Mitsubishi Triton Snorkel Kit 2006 - 2012
If its water crossings or just a cleaner smoother engine you want then this is for you
This is a full snorkel kit ready to install including all fasteners, fittings, template and easy to install instructions
This kit does come with the replacement overflow bottle, fasteners and plumbing required for the install
If you have basic DIY skills this will be an easy install to your Triton
A snorkel is designed to do a few things but the two main points:
- It will take your air intake from your inner guard near your engine bay to up high near the top of your windscreen
- It will give you protection with cleaner air but also prevent the lessen the water ingress into the engine
Made from LLDPE designed to withstand the harsh Australian environment so it will take the hard knocks.
Why buy a snorkel kit from us here at JuleLife4x4? We install our snorkels and have them on our personal and family vehicles.
Here are some more quick hints oh how a snorkel is beneficial
Cleaner Air - Less Dust
Dust and sand particles are heavier than air. At your roof level you will find less dust in the air than at engine level and under the bonnet. The snorkel draws air from roof level. If you look under the bonnet after a couple of kilometers of driving in dust you will find a lot of dust in the engine bay. With a snorkel the cleaner air taken from above will help extend air filter effectiveness inevitably reducing wear of vital components and leading to extended engine life and reliability.
Taking in cleaner and cooler air is certainly the biggest advantage of having a snorkel on your 4x4
Easier and Safer Water Crossings
While crossing deep water you do not want your engine to stall or to suck up water because it can cause a lot of damage to the engine when inhaled. If a snorkel has been fitted correctly your vehicle (if a diesel) it should theoretically be able to cross water as deep as almost the roof height of the vehicle. What makes it practically not possible is that your fan will be wrecked if the engine runs under water and if you have a petrol vehicle the electronics will get wet and the engine will die.
But the important fact remains that you can do deep water crossings without getting water into the engine.
There is a general misconception that snorkels are only for diesel vehicles. It is true that your petrol 4x4 might not make it through very deep water because the electronics will get wet, but if you have a snorkel fitted it will at least not suck water up during the time the engine is still running. This can prevent thousands of dollars worth of damage to your vehicle's engine
The temperature under the bonnet is much higher than you think. With some vehicles the under-bonnet temperatures can get up to 300 degrees Celsius. This is where most stock engine source their air from. Without a snorkel installed your air intake will suck in hot air taken straight from the engine bay.
This will have a negative on the performance and reliability of you 4x4 .The snorkels sucks the air from roof level where it is much cooler, cleaner and fresher
Snorkel Head Air Effect
As a vehicle travels, air is forced into the snorkel head. You will get high pressure air entering the engine (known as ram air effect). During the intake phase the valves are open for a short period of time. With the high pressure air from your snorkel, more air can be forced into the combustion chamber than when the engine has to suck up all the air. This can increase your performance at higher speeds and will have a positive effect on fuel economy. You will not note the difference on low speeds. You will spot the difference when overtaking on the highway
The Cool Factor
Overall 4x4’s are about off-road and looking tuff. This will certainly make you get the tough look. Imagine knowing your engine air intake is getting clean crisp air supplied. That will make you feel more relaxed over the long hauls knowing that your engine will perform
We hope that this has provided some points in why you should seriously think about investing in this snorkel kit
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