I have a 2004 discovery 2, and I've been wanting to install a snorkel. My factory airbox is broken, so I've run a cone for a couple of years now. Does anyone know if a discovery 1 arb style snorkel would fit ? I already have an in line filter, and the d1 snorkel has a round port, instead of the oblong port on the d2 snorkel. I'm working with limited funds, so a mantec is out of the question.
I bought a "cane toad" snorkel. It's an exact replica of the safari. The box says it's made 100% made in Australia. I paid $100 for it brand new - shipping included.
So far it's worked fantastic. The hardest part for me was installation. It looks exactly like the Safari Snorkel. The only difference is the there is no Safari logo - which worked perfectly for me because I did not want a Safari Logo.
IMO opinion the Mantec isn't really that good, comparatively speaking. The forward facing Safari / Cane Toad snorkel forces the air into the air intake as you're driving increasing gas mileage. During a heavy rain storm most of the water exits the side vents and as long as your Airbox is clean and the drain hole unobstructed - the remaining water will exit.
The Mantec has a "cone". This is better for water intrusion - but does not force air into the air intake. The air intake is thus forced to work harder to bring in the air. Less MPG.
IMO Mantec is expensive and overrated. I'm also not even certain they are still in business. Everything I'm seeing online is always "sold out" I've been told by John Craddock, and Rimmer Bros. they are unable to order the Mantec window guards at all - even though it's on their website and people want to buy them. See here:
I want window guards for all 7 windows and Mantec will not even make them anymore.
I would avoid Mantec because of this. It almost seems as if they are just selling off existing stock and not making anything anymore. That means once you install a mantec snorkel you will not be able to switch to a Safari / Cane Toad ... if it needs replacement.