L300 snorkel interest?

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L300 snorkel interest?

Postby Pajero » Wed Dec 14, 2016 12:10 pm

I'm wanting to find a snorkel for my l300 and was wondering if anyone else would be interested? Possible group buy like what has been done before?

Also can anyone tell me how much higher the top of the snorkel is abocve the top of the van? Curious if it will still fit in my garage with one, as it just fits now.


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Postby tomaboyd » Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:19 am

I would be interested if something comes together.

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Postby philmeup1 » Mon Dec 19, 2016 8:12 pm

Hey guys,
I've been looking into a snorkel for my van for a few years now. There seems to be two types offered for the L300's. One is a black tubular type that sticks out a little higher than the roof line. The other one mounts nearly flush to the side of the van and stops just below the rain gutter. This one looks much more like a factory snorkel but is very expensive$$$. You can find these things on Australian and UK Delica Parts suppliers websites. I'd still like to purchase one if the price was reasonable. So far that's not been the case. Maybe if like 100 of us decide to make a group purchase 8-)

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Postby lrp374 » Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:24 pm

I think these guys have a variety but I don't see costs. I guess they need a quantity to provide a price.
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Postby Pajero » Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:14 am

Yeah I think if we get 5 people or so we should save alot on shipping ill try and send them a email and see what they say.


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Postby Killbert » Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:15 pm

Behold, a FTS 4x4 Snorkel. Fits great. This company is great. I have many products from them on mine.
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Postby Pajero » Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:41 am

Killbert wrote:Behold, a FTS 4x4 Snorkel. Fits great. This company is great. I have many products from them on mine.


Hey can tou tell me how much higher the top of your snorkel is over the top of the van? Looks good btw ☺.

Did you just order the one through them?

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Postby tomaboyd » Fri Dec 23, 2016 9:14 am

I believe Rising Sun is bringing in a shipment of FTS ones in the Spring. I want to say he is charging $380 CA and taking deposits now.

I will also add that I have done business with FTS. I ordered a set of their skid plates. Great product and a definite upgrade from the basic "rock guards" that came with the vehicle.

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Postby Killbert » Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:47 pm

The snorkel is about 4 inches above the roof. However if the clearances an issue you can merely leave the worm clamp loose enough to pull the snorkel intake off when you need to put the vehicle inside. Mine is loose enough so that I can spin the snorkel around when it rains in order to keep the water out .

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Postby Stella87 » Sun Dec 25, 2016 11:04 am

I am seriously interested. I sent out a few emails to a few different companies but besides www.jimnybits.co.uk, they were looking for group buys and www.jimnybits.co.uk was overpriced. not to mention a 4-6 week delay coming into US. So count me in and let me know what I have to do. Ill also get in touch with risingsun and see if there is room on that list.
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Postby Killbert » Thu Dec 29, 2016 5:56 am

Stella87 wrote:I am seriously interested. I sent out a few emails to a few different companies but besides http://www.jimnybits.co.uk, they were looking for group buys and http://www.jimnybits.co.uk was overpriced. not to mention a 4-6 week delay coming into US. So count me in and let me know what I have to do. Ill also get in touch with risingsun and see if there is room on that list.


I'd shoot FTS an email and request a quote. They ship it via air so it comes right to your door. They're great to deal with. I recommend the riser spacers for the front and the rear revolver shackle kit!

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Postby sk66 » Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:25 am

I ordered the snorkel and skid plates from FTS with surface shipping (very slow). Total just under $500 US. With air shipping the quote was just under $700
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Postby frostyfriday » Sat Dec 31, 2016 12:31 pm

Guys, other than fyording through 6 feet deep water, what is the use of a snorkel?
I have always wondered, because I have designed automotive controllers and gauges and I can tell you that the spec for a military vehicle that can be submerged and those for a Mitsubishi Delica are quite different. Submerging a Delica is just asking for trouble...

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Postby Furi » Mon Jan 02, 2017 1:51 am

frostyfriday wrote:Guys, other than fyording through 6 feet deep water, what is the use of a snorkel?
I have always wondered, because I have designed automotive controllers and gauges and I can tell you that the spec for a military vehicle that can be submerged and those for a Mitsubishi Delica are quite different. Submerging a Delica is just asking for trouble...


So I wondered about that. How deep of a water can a standard L300 with no mods ride through? And what would the depth be with differential breathers added on but no snorkel?

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Postby Killbert » Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:12 am

Furi wrote:
frostyfriday wrote:Guys, other than fyording through 6 feet deep water, what is the use of a snorkel?
I have always wondered, because I have designed automotive controllers and gauges and I can tell you that the spec for a military vehicle that can be submerged and those for a Mitsubishi Delica are quite different. Submerging a Delica is just asking for trouble...


So I wondered about that. How deep of a water can a standard L300 with no mods ride through? And what would the depth be with differential breathers added on but no snorkel?

Well it's more or less what you're willing to destroy. With a snorkel you could enter much deeper water but at the expense of water potentially soaking the rear ac unit, alternator, water entering the differentials via the vent... it'll go deeper than without one for sure once or twice... but then you'll quickly find the weak points. Rule of thumb for me when I off road is to never go deeper than 3/4 of my Tire.

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