09-08-2011, 10:34 AM #1
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K&N Air Filters For 1996 Polaris SLT 780 Discussion
Good morning everyone. So, I am thinking of replacing my stock air fitler with 3 of the K&N air filters. Seeing as this is around a $450.00 upgarade since I need 3 of them inclucing the adapters and filter wraps I was wondering if anyone has done this. My questions would be as follows.
1. How much horsepower would I gain?
2. Would I need to adjust the carbs after installation?
3. Better gas milage?
Thanks for any replies on the subject.
09-08-2011, 01:58 PM #2
I cant speak to the K&N setup, but I can say that I may try other performance mods first (if you have not already) such as an extended pump ($1-200?), Stainless 6 vane stator($200), 6* wedge/trim($75). All these mods together will cost less and I bet net a much more noticable performance increase (Better hole-shot, top speed increase of about 2mph).
This is info from the forums, not first hand experence.
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09-08-2011, 05:12 PM #3
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The 780 uses a free flowing Flame Arrestor already, you will gain hardly anything if any.
Use the $$ elsewhere.
As suggested above, look into a set of performance reeds, SS 6 vane stator, A/M impeller, A/M ride plate, etc....
09-08-2011, 05:28 PM #4
Xlint89 is correct, factory air box is the best. you may actually lose speed with K&Ns, the original filter doesn't use a fiber element & flows better. The only bolt on mods that will work for that machine are, ss 6vein pump stator & ride plate, I believe I used an ocean pro, I think the slt780 also used a pump wedge with less angle than the sltx1050. I tried v-force reeds on my 750 coverted to a 780 & saw 0 increase in full throttle rpms, but they did help acceleration noticably, in the 20-45mph range.
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