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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.
I contacted ARB as a Safari dealer and asked for a snorkel.
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Sorry, but to the best of my knowledge there is no Safari snorkel or any other brand of snorkel available for the Volkswagon Touareg.


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As to the question of whether I'd buy a snorkel? I like the idea of extra insurance, but my training is not to try and cross a river you wouldn't wade across. I live in Victoria and we don't have crocodiles Therefore I probably wouldn't try more than 1000mm of water and only out of necessity. The advertised 500mm or perhaps up to the tyres is about all I'd be likely to want.

I've read that a snorkel can inhibit airflow to the engine, and I wouldn't really value that trade off that most of the time.
I'd probably look at getting a water bra, although the idea of a detachable snorkel, is quite appealing.

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I saw a picture of the Trakkadu in a 4wdMonthly magazine today.
TRAKKA - Recreation and Special Purpose Vehicles

It a VW camper with an 'Off Road Pak' designed by Auto Seikel, and it includes a snorkel. To me the top of the snorkel looks rather like the pictures of the Cayenne, although it isn't removable.

Apparently there are also Seikel aluminum engine and gearbox guards.
I wonder if they make Touareg accessories? Yes they do! But not a Touareg snorkel.

There is a website, and here is the T5's snorkel.
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I'd like to see this 5' too... I have taken my Syncros and LT 4x4 in water that covers the headlights which is a little less than say 1.5m and the problems wasn't so much how deep the water was, but how poor the traction was as the vehicle started to float at that point. In my opinion, if the water >1m and moving at all - you are screwed! With my it's pretty simple to water proof to 1.5m it as the tires are 1m tall and it is a simple turbo Diesel engine that sits up quite high with a factory fitted snorkel, I can pressurize my axles and transfer to keep the water out.

Having a water tight air intake system will save your engine from ingesting water only if you {can?} keep it running. You will also need to install a pig tail on your exhaust and route it up as high as the air snorkel, plus make sure all the electronics are water safe as well. You will also need to pay attention to the red hot turbo and catalytic converter.

I would think that if you got the Touareg in over the depth of the tires, you would start to float. Water to the bottom of the windscreen would result in some pretty bad stuff - like water coming inside via the ventilation system - I think it would all lead to some pretty expensive repairs if you took the big plunge with only installing a snorkel...

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32", no big deal but 5 feet? I'd like to watch that!

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Trying to get more info on these snorkels- look okay on the treg.
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Looks promising, but is there enough room in the v10 engine bay to pipe air that far back into the quarter panel to meet these snorkels?
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Hi,

here is my version of a snorkel for my 2004 R5 tdi.


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I thought that all you antipodeans were the dogs nadgers at improvisation. How hard is it to look at your problem, knock up a mould and produce your own out of Fibre glass.

Think about this, I have seen on here objections being made in the terms of how big does the hole have to be, how much air is going to be sucked in. Take a leaf out of Land Rover, Toyota anyone else that can provide a snorkel for a big motor, where is ingenuity gone. How far do ya think Ned Kelly would have got, if he turned round and said well mate we need some armour plate but I can't be arsed to tie on a bit of old cast iron. So me robbing days are over before their begun.

Where was it I heard if you want to go into the out back, buy a Land Rover, if you want to get back, get a Toyota. You want an example get a Toyota snorkel and make it FIT. Or is ingenuity left to others, ah now I get it, that's why there are so many sheep in Oz, but not all of em have four legs.
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I thought that all you antipodeans were the dogs nadgers at improvisation. How hard is it to look at your problem, knock up a mould and produce your own out of Fibre glass.

Think about this, I have seen on here objections being made in the terms of how big does the hole have to be, how much air is going to be sucked in. Take a leaf out of Land Rover, Toyota anyone else that can provide a snorkel for a big motor, where is ingenuity gone. How far do ya think Ned Kelly would have got, if he turned round and said well mate we need some armour plate but I can't be arsed to tie on a bit of old cast iron. So me robbing days are over before their begun.

Where was it I heard if you want to go into the out back, buy a Land Rover, if you want to get back, get a Toyota. You want an example get a Toyota snorkel and make it FIT. Or is ingenuity left to others, ah now I get it, that's why there are so many sheep in Oz, but not all of em have four legs.
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I'd like to see this 5' too... I have taken my Syncros and LT 4x4 in water that covers the headlights which is a little less than say 1.5m and the problems wasn't so much how deep the water was, but how poor the traction was as the vehicle started to float at that point. In my opinion, if the water >1m and moving at all - you are screwed! With my it's pretty simple to water proof to 1.5m it as the tires are 1m tall and it is a simple turbo Diesel engine that sits up quite high with a factory fitted snorkel, I can pressurize my axles and transfer to keep the water out. Having a water tight air intake system will save your engine from ingesting water only if you {can?} keep it running. You will also need to install a pig tail on your exhaust and route it up as high as the air snorkel, plus make sure all the electronics are water safe as well. You will also need to pay attention to the red hot turbo and catalytic converter. I would think that if you got the Touareg in over the depth of the tires, you would start to float. Water to the bottom of the windscreen would result in some pretty bad stuff - like water coming inside via the ventilation system - I think it would all lead to some pretty expensive repairs if you took the big plunge with only installing a snorkel...
I've had not only the tyres completely underwater but also the top of the front grill at xtra height.... No probs at all... Heres one experience...agree with all the suggested cautions though...

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