Safari Snorkel SS135HFD
Modified for '05-'10 Toyota Tacoma
1GRFE 4.0 Liter-V6
Install Guide by Dave Bennett & Cruiser Outfitters
DETAILED PARTS LIST
*KIT NOW INCLUDES A TEMPLATE SPECIFIC TO THE '05-'10 TEMPLATE - A CRUISER OUTFITTERS EXCLUSIVE
PARTS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SS135HFD
3 foot section of 3 inch
Exhaust Pipe (1)
3x3 inch Heavy Duty Rubber
Plumbing connector (1)
3 inch hose clamps (2)
4 inch hose clamp (1)
Black Silicone Sealant (RTV)
Silicone spray lubricant
Touch up paint
parts are all available at your
hardware store or auto shop.The exhaust tubing will require bends for proper installation. Keep in mind you can easily drive the truck (after mounting the snorkel) to an exhaust shop, they can easily bend the tube to fit your install.
To: Passenger Side Fender
Time: 6-8 Hours (Depending
Level, Tools, etc.) - Update: With the custom template now included in all SS135MOD kits, install time has been reduced to approximately 4-5 hours, again depending on skill level, tools, etc. We plan on 4 hours here in the shop.
- 92mm hole saw
- 3/8 Drill with assorted drill bits (a uni-bit or step drill bit is preferred)
- Hack saw/air hack saw
- Round file
- Tube bender
Prior to commencing the installation, it
Installer's responsibility to verify that all components and
template placement (Item 14) are correct!
Ensure you have all parts and tools
before you begin work!
Open hood. Remove the OEM air
intake duct from inner
fender/engine intake using a screwdriver and 10mm socket/ratchet. Leave
air filter in place
Remove the RHS
inner fender liner and the
engine air intake duct from engine bay in accordance with the factory
There are 6
plastic inserts and 2 10mm screws
retaining the fender well liner to the inner fender well and fender
From the inside
the engine compartment, remove the plastic inserts carefully using a
screwdriver, popping them out toward the tire. Using a 10mm socket,
screws from the edge of the flare and remove the last 2 plastic clips
Fold the liner
back out of your way as shown (this will all be re-installed in reverse
(Update: The SS135MOD now ships with a custom template that eliminates the need for step 3, instead temporarily attach the template to the fender using masking tape and proceed with marking, drilling and cutting. It is still advisable to double check the template and your marking with the old method prior to drilling any holes. Measure twice, drill once.)
Hold the snorkel up to the fender
where you want the
snorkel to mount, paying special attention to the indentation in the
for the antenna.
Attach the studs and then
mark them with paint.
CAREFULLY (have a buddy
help out if possible) hold the snorkel back up where you just had it
lightly touch the painted studs to the sheet metal.
Pay close attention to the
antenna indentation mentioned earlier as well as the rake of the
snorkel at the
windshield and the level appearance of the snorkel on the fender.
Using the stud marks you
have chosen, align your template and firmly tape it on.
Mark all holes and cut-outs
with a black marker.
This will mark the location
for attaching the template to drill the 5 holes and the use of the 92mm
NOTE: This is all necessary as this template is
cut out to
fit the contours of a HILUX fender and not a TACOMA (see picture for
Using a spring loaded
punch, mark the exact location for drilling your 6 pilot holes
Using a small drill bit,
drill pilot holes.
Drill the 5 snorkel
mounting stud hole positions to 16mm.
Using the 92mm hole saw,
drill the main hole.
Enlarge the main hole as
per template cut away section.
Test fit snorkel to fender.
Use round file to adjust
any mounting stud holes that are not true for smooth fit (this is not a
for alarm as studs may protrude slightly irregularly).
De-burr and paint all
holes. Allow sufficient drying time.
Test fit and trim down the
Hose – Air Entry.
It is beneficial to fit
this air entry hose to the entire snorkel body assembly and then do a
before final install of the snorkel body to the fender.
Pay close attention to the
tight fit inside the fender and take your time.
I trimmed about 5 inches+
off mine (an inch at a time!) where it mounts to the snorkel inside the
Trim the oval end, DO NOT trim round end!
This is necessary as it is
a tight turn inside the fender for the air entry hose to fit through
fender well air intake opening.
Once you are satisfied with
fit and length, move on to next step.
NOTE: Save a 2 inch wide
piece of the air entry hose for use later on the intake.
Carefully mount snorkel to
fender using supplied washers and locking nuts.
Start at the front nut and
tighten evenly as you go, using a cross pattern.
Install air entry hose on
snorkel inside fender and tighten hose clamp for water tight fit.
Re-install inner fender
liner, replacing all plastic inserts and the 2 10mm screws at the
Mount upper bracket to
snorkel body using supplied 10mm bolts.
Using bracket as a
template, carefully mark 3 screw locations on A-pillar with black
Punch, drill pilot holes
and finally drill these out to 8mm.
De-burr and paint. Allow
sufficient drying time.
Insert plastic body
Install all 3 10mm bolts
and all 3 screws at A-pillar. DO NOT
Measure the distance from
the rubber snout to the opening on the air filter assembly.
Using a tube bender,
carefully bend the 3 inch pipe (Intake Connector) and cut to desired
shown below. DO NOT cut the pipe too short, it must insert fully at
Remove the air cleaner
housing and inspect. There are 2 small holes, waterproof these holes by
applying the black silicone sealant (RTV). Replace the housing.
Using the 2 inch piece left
over from the air entry hose (Step 6), slide this over the end of the
Connector and then apply the 3x3 heavy duty rubber plumbing connector
Using the bare metal and of
the Intake Connector, lubricate with silicone spray and insert it into
rubber snout at the fender.
Rotate the Intake Connector
to the desired angle and, lubricating with silicone spray, insert the
connection at the air cleaner housing.
Ensure that angles are good
for airflow and then install and tighten the remaining hose clamps
assembly requires 4 total including the one hidden inside the fender).
It is YOUR
responsibility to ensure a watertight seal at the 4 clamps – these are
possible source of leaks so if done right you have no worries!
Position the air inlet
sleeve (Item No.17, looks like a large washer) onto the snorkel body
into position using black silicone (RTV).
The air inlet sleeve is no longer included in all SS135MOD applications and is not mandatory fitment. The water seperation of the newer (included) Safari Snorkel air ram assemblies does not require the sleeve and in fact allows greater air flow without it.
Lastly, install the air ram assembly and
fasten with the black hose clamp provided.
Yours Here: SS135MOD
Dave for his EXCELLENT install guide, and more so for being brave
attempt the install. We had originally offered a general invite for
someone to bring their Tacoma to us for the install with the hopes of
installing it and making an instruction manual as such. With Dave's
location it just wouldn't work out that way, he offered to write the
guide for us! Needless to say our expectations were exceeded.
wrong, or incomplete? Please let us know!