Airflow snorkel install - 06 Dodge Power Wagon

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Airflow snorkel install - 06 Dodge Power Wagon

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Post by Crismateski » Sun Jan 01, 2012 4:46 pm

I got an airflow snorkel for Christmas, and installed it on Friday. I was rather nervous about doing the install. Looking at the instructions it did not look to difficult, but the idea of drilling a 4" hole in the fender really made me nervous. Well, it all went well, and the hardest part was pulling the trigger on the drill. It took me a little over 4.5 hours to do, but now that I have done it I think it could go much faster. I just took my time and made sure I had it right.

This is the template cut out and laying on my living room floor
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One last shot with the fender and stock intake still intact
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Template taped to the fender
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Drilling the 1/4" pilot holes, 6 in all
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This is where it got a pit scary
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It came out pretty good, I did have to file it a bit to clean it up, but the instructions said I would need to
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All of the holes except for the A-pillar drilled
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a quick test fit, the instructions tell you to open up the top two holes larger, I tried to get away with leaving them smaller, but it bound up a bit and did not sit flat.
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fitting the airbox with the new fitting and hose. I did not assemble it the way the instructions said. The instructions tell you to put the fitting on the box, put it in place, put the snorkel on, put the elbow on the snorkel and then try to fit the flex hose between the two. What I did was take the bracket that holds the air box off and put the fitting and hose on the airbox. With the bracket off I was able to put the airbox, fitting and hose in place all in one piece, bend the hose down through the wheel well, put on the elbow fitting, then slip the bracket up through the wheel well and bolt it all down. I then put the snorkel on and snapped the elbow into place on the bottom of the snorkel
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the rest are a few shots of it finished

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btw, I know the truck is dirty, and scratched, but I think that is how a power wagon is meant to be.
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Re: Airflow snorkel install - 06 Dodge Power Wagon

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Post by DaveK » Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:55 pm

Cris:

Very nice work.

Was that a snorkel made specifically for the Dodge?
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Post by Crismateski » Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:57 pm

It is specifically for the dodge, will work with the hemi or 5.9 diesel, but not the 6.7 diesel. and will work on 1500-3500, but you do need an additional adapter for the 1500
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Post by OLLIE » Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:05 pm

Great install Chris. You should also see some improvement in gas mileage with that install.
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Post by Crismateski » Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:08 am

I think the only thing that will help my gas mileage is a Tow Truck
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Re: Airflow snorkel install - 06 Dodge Power Wagon

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Post by DaveK » Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:26 am

Crismateski wrote:I think the only thing that will help my gas mileage is a Tow Truck

I know the feeling!
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