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i need some ideas on a snorkle, i just recently copied a buddy's triangle atv snorkle from high lifter, but i wanted something a little more sleeker and nicer looking, if anyone has any ideas or pics i would greatly appreiciate it, thanks
 

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The first thing that pops in my mind is maybe a clear plexiglass snork. I have seen a lot of snorks but never a clear one. Until it got very dirty it would be cool to be able to see if you were indeed ingesting anything or not.

BTW, BadA$$ looking ride, please tell us more about your mods.
 

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thanks for the idea, i think that would look sweet , until like you say it get muddy, and that will happen riding the swamp like i do, and by the way good looking bike man, i wish i would have went with red plasic, the black is getting way to scratched up
 

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I have seen some plexiglass tubes somewhere that have an outer teflon skin. With that even if it got muddy it would either shed off immediately or certainly wipe off.

I have done some performance air filters in plexi tubes on cars before and they hold up better than you would think, even with the high underhood temps of a high performance boosted engine.
 

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clear pvc pipe is EXPINSIVE
 

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After checking again, the 1/8" thick wall 2" OD tubing is around $2 a foot, pretty cheap
 

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oh well last time i seen the price of sch 80 pvc pipe it was $70 for a 10 foot length of 2inch
 

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How about to the pod. I want a snorkel but want it to be stealth. If anyone has snorked to pod would you send me some pics.

I hope that I'm not stealing thread.....
 

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the clear fittings is what cost a bit when add a bunch of 90's
 

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QUOTE ("aastelly":sssn0big)
the clear fittings is what cost a bit when add a bunch of 90's
Wouldn't you really only need the top 90 to be clear? All the stuff under the plastic could stay black as it really isn't seen.
 

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Another suggestion for a custom snork would be to have a bellmouth on the end of it, this will dramaticaly increase airflow into the snork.

 

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You don't want too much air flow do you?
 

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QUOTE ("big_daddy_bigfoot":3p7m1mfi)
You don't want too much air flow do you?
The formula for more HP = more air plus more fuel.

A motor is just an air pump, the more effiecent you make it the more power you will have.
 

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I thought this too but when I had the idea to make a 4 inch inlet for my snorkle everyone told me it would get too much air.
 

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QUOTE ("big_daddy_bigfoot":gygapbja)
I thought this too but when I had the idea to make a 4 inch inlet for my snorkle everyone told me it would get too much air.
If you can adjust the carb (via adjustments, needle/clips/ jets) to compensate for the extra air then there is no such thing as too much. At some point you will get to the limit off the carb, but even if you removed the airbox and filter system you should be able to adjust the stock carb to compenate for the air it can ingest given it's throat size. Of course an ATV in the real world has to have the filter enclosed and a measure of water protection given the intended usage.

In reality an engine can only ingest a specific amount of atmospheric air given it's displacement/rpm and the easier you let it ingest that air the more power you will make (given proper matching fuel delivery). However "easier" doesn't always mean bigger, velocity of air flow and turbulance or lack of turbulance are also factors.

Of course forcing the air in is another story.. and a lot of fun!
 

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if you allow more air and more fuel, u will need the burn-off (exhaust) pipe to be bigger too to allow it to escape.

ie: HMF Utility

quads work the same way humans do.... what goes in, must come out. therefore. the more u eat, the more you.... the bigger ur mouth is the bigger ur butt has to be
 

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if you allow more air and more fuel, u will need the burn-off (exhaust) pipe to be bigger too to allow it to escape.
That is a Myth. Depending on the valve design (overlap etc.) you can actually get less horsepower from a larger exhaust. An engine needs a certain level of backpressure to keep the charge (air&Fuel) in the the combustion chamber. If you have too much overlap and too free flowing of an exhaust the air/fuel charge will be partially "sucked" thru and not used 100%
 
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