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    Rear VS Front Intake

    Hey guys i am looking to add an intake setup on a 2006 RXP. this will not be a race boat, i currently have a nice 4" front intake on my race boat but i am also looking to switch to the rear, are there any cons from switch from front to rear? i know a rear intake setup will get me more cold air and also a gain in rpm.


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    Riva rear air intake will gain 1 psi and 150+ more RPM than any 4" front air intake. If you have an RXP then the rear air intake is the way to go.

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    now would it be better go with a custom rear intake or the RIVA?

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    Go w/ the Riva rear air. It sounds great and works great

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    Quote Originally Posted by BGslugger10 View Post
    now would it be better go with a custom rear intake or the RIVA?
    No kanaflex accordion hose is going to flow as well as the air horn that comes with the Riva rear air. It's not going to look as good either.

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    keep in mind if you do a lot of salt water riding or wave jumping the rear intake is not the way to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedskixp View Post
    keep in mind if you do a lot of salt water riding or wave jumping the rear intake is not the way to go.
    How true is this? I ride in the Barnegat Bay, Matedaconk River and Toms River (NJ people) which is brakish water and can be rough on the weekend when boat traffic is at its prime should I not use the Riva Rear Air?

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    If you like to jump waves big enough to submerge the rear of your ski or if you do spinnies go with a front intake. If not you should be ok. Go with the riva because it has a prefilter.

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    i dont do much wave jumping, and i dont ride in ocean much...but would it be posible to make my own rear intake? of course anythign is posible!!! but how would i keep the water out?

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    From my experane the rear intake is the best set-up for hp, you cant bet it......but I have used one and if you are into anything more than riding by your self on flat water then I would not recommend it. They S/C is sucking soooo hard that any water any where near the rear is just sucked in. Like I said, graet for hp, drag racing, speed runs - but not that practical for most of us.

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