|Defender 300 Series||3/1994 Onwards||Engine Description: TDI Turbo Intercooled||2.5 Litre||Diesel||Fitment Side: RHS|
The Safari SS550-HF snorkel is tough and stylish and has been designed to deliver a huge volume of the coolest and cleanest air possible into the stock air cleaner assembly of the 300 Series Defender Land Rover.
Right from the start, Safari took the decision to develop a snorkel system that exceeded the huge mass air flow requirements of the gutsy 2.5L Turbo Diesel engine - and through thorough engineering and exhaustive testing of the SS550HF snorkel system, those lofty design targets were achieved.
Close attention to the internal cross sectional profile and area, air velocity and flow path through each and every point along the entire length of the snorkel system ensures that the greatest air flow is achieved. The result is maximum engine performance and the best possible fuel economy. This of course also applies to components that are not visible.
For example in order to achieve the optimum air flow within the engine bay area of the Defender, a special cuffed hose was engineered to deliver a huge shot of fresh air directly into the air cleaner assembly. This specialized hose is specifically constructed for positive sealing at each end via the cuffs and is exceptionally tough to eliminate any possibility of hose collapse under suction - and super tough to withstand high under-hood temperatures. The result is maximum engine performance and bullet-proof durability. The hose takes advantage of the tight spaces that would preclude the use of traditional hoses - but with the advantage that the internal cross sectional profile of this hose can be altered whilst maintaining the desired cross sectional area at each and every point along its length.
In other words, maximum engine performance and the best possible fuel economy, but also the best structural integrity for a lifetime of hassle-free motoring over and through the world's toughest terrain. A bonus is that the use of this special hose delivers the maximum convenience for those who wish to install additional under-hood accessories.
Huge air flow is but one aspect of the ultimate in snorkel design. The Safari air ram is designed to perform two very important roles. The most obvious is to funnel cool clean air into the snorkel body - but just as importantly, the Safari air ram acts as a highly efficient water separator to remove rain water from the incoming air stream - thus ensuring safe engine operation through even the most torrential tropical storms.
In addition, the detachable Safari air ram can be rotated to any position. This means great peace of mind for those who plan to travel in cold or high altitude conditions where heavy snow falls are anticipated. By rotating the air ram to face away from the prevailing wind/direction of motion, the air ram delivers additional protection from the choking effects of snow build-up inside the air intake.
The Safari Snorkel body, air ram and inner duct are manufactured to the highest standards in durable, UV stable, cross linked polyethylene material. In addition, the substantial material wall thickness delivers huge physical strength to ensure that the snorkel breezes through the toughest off-road conditions on the planet.
The Safari Snorkel system is supplied as a complete and comprehensive system that includes every nut, bolt and bracket required for installation - right from robust zero-corrosion stainless steel studs, self-locking nyloc nuts and large diameter anodized body washers through to the tough plastic A-pillar inserts.
An accurately marked template is also provided to ensure that the installation of the snorkel body to panel work is as precise as possible and to eliminate any guess work where holes need to be drilled.
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Product Skill Level: Instore Fit Recommended