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 Post subject: Best air snorkel?
Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2006 11:00 am 
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Hi all,

Im wanting to upgrade the air intake snorkel on my fairmont. I had thought of an EL XR8/GT or AU XR8 snorkel? Does anyone know what the best solution would be?

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Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2006 11:07 am 
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EL XR8/GT is fine, no modifications to the snorkel.

AU xr8 is a tad bigger i think, but u will have to drill some more holes and slightlybend the snorkel pipe a touch.

IMO EL XR/GT is the right one.

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2006 11:30 am 
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Thanks :)
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Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2006 2:42 pm 
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yeh the au one fouls on the power steering pump..

iirc..

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2006 11:27 pm 
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Are EL XR/GT snorkels easy to get a hold of and roughly how much will I be looking at?

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Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 12:30 am 
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Pat5L wrote:
Are EL XR/GT snorkels easy to get a hold of and roughly how much will I be looking at?


Yeah just order them through your local ford spare parts, they are $30-40ea.
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Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 9:26 am 
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Thanks EDXR8, I'll be sure to order one of these soon 8-)
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Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 11:49 am 
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they are $18 at city ford..

just get the tickford snorkle and a K&n pannel filter

take my advice, dont bother with a pod, draws in to much hot air..

sup edxr8, havnt been here for ages.
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Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 7:53 pm 
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Yeah I wasn't going to go the pod filter, but a good K&N panel.

Is the Tickford snorkel just as wide etc?

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Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2006 4:11 pm 
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heres a pic of how big it is

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with the knN pannel n tickford snorkle u should get a 1-4kw gain.. with a pod n poperly sealed (next to impossible for the average joe) should get around 10-15...

dont bother with pod, the factory box is MASSIVE compared to like 200sx, skylines etc.... just get a hi flow pannel n maintain it every service.. save ur money for exaust etc.
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Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2006 7:59 pm 
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Thanks mate, photos help alot.

The tickford one that you have looks adequate enough.

I'll do this intake mod first as it is relatively cheap, then off to the exhaust shop :)
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Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2006 10:36 pm 
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yeh and see that long pipe i have.. i was gonna cut a hole in the bottom or lower front of the air box, and direct cold air from the front bar stight into the box, but on my 'lane, i got no space...

dunno about ur car though
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Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 8:02 pm 
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what is the part number for the tickford snorkel
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Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 9:22 pm 
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just ask for a AUIII XR8 "tickford" snorkle.. its rapped in a clear platic bag so u can see if its the right one..

the non tickford is exactly the same but duznt have the tickford logo..
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Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 9:32 pm 
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You can fit the AU 3 XR snorkel easy as mentioned before drill new holes in the snorkel & turn the snorkel so it wont hit the power steering pump as the snorkel is in my 5.0L & YOBBOFORDZ old 5.0L o0r use a heat gun on it to melt & bend it.

 

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