I agree, but if you take $60 and go to a plumbing store, you can get yourself a nice seamless stealth snorkel, pretty easy to do according to a few people.I agree with stealth snorks it would have eaten it up. But the stock snorkels haven't impressed me.
That dude isn't a great mudder. That Gade should've ate that hole and went back for more. (Even with those tires.)