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Hi all, today I just purchased a xr8 stock bigmouth snorkel and airbox, everything fits in the engine bay but then I proceed to close the bonnet and it won't close because the snorkel sits up just a tad. Would buying the xr8 bonnet fox this issue? Thanks all.

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well, the stock xr8 airbox isn't that big, actually, it's just a pod filter instead of a panel filter in the standard location... if it's factory it'll fit under a normal XR bonnet. The XR8 bonnet bulge doesn't go over the area where the stock airbox sits, so it wouldn't help anyway.

 

chuck a pic up of the snorkel and where it's hitting the bonnet and we'll be able to help you further :)

 

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Sorry about that, I've got three photos here I hope they help! 

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 hopefully this link works!

 

 

So that's the snorkel I have I think it's a 70mm one from the research I've been doing but on the bonnet, the bit where it's got a cut out for the snorkel it's hitting there and bonnet doesn't close the full way. 

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hmm, doesn't seem to be showing any obvious signs of the bonnet hitting the plastic of the snorkel mouth section... clean it off and put something between them that'll mark where it's hitting and just hit the snorkel with a hammer (softly) until the bonnet closes.

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Okay well I just tried slamming my bonnet shut and to then see if it would mark it, it actually ended up closing it! So it think it's fully closed now! Thanks for your help mate!

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ideally you won't want to be slamming it every single time, as the "catch" mechanism will take the brunt of such force... so work on it until it closes easily haha

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Okay fair point, but what's am I able to do to fix it? I feel as though it hitting the snorkel for sure but it bends a little bit so maybe that's why it shut?

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