The Pros and Cons Of Snorkels on Trucks

Sure, a snorkel does make a pickup truck look far more aggressive, but besides the visual factor, is there any actual good to it?

The good

Makes the vehicle more efficient

It is definitely true that a snorkel (as its name implies) will make it possible (with some other engine modifications) for the truck to literally be able to get through deep water, though it may come as a surprise that this is not the only thing a snorkel helps with.

Because it raises the air input point to a higher level, the vehicle will be supplied with cleaner source of air, and that not only makes the inner parts last longer; this may even improve gas mileage or power.

This is a huge benefit if you want to hit a lot of off-road, particularly the dusty kind, considering that the stock air intake location is generally right in the wheel well.

The not-so-good

Truth be told, there are really no bad things i can tell you about snorkels.

And yes, some may not like the fact that you have to bore a big hole into the fender to install it, the upfront cost or blocked visibility angles, but other than that, there’s really nothing negative i can state about it.

I mean, the snorkel will pretty much improve your vehicle’s efficiency in any way you look at it, even if daily driving is what’s primarily on your mind.

In conclusion

If you are a serious off-roader, there is rarely a time when getting a snorkel on your pickup truck can be a bad idea, honestly.

Despite the fact that it will cost close to 500 dollars to buy one and get it installed, it is truly one of those mods which not only look great, but have a very good reason behind it.

With that being said, it’s probably best to not go for it if looks are what you strive for, though at the end of the day, it’s your truck and you can go anything you wish with it!

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