Thread: i/c ?
05-17-2011, 02:01 AM #1
wondering why riva only offers a relocation kit for the rxpX, but offers a complete i/c and pipe upgrade for the 215 model. i did notice that fizzle makes an i/c kit with pipes that i think is offered as an upgrade on the 255, but why doesnt riva? is the '10-'11 i/c different from '08-'09? also, the riva rear intake seems like a good set-up, but its fairly new and id like to hear some feedback before dropping $400! tia
05-17-2011, 04:09 AM #2
Yes the latest intercoolers are different, they have a different core but are proving to be very good as well.
What ski do you have???
The Riva rear air for the RXP has been around for many years now, its very good but you have to be carefull not to suck water down it. Im pretty sure it will fit the RXP-X if the intercooler has been re-located.
Also for info the actual intercooler that is used in Riva's gen 2 intercooler upgrade for the 215 skis is a factory 255hp intercooler.
05-17-2011, 04:17 AM #3
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Welcome to the forum:
wondering why riva only offers a relocation kit for the rxpX, but offers a complete i/c and pipe upgrade for the 215 model.
i did notice that fizzle makes an i/c kit with pipes that i think is offered as an upgrade on the 255, but why doesnt riva?
is the '10-'11 i/c different from '08-'09? also, the riva rear intake seems like a good set-up, but its fairly new and id like to hear some feedback before dropping $400! tia
As far as intakes the rear is a faster setup and will give you a 100rpm gain but is more prone to water ingestion if you ride in rough seas/jump the ski/or play around on it doing tail slides and such. The front intake the fizzle sells is safer but not failsafe, but the risk of water entering the intake is reduced greatly. This is my opinion others will chime in. Its your call on gaining 100rpms and possible water ingestion or do a front intake and make the risk of water ingestion closer to zero. Try the search function next time, a lot of the info you need has more than likely been covered already.
05-17-2011, 11:32 AM #4
05-17-2011, 11:53 AM #5
I've seen people fit air filters directly to the charger, it's not a great idea IMO. You want the coolest air possible, plus you run the risk of sucking in water from the bilge into it.. Don't be afraid of the rear air, Riva has to say what they have to say to cover their a@@. I've ridden in all kinds of different conditions and have never had a problem with water ingestion. It' a mod that's well worth the money. It includes the catch can which is great for keeping oil out of your SC tract. Just stay away from wake jumping and landing the tail hard.
05-17-2011, 12:24 PM #6
^ do you have any installed pics you could post? it is the shortest routed intake (besides the cheap looking "gulper") and it gets fresh air from outside which is nice, but i love doing doughnuts and jumping big swirly waves...
05-17-2011, 12:58 PM #7
Given your riding style you may be better off going the kanaflex route, you just run the kanaflex off the charger, then loop it to the front off the ski with an air filter. Fizzle sells a kit in the store.http://www.4-tecperformance.com/inde...oducts_id=1160
05-17-2011, 01:46 PM #8
thanks for the input brotha...if you could post up pics after work that would be appreciated
05-17-2011, 04:28 PM #9
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that "cheap looking guzzzler" works just as good as the riva that i promise... and will save you a couple bucks!
05-17-2011, 04:37 PM #10
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