?

If going through deep water what happens when the engine cooler fan is in the water and mud?

I like your install just trying to figure out if this makes sense for me to do on ours. Great pics and job well done looks very clean.
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Re: Made Snorkels

Quote: Originally Posted by Redfish View Post
So I wonder about this on the 170. How does it run with this mod? How loud is it for the driver or passanger?

If going through deep water what happens when the engine cooler fan is in the water and mud?

I like your install just trying to figure out if this makes sense for me to do on ours. Great pics and job well done looks very clean.
You still have to remember the air intake is at the childs shoulder level.. I just wanted the kids to be able to get feet wet, maybe seats... You would also have to snorkel the center air intake but theres that cooling system on the lower engine that I just dont know enough about yet to let my son drown it.. I drew up the designs to make a fiberglass piece to hook to a pipe & snorkel it as well..But never got to it (yet)..This engine has more holes in it than swiss cheese, its crazy!
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Re: Made Snorkels

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Quote: Originally Posted by Redfish View Post
So I wonder about this on the 170. How does it run with this mod? How loud is it for the driver or passanger?

If going through deep water what happens when the engine cooler fan is in the water and mud?

I like your install just trying to figure out if this makes sense for me to do on ours. Great pics and job well done looks very clean.
You still have to remember the air intake is at the childs shoulder level.. I just wanted the kids to be able to get feet wet, maybe seats... You would also have to snorkel the center air intake but theres that cooling system on the lower engine that I just dont know enough about yet to let my son drown it.. I drew up the designs to make a fiberglass piece to hook to a pipe & snorkel it as well..But never got to it (yet)..This engine has more holes in it than swiss cheese, its crazy!

Exactly thats why I was asking. I took that engine cooler cover off the other day and removed half a hay field from it. Kinda a crazy setup. I plan to add the vent racing air intake just as the OP did but just not sure on the rest of it what to do. I know vent also makes a filter that goes on this part as well....guess that would at least keep all the grass out. But not sure if it would limit the cooling effect for the engine?
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