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.ClubCrosstrek said:What does it take for a snorkel kit? Is it possible on the Crosstrek (I assume it's possible on any vehicle)?
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?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.
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.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.