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View Poll Results: Would you buy a Forester-Specific snorkel?
Yes, very interested. 28 37.33%
Yes, if under $300. 32 42.67%
Maybe, on the fence. 11 14.67%
No, not interested at all. 4 5.33%
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Old 14th May 2011, 02:22 PM
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If it will fit the SF I'm in
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If it will fit the SF I'm in
I'll probably have to make a separate backing mold for the SF Forester's as the fender design is different, but to the best of my knowledge, the SF and SG's share an almost identical windscreen angle, so only minor modifications will be needed for the SF once the initial prototype is done.
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I voted "Yes, if under $300."

The truth is, I wont be able to buy another Forester until I move back to the States next year. That probably doesn't qualify as "near future." Unless there are major delays in the prototyping phase and production setup, which I would not wish upon anyone.
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Just to show a little of the progress made........

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That looks good, im guessing thats not your snorkel design. Your working on the design from that one in the picture?

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That looks really good! Sorry, you'll have to count me out of the sale, as I've already got a snorkel fitted. Good luck with it. BTW I recommend a snorkel to anyone who likes to take their car on dirt, or through creeks, as the car breathes cleaner air when through a snorkel, due to the dust not being as thick up there, as it is in the engine bay. It also helps with piece of mind.

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That looks good, im guessing thats not your snorkel design. Your working on the design from that one in the picture?

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I'm actually working off a snorkel that I bought, and ripping that one apart. Mainly, I'm using it for the actual curved bits (the horizontal and vertical shafts), but the backsides are being custom fabbed, as well as the junctions and other bits. In other words, I'm pretty much building off this snorkels foundation. (it's currently in 4 pieces, and even they're all cut up). As I type, I'm waiting for a few bits to finish curing so I can start molding the main bend, and that I have to do out of clay.

It'll be sick though, in having fun and getting excited.
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Hey Josh if you decide to start selling or producing these snorkels will the snorkel head be included in the price and package of buy it. Or just the body.
Also I have abit of a dumb question; how to they actually fix to your car? What screwed or glued?

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Looking good Blue Fox

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Hey Josh if you decide to start selling or producing these snorkels will the snorkel head be included in the price and package of buy it. Or just the body.
Also I have abit of a dumb question; how to they actually fix to your car? What screwed or glued?

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My kit will have the top as well, that I'll be making myself too (a replica of it anyway). I'll probably order the front grille and include it with the package, but it will be a "full" kit, with the exception of finding a way to connect it to the airbox, that will be the installers responsibility as some people want it completely water tight, others just want a tube that goes in. If I figure out a cheap way to do it without raising the price of the whole kit, then I'll include it, but we'll see.

As for mounting, the base is most likely going to be screwed in to the fender as well for added support. Since it is going to sit flush, I was thinking about using 3M Automotive Adhesive Tape, as that stuff doesn't let for for anything, but since you have to drill a 3"+ hole into your fender anyway, what's a couple extra ones, right?

The snorkel I bought to cut up used wing-nuts that were imbedded into the fiberglass as the attachment method, but I would probably end up putting the actual bolt itself on the snorkel back, just got to figure out a way to do that.

Also, I'm also thinking about making it a short-style snorkel, meaning, I might not need to have such a long lower extension on the fender if I can route all of that internally. But we'll see. I managed to get my fender and A-Arm molded yesterday, and can now be installed to the back of the snorkel for the flush fit, then it's a matter of joining the two bits together and making sure everything looks good. I called today off because my back was killing me, but maybe after a bit of rest, I can work on it some more today. I'm also off tomorrow, and hope to get a LOT of progress done on it.
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