When setting up your 4x4 rig, one of the most powerful accessories for a four wheeling enthusiast is a snorkel.
Whether you’re on bitumen or heading offroad, a snorkel is the best way to get clean and fresh air to your engine.
At Midland 4WD Centre, we use and recommend Safari snorkels to raise the air intake on your vehicle to increase performance and wading depth.
What does a 4WD snorkel do?
Generally, the air intake system of your 4WD is located under the bonnet. A 4WD snorkel simply lifts the position of the air intake higher on the vehicle to allow for more clean, fresh air to enter the engine. This is extremely helpful when travelling in dusty conditions or when crossing rivers.
A 4×4 snorkel can also help to improve fuel efficiency, increase performance of your 4WD and increase wading depth (because it sits higher on the vehicle).
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Air that is usually taken into the engine from around the engine bay and outside is hot and often contains dirt, dust and other contaminants from the environment and road.
A snorkel’s main benefit is to allow for cool, clean air into the engine; cool clean air equals better and cleaner combustion, which means better performance overall.
Cleaner air means more power and increased performance when you need it most.
Increased wading depth
Water is one of the greatest weaknesses to an engine and the easiest way for water to get into the engine is through the air intake. Raising the intake above the height of most water crossings will help to ensure water doesn’t do damage to the engine.
However, it’s important to make sure the snorkel is fitted and installed properly by a professional, like the team at Midland 4WD Centre.
Why do I need a Safari Snorkel?
Safari Snorkels protect your 4WD engine from dust and water. They are a new design that allows 25-70 per cent more air than the stock air cleaner housing flows from the vehicle manufacturers, while providing a watertight raised air intake.
This ensures that if the vehicle owner wishes to increase their vehicle’s engine performance (utilising Engine Management, Exhausts, upgraded Intercoolers etc.), the Safari ARMAX™ Snorkel will provide the necessary airflow required. This is the only product of its type in the world.
Let Midland 4WD Centre help with your Safari snorkel
At Midland 4WD Centre, we stock the full range of Safari Snorkels for recreational 4×4 vehicles. If you need 4wd snorkel for your Ford, GM Isuzu, Jeep, Land Rover, Mazda, Mercedes, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Suzuki, Toyota or Volkswagen 4WD, we’ve got you covered.