We received a great question from one of our followers today.
For vehicles running snorkels how do you prevent snow from building up in the snorkel intake tube?
The ARB Safari snorkel has a detachable air ram that can be rotated to any position. This means great peace of mind for those who plan to travel in cold or high altitude conditions where heavy snow falls are anticipated. By rotating the air ram to face away from the prevailing wind/direction of motion, the air ram delivers additional protection from the choking effects of snow build-up inside the air intake. If you plan on driving your vehicle for more than short distances in heavy snow fall, this quick adjustment is highly recommended. Keeping the required screw/nut driver in your center console or under your driver seat will make this simple adjustment as easy as checking your tire pressure.
Another option is to run a Pre-Filter. A Pre-Filters cyclonic filtration removes most debris and dust, spinning the dirt out of the air much like a cyclonic vacuum cleaner. Pre-Filters are commonly used on heavy duty military and commercial applications worldwide. The Jeep AEV Pre-Filter assembly is manufactured by Sy-Klone International, and features a patented self-cleaning design.
If you are interested in purchasing a snorkel kit, or having one installed on your overland vehicle, feel free to contact us.