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    R&D vs RIVA Filter Kits

    As far as performance it there a big difference between the R&D SHO Power Plenum Filter Kit (which looks just like a big rectangle box filter) and the RIVA Yamaha `15~09 FZ & `11~08 FX-SHO Power Filter Kit (which comes with a tube and filter) They are both around the same price and appear to do the same thing. Is there one advantage over the other? Thanks!


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    The difference will be negligible if any. I run the Riva and am more than pleased. The R&D has more filter surface but thats about it.

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    Riva would help if you had additional cool air mods at the front of the ski, it would be bringing in the cool air rather than the warmer air near the engine like R&D. If the ski is factory sealed with no additional cooling mods then there wouldn't be any difference.

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    thanks. I am adding some components in the next week that are part of both of the standard stage 1 upgrades from both R&D and RIVA. Just did not know if there is a quality/performance difference with one company over the other. I know that RIVA's website is much easier to browse and order from.

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    There will be no noticeable performance difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCW View Post
    There will be no noticeable performance difference.
    Well the awesome guys at R&D told me that the filter is no longer avail. I guess the RIVA filter it is. I was very impressed with the R&D cust service. They refunded my money from a purchase last year.

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    R&D are great folks to deal with (for the most part).

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    I made a custom one with a k&n air filter saved a lot of cash, many people have done the same on here, spend you're money else to gain mph

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    I bought a 3" to 4" silicone 90, a 4" aluminum 90, one 4" hose clamp and a K&N filter and have around $90 total.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam SHO View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CCW View Post
    There will be no noticeable performance difference.
    Well the awesome guys at R&D told me that the filter is no longer avail. I guess the RIVA filter it is. I was very impressed with the R&D cust service. They refunded my money from a purchase last year.
    Did you know that you can buy most Riva and R&D parts from this forums online store at a discount? Use the discount code: greenhulk

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