This product requires 3 minor modifications to your vehicle for installation. Each alteration is highlighted in detail in both our written installation guide and video tutorial. 1. If using in conjunction with the OEM airbox, an inlet duct cutout on the lower airbox is required 2. Requires minor modification to the inner A-pillar for assembly (not visible from outside of vehicle) 3. Requires minor trimming behind OEM fender grille. This modification will not impact re-assembly of the grille if snorkel is removed*
This kit is designed specifically for the Raptor, it will not fit with other F-150 trim levels due to body panel differences.
This snorkel kit is designed to fit with the OEM airbox or Mishimoto Performance Intake System. Fitment is not confirmed with any other aftermarket intake systems.
This snorkel alone does not increase the vehicle's water fording limit. Fording water above the stock recommended limit may require modifying other components to avoid water damage.
As anybody who’s ever driven on a trail knows, dust and debris are a fact of life off-road. The Raptor intake has a fresh air duct that pulls outside air from the driver’s fender area. But when the vehicle in front of you is kicking up dust, or you’re fording three feet of water, that air isn’t very fresh. Heavy dust often stays low to the ground, about where the stock fresh air inlet lives, but Borne Off-Road has a solution to get fresh air into your intake.
This Borne Off-Road 2017-2020 Ford Raptor Snorkel moves the fresh air inlet over 24 inches above the stock location, allowing the engine to pull in cleaner air. Our precision rotational-molded tube is made from durable, UV-resistant cross-linked polyethylene that can withstand the heat of the sun and any debris the trail can throw at it. The top of our snorkel includes a 6-inch inlet with a steel mesh cover to protect the intake from large debris. This inlet can also be swapped for a pre-filter to help keep your main intake filter clean.
Our snorkel mounts to the Raptor’s body with sturdy 2.5mm-thick steel brackets and mates directly to the stock lower airbox, making it applicable for use with the stock intake system or theMishimoto Raptor Air Intake. The brackets and inlet screen are finished in micro wrinkle black powder coat for maximum durability. Like all Mishimoto and Borne Off-Road products, this Ford Raptor Snorkel is backed by our Mishimoto Lifetime Warranty.
Borne Off-Road by Mishimoto was created to offer a wide variety of high-quality products tailored to the adventurous lifestyle of our off-roading customers. From product design and construction, to branding and packaging, Borne Off-Road radiates with the desire to blaze new trails. Mishimoto continues to combine meticulous R&D with exceptional design to bring you superior parts under the Borne Off-Road brand.
Fits 2017-2020 Ford Raptor 3.5L EcoBoost*
Raises fresh air inlet to roof level to capture cool and clean air on the trail
Fits with stock orMishimoto Performance Intake
Increases induction noise
Precision-engineered rotational-molded tube is durable and UV resistant
Includes durable 2.5mm-thick steel brackets
Designed using the latest in 3D printing, CAD modeling, and flow bench technology
Snorkel inlet features drains to help prevent water intrusion
HEIGHTENED SENSES – 2017-2020 FORD RAPTOR BORNE OFF-ROAD SNORKEL KIT – CONCEPT TO COMPLETION
In a world of drive-anywhere, tow-anything machines, the Ford Raptor sits atop the throne of capable off-roaders. Yes, some of this truck’s utility might have been sacrificed in the name of adventure, but there aren’t many complaints. The performance off-road suspension and howling 3.5L EcoBoost under the hood allow the Raptor to bound over sand dunes and tower over most water crossings right out of the dealer’s lot, so what could make this machine more formidable? Well, a snorkel fromBorne Off-Road, for starters.
A looming off-roader with a snorkel typically elicits visions of a truck digging through water up to its wing mirrors while triumphantly emerging out the other side, wearing the pungent mud like a badge of honor. Yes, a snorkel is what makes this possible, but only with the other necessary preparations made. First, every other part of your induction system needs to be properly sealed since you wouldn’t want to take water through a different location. Most importantly, you need to ensure that the electronics in your engine bay are watertight. Also, the alternator requires special care. While mounted high in the Raptor’s engine bay, saltwater will cause corrosion on the coils, and heavy mud can clog the entire unit leading to failures. Make sure that your off-roader’s alternator is placed high in the engine bay for maximum protection.
