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G'day all. I'm looking at putting a snorkel on my 2007 jk petrol jeep. What do I need? I'm looking on ebay and see what looks to me like the same thing varying in price from $95 to $500. Any advice would be appreciated.

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There has been a lot of debate on here over the years about cheap snorkels. I think it all depends on what kind of driving you do. If you are constantly crossing water then spend the money on a good name unit.

If it's just the occasional water crossing once or twice a year the cheapy will do the job.

I paid $120 for mine off ebay and it's been a good investment as more often than not I need to cross a lagoon at my local beach. I've had water over the bonnet without an issue. Not that I want to do that too often.

As much as I would have liked a genuine AEV snorkel I couldn't justify paying $600.

The fit and finish isn't as good as an AEV unit but it does the job.

The 3.8 motor can tend to ping on lower RON fuel when hot and working hard and a snorkel will help with this as well.
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Cheers for the info mate. I've done the same. 👍

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I actually have the AEV (original version), on my 2008 3.8.

Pinging was the main reason I got it. It dropped the intake temp from 15+ over ambient to ~5 over and most of the uphill pinging (regardless of fuel type, it still did it on 98 in summer!) has gone.

I fitted mine & a copy for another person. The copy went on just as well, but the fit was not quite as good, but not an issue.
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Ended up with this one on it. Fits really well. Thanks for the advice.

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If you haven't done so already, go to a Clark Rubber store and get some U Channel rubber to put under the bonnet.

If you want to do the same you need:
U Channel 1.5mm Black. Part No. 15571

It's $6.25 a meter, and a meter is heaps.



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Cheers mate that's a great idea!

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