Not sure on the Bilsteins, the V10 provides a substantial lift with the flick of a switch anyway.
I am more concerned at the quality of air-intake and the need to wade at depth greater then the recommended limits VW state. I am looking at 800mm to 1.5 metres minimum.
I have sent another request to VW Australia asking them to consider a factory snorkel accessory for all engine variants.
However at the end of the day economics will determine the need, however enough pressure from willing owners may tip the scale in our favour.
So to the question, who would be prepared to fit a snorkel and how much would you pay??
Porsche Australia ( Melbourne ) has it's transsyberian vehicle back in the workshop, I may go down to explore the fitted snorkel, hopefully they will allow me to take some happy snaps to share.
I did contact Safari, and they were simply not interested, not enough sales in it. So I assume they had completed a market study to make such a s statement.
Safari would be in the best position to develop a snorkel, however it needs a business case and they need to see sales, hence my question above to Treg owners.
Transsyberia Rallye 2007: Gallery
A crossing to roof level generally means the river is full and fast flowing, not sure if I would risk such a crossing. Cape York can be very easy and also extremely trying. You would want to try a crossing of a lesser depth first to judge the performence and handling of any vehicle.
New D4 V6TDI HSE 2013, 8 speed, mini rocket. 19" General Grabber AT, centre & rear diff lock, air susp. bi xenon, leather. Accessories, Snorkel, hooray, bull bar & winch, rear wheel carrier where I can fit my beloved Codan HF antenna, ext fuel tank, dual battery, HF, VHF and UHF, plus chookie.....
Gone is the TLC V10 rocket, Salt Lake Grey, 19" GY MT/R's, Dual battery, Air Suspension, Middle & Rear Diff locks, Bi-zenon lights, leather, full tow kit, HF, VHF, UHF Radios and a lot more.