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XHD Snorkel with Pre-Filter; 07-16 Jeep Wrangler JK, 3.6L/3.8L

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MSRP $564.99

Quick Overview

This XHD snorkel kit from Rugged Ridge fits 07-16 Jeep Wranglers. Includes the low mount, ram high mount, and clear pre-filter intake.


Dusty Trails Rides and Deep Water Fordings. Anyone who takes their rig off-road is likely to encounter these conditions. The new Modular XHD Snorkel System from Rugged Ridge relocates the vulnerable stock air intake location to help reduce dust clogged filters and the risk of hydro-locking your engine. It is also the first snorkel designed with the modular functionality of a Pre-filter Low Mount and Ram High Mount air intake design. Unlike other snorkels, you don't have to give up flexibility for functionality. Not only did we engineer our snorkel to allow the windshield to fold and doors to be removed, we built it for use with our dual battery tray, windshield light bar and windshield light mounting tabs. Because what good is having a snorkel to cross the river, if you have to leave your lights and the dual battery (to power your winch) on the other side? Note: Windshield light mounting tabs only compatible with low mount. The Modular XHD Snorkel System comes standard with the Pre-filter Low Mount. The Pre-filter Low Mount relocates the air intake to just below the windshield and draws cool air from outside the hot engine compartment. The optional Ram High Mount design allows the air intake to be extended up an additional 21 inch to the top of the windshield. The two air intake mounts are easily interchangeable to give you the modular functionality best suited to your needs. The system is manufactured from premium thermoformed plastic, mandrel bent aluminum and hi-temp silicone connection hoses. Built in manual drain valves channel away excess water to prevent it from entering the intake system. It installs with minor modification to the fender, but without the major cutting and surgery that other kits require. The new lower air cleaner box installs in place of the factory unit, so you don't have to hack and tap. Just attached the factory upper air box, chose from the Pre-filter Low Mount or High Mount design and go! Patents D687,071 and D687,072.

Additional Information

SKU 17756.22
UPC 804314257071
Manufacturer Rugged Ridge
Install Time 1+ Hours
Warranty 5 Year Limited
Color Black
Weight 31.0000

Customer Reviews

Pre-Prod review Review by Josephus
I was one of the first people to get the Rugged Ridge high mount intake and high mount ram air intake in early 2013.
Installation - The instructions for installation were great, however it would have been better to have color photos showing the intake pipe connection to the replacement airbox from the underside of the vehicle. Extending the neck of the airbox for connection to the rubber hose elbow would be a suggestion, as tightening the hose clamp was a challenge. Also the drain valve hanging loose in the fender has fallen off after a few trips through the Florida mudholes. I would suggest significant sanding, etching primer, and body color paint prior to installation. Although noted in the instructions, be careful when drilling/cutting the fender near the antennae mount. There is a double-layer of sheet metal at the antennae mount, that invites drill bits to surge through when drilling the rivets. I( would suggest Rugged Ridge include a new set of airbox spiring-clamps with every kit. Re-using the old clamps has not been sufficient and I now have a racheting tie-down strap holding my airbox closed. Also, I run an alertnate vendors roof rack (sorry pre-existed the RR version) and the windshield hinge mounting tab is not able to be used. I'd like to suggest a snorkel mounting bracket to hose-clamp, or mounting bracket to sliding-adjustable angle pre-drilled.
Usage - I have significantly flogged this configuration with the high-mount ram intake and had good results. Due to vibration & bouncing, the airbox spring-clamps can come loose allowing water/mud to be sucked in. This will shorten your fun for the day. I really do appreciate the design of this system, which allows me to switch from deep mudhole-runner, to uptown roller with just 20 minutes and a trip tot he car wash. I have switched from the shroud to the snorkel pipe over 10 times, and the gaskets are holding up just fine. Using the Rugged Ridge high mount intake and a K&N high flow filter has worked well. For really dusty trails, I'll throw a sock over the ram intake to cut down on dust to the K&N.
Again, my snorkel was early production, if not pre-production, so your experience may vary. Over all i am happy with this product and would suggest it to others. (Posted on 1/24/2014)

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