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    difference between [email protected] and riva air intakes sho

    I know they look diff but what are the diff function wise? Has anyone tested them back to back.


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    I believe they both accomplish the same thing. However, I have heard that the R&D one uses up precious real estate that may be needed at a later date.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlos Thomas View Post
    I believe they both accomplish the same thing. However, I have heard that the R&D one uses up precious real estate that may be needed at a later date.
    Exactlly what I heard!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlos Thomas View Post
    I believe they both accomplish the same thing. However, I have heard that the R&D one uses up precious real estate that may be needed at a later date.
    Quote Originally Posted by jtskier11 View Post
    Exactlly what I heard!
    What "real estate" can it get in the way of?

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    Both get the job done....but I prefer the Riva....puts the filter up and away from the motor.
    The R&D design is placed at a point where i actually leak water into the engine compartment when im riding hard offSHOre. Could just be a quirk of my ski...not sure.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmoeller View Post
    What "real estate" can it get in the way of?
    **Nevermind my ramblings.....**

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtskier11 View Post
    R&D is thick barred and blocks off a good deal of the pump inlet. Even has an extra bar molded into it. When you comapre pics of both grates the Riva just looks alot less restricted. Im not saying anything bad about the R&D grate. I cant, I havent used it yet. It just seems I see more people talking about hacking out the extra bar of the R&D. So after you hack that out, you might as well have gotten the Riva in the first place.
    Wait.....we talking about air intakes? Ooops...

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    JT, I think the OP is asking about air intakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MPower View Post
    JT, I think the OP is asking about air intakes.
    OK, im retarded....... SORRY!!!!!!

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    thanks for that, pretty much answers my question, at this stage I have modified my stock one and I only ride in the surf so I would def stay away from r&d one
    I am in the process of changing my intake grate and noticed a bubble on the lip of top of the pump tunnel and it has peeled open in the middle, anybody else have this?

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