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Got my snorkel installed today! Thanks @VelossaTech for getting it shipped in time for my trip :)

Most surprising change is the sound! It makes a much bigger difference than the open ended filter alone. Car now growls and hisses off the line. Super easy install on 15/16 cars; just pull off the grille, pull off the shroud from the front, and loosen the top bumper cover in the engine bay. Welll, I pulled out the air box too for easier access to the bolts.

Took off my front plate. Luckily it was attached using screws, so no drilling out rivets required:
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Pull grille off:
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Pull shroud out the front:
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There's the inlet:
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Cut the shroud and test fit:
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Not quite in the right place, cut some more:
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Looks like on 15/16 cars, it needs to be where the red box is. Oops, all good though:
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For anyone curious about water getting in, I have good news and bad news. The bad news is if you take your car to the ol' touchless, water can indeed make its way into your airbox. The good news is (at least at the one I go to) it's only a trace amount. None I noticed on the filter. This is after a 15 minute drive home.

I'd suggest you check the first time after you go through your local wash just for peace of mind. Don't want that soapy water de-oiling your filter or blocking airflow :)

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For anyone curious about water getting in, I have good news and bad news. The bad news is if you take your car to the ol' touchless, water can indeed make its way into your airbox. The good news is (at least at the one I go to) it's only a trace amount. None I noticed on the filter. This is after a 15 minute drive home.

I'd suggest you check the first time after you go through your local wash just for peace of mind. Don't want that soapy water de-oiling your filter or blocking airflow :)

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I know this is an older thread, but I wonder how the snorkel fares in heavy and wet snow? We get slammed with snow in Upstate NY and it can block off my fog lights at times. I'm concerned it would block up the snorkel.
 

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I know this is an older thread, but I wonder how the snorkel fares in heavy and wet snow? We get slammed with snow in Upstate NY and it can block off my fog lights at times. I'm concerned it would block up the snorkel.
I will be fully upfront and say I don't deal with snow on the level of Upstate NY, however living in the midwest I deal with a lot of heavy rain, some snow, and some ice. I've never had my snorkel be "blocked" and during heavy heavy rain (only while driving obviously) does a very small amount come in, it's such a small amount it hasn't & shouldn't cause issues
 

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For anyone curious about water getting in, I have good news and bad news. The bad news is if you take your car to the ol' touchless, water can indeed make its way into your airbox. The good news is (at least at the one I go to) it's only a trace amount. None I noticed on the filter. This is after a 15 minute drive home.

I'd suggest you check the first time after you go through your local wash just for peace of mind. Don't want that soapy water de-oiling your filter or blocking airflow <img src="http://www.focusst.org/forum/images/smilies/smile.png" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />

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I know this is an older thread, but I wonder how the snorkel fares in heavy and wet snow? We get slammed with snow in Upstate NY and it can block off my fog lights at times. I'm concerned it would block up the snorkel.


I run an air RS lid during the winter since temperature is less of a concern. I plan on running a snorkel for the summer.
 

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Yeah. I'm just trying to find something that I can install and forget about. I DD my ST, so I need something that requires minimal downtime. Right now I have a Green filter with no cap on the end for the past... 8k miles maybe and it's all dried up right now. I'm going to likely go with AEM dryflow and was hoping I could get more air through the front snorkel.
 

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Yeah. I'm just trying to find something that I can install and forget about. I DD my ST, so I need something that requires minimal downtime. Right now I have a Green filter with no cap on the end for the past... 8k miles maybe and it's all dried up right now. I'm going to likely go with AEM dryflow and was hoping I could get more air through the front snorkel.

I am running the same setup right now green filter with open-end and an RS lid so basically no lid on the air box. Just buy it clean and reoil kit.
 
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