Dusty trail rides and deep water fordings, anyone who takes their Jeep off-road is likely to encounter these conditions someday. The new Modular XHD Snorkel System from Rugged Ridge relocates the vulnerable stock air intake location to help reduce dust clogged filters and the risk of hydro-locking your engine. It is the first and currently only snorkel designed with the modular functionality of a pre-filter Low Mount and Ram High Mount air intake design. Unlike other snorkels, you don't have to give up flexibility for functionality. The Modular XHD Snorkel System comes standard with a Low Mount pre-filter and the Ram High Mount extension. The Low Mount pre-filter relocates the intake below the windshield, drawing cool air from outside the hot engine bay. The Ram High Mount extension moves the intake up an additional 21" to the top of the windshield. The two air intake mounts are easily interchangeable to give you the modular functionality best suited to your needs. The system is manufactured from durable heavy gauge plastic, mandrel bent aluminum and hi-temp silicone connecting hoses. The built-in manual drain valves channel away excess water to prevent it from entering the intake system. This snorkel installs with minor modifications to the fender, but without the major cutting and surgery that other kits require. The new lower air cleaner box installs in place of the factory unit, so you don't have to "hack and tap".
It took me about 3-4 hours to install the snorkel. Some cutting was required but nothing to crazy. It's a little tight but once it's in its there to stay. Love the way it looks + it performs great. If you want a good snorkel for a low price I highly recommend this.
This thing def. takes 2people to install. The instructions were right on. I can install just about anything but I don't mess with gears and it was easy. Just plan to devote a WHOLE afternoon. The best part is you can return everything to stock without hurting your jeep. Just keep your old parts. It does require the factory air intake. I already had a cold air intake on so I had to trade out with a buddy. (Thanks Jeremy!) so far works great. Looks even better. I get tons of compliments. Can't buy gas without someone saying something. Two downsides- def need a off road antenna or the factory one will clank and drive ya nuts. And I couldn't keep my lights mounted on the windshield brackets so I bought their big bar to mount my lights is 3 more. It says compatible w windshield light mounts but couldn't make it work. Otherwise awesome!
Hello! Does it work with a JKU 2.8 CRD? Thanks.
Asked by Yann from Guadeloupe, France on
Hey Yann, the Rugged Ridge Modular XHD Snorkel Kit would not work for the 2.8 engine. The only snorkle that will work for you would be part number ARBSS1066HF. Thanks for your question.
Answered by Devin B. ext 4835 from Guadeloupe, France on
Will the full kit (high mount) block the light from the windshield box lights or is it off to the side?
Asked by John from Savannah, Ga on
Hey John, the Rugged Ridge Modular XHD Snorkel Kit will block you from being able to mount a light down by the windshield hinge. Thanks for your question.
Answered by Devin B. ext 4835 from Savannah, Ga on
Does this kit comes with low mount too?
Asked by JJ from Laredo, TX on
JJ, the Rugged Ridge Modular XHD Snorkel Kit comes with the high and the low mount options. Hope this helps!
Answered by Zach O. ext 4939 from Laredo, TX on
Rugged Ridge was established in 2005 by the company Omix-ADA to focus on innovative aftermarket Jeep accessories. Many of Rugged Ridge's recent designs are so innovative they have been patented. This includes their floor liners, snorkel and XHD Modular Bumpers. Since 2005 Rugged Ridge has developed and manufactured over 3,000 kinds of Jeep related products. All Rugged Ridge Jeep accessories are trail rated. The Omix-ADA founder came from a family that owned a small Jeep dealership. It was the founder's dream from a young age to own a company that made accessories for Jeeps. The founder manifested the dream in 1992. Shop Rugged Ridge Now