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Old April 4th, 2008, 02:02 PM
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Thinking about getting a Mantec raised air intake to mitigate dust on the SoCal trails, and for Moab in September. I'd like to be able to remove it when not on the trail, and bring the D90 back to its original condition.

My question: any drilling, cutting, or other permenant modification done during the install? Any other issues to be aware of?

Searched the forum, web, and emailed Mantec for install instructions for the NAS version to answer this, but no luck.

Any input is appreciated.

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Old April 4th, 2008, 02:12 PM
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Hi Paul,
I just installed one last Sept on my '97

1. I got a used air canister horn and cut off the tip. I left 1.5" of the horn on the faceplate so the hoseclamp has something to hold onto.

2. I had to move my windshield washer bottle down 3" on the inside of the galvanized wheel well.
(I drilled 3 holes in the wheel well to move the bottle)

3. You remove and store the wingtop vent cover

4. I keep the original air canister horn in the back of my car incase I need to use it rather than the raised air intake.

I can take some detailed images for you and post them later. You have to move the bottle to allow the hose to pass infront of the motor.
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Old April 4th, 2008, 02:13 PM
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You will have to cut the trumpet section in half on the stock air cleaner box. Other than that, you can add and remove it at your will.
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Old April 4th, 2008, 02:42 PM
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Perfect. Thanks guys -- That's exactly what I was hoping to hear.

Len - I would love some pics. I read your thread on the inline blower and saw some good pics there:
http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...91&postcount=1

If you have any other images please feel free to post--always great for reference.

Thanks again!
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Old April 4th, 2008, 02:55 PM
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I removed the intake blower after a few days a playing with it - I got no better milage with or with out it. I may use the blower as an auxilary interior fan someday! (it movess a butt load of air fairly quietly). I will take some pics later in the day. I am still using that cheesy laundry dryer aluminum hose - I have the new factory rubber one - I was just going to see how long the $9 aluminum flex tubing held up.


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Why bother with removing the entire snorkel? If you want to use it, just connect the hose to the air filter canister, when you don't want to use it, just disconnect it...

IMHO, installing/unistalling the snorkel tube along the roll bar would be a PITA...
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Hmmmm.... interesting install on that blower fan. I wonder if that may be useable in a setup to vent all the hot air from the engine compartment?

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Cool Assistance needed with a Mantex snorkel install

All--

This is an old thread for a Mantec snorkel install on a 97 D90. Len alluded to moving some parts around e.g. washer bottle, though pics never got posted.

Has someone installed a Mantec on a 1997 cleanly? What needs to be moved and to where? I can't even begin to find all of the bolts that hold the washer bottle in place. I could move the fuse box up; I mean literally up so it's closer to the bonnet. I would need to do some jerry-rigging where the base of the fuse bracket bolts to the wheel well. Is this wise?

I have posted a pic of my truck's engine bay with some annotations. I'd love any and all ideas. Thanks!
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Bump. Anyone? Anyone?
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I have ZERO experience with raised air intakes but am considering getting one since I live in the desert. Why can't the intake be mounted on the passenger side and run straight to the the trumpet?
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Old September 15th, 2009, 04:14 PM
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Quote:
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I have ZERO experience with raised air intakes but am considering getting one since I live in the desert. Why can't the intake be mounted on the passenger side and run straight to the the trumpet?
It is hard to work around the heater and ducting.
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Makes sense.
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