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    RXT-X Air Intake/Strainer installation...

    Installed a few things on my father's RXT-X the last few days...

    - Riva Intake Grate
    - Groco Strainer
    - 4" Air intake w/R&D adapter and custom mount

    Intake grate, straight forward swap, but you can see the aggressiveness of the OEM unit ina side-by-side comparo...

    Air intake using a standard Kanaflex. He fabricated up a custom mount. The filter is a standard 4" from an Autozone, and when put on the flow bench, it didn't even change the numbers from a base filterless flow

    Strainer, that required some work. Since the IC setup basically had to be removed to make installation easier for both the strainer and intake, we found a surprising item on the water routing side....

    Normally on the base 215 units with the IC mounted in the manifold, the water from the pump goes directly to the IC...NOPE, not on this X boat, the line coming from the pump goes 3 inches to a T fitting, which one goes to the IC (5" line straight up) and the other to the manifold. The side going to the IC was a smaller outlet, so not wanting to screw with that, we simply decided it be best to splice the strainer in line where the 3" chunk went...

    To run the lines properly, we had to turn the T fitting 180 degrees, and run a new jumper line for the IC inlet...NO BIGGIE, and after the lines were run, we trimmed them to length after the strainer was mounted...
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    Air intake pics...
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    Danny, is that the same storage box that all the GTXs and RXTs use? If so, the first thing I would do is put on a recessed box and Garmin GPS. BTW, the bracket looks great. And, by adding the tee, if the IC ever becomes clogged you don't loose cooling water to the exhaust. Good thinking. I wonder why BRP didn't think of that?... Ron

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    Quote Originally Posted by King_Of_Fun View Post
    Danny, is that the same storage box that all the GTXs and RXTs use? If so, the first thing I would do is put on a recessed box and Garmin GPS. BTW, the bracket looks great. And, by adding the tee, if the IC ever becomes clogged you don't loose cooling water to the exhaust. Good thinking. I wonder why BRP didn't think of that?... Ron

    Yea its the same box, but we use a handheld GPS...

    The T is like that from BRP ...I just turned it around so it would work with the plumbing for the strainer...ALL WATER goes to the strainer first, then back down to the T to get distributed as normal...

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    hey nice job........i like that bracket your father made for the intake. its giving me some ideas

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    Nice job as usual!! Good pics and write up.
    Does that filter have an element or just blow thru SS??
    Also, looks like you used the 3-4" rubber adaptor on the SC, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lafjax View Post
    Nice job as usual!! Good pics and write up.
    Does that filter have an element or just blow thru SS??
    Also, looks like you used the 3-4" rubber adaptor on the SC, right?

    The filter has an element in it, but no oil or anything, its dry...They had a SS one, but I didn't buy it, my father did. Flow bench numbers showed no variance in flow, so that was good...This will get him through the rest of the summer, maybe get a SS one over the winter...

    Just used the R&D adapter that Jerry sells in the store...

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    Awesome paint-by-numbers for this install. Great job! I wish there was such a DIY for the RXP-X and the Groco.

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    Man, you were reading my mind....Just finished installing my 4" intake last weekend that I got off of Scott (shhr).

    Was just surfing around this morning after recieving my groco and pump wedge last night on where the hell to install the groco...You just answered my question.

    PICTURES ARE EXCELLENT!!! I LOVE THIS FORUM!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwade View Post
    Man, you were reading my mind....Just finished installing my 4" intake last weekend that I got off of Scott (shhr).

    Was just surfing around this morning after recieving my groco and pump wedge last night on where the hell to install the groco...You just answered my question.

    PICTURES ARE EXCELLENT!!! I LOVE THIS FORUM!!

    Pic up some extra hose from an auto parts store, like 10 ft. of 3/4 (for the strainer and feed lines...and maybe 2 ft of 5/8ths for the IC line from the T...When you bend the T back, the outlet for the IC will be pointing towards the motor, it needs to be turn around and point to the back...I actually used a spare rubber lineline for an overflow bottle, since it was bent the right way...

    OH, and if you put the strainer in the same spot, you will have to snip off the tab from the old plastic hose mount for the strainer to sit up/down straight...

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