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What is the purpose of these tubes on the Jeep?

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What is the purpose of these tubes on the Jeep?

Is it supposed to be a rollcage of some sorts? It's too thin walled, not well triangulated and barely attached to the vehicle to much good as a roll cage.
It looks like more of a scaffolding that might be used on a safari vehicle to hold up a canopy or something.
I just can't figure out why this guy is daily driving with this stupid attachment on his Jeep. It looks even more ridiculous from the front because it sticks out so much.

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Roll cage so obtrusive that I park on the yellow line all the time
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roll cage, not sure if it's sturdy enough to actually do anything.
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It's the equivalent to the "splitter" fad for "race" cars.

Srs answer, I think it's for mounting lights?
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Darn, thought you were asking about that weird z-shaped intake tube...Does that nasty thing even work?
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tranquility922 wrote: Darn, thought you were asking about that weird z-shaped intake tube...Does that nasty thing even work?
It's called a Snorkel. Yeh it works.... at keeping water out of your engine when you're offroading in deep water.
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That seems like a useless roll cage, it's just screwed on to the pillars.
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tebore wrote: It's called a Snorkel. Yeh it works.... at keeping water out of your engine when you're offroading in deep water.
Ah, tx, was always curious wth that was...
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Btw, what's going on, you should be on the other end of that question, engineered! :D
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tranquility922 wrote: Btw, what's going on, you should be on the other end of that question, engineered! :D
lol, I don't follow?
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It's a Jeep thing, one of the remedies for miniature dong.

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Whaddya want from them? It may look dumb, but you can't put a roof rack on a soft-top. So if you want something you can throw your skis on, or a kayak, or anything that doesn't fit in your vehicle, there's your solution.

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CNeufeld wrote: Whaddya want from them? It may look dumb, but you can't put a roof rack on a soft-top. So if you want something you can throw your skis on, or a kayak, or anything that doesn't fit in your vehicle, there's your solution.
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Yea, I didn't think it was a roof rack due to the lack of cross bars and not being a Jeep guy I forgot it's not a solid roof. Still looks kinda silly without other Jeep style mods, but I guess if he's carrying stuff on the roof he doesn't have a choice. Not sure why the cross bars aren't on there though. Maybe to make it easier to remove the hard roof cover.
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Protection from comets and asteroids...



Good thing he had a sturdy roll cage.
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engineered wrote: lol, I don't follow?
I meant you're always so technically-knowledgeable (hence your handle), surprised that you're the one asking instead of answering these types of questions ;)
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It's probably plumbing for the toilet inside.
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tranquility922 wrote: I meant you're always so technically-knowledgeable (hence your handle), surprised that you're the one asking instead of answering these types of questions ;)
Engineers are naturally curious folks, looking for answers to things they don't know... :)

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CNeufeld wrote: Engineers are naturally curious folks, looking for answers to things they don't know... :)

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I know, I'm just playing around w/ him, he's cool. :)
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