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That was a superb illustration for the off road prowess of our vehicle. I couldn't get all the Spanish but I know he said all the familiar attributes generally heard on reviews. Based on Impreza/lauded the AWD capability/impressed with safety ratings....four years HS Spanish and that's all you get! Lol!

I found it much easier to understand the Crosstrek..."oh yes, now this is what I love to do!" " I feel sorry for,all the other little Crosstreks whose mommy and daddy don't take them out to play"!!
 

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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.
 

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I took a minute and dug up the original web page where this video was posted. It's at:

http://www.16valvulas.com.ar/probamos-a-fondo-el-subaru-new-xv-en-ruta-y-barro/

There's a pretty detailed review there. It's all in Spanish, but if you run it through Google Translate you can get a good idea of what's being said. All in all, it's quite positive.

Sample paragraph, translated:

"Like every Subaru, we are witnessing a versatile model capable of providing outstanding dynamic behavior in route but also the arguments sufficient to address adverse off-road terrain without suffering shocks. The New XV starred design changes that manage to combine harmoniously compact style, adventurous, strong and athletic."
 

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I think more important than a snorkel, is a set of elevated diff breathers. You put those axles underwater, 'specially after some hard running, and you're going to suck water into the differentials when they drastically cool off.
 

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The front differential vent, as far as I'm aware, is located as high as the engine air intake.

As for the rear differential, it has a vent that requires a bit of custom work to make a vent that goes well above some deep water. I've heard of someone routing a tube from the rear differential vent all the way up to one of the taillights.
 

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The front differential vent, as far as I'm aware, is located as high as the engine air intake.

As for the rear differential, it has a vent that requires a bit of custom work to make a vent that goes well above some deep water. I've heard of someone routing a tube from the rear differential vent all the way up to one of the taillights.
Does it seem odd that the front differential vent would be located much higher than the rear? Or did the engineers assume that once you realized how deep you were getting into, you would back yourself out? :confused:
 

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I'm guessing they figured most drivers wouldn't fully exploit the XV Crosstrek's abilities (like the rest of their crossover lineup). Also, it genuinely looks like a PITA to attempt to make a vent for it considering the lack of room at the undercarriage.
 

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Diff vents

I'm guessing they figured most drivers wouldn't fully exploit the XV Crosstrek's abilities (like the rest of their crossover lineup). Also, it genuinely looks like a PITA to attempt to make a vent for it considering the lack of room at the undercarriage.
I haven't gotten around to looking to see what's there from the factory. Shouldn't be a problem in the front. And in the back, could do like my jeep was done, and route it up along the fuel tank, and follow up the fill neck to the back of the gas cap.
 
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