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Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 7:09 pm 
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Hey guys, about to pick up a snorkel off an au xr8 thats getting wrecked. Having a look at it, it doesn't have the T on it. Is this an xr6 snorkel, and is it better than my ef snorkel?

Worth the upgrade?

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 Post subject: Re: Snorkels
Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 8:14 pm 
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Don't bother with that snorkel mate, that's pretty much a normal AU snorkel, not the proper Tickford snorkel which is larger. Not all AU XR8's got the larger snorkel from factory.

The AU tickford snorkel is is a worthwhile upgrade, has a much larger opening and the throat leading into the airbox is a lot wider. The BA/BF XR6 turbo/V8 snorkel is pretty much the replacement for the tickford snorkel now, exactly the same but without the Tickford wings.

This shows how much larger the AU tickford or B-series XR6T/V8 snorkel is, in comparison to the standard AU/BA/BF ones.
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See if you can find a snorkel off a BA/BF XR6T or V8. It's a bit hard to come across the tickford snorkels nowadays, took me an age to finally track one down. The other option would be to find an EF/EL XR6 intake snorkel, they are much larger than standard as well and will fit right in without any modding.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Snorkels
Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 8:36 pm 
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Thanks mate, I have an ef2 ghia and that intake looks larger than mine. Ah well I was hoping they just forgot to stamp the T onto it haha.

Yea I saw your wtb ad for the au snorkel, then saw in your sig you got one, so I was gonna PM and see where you picked yours up from. Ford are asking $140 for an xr6t snorkel...I'm sure I'll find a better deal (obviously won't find a worse one...)
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 Post subject: Re: Snorkels
Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 8:49 pm 
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Yea I saw your wtb ad for the au snorkel, then saw in your sig you got one, so I was gonna PM and see where you picked yours up from.

Must have me confused with someone else there mate, I don't think I've ever put up a WTB thread on here before lol.

Yeah, don't bother trying to get one through Ford NZ lol. Much cheaper to go through wreckers or possibly look out for people selling after upgrading etc. My first XR6T snorkel was bought from Darren at FTG Auto Salvage in Aussie, cost me $85NZ including postage to my door which I thought was awesome - they were listing these on Trade Me a long time ago but seems they haven't done so for a while now. Next one I picked up on Trade Me for $35, but 2nd hand so you'll definitely get it much cheaper if you wait it out. I'll keep my eyes posted and let ya know if anything pop's up :wink:

 

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 Post subject: Re: Snorkels
Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 8:52 pm 
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Thanks bud, theres an xr6t snorkel + airbox + highflow filter with buynow $180 on TM (shhhh, I don't want to have to hit buy now :lol: ) But not really keen for the whole lot at that price.

And you are right, I got confused with efxr6wagon.
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 Post subject: Re: Snorkels
Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 11:09 am 
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Is a BF XR6T snorkel supposed to fit in an EL? I got one for free, it hits the thermofans though. However I test fitted a BA XR6T snorkel and it fits fine.
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Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 12:02 pm 
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It will fit EF/EL with a bit of modding. With my EF I've found that both the AU tickford snorkel and the BA/BF snorkels would not go in without fouling. The thermofan shroud needed to be cut back to clear the lower part of the snorkel that leads into the airbox, also had to drill 2 new holes in the radiator support panel further back as it just wouldn't sit right mounted up where the factory holes are drilled.

I guess there is always the possibility of the snorkel's mould varying in shape for whatever reason, could be why your BA one fits and the BF doesn't. AFAIK, they are both exactly the same part number. 'PapaSmurf' would be able to confirm this :wink:

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:37 am 
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AU/BA/BF use the same sort of Air Inlet, the BA/BF Turbo is EXACTLY the same CFM as the OVERLY expensive Tickford wings one sans the wings. Part Number BA 9A624 A $45.70 AUS for it. :)
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Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:15 pm 
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wow, that looks like the cheapest option for me so far, cheers Smurf!
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Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:02 pm 
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Hey kiwief,

Expect an NZ Ford dealer to charge 2-3 times what an Aussie dealer charges. :shock: They don't want you to maintain your car; they want you to buy a new one. It's usually much cheaper to buy off ebay in Oz and pay the freight. Australian Ford dealers are prohibited from selling parts to NZ customers; I wonder why. :evil:

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:17 pm 
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efxr6wagon wrote:
Australian Ford dealers are prohibited from selling parts to NZ customers; I wonder why. :evil:

We sell to people in NZ now and then. :roll:
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 Post subject: Re: Snorkels
Posted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:22 am 
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Is the ba xr8/6t bigger than the standart ba xt snorkel? All i really read is about el and au falcons

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Posted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:29 pm 
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I called ultimate motor group in Tauranga to get a quote on the xr6t snorkel. $120NZD + gst due to ford NZ needing to make a profit..As much as I am loyal to Ford I can understand where the whole fraud thing comes from. I always try to get my parts off ford if I can but ford NZ are always at least twice the price of what i eventually end up paying.
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