Custom-Made Snorkels for Four Wheel Drives
Jmax Engineering provides metal fabrication services, crafting high quality, custom equipment for a variety of applications. These are machines and components that are meant to work in the toughest of environments.
We take raw metal and forge it into exactly what the customer requires, meeting their specific needs and giving them a unique fabrication they cannot find anywhere else. This requires that we cut sheets of metal using torches and band saws and then form the metal with dies. The Jmax fab shop produces countless new and individualized pieces each year, serving as an invaluable resource for companies in many different industries.
Steel Snorkels for Melbourne
The most steel snorkels from Jmax Engineering are the ones that Melbourne residents count on. These are crafted to the highest possible standards and are created for every kind of popular 4WD found in Australia.
The durable UV-stable snorkels are made from cross-linked polyethylene, which allows them to create an uninterrupted air supply that is cooler than it normally would be. That improves engine performance considerably, boosting gas efficiency and saving you money.
The custom snorkels Melbourne drivers can buy from us are second to none. A lot of people request custom snorkels for their four wheel drives in order to give them the ability to cross rivers or to navigate dusty deserts. If the fittings are not completely sealed, water can come in and flood the engine during water crossings. That’s why they are carefully sealed to allow for off-road driving.
Our expert craftsmanship allows us to guarantee superior engine performance and snorkel durability. Jmax Engineering can create the snorkels Melbourne drivers need for their fourbies, perfectly crafting the components for a flawless seal and exceptional airflow.
We also equip air rams with water separators that are very effective at taking rain water out of the air stream. That means a safer engine, even when the rain is coming down in torrential sheets. All air rams are fitted with this safety measure.
Our air rams, working with the snorkels and engines, are able to be rotated into any desired position. Rotating an air ram can protect it from prevailing winds and snowfall. That makes our fabricated rams perfect for travel in areas where there is heavy snowfall. Our air rams keep the snow out and ensure that the air intake is not clogged by snow build-up.
Different Materials Made for Jmax Snorkels
Stainless Steel Snorkels
Stainless steel snorkels are useful for car owners, especially those who enjoy driving on dirt roads. The snorkel, which may be considered one of the most important pieces of equipment in a four-wheeled vehicle, guarantees hassle-free journeys even in difficult terrains.
You’ve probably seen plastic snorkels for less than stainless steel snorkels in stores, and the quality varies considerably as well. Apart from the construction quality, there are many variations between a plastic snorkel and one constructed of stainless steel. If you’re interested in buying a high-quality snorkel, you must first evaluate it.
In general, stainless steel snorkel is composed of high-quality 304-type stainless steel, which gives structural stability and durability. It’s corrosion-resistant, so you won’t have to worry about anything when crossing a river or driving the dunes in the desert.
Snorkels that aid in air intake is a good idea. They position the air intake easier to avoid thick dust and dirt fumes effectively. They’re positioned in the front, allowing the engine to perform at its best.
Aluminium Steel Snorkels are another material that many snorkel DIYers and bespoke welders favour since it is so appealing. Many individuals prefer aluminium because it is quite robust, and although it may be scuffed badly, it can often endure.
An aluminium steel snorkel will also make more induction noise. When considering materials, whether this is considered a plus or a negative is entirely dependent on the individual. While some people have complained about it as an annoyance, others have praised the audible “breathing” of their snorkel.
Although this isn’t often considered, the position of an aluminium steel snorkel must also be decided based on how gleaming it is. If it’s too bright and angled in a certain manner, sun reflection might become a safety risk while driving.
Dust is bad for the engine of a vehicle, as we all know. When you have an aluminium snorkel, however, the car’s engine inhales greater air. As a result, your automobile’s engine stays in better shape and condition.
Mild Steel Snorkels
Mild steel is a popular choice for snorkels that are built to order because it’s less expensive than stainless steel. While mild steel is less expensive than stainless steel, it has a considerably lower quality. Mild steel is more malleable and ductile, allowing you to tailor it to your needs. It does have a disadvantage in that it;
A mild steel snorkel would need to be painted both internally and externally, or undergo a hot-dip galvanisation, to prevent rusting. Mild steel will not have the same appearance as stainless steel after rust-proofing it; most people just powder-coat it black to give it an attractive finish. Welding mild steel presents fewer.
The ductility of mild steel is one of the significant advantages of using a mild steel car snorkel. Mild steel may be readily bent and does not lose its quality. The material, on the other hand, has the potential to suffer damage. When driving or off-roading during monsoon season and travelling through rivers, rusts are common.