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got the best buy today from nissan @ blacktown $350 for a genuine snorkel 2.8gu and the 3.0l version is $400 and weather shields are $70 each while auto barn wanted $65 each i went genuine thought it would be better and better than saffari snorkel who they wanted $400+ but nissan asking price for a st sticker because i gernied mine off $50 for a little sticker lol
 

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Get what you pay for. Safari heads can be rotated and are designed to have the water drain down the insides of the head and outside the snorkel. But otherwise good buy! :)
 

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Thought it would be better and better than saffari snorkel who they wanted $400+
is it only better cause its cheaper?
you may hate owning a 4wd if you think thats always the case.
 

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Get what you pay for. Safari heads can be rotated and are designed to have the water drain down the insides of the head and outside the snorkel. But otherwise good buy! :)
i always thought genuine was better,,, and there is the $250 ebay option with a very bad feedback rating...
 

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is it only better cause its cheaper?
you may hate owning a 4wd if you think thats always the case.
better??? but genuine... perfect for my needs, wont be doing deep water crossings dont think the electrics in engine bay would like it aswell... not my 1st 4b miss my mq now that was a beast, water didnt bother it at all,,, and i work for a big transport company labour is nothing just parts can be an issue,,, but hey thats 4wding is all about, some days you go out for a day n work on your 4b for a week... :)
 

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got the best buy today from nissan @ blacktown $350 for a genuine snorkel 2.8gu and the 3.0l version is $400 and weather shields are $70 each while auto barn wanted $65 each i went genuine thought it would be better and better than saffari snorkel who they wanted $400+ but nissan asking price for a st sticker because i gernied mine off $50 for a little sticker lol

As long as you are happy it's all good but FYI the snorkel is $11 off RRP and the weathershields $5 off RRP so they saved you $21. Not such a fantastic deal IMHO.
More shopping would have saved you more money. Just so you know for next time.
 

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oh yer research button works a treat thats how i came to my decision,,, research snorkel you'l get heap of info on genuine snorkel and how to get most out of em and there flaws..
 

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As long as you are happy it's all good but FYI the snorkel is $11 off RRP and the weathershields $5 off RRP so they saved you $21. Not such a fantastic deal IMHO.
More shopping would have saved you more money. Just so you know for next time.
my point is its genuine,,, so much for stealership as quoted on here plenty of times,,, have you seen the weather shields from autobarn there just stick on with no clips,, and dont line up properly... i couldve saved 100 bucks on snorkel but didnt want below australian standard..
 

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my point is its genuine,,, so much for stealership as quoted on here plenty of times,,, have you seen the weather shields from autobarn there just stick on with no clips..
I understood you. Don't think you understood me. The prices you paid are only very slightly under genuine Nissan RRP. As I say if you are happy all is good. Just trying to save you money next time.
 

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well maybe, its taken me months of research n months of ebay to get that price, you try bidding on a snorkel on ebay every man and his dog wants 1... dont forget there is so much crap out there,,, safari or genuine was my pick..
 

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it's all good, the genuine snorkel is a tjm airtek snorkel and the water drains out of the head the same way as the safari does. best of all it was cheaper that having "airtek" embossed into it.

good one i say.
 

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Genuine stickers and badges

FYI, I have dabbled in the cheap ebay stuff as the genuine prices seemed steep, I now only buy genuine via contacts like Nizzbits on here or other, direct, dealer opportunities.

Stickers and badges are well worth the ask price I believe, they stay on, are chromed properly and last in outback conditions as they were designed to do. I had a hamburger badge on the back pop off 2 weeks after fitting and side stickers peeled off after 3 car wash sessions, by hand and me on the water gun.

The Fyi's above are info that whilst U r happy now, as a member of the forum your online mates want you to be aware that dealer direct is not the only option to buy genuine Nissan gear at very good prices, there are other avenues to get better than you mentioned prices above on a regular basis on most available genuine product.
 

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Did you get these items at trade prices?
hey paul,,, he said he'l round it of for me maybe its trade price,,, but thats what he told, asking price was 368... hey by the look of it you can get cheaper i know my mate wants one hopefully i can steer him in right direction via this forum..

any1 want to share a link or someone on here with cheaper genuine gear can be bought thru???
 
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