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    Default Re: Defender raised intake - are the cheaper ones worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Orxy View Post
    and to stir the pot even more, Pete from BAS recommends that no RAI be fitted.

    From his own measurements on his dyno while developing his remaps, any RAI restricts the air flow and thus leads to a reduction in performance.

    however, because we tend to drive on gravel roads, I would seriously recommend a RAI. If you look at where the original intake is, it is in a prime spot to ingest dust coming off the front wheel.

    BAS advise that for a VNT turbo, I reckon in STD form it won't affect performance.
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    Default Re: Defender raised intake - are the cheaper ones worth it?

    Guess who got a new toy.... Now to explain to management that this is extremely important to protect engine life blabla
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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    Guess who got a new toy.... Now to explain to management that this is extremely important to protect engine life blabla
    Nice! Just in time for the weekend!

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    For those that fitted these before - is this angle normal when new so that you slightly bend / tension it straight to the A pillar? Doesn't seem right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    For those that fitted these before - is this angle normal when new so that you slightly bend / tension it straight to the A pillar? Doesn't seem right.
    Can't remember any one of mine being like that but if it "pulls" towards the a-pillar with ease and doesn't look "scew" on the car I would not worry to much about it.

    Both of mine were pretty "straight" out the box....

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    No its quite a pull with what I'd guess lots of tension on the 2 bolts in the pillar. A return trip to 4x4direct in the morning I guess :-(
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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    No its quite a pull with what I'd guess lots of tension on the 2 bolts in the pillar. A return trip to 4x4direct in the morning I guess :-(
    Then it is definitely not right.

    I remember it being easy to move in and out of the two screws/rivits in the a-pillar and definitely no "force" was needed to get it in position.

    Rather return it.
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    Hmmm...mine was definitely straight

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    No its quite a pull with what I'd guess lots of tension on the 2 bolts in the pillar. A return trip to 4x4direct in the morning I guess :-(


    That's not right, I would also take it back.
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    Hmmm...mine was definitely straight out the box. Ask Debbie from Stone, they've probably sold hundreds

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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    For those that fitted these before - is this angle normal when new so that you slightly bend / tension it straight to the A pillar? Doesn't seem right.

    That really looks off. I would take it back, or at least ask for some assistance in getting it aligned correctly. It might be a simple fix.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    For those that fitted these before - is this angle normal when new so that you slightly bend / tension it straight to the A pillar? Doesn't seem right.
    HI George

    There is definitely something wrong with the snorkel. The snorkel has to rune up the A- pillar at the same angle and parallel to it as well. If you dont mind the look of the Mantec look-a-like, buy the Puma snorkel as they call it at 4x4 direct. We have had no problems with them . If you need the full installation instructions let me know and I will forward them to you.
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    Thanks. Got it replaced yesterday and fitted quickly. Just a mission getting a hand inside the wing for the nuts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    Thanks. Got it replaced yesterday and fitted quickly. Just a mission getting a hand inside the wing for the nuts.
    I thought it was meant to be fitted with Rivnuts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kmcoetzer View Post
    I thought it was meant to be fitted with Rivnuts?
    Yip, normally

    Was also a wee bit confused?

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    It was me being idiotic. Starting working my hand in there to line the nuts up and then realized it's rivnuts. One of those duh moments where you look around your to make sure nobody saw you.
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    Default Re: Defender raised intake - are the cheaper ones worth it?

    I tossed the rivnuts after pulling one right through the body!

    Used small nuts and bolts by sliding my arm into the wing through the intake cover plate.

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    Update: I got lucky and purchased a Genuine LR snorkel off a crashed car!

    No decrease in power or temps that I can see. The snorkel did stop highway wind from forcing itself inside the cabin at the door seals so it has been a big win for me.

    Took it to Landyworx for them to properly install (I cannot drill holes into my car...) and extremely happy with it.

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