Airflow's patented ram air system with funnel drains for rain-water.
This picture and the next show our company 1997 XJ with the Snorkel and Bushwacker Flares.
From the Amazon to the Andies - from the Kalahari to the Kimberley - from the Sahara to the Simpson, four wheel drivers the world over have put their trust in a genuine Airflow Snorkel System.
David Jones from Cherokee America in some serious water action, but well protected by his Snorkel!
Pioneered in Australia in the early 1980's, Airflow Snorkels were born out of a need to protect 4WD engines from the hazards of dust and water commonly encountered in touring and off road applications.
In arguably the best, if not toughest environment, Airflow Snorkel Systems are thoroughly researched, tested and tooled for each unique model of popular 4WD.
Airflow Snorkel Systems are manufactured to the highest standards in durable, UV stable, cross linked polyethylene material and deliver a continuous and cooler supply of air for maximum engine performance. Each system includes quality fixtures and fittings, which offer superior sealing, presentation and long-term durability.Optional pre-cleaners are available for extreme dust conditions.
Be assured - when you choose a Airflow Snorkel System, you are choosing the industry's best.
Why a snorkel? Cause you never know how deep that creek is.... and once you are in, it is too late. Taking in water through the air intake can hydraulic an engine which leads to bent and thrown rods. We know this as we had our engine blow up on the way back from Rubicon once after taking an unexpected deep drop.
Picture of our vehicle in the Tank Traps of the 1997 Four Wheeler magazine Top Truck Challenge.
Our vehicle was very well waterproofed and featured in several technical articles in Four Wheeler about waterproofing.
It also came in handy during the 97' Top Truck Challenge hosted by Four Wheeler magazine. We found ourselves in a swamp over 4' deep. The snorkel saved the day and our engine. Not to mention.... the judging staff thought the snorkel just plain looked awesome!
Other benefits of the snorkel are performance related. The snorkel installation on the XJ America page noted improved power and gas mileage after installation.... when they were expecting opposite results. This due to the ram-air effect the snorkel has on feeding your intake (kinda like how a supercharger works, only not as forceful). Your engine also breathes cooler air from outside of the vehicle which produces more efficient power.
These excellent kits are available only thru Rocky Road Outfitters as one of the premier Airflow Snorkel distributors on the planet.
Our Pre-Filters are designed to keep out larger particles of debris such as dirt and sand from getting into and clogging the pleats of air filter elements. Premature clogging of an air filter will result in loss of horsepower and an increase in service intervals. The pre-filters are uniquely designed to protect your engine and the performance air filter investment without sacrificing airflow or horsepower. Particles as small as .005" are filtered out extending filter life. Even in harsh conditions including heavy moisture, a Pre-filter will enhance your filter's ability to continue flowing the necessary air required for maximum performance while reducing the possibility of water ingestion into the engine. Proper use of our Pre-filter will save money on filter cleanings or replacements and extend engine life.
The Pre-filters contain uniform micron openings and are run dry, meaning no additional oils or additives are required. Running a dry Pre-filter means there is no dirt sticking to the oil creating premature loss of airflow and horsepower. Only those particles of dirt smaller then .005" get into the actual pre-filter, the larger particles simply fall off the pre-filter. In addition, Rocky Road Pre-filters are constructed with a woven mesh that is specially treated at the mill using a proprietary process to repel water. This hydrophobic water repellent process is not sprayed on; consequently, there is no airflow loss. Whether you use your vehicle for everyday driving, for hard core off -road racing, are weekend adventure, our Pre-filters will work for you to protect and extend the life of your performance air filter and engine.
Pre-Filters are washable and reusable.