Roxor Air Ram Snorkel System
Roxor Air Ram Snorkel System
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Complete Snorkel Kit
Fits 2018-2019 Mahindra Roxor
Application. This Snorkel system was designed to work with the following windshield configurations: OTR Windshield Frame, OTR Folding Windshield Frame, Lexan Windshields, and the HardCabs Kit. (Drilling into hardcab kit is required)
NOTE: Other windshield kits may or may not require modification for proper fitment.
What's in the Box
(1) Snorkel Body & Head
(1) Upper Bracket
Drill Template Guide
(3) Hose Clamp
(2) Flex Hose Clamp
(1) Silicone Coupler
(1) Flex Hose
Off Road Snorkel. Enhance the off-road performance of your Roxor by installing a Snorkel from Dirt Legal. This Snorkel will relocate your Roxor's air intake from the low and vulnerable position under the hood to a higher, safer location above the windshield. You'll have access to cooler, denser air to create more power without the fear of hydro-locking your engine when crossing rivers or mudding.
Durable Construction. Manufactured from polyethylene, this Dirt Legal Snorkel can handle the bumps and abuse of daily and off-road driving. polyethylene is an extremely strong material known for its light-weight and superior durability - making it ideal for use on the Mahindra Roxor.
Cutting Required for Installation. Installation of this Dirt Legal Snorkel is relatively straight forward. However, it should be noted that cutting a hole in your Roxors passenger side upper fender will be required for installation. Cutting templates guide, instructions and installation hardware are all included.
Why Add a Snorkel?
A snorkel’s primary function is to allow dry, cool air into the engine. In the event that the hood of your Roxor is submerged, the snorkel will keep the engine from pulling in any unwanted mud or water.
However, don’t think you need to be crossing a deep river or stream to see the benefits from a snorkel. Many enthusiasts report an increase in performance over the stock air intake set up. Similarly to the function of a cold air intake, a snorkel brings in cooler air into the engine can increasing horsepower and could increase the longevity of your vehicle. On dusty trails or off-roading in sand dunes, the high position of the snorkel helps to prevent road dirt and grime from being sucked into your engine.
What is Air Ram
The Air Ram is designed to face forwards. This is where it reaches optimal flow. Whilst facing forwards the airstream entering the front of the ram is forced to make a turn to enter the neck of the Snorkel body. When the air makes this turn, the heavy particles in the airstream are forced to the outside. These heavy particles, such as water and/or dirt, are forced against the outer edge of the air ram and then forced out of the raised slots on near the bottom of the ram. This process works very efficiently for water separation from the incoming airstream, and this is because water particles are much heavier than air.
With dust, the particles are not as heavy, so although this process works, it is not as efficient. So although the snorkel ram does separate some of the dust, it does not separate it all. If the concern for dust ingress is just vehicles passing in the opposite direction when driving on a trail, I would not bother turning the air ram to face backwards. If the vehicle is in a convoy situation where they are following another vehicle for an extended period in heavy dust, then it is advisable to turn the ram backwards, but drive at a slow speed.
If the Air Ram is facing in a rearward direction there is interruption to the air flow. A basic airflow principle, the air that is trying to be drawn into the engine is from an interrupted source (see pictures below). So it is not clear airflow and lowers the volume of air that is available in the intake. There are a number of additional factors that have an effect on this airflow including vehicle speed, wind direction/speed, engine RPM etc. Because of all of these factors, Safari does not recommend driving the vehicle at more than 45mph if the Air ram is facing backwards. Just as a side note, driving in the conditions that would justify the air ram to be turned backwards – heavy dust, heavy snow – driving at more than 45mph is not advisable anyway!”
It should be pointed out that 45mph is a Snorkel’s limit when the air ram is facing to the rear. So in other words, only face the ram to the rear when operating at slow speeds in rainy conditions.
The most serious risk with taking your Roxor into deep water is hydrolocking. Hydrolocking occurs when the intake system becomes completely submerged, and the engine sucks water in through the filter. Due to most manufactures vulnerable intake location (usually near one of the front fenders), hydrolocking can occur whenever the waterline comes close to the headlights.
Once a cylinder fills with water, the compression stroke “locks” the engine (because water does not compress) and the engine cannot spin freely. Repairs to a hydrolocked motor are costly and generally involve a full rebuild, which is much more expensive than a snorkel.
Deciding whether or not a snorkel is worth the investment is entirely up to the owner. Some Roxor owners never go beyond light off-roading where the benefits of a snorkel are never tested. But, if you think you might be one of those enthusiasts who enjoys testing the limits of where you can drive your Roxor, a snorkel might be your next modification.