How Does a 4×4 Snorkel Work: TJM Airtec Snorkel Explained

March Blog Post - Air Snorkel - TJM Perth

There are two key elements that contribute to the success and popularity of the TJM Airtec 4×4 snorkel — the efficiency of the design, plus the all-round quality of the performance it delivers for 4WD drivers in demanding Australian conditions.

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Pictured: TJM Airtec Snorkel suit LDV T60 2017+

The TJM Airtec Snorkel features a smart-looking and highly efficient air ram design positioned above the vehicle roof, which is constructed so that even in the heaviest of rainfalls, water is dispersed through a series of base holes. This means that water is prevented from mixing with the air intake stream and reaching the engine, protecting vital components from corrosion and water damage.


In addition, the snorkel is also designed to separate moisture from the air, ensuring that the right amount of cool, fresh air reaches your engine at all times, enhancing power, performance and fuel efficiency. At the same time, the position above roof level reduces the amount of dust that is taken in (in comparison with lower factory air intakes), while much of the dust that is able to enter the snorkel will be expelled through its side vents, preventing the air filter from becoming clogged too quickly when you encounter especially dusty road conditions.


All of this functionality does not, however, impact on the vehicle’s handling or performance, thanks to the sleek, aerodynamic design.


And while it looks great on just about type of 4WD, the TJM Airtec Snorkel is also made to be robust and durable in Australian conditions, and so is both impact resistant and heat resistant. Furthermore, as it is manufactured from high quality polyethylene, our 4 x 4 snorkel is UV resistant and colour fast, so it will not be damaged or cracked by the sun, nor fade in colour as a result of constant outdoor exposure.


The Benefits of a 4×4 Snorkel

The TJM Airtec Snorkel is the ideal addition to almost any make or model of Australian 4WD and delivers for drivers a range of benefits, not least the ability to drive in a range of demanding road and weather conditions.


The position of the snorkel above roof level means that water crossings, for instance, are not the problem they might be with a factory air intake, as the snorkel is positioned so that it is well out of the reach even when crossing the deepest creek or ford.


The cleaner, fresher air that is able to be delivered to the engine enhances performance, while the effective filtering out of dust not only reduces the risk of damage to vital components, but also reduces the frequency with which air filters need to be changed if you frequently drive in dusty conditions.

Pictured: TJM Airtec Snorkel suit Toyota Landcruiser 70 SERIES

Installation of a TJM Airtec Snorkel is straightforward, and we supply comprehensive instructions and all fitting hardware to make the process as simple as possible.


Is the TJM Airtec Snorkel right for your 4WD?

Fitting a TJM Airtec 4×4 snorkel to any model of 4WD means you can drive with greater confidence in all types of road and travel conditions, while also enjoying better performance, improved fuel efficiency and enhanced engine protection. Call TJM Perth on (08) 6444 6632 or get in touch with us to learn more about how our 4×4 snorkel can work for you.