|The Safari SS970-HF snorkel is tough and stylish and has been designed to deliver a huge volume of the coolest and cleanest air possible into the stock air cleaner assembly of the Ford Ranger.
Right from day one, Safari took the decision to design a snorkel system that not only exceeded the air flow requirements of the stock engine configuration, but also satisfied the mass air flow demands of enhanced engines that produce greater than standard horsepower.
Close attention to the internal cross sectional profile and area, air velocity and flow path through each and every point along the entire length of the snorkel system ensures that the greatest air flow is achieved.
|This of course applies to components that are not visible. A tough thick-wall rubber hose was developed to take advantage of the tight space available inside the inner guard area to deliver the maximum amount of air flow rate possible from the Safari Snorkel body to the air filter assembly.
In addition, a highly robust alloy casting is used to form a positively sealed junction between the specialist hose above and the air filter assembly. This Safari cast alloy component also delivers a very durable mounting point for the snorkel outlet hose for the greatest protection against vibration in harsh terrain - and super tough to withstand high under-hood temperatures.
The result is the best engine protection on the planet, maximum engine performance and the greatest possible fuel economy.
In fact, the engine bay layout essentially remains unchanged for the maximum compatibility with other aftermarket accessories such as dual batteries etc. This ensures that the Ford Ranger owner has the most flexibility possible in terms of installing additional under-hood accessories.
Huge air flow is but one aspect of the ultimate in snorkel design. The Safari air ram is designed to perform two very important roles. The most obvious is to funnel cool clean air into the snorkel body - but just as importantly, the Safari air ram acts as a highly efficient water separator to remove rain water from the incoming air stream - thus ensuring safe engine operation through even the most torrential tropical storms.
In addition, the detachable Safari air ram can be rotated to any position. This means great peace of mind for those who plan to travel in cold or high altitude conditions where heavy snow falls are anticipated. By rotating the air ram to face away from the prevailing wind/direction of motion, the air ram delivers additional protection from the choking effects of snow build-up inside the air intake.
The Safari Snorkel body is manufactured to the highest standards in durable, UV stable, cross linked polyethylene material. In addition, the substantial material wall thickness delivers huge physical strength to ensure that the snorkel breezes through the toughest off-road conditions on the planet.
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|Not unlike the UV rating of sunblock creams on humans; the UV number applied to Plastics being exposed to the sun's UV rays, indicates the level of protection and consequently, life of the snorkel. In order to deliver the 20 plus year life expected of Safari Snorkels, a specially compounded material is used to result in a rating of at least UV20. This contrasts markedly to other brand snorkels manufactured outside Australia. Even when these foreign snorkels use material sourced from quality major international suppliers, (such as Mobil Exxon), the finished product typically has a UV rating of only 8 - far short of the UV20 rating required for long snorkel service life.
The Safari Snorkel system is supplied as a complete and comprehensive system that includes every nut, bolt and bracket required for installation - right from robust zero-corrosion stainless steel studs, self-locking nyloc nuts and large diameter anodized body washers through to the tough plastic A-pillar inserts.
An accurately marked template is also provided to ensure that the installation of the snorkel body to panel work is as precise as possible.
Breathe Easy - The genuine Safari Snorkel is positively sealed and delivers a continuous and cooler supply of air for the best engine protection on the planet.