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Hello to my Nissan brothers (and sisters) overseas. I'm needing to pick your collective brain for a moment. Here in the states we suffer from lack of aftermarket support for our Frontiers. We also suffer from regulatory problems that keep us from getting the exact same vehicles that virtually the rest of the world gets. With that prefaced I'll explain what I have and what I need/my dilemma. I own a 2014 Nissan Frontier crew cab, 4x4, automatic, SV sub model. It is equipped with the 4.0 liter. I'm attempting to equip my truck with a snorkel and it seems that Australia in particular has a strong market for snorkels but when I look into my options I become unsure of what will work for my application. I see the 4.0 options but I also find Spanish vs Thailand (I think those were the two options) model options. They are obviously different but I don't know which one is the brother to the American Frontier. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
 

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I'm not sure is there really is a difference but FWIW I'm running the Spanish spec Navara D40 snorkel on my 'murrican Frontier. No problems with the fitment.
 

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Curious as how deep of water you can fiord even with a snorkel.
Seems there would be other things that would need attention also.
I know military vehicles(I was a mechanic) , everything was waterproofed. Ignition wires, distributor, etc.
I also heard of people running snorkels to get to clean air while desert racing but never actually seen it.
 

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I'm attempting to equip my truck with a snorkel and it seems that Australia in particular has a strong market for snorkels but when I look into my options I become unsure of what will work for my application.
What are "unsure" of? Assuming you checked Google first, then you would already know that there are ready to buy snorkel kits for our "U.S 4.0L" model from 4x4parts, Offroad Gorilla, even Amazon has some options as well as TJM.
 

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Curious as how deep of water you can fiord even with a snorkel.
Seems there would be other things that would need attention also.
I know military vehicles(I was a mechanic) , everything was waterproofed. Ignition wires, distributor, etc.
I also heard of people running snorkels to get to clean air while desert racing but never actually seen it.
Biggest thing I would want to address would be axle/differential breathers. Make sure they are high enough to prevent water getting inside of the housings where it might not be noticed until the gears start chattering.
 

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Agreed that other issues need to be addressed before attempting deep water crossing. I have done the rear diff breather mod already. The front diff breather is located high enough that I wouldn't get water that high. The transmission and transfer case breathers are a different story. Anyone have experience extending them? They are so hard to see (top of the bell housing) that I couldn't imagine how you'd reach and then work on them. Has anyone considered abandoning the stock tubing and re-pipe to the same or similar location as the front diff breather?
 

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I have an ebay snorkel, the template sucked but now that its on the fit is pretty good.

I've extended the rear diff vent and will be extending the rest of the vents but I'm be more worried about the alternator being located at the bottom of the engine. The stock Navara's only have a 450mm ish wadding depth so were not starting out with a vehicle that's stellar at deep water crossings.
 

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Can you explain how the template "sucked"? That's the only part about the ebay one I am worried about.

Also, as far as the alternator hanging low, I've got the hefty fab radiator skid and I've noticed how much water I push now and how easy it is to keep that wave just ahead of my truck. As already mentioned, proper speed and proper equipment is probably key here.
 

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The only hole that lined up was the big hole, most of the small holes for the mounting studs were off a bit. It took a bit of extra time trying to get everything lined up and in the right spot, at least any all of my mistakes are hidden behind the snorkel :)

The other two small issues I had were 1) the hard plastic ducting that was provided to attach to the snorkel needed some love from the heat gun to get it to fit onto the snorkel and 2) the silicon hose that they provided wouldn't work as it was for the diesel Navara and it had a kink in it, i had to go get a piece of 3" coolant hose so I could just have a straight shot from the hard plastic duct work to the air box. All in all the install went pretty good and for 150 cdn i can't complain.
 

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Can you explain how the template "sucked"? That's the only part about the ebay one I am worried about.

Also, as far as the alternator hanging low, I've got the hefty fab radiator skid and I've noticed how much water I push now and how easy it is to keep that wave just ahead of my truck. As already mentioned, proper speed and proper equipment is probably key here.
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If / when you order a Ebay snorkel ,I would gladly like to have a dual install together (my or your garage).
Then I guess we would have to flip a coin to see who cuts into their fender first. LOL:surprise:
 

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The template I got with mine was almost worse than not having one. The big hole was close, but if I drilled the small ones where it wanted me to I would have an extra 6 or so holes in my truck. I just did the toothpaste transfer trick to figure out where to drill and all was well.
 
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