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Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Northern Saskatchewan
Re: Snorkel kit for RzR 800
Good call on snorkeling your rzr if you have any intentions of going near the water. I did my '11 S right after the warranty expired almost 5000 km ago (I have over 5600 km total I think) with no major troubles, no power loss and I am running the second belt. There is lots of info here about what to do to make your rig waterproof. My snorkels are just above the bar behind my head and I'm good for about 4' of water. If you are going really deep go up to the top of the roof for sure. Put Dielectric grease in all plugs, spark plug leads etc. to keep your electrics happy. Relocate all your vent lines and if you do snorkel your rig, plan to put heat shields above and in front of your engine (right side, above your gas tank) and heat tape inside your right fender to protect your plastic from melting as your CVT exhaust no longer keeps air moving around your engine. Relocate your fan relay, plug the little breather hole in the back of your speedo, replace the crank case breather hose (the one with the slit in it that goes to your air-box). While your bed is off to install the heat shields, pull your starter and silicone the end caps and grease the o-rings too. I seal my air-box and clutch cover with grease and have never had a leak. Note: every ride where I go through water (I am in NO WAY as hardcore as lots of guys are but I do go steering wheel deep a half dozenish times a year) I plug my intake snorkel with my hand, stalling the engine and it'll keep suction against my hand indefinitely. Some hard core guys even vent their antifreeze overflow bottle (I haven't).
With proper preventative maintenance, it is actually pretty easy to make these things run happily under water. Have fun!