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Hi All,

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.

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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.





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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.

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HI V10,

I would be a buyer and not too concerned about cost, provided it wasn't ugly.

I assume that all electrics are OK at a depth greater than 580mm?

Another item I would be interested in is a small or integrated bull bar - save hitting a roo and tripping the airbags off out the back of nowhere.

I have been in an accident in my former Treg and both front airbags deployed - the car shutdown for 'safety reasons' and if I were not in the city, I could have been a long walk for help - no good if you're in the desert!. A bar could also house a winch I suppose.

Incidently, enquiries with ARB in years gone by have amounted to nothing re a snorkel.

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I am looking at 800mm to 1.5 metres minimum.
32", no big deal but 5 feet? I'd like to watch that!

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The interior ventilation grilles and flaps are located just behind the rear wheel underneath the painted part of the rear bumper. I think you'll have some water pouring in through those if you try to go in too deep. I don't know the path they take, but I sure wouldn't want to get water in through those things.

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....interior ventilation grilles and flaps....
I have not seen the Touareg version but on the Land Rover LR3 they are designed to close fairly snug against anything coming against them. The LR3 is ok to 28" stock spec but these flaps are well above that height being around 48".

I liked the look of the Rally Porsche snorkles and it's cover for when not in use.

A winch can of course mount via the rear hitch but the "portable" winch tray that ARB makes ought to be adaptable to the two front recovery points somehow. Although it may not be as solid a platform as the normal frame mounting design.

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The interior ventilation grilles and flaps are located just behind the rear wheel underneath the painted part of the rear bumper. I think you'll have some water pouring in through those if you try to go in too deep. I don't know the path they take, but I sure wouldn't want to get water in through those things.

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VegasMatt was helping me out with a bumper swap over the weekend and showed me these vents. I think this is the area he is referring to...


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those are very similar except much lower to the ground. the lr3 has 3-4 of those per side and they are behind the easy to remove lamp housing which is mid chest height.
why were you swapping ?

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also, is the horizontal section of the under-bumper made of steel? it doesn't look too stout but the plastic part your removed must have some impact absorbing stuff right?

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those are very similar except much lower to the ground. the lr3 has 3-4 of those per side and they are behind the easy to remove lamp housing which is mid chest height.
why were you swapping ?
You had to ask... done lots of trails this year and inevitably the basalt gets scraped + in Odessa I backed out on not the quite same line and backed into a boulder (photo in other thread). Amazingly the bumper popped right back into shape, leaving just a broken reflector and a flurry of gouge marks. Decided I needed to look better than a total bum in my Touareg, so picked a new lower up for $237 and did the swap.. nice clean slate now...

The older bumper *will* be swapped back on for Moab and other scrape-potential travels. I'll be soliciting ideas on decorating said bumper - signatures, "Watch for Rocks", yellow crossmarks, trail stickers, whathaveyou... but thats another thread.

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I think this is the area he is referring to...

Yep, that's it. I'd put it at about 28" or so off the ground on my non-lifted, stock tired steel suspended Touareg. Judging by the looks of it, I wouldn't want to put too much water near it, as I don't think it will hold it out very well. Splashing through a river crossing is one thing, but submersing it could (I think) be very bad.

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