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    Here's my Lowes 4" Power Intake

    I bought a 10' length of 4" drain pipe from Lowes for $3.85. Cut off 7 feet. Used a 4"x3" silicone reducer from www.siliconeintakes.com. I used a bungie to pull one end of the pipe back on itself to make a 90 deg bend in one end. Poured boiling water on it to make it stay. Removed old Riva power filter completely. Ran the 4" hose from the front of the ski to the rear around the engine and into the reducer. Pushed the reducer onto the SC and screwed down the clamps. The intake end is tiewrapped up just under the steering stuff. No filter. No performance test yet but based on others there has to be some improvement. Pics below. Hope it will work well. Should only take in water if the ski completely sinks up front which dosen't happen with the foam flotation around.
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    Cool!, Where did you get the coupler?
    I takle it your ski is not IC`d? ...PR...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pale Rider
    Cool!, Where did you get the coupler?
    I takle it your ski is not IC`d? ...PR...
    Coupler was ordered from www.siliconeintakes.com ($13) 3 to 4".
    No, no IC, everything stock inside.

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    Cool

    thats a trick sight,anyone playing with fored Induction should check it out

    later cdpcb

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    Looks alot like mine.... Good job!

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    you are not worried about that 4" hose melting or anything? I thought about using something similar, but it can get fairly hot in the engine compartment. Not hot enough to melt the tubing, but if the tubing is touching the motor in anyway, it could get damaged. At least that was my thought. I guess it depends on how you route the tubing. The heat rate stuff is not cheap.

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    You need to put a filter on or you will have problems!!! That SC pulls in a lot of air. If a little piece of foam breaks off and gets sucked in you will damage the housing and possible the SC wheel. Even dirt that gets in the hull or something just as small will eventually find its way in your intake.

    Peter

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    Quote Originally Posted by lafjax
    I bought a 10' length of 4" drain pipe from Lowes for $3.85. Cut off 7 feet. Used a 4"x3" silicone reducer from www.siliconeintakes.com. I used a bungie to pull one end of the pipe back on itself to make a 90 deg bend in one end. Poured boiling water on it to make it stay. Removed old Riva power filter completely. Ran the 4" hose from the front of the ski to the rear around the engine and into the reducer. Pushed the reducer onto the SC and screwed down the clamps. The intake end is tiewrapped up just under the steering stuff. No filter. No performance test yet but based on others there has to be some improvement. Pics below. Hope it will work well. Should only take in water if the ski completely sinks up front which dosen't happen with the foam flotation around.


    HERE IS A GOOD TIP:

    Dont leave the 4 inch hose facing upwards as you are asking for water to enter the tube and straight into the Supercharger and that spells DISASTER.
    face it horizontal or point it down slightly.....

    Thats just my opinion.....

    By the way good job it looks similar to ours.

    Jase

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    Quote Originally Posted by RXP PIT BOSS
    HERE IS A GOOD TIP:

    Dont leave the 4 inch hose facing upwards as you are asking for water to enter the tube and straight into the Supercharger and that spells DISASTER.
    face it horizontal or point it down slightly.....

    Thats just my opinion.....

    By the way good job it looks similar to ours.

    Jase
    Thanks for the tips...I'll cover the pipe to prevent junk from entering....

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    Quote Originally Posted by North49
    you are not worried about that 4" hose melting or anything? I thought about using something similar, but it can get fairly hot in the engine compartment. Not hot enough to melt the tubing, but if the tubing is touching the motor in anyway, it could get damaged. At least that was my thought. I guess it depends on how you route the tubing. The heat rate stuff is not cheap.
    No, I'm not worried about the cheap pipe melting. It does not get close enough to anything that will get that hot. I poured boiling water on it and it stays tough. The engine block will not get that hot and I'm far away from the exhaust.

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