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Posted 06 September 2007 - 08:25 PM

I just installed my new Volant Air Box and Snorkel on my 03 TJ, It took a little more than what the instructions said (Yes I did read the instructions) but I'm finally done. Here is a little write up.

First I taped the template to the jeep (Remember to measure twice and cut once) so I could drill the pilot holes for the 3" main and the 3/8" bolt.
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Here is the part that nobody is ready for, :2thumup: just do it. If you think about it you'll stop.
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After I cut the holes I painted the edge of the metal with touch up paint, I guess to keep the rust away.
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Then I realize that the inside pipe would not align perfectly with the hole because of the metal behind the hole.
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Another thing they don't tell you that you have to do is remove the battery tray because is the only way you can actually make sure the hose is around the pipe.
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After cutting some metal and moving things around I got everything to line up, so I tide everything up and check the system.
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The only problem that took me sometime to fix it was the Air box hitting the alternator bolt. I cut the bolt and cover the nut with a rubber cap and then I relocate the air box away from the alternator. I might have to get creative and make a bracket for the alternator so it looks original.
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Just for the record, I like the system but I think the ARB or any other snorkel that works with the oem box is more than enought.


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Posted 06 September 2007 - 08:36 PM

Looks good are you going out with us on Saturday? ALUMINUM IS FOR BIG BOYS
PLASTIC IS FOR BABY TOYS :) :2thumup: Only joking :strong2:
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Posted 06 September 2007 - 08:42 PM

:2thumup: OUCH!!
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Posted 06 September 2007 - 08:54 PM

View Posttalljeepv-8, on Sep 6 2007, 09:25 PM, said:

I just installed my new Volant Air Box and Snorkel on my 03 TJ, It took a little more than what the instructions said (Yes I did read the instructions) but I'm finally done. Here is a little write up.

Just for the record, I like the system but I think the ARB or any other snorkel that works with the oem box is more than enought.
Gustavo

Does the door open with no issues? I see that is really close to the upper hinge.
Can you still take the doors off easily if you wanted to?
One last question, Does it also bolts to the windshield frame?
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Posted 06 September 2007 - 08:57 PM

talljeepv-8
looks great and a good install :) see you at tower shops and want to see it up close :strong2:

seal it up i will put my hand over your snorkel :2thumup: see how your minds think :king1:

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 10:08 PM

Nice job. Did U have to use the hole saw from the inside out under the battery tray to get the hose together or............
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Posted 07 September 2007 - 07:07 AM

View PostJeepNWilly, on Sep 6 2007, 09:54 PM, said:

Does the door open with no issues? I see that is really close to the upper hinge.
Can you still take the doors off easily if you wanted to?
One last question, Does it also bolts to the windshield frame?


No issues with the door, I didn't try to take it off but I don't think it would be a problem, there's a bracket that attaches to the hinge and then bolt on to the snorkel.

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Just like it shows on the picture I cut from the outside and then cut the little metal strip behind the hole.

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 07:53 AM

talljeepv-8 cool hope to see you on the trail soon! :innocent:
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Posted 07 September 2007 - 08:29 PM

View Postmrsig, on Sep 7 2007, 08:53 AM, said:

talljeepv-8 cool hope to see you on the trail soon! :alien:



After seeing your snorkel I have to agree with you "ALUMINUM IS FOR BIG BOYS
PLASTIC IS FOR BABY TOYS" :banghead:

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 09:33 PM

View Posttalljeepv-8, on Sep 7 2007, 09:29 PM, said:

After seeing your snorkel I have to agree with you "ALUMINUM IS FOR BIG BOYS
PLASTIC IS FOR BABY TOYS" :banghead:

Thanks talk to you soon! For the rest of you guys this is what mine looks like :alien:
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