Water fording is only half of the equation, and a snorkel addition is essential for protecting your engine on the other side of the moisture spectrum – dirt and dust. The front end of the Raptor, as sleek and aggressive as the design, is flat. That means the stock airbox, which pulls its air from the front grille, is in the line of fire from sand and dust-laden air, especially when you’re wheeling in a group. Yes, there is an air filter to safeguard the engine from the onslaught of sand and dust, but it’s only effective to a certain degree.
Most air filters are highly effective at blocking particles 5 microns and larger. That’s ten times smaller than the width of a human hair and is suitable for when you’re on the road. However, on the trail, dust particles can be as small as 0.2 microns and slip past the air filter. What doesn’t make it through the filter is also of concern. The constant force of dirt and debris can plug up your filter and leave the EcoBoost gasping for air resulting in power loss.
Snorkel kits do more than just give your vehicle a more rugged look. They’re an essential extra layer of protection for your off-road-ready Raptor. Before we dive straight into the install, let’s take a look at the concept and design for this kit.
Off the Chopping Block
One of the major downsides to adding a snorkel is the need to cut through body panels to install them. That isn’t a big deal on a battle-scarred off-road veteran, but chopping through the body of a $65,000+ truck is an understandable reason to be skittish. So, we plan to significantly limit any hacking needed by channeling our snorkel through the driver’s side fender vent.
With the path determined, our engineer, Ye, worked on designing our system’s connection tube. The broad haunches of the Raptor’s fenders played to our advantage in the design of this kit and gave Ye plenty of room to nestle the unique design above the fender liner.
Adapting your snorkel to the airbox might sound like a complex task, but we wanted to simplify that. If you already have the Mishimoto Performance Intake installed on your Raptor, then there’s no adapting needed. The provided rubber boot will slip right on the airbox’s secondary air inlet. Ye engineered a form-fitting adapter that mimics the shape and location of our intake’s secondary inlet if you’re using the stock box.
Finally, we get to the star of the show, the snorkel. This section is perfectly sculpted to the Raptor’s A-pillar for proper airflow through the system while not cutting into the view through the windshield or driver’s side window. The unique profile of our snorkel tapers to a standard 4-inch diameter connection at the snorkel head to allow for the installation of a universal cyclone separator if you so desire.
There’s more to this snorkel kit than 3D models and the final product. Make sure you check out this video to see everything in between!
Raising the Bar
The Raptor’s snorkel design looks excellent on paper, but does it work? Well, we decided to bring this design to life for some real-world fitment and off-road testing. The conception of our tangible snorkel kit took a few phases, starting first as a 3D-printed prototype before emerging in its final form.
Clad in robust cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE), our Raptor snorkel kit is purpose-built for the wilderness. This high-density plastic raises the induction location with a feather-weight mass while standing up to the low-hanging branches or narrow canyons. Additionally, XLPE is extremely UV resistant, so it will look fresh after years of abuse.
On the other side of the fender, the construction is the same. Our connection tube utilizes the same tough rotational-molded XLPE and is form-fitted to nestle behind the bulging fender and tucked above the inner fender. Ye locked it in place with a sturdy steel bracket, mounted to an available peg on the frame rail to ensure this vital channel stays put.
Tying into the induction system under the hood is a cinch with this kit. With the fender liner removed, there’s a direct route to the Raptor’s airbox. As mentioned above, if you opt to install theMishimoto Performance Intake kiton your Raptor, then the provided rubber connection slips right over the airbox’s secondary air inlet. For those lacking this secondary air inlet, this kit provides one to you. Fitting this adaptor does require cutting into your factory airbox, but it’s form-fitted to the airbox for OEM-like performance.
For the best results with a snorkel, the factory inlet needs to be sealed off. Don’t worry; we planned for this and included a durable rubber plug for the factory inlet. Since we carried over the use of OEM duct with our performance intake kit, this plug is compatible with either intake kit.
There’s not much that can slow the Ford Raptor down. No matter the terrain, this truck comes from the factory ready to glide right over it. Well, for the most part. Since the Raptor’s natural habitat means it spends a lot of its life on sand and diving through streams, it’s only a matter of time before dust or water finds its way into the EcoBoost powerplant.
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