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    Intake removal pros cons?

    Hello,

    First question would be is it ok to remove this black piece of plastic in the pic? I had someone install my kanaflex intake for me and did a awesome job but I just want to remove this piece if possible and have my filter hang from the bracket. (pic also below). This looks as if it might give more air to the motor but I dont know. I only ride in the lake and I do not jump my ski what so ever. I have plans of racing it and still use my bucket to block water from coming in but is removing this piece a big no no or a big yeah yeah? thanks for any input
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    more pics if needed...
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    Quote Originally Posted by toilets View Post
    more pics if needed...
    I know a few racers that have removed it. it lets more air in but its easyer for the water to get in. depends what you want. R88

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    I've had mine out for years, it will be fine, UNLESS it is rolled over.

    If that happens it will take on water much faster.

    It does let the engine compartment breathe much better without it IMO.

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    Thats all I needed to hear. As far as filter placement I cant seem to get the filter to hang in the air with the bucket in. Is the filter ok to lean on something? Say the battery.. I zip tied it to that bracket but it still is leaning on the batter for support.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toilets View Post
    Thats all I needed to hear. As far as filter placement I cant seem to get the filter to hang in the air with the bucket in. Is the filter ok to lean on something? Say the battery.. I zip tied it to that bracket but it still is leaning on the batter for support.
    It's ok for support. the higher the better, for water sloshing around in the hull can get sucked in when wave jumping if too low.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toilets View Post
    Thats all I needed to hear. As far as filter placement I cant seem to get the filter to hang in the air with the bucket in. Is the filter ok to lean on something? Say the battery.. I zip tied it to that bracket but it still is leaning on the batter for support.
    Fab a bracket so it hangs just below your little glove box or Zip tie it as high as you can in the hull.. Make sure it isn't banging around in there because what's OK today might not be in 20 hours..

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    Thanks guys I love the feedback on this site. There is actually already that bracket (pic) that is in place that was holding that black plastic piece up (pic) just over the fuel tank. Is it ok to mount it above the fuel tank using that bracket or would that be considered dirty air because of the tank?

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    Quote Originally Posted by toilets View Post
    Thanks guys I love the feedback on this site. There is actually already that bracket (pic) that is in place that was holding that black plastic piece up (pic) just over the fuel tank. Is it ok to mount it above the fuel tank using that bracket or would that be considered dirty air because of the tank?
    That would be fine, just use heavy duty Zip ties and/or mounting hardware

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    That would be ideal, and closer to the opening (fresh outside air) as possible with out getting it wet from splashes.

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