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corsair23
03-06-2008, 01:04 AM
Saw this on MUD

Official 80 Series Factory Snorkel Group-Buy Thread (http://forum.ih8mud.com/80-series-tech/208844-official-80-series-factory-snorkel-group-buy-thread.html)

As it sits right now the cost appears to be ~$131 US (some $3 bracket seems to be unavailable) plus whatever shipping turns out to be.

There seem to be a fair number of issues to overcome (overwhelming demand, shipping, customs, etc) that may end up causing this to go no where but who knows...

I threw my name in the ring for 2 of them but honestly I'm having a hard time with the look of it. And, installation appears to be way more involved than say the Safari snorkel due to having to relocate the antenna motor if you want to retain it.

Here is a recent OEM snorkel install thread (http://forum.ih8mud.com/80-series-tech/204886-factory-snorkel-arrived.html) which got this all started.


Anywho...if you are interested throw your name on the list :thumb:

FJBen
03-06-2008, 09:35 AM
tempting...just because of the nerdiness :D

Jenny Cruiser
03-07-2008, 06:08 PM
Interesting. :rolleyes:

corsair23
03-07-2008, 06:39 PM
The whole thing seems to have gained quite a bit of traction!

I'm still on the fence though. I REALLY don't like the look of the pre-cleaner or whatever you call that top piece and I'm not thrilled about either getting rid of or relocating the OEM antenna. Other than that I know nothing about snorkels or the difference between the OEM version and the Safari version. :confused:

Hulk
03-07-2008, 07:00 PM
Jeff, maybe we can get our own group buy on the Safari Snorkels.

corsair23
03-08-2008, 02:37 AM
Jeff, maybe we can get our own group buy on the Safari Snorkels.

That would work. Are you considering getting one? I never really have but then I saw that OEM group buy and it seemed like too good of a deal to pass up. But, that is how I came about owning a RTT that has been sitting in my garage now for a year, never used :eek: - OEM is :cool: and all but not really the best option for NA 80s I don't think...

jjhancock
03-08-2008, 08:16 PM
I don't like the look of the OEM, and would go with the safari snorkel over the OEM in a heartbeat. I'd be interested in a group buy for the safari snorkel...

Jenny Cruiser
03-10-2008, 10:11 AM
x2

treerootCO
03-13-2008, 11:50 AM
x3....the OE snorkel thread just died a painful death. I like the Safari styling a lot more.

Hants
03-13-2008, 12:07 PM
I would be in for a Safari, too!

corsair23
03-13-2008, 03:52 PM
x3....the OE snorkel thread just died a painful death. I like the Safari styling a lot more.

Looks like the OE snorkel group buy *might* be back on for anyone that can't live without one...

Seems like the majority here, including me, agree that the Safari is the better (for various reasons) choice though...This thread can slowly fade away :hill:

Before I give up my spot in line anyone interested in a couple OEM snorkels?

wesintl
03-13-2008, 04:58 PM
If I had to have one, I'd buy it from mot and be done with a group deal. It's just such a hassle and a long time waiting.

treerootCO
03-13-2008, 05:02 PM
Everything I have purchased through Mot has been effortless and I have never had any concerns or issues.