Originally Posted by ClubCrosstrek
What does it take for a snorkel kit? Is it possible on the Crosstrek (I assume it's possible on any vehicle)?
It's not difficult, and I've done it before on a Jeep Grand Cherokee before any kits existed for them. We'll never see a decent brand like ARB make them for the XV - it's not within their scope. You can, however, choose a snorkel that's "close" in windscreen rake angle, A-pillar height, through-the-body intake position, body side angle and side of vehicle. If it's made from a plastic such as the ARB's are, you can then apply a little well-distributed heat and bend the snorkel a little to make it optimum.
Once you have one the right shape, or as close to as you're going to get, you then need to worry about the through-the-body connector pipe and what it's going to chew through to install. Then, it has to connect upstream of the filter box somehow and make a tight seal. It's all quite a challenge in there isn't a specific kit made.
There are quite a few "car-like" 4WD's out there nowadays - as far as windscreen angles go. Gone are the days, really, of upright screens on the older style machines.