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    Question Intake question.

    I noticed most of the replacement intakes run ducting to the front of the ski. Has anyone installed a conical filter right off the SC? If not ,is it because of the temperatures or something else? I bet it would look great.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sn-95 View Post
    I noticed most of the replacement intakes run ducting to the front of the ski. Has anyone installed a conical filter right off the SC? If not ,is it because of the temperatures or something else? I bet it would look great.
    Heat and no abundant air flow to that area.
    You want outside air at all possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skoepp View Post
    Heat and no abundant air flow to that area.
    You want outside air at all possible.
    +1 Cooler air = more power/increased density. You also want good waterflow through your IC with the cool water. This is why the incoming water goes to the IC first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ocman View Post
    +1 Cooler air = more power/increased density. You also want good waterflow through your IC with the cool water. This is why the incoming water goes to the IC first.
    Just installed a 4" intake right off the SC on my RXTX-260. 3" to 4" silicone 90 degree elbow adapter (Eliminates the need for a bolt on adapter on the SC) followed by a 4" x 7" aluminum joiner tube and then the flame arrestor. Ski is notably faster but currently GPS limited so I can't validate top end pick up... YET! 2010 models have tons of room after the stock air box is removed. Bought 8 feet of Kanaflex so I can test both ways. Looks better than the long hose but I think Ocman and the others are correct that cold air up front will produce the best results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glade Rider View Post
    Just installed a 4" intake right off the SC on my RXTX-260. 3" to 4" silicone 90 degree elbow adapter (Eliminates the need for a bolt on adapter on the SC) followed by a 4" x 7" aluminum joiner tube and then the flame arrestor. Ski is notably faster but currently GPS limited so I can't validate top end pick up... YET! 2010 models have tons of room after the stock air box is removed. Bought 8 feet of Kanaflex so I can test both ways. Looks better than the long hose but I think Ocman and the others are correct that cold air up front will produce the best results.
    Or pure fresh outside air from under the rear grab handle...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ocman View Post
    Or pure fresh outside air from under the rear grab handle...
    Would be nice but what about getting water in the ski?? I know some guys add additional openings but I ride the ocean. Any good way around that??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glade Rider View Post
    Would be nice but what about getting water in the ski?? I know some guys add additional openings but I ride the ocean. Any good way around that??
    I got more water in when I ran front air but it could have been because I removed the cowlings. As long as u dont drown the rear its still ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ocman View Post
    I got more water in when I ran front air but it could have been because I removed the cowlings. As long as u dont drown the rear its still ok.
    Got it.. Might just try it.. Thanks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ocman View Post
    I got more water in when I ran front air but it could have been because I removed the cowlings. As long as u dont drown the rear its still ok.
    I see on your avatar that your intake opens where the coolant reservoir was. Where is the reservoir now????

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    Quote Originally Posted by sn-95 View Post
    I see on your avatar that your intake opens where the coolant reservoir was. Where is the reservoir now????
    I'm running open loop bro.

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