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Old 02-18-2021, 09:18 PM #46
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This was going to be my approach as well but I chickened out. I felt fine about drilling the massive fender hole but between the air bag and virtually zero chance of reversing the A-pillar holes, I wanted to explore other options.

I read about several Tacoma guys using double sided 3M vehicle adhesive for the A pillar. I'm trialing this right now and so far after a few hundred miles it's working okay. I've been watching the snorkel frequently and haven't noticed any movement at freeway speeds.

I'm not sure I can personally recommend it (yet) but others have tried it and seems to be working just fine. With the number of fasteners holding the snorkel on, I don't think it'll fly off. Worst case I'm imagining is it'll loosen/rattle and I'll have to take the fender liner off again to tighten the hardware.
This method will likely hold up pretty well. The 3M mounting tape is pretty robust stuff if the surfaces are prepped right. The number of studs/nuts holding the snorkel to the fender alone is really more than enough to keep the entire thing in place. Even if your double sided tape fails, it shouldn't result in any catastrophic problem. And if it does fail, it's easy and cheap enough to replace. Even if you had to do it every few years, it wouldn't be a big deal.

One train of thought with the riv-nuts was that if the snorkel ever leaves the vehicle for some reason, the holes will just be filled by the stainless cap screws that are in them now, and if I wanted to, I could mount something else there. No idea what, but the option would exist.
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I know a lot of forum guys have bought the snorkel from my site these past few months. Any more install photos to share??
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I know a lot of forum guys have bought the snorkel from my site these past few months. Any more install photos to share??
Itís still cold in Chicago (36į and snow today), so I probably wonít install mine until mid-June. Iíd do it earlier, but I might be out of town end of May/early June. (ďSummerĒ starts here 6/1, and I donít have a warm garage to work in.)

Iíll try to remember to take helpful/useful pics of my install.
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I know a lot of forum guys have bought the snorkel from my site these past few months. Any more install photos to share??
+1 I wanna see some install and fitment photos, plus overall impressions of the product.
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+1 I wanna see some install and fitment photos, plus overall impressions of the product.
The instruction sheet has some pretty good install photos to show what's involved as you go too.
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Mine is waiting for the last salt of the year before I install. I wash my truck several times a week at the drive through car wash, which I won't be able to do with the Snorkel installed.

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+1 I wanna see some install and fitment photos, plus overall impressions of the product.

In retrospect I should have taken pictures during the installation, but I didn't take a single one.

Overall, I'd say fitment and assembly quality is about as good as you could possibly hope for.

Once all the nuts are tightened, the body of snorkel conforms and fits to the fender and flare nice and tight. There are no weird gaps or anything. It looks about as close to "factory/OEM" as it could be.

The alignment between the snorkel, the rubber elbow and the airbox inlet, looked at first like it was going to be trouble to make work, but at final assembly it all slid together just fine. I didn't have to "fight" with any of those parts to get them put together. If you make all your holes and openings to match the provided template, you'll be good to go. Simple as that.

As I mentioned in my earlier post, the most difficult part for me was getting my arm up inside the back part of the fender to get all those nuts started and tightened. And also getting up in the fender with a tool to tighten the hose clamps. BUT I made the whole job harder on myself doing the install with the truck on the ground and most of the fender liner still attached. If you jack the front end up or put it on a lift, and take the wheel/tire off, those steps of the install will be MUCH easier.

Before the snorkel my IAT's were typically ambient +15 to 20 degrees or more depending on how fast I was moving, or not moving at all. Now they're ambient +3 degrees if I'm moving any faster than 35-40 mph, and ambient +15 or so at a dead stop. Pretty significant improvement there.
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In retrospect I should have taken pictures during the installation, but I didn't take a single one.

Overall, I'd say fitment and assembly quality is about as good as you could possibly hope for.

Once all the nuts are tightened, the body of snorkel conforms and fits to the fender and flare nice and tight. There are no weird gaps or anything. It looks about as close to "factory/OEM" as it could be.

The alignment between the snorkel, the rubber elbow and the airbox inlet, looked at first like it was going to be trouble to make work, but at final assembly it all slid together just fine. I didn't have to "fight" with any of those parts to get them put together. If you make all your holes and openings to match the provided template, you'll be good to go. Simple as that.

As I mentioned in my earlier post, the most difficult part for me was getting my arm up inside the back part of the fender to get all those nuts started and tightened. And also getting up in the fender with a tool to tighten the hose clamps. BUT I made the whole job harder on myself doing the install with the truck on the ground and most of the fender liner still attached. If you jack the front end up or put it on a lift, and take the wheel/tire off, those steps of the install will be MUCH easier.

Before the snorkel my IAT's were typically ambient +15 to 20 degrees or more depending on how fast I was moving, or not moving at all. Now they're ambient +3 degrees if I'm moving any faster than 35-40 mph, and ambient +15 or so at a dead stop. Pretty significant improvement there.
That's really good info. Thanks for sharing.

Also interesting about the IAT's as well!!
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I'll throw up some pictures of the install i did today.
Took longer than i thought. But, it was due to not having the correct tools.



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