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    Water ingestion through 4" intake

    Am thinking of putting a 4" intake on my rxpx 255. Just wanting to know how easy it will take on water.
    I only ride lakes and rivers and have never had any water in the hull. Even though I do spins and the whole hood gets submerged.

    If water was Ingested through the intake is that goodbye to my engine?

    Just want to know exactly what can happen.
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    If you get enough water to hydro lock your engine you have way more to worry about than a 4" intake. Do it.

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    As above. I use my ski in the surf, have rolled it, smashed it straight through a million waves etc. You would need to sink the ski to get water in your intake, just put it up high under the steering column.

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    I have raced for 3 season with the rear air, the only time I has some water issues was on a race start and I was behind a kawi 300 coming into the first hard sweeping turn and I was stuck behind him in his spray for a good 5 seconds while I was at wide open throttle, my ski had a couple of hick ups and then it was back on full speed, the spray was so hard in my face it almost washed my goggles off,

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    Ok. So it's not really an issue if a bit of water gets in?

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    Water won't really get in if you run it to the front. Guy above was running a rear air which is far more likely to ingest water, and even though he got pummeled with water, still got stuff all in his intake. You will want to run yours to the front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skigolfnut View Post
    I have raced for 3 season with the rear air, the only time I has some water issues was on a race start and I was behind a kawi 300 coming into the first hard sweeping turn and I was stuck behind him in his spray for a good 5 seconds while I was at wide open throttle, my ski had a couple of hick ups and then it was back on full speed, the spray was so hard in my face it almost washed my goggles off,

    Wouldn't it depend entirely on the ski's purpose?
    I.E; a CC racer such as yourself where you get blasted by water from the bow frequently, a REAR air would be the best where it's hardest for water to get.

    Or on the other hand, someone who loves wave jumping/hot-dogging, submerging the stern, a FRONT air would be best.

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    Front air cannot get water in it unless the ski is full of hundreds of litrea of stuff. The front hatch is sealed from the rest of the ski so water intrusion there doesn't matter.

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    Ok thx guys will be putting it on

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    You will see good gains! Great bang for buck mod.

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