Safari Snorkel Installed

This morning I installed my new Safari Snorkel on our 2010 Toyota FJ Cruiser. ARB does not spec the snorkel for the 2010 but the SS415HF Snorkel can be made to fit.

Drill template in place

Holes drilled

Fit test

To get the Snorkel to work on the 2010 there are a few different steps that must be taken.  First remove the Air Box from the FJ. Once removed the fender fitting must be removed from the box.

Air Box with fender fitting in place

Air box with fitting removed

The centering tab needs to then be removed from the air box so the rubber tube fits tight.

Centering tab

Centering tab removed

The snap tabs will help the rubber snorkel tube stay in place.

Snap tab

The rubber tube can now be fitted to the air box. A larger hose clamp will be needed to clamp the tube in place. The angle in the tube needs to point up. The fitting on the air box is larger than the 2009 fitting so the tube needs some effort to stretch it over the 2010 air box.

Tube fitted to air box

Snorkel installed

The installation went very smooth. I recommend that replacement screw inserts be used for the fender liner. These inserts are easiest to remove if the heads are just cut off.

Cost: $432.17 + shipping

Time: 1 hour

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tomas

Tomas has lived in Colorado since age 5. Having grown up on the Western Slope of Colorado lots of time was spent in the Desert Southwest. Tomas' father introduced him to the love of 4 wheeling at an early age in the high mountains around Aspen, Colorado. While an avid Mountain Biker, Tomas and his Family enjoy adventures in the mountains and desert in the remote locations that can only be reached by 4wd. Day hikes are always a must when on the family trips. While enjoying outdoor activities he wants to share his love as a certified 4wd trainer and ski instructor. Tomas also enjoys caving and cave exploration. Tomas currently resides in Colorado Springs. 

  8 comments for “Safari Snorkel Installed

  1. Don Newman
    September 8, 2010 at 6:58 AM

    Just noticed the blacked out hood. Did you do that? It looks good.

    • September 8, 2010 at 10:06 AM

      I used a sticker. I’ll be posting pics of the full blackout.

  2. P Mann
    September 11, 2010 at 10:54 AM

    Thanks for the valuable info and pics–just ordered my snorkel for 2010 FJ. Where is best place to get replacement screw inserts for fender liner?

    • September 11, 2010 at 1:40 PM

      I got them at the dealer.

    • P Mann
      September 14, 2010 at 1:18 PM

      Called the local dealer about replacement screw inserts for the fender liner that you had mentioned. They seemed like they were not sure how many and what they were actually. Do you know how many that may have to be replaced if they actually do knock the heads off like you mentioned? My snorkel will be here tomorrow and install is scheduled for Friday. Thank you!

      • September 14, 2010 at 6:09 PM

        The best way is to go in and show them on the computer what you need. I think it is 3 or 4 per side.

      • P Mann
        September 16, 2010 at 7:39 PM

        FYI for anyone who wants to buy replacement clips for the fender liner….Toyota part # 90189-A0002 $1.05 apiece. Got mine at the dealer just in case a few get damaged. Tomas–thanks for the 2010 install pics and info!

  3. Karlos B
    October 5, 2011 at 2:52 PM

    You paid 77.00 plus shipping too much.
    I paid 350.00 and free shipping 9-25-2011
    from a fjcruiser.com forum sponsor.

    Also know as vardergriff toyota
    aka toyota2go@verizon.net

    Sorry

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