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Going into the install I just kept thinking "Do I really want this thing sticking out of my hood?" and now that it's done I think it looks bad ass.

I have a few tips to make the install much easier, I wish I had thought of some of them before I started it would have saved me a an hour or so on the install.

The instructions want you to keep the hose from the TB on when removing the old air box. It says have someone lift the front area up and move it forward or something like that. I found it easier to take a screw driver and from the inside of the air box push the hose out. Then you remove the hose and you can easily turn the air box to the left and lift it right out.

Here are my suggestions and I hope this makes it easier for the next person.

First, buy some green thread locker. I used this for a few reasons. If you put blue on these screws and use a drill or impact to run the air box screws in they will strip easily. Plus you have easy access to them once they are installed to hit with a drop of green.
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Windex is your friend, it makes installing these orings and hoses so much easier. It only takes a tiny bit.
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Install the air intake hose onto the throttle body first. In the directions it wants you to install it on the air box first. I tried this method and it sucked! My way was much easier, for me anyways.
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See directions on PIC and the following pic of Oring.
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My Maverick must be 1/2 an inch longer then the rest. I fixed this by drilling new holes and moving the bracket forward.
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I could have saved hours if Lola was in the house
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Green Loctite
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Cutting the hole. Use a ton of tape to keep the template in place.
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Stay inside the line! It's easy to make it bigger if needed.
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Walla!
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Nice info. This may be the way I go as well since the Turnkey one is just too expensive.

Also I see your mount for the HID ballasts. Does the one you gave me mount the same way?
 

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Nice info. This may be the way I go as well since the Turnkey one is just too expensive.

Also I see your mount for the HID ballasts. Does the one you gave me mount the same way?
That's so funny, I was looking for that plate the other day. It was my prototype and know I know what I did with it:)

Yes it does, use a few 1 inch spacers between the plate and the body to keep the ballasts from sitting on the plastic. They won't melt the plastic but the spacers create a nice gap for air flow to help keep the ballasts cool.
 

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Nice choice of beer! I have enjoyed several varieties of Lagunitas and currently have a case of lil' sumpin in stock! Their Lucky 13 is another fave. Glad I can get it way over here in TN.
 

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dogs luv to help !

nice job !
 
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What bumper is that on the front with the light bar? Is that something you made or did you buy it? Looks nice I like it.
 

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Going into the install I just kept thinking "Do I really want this thing sticking out of my hood?" and now that it's done I think it looks bad ass.

I have a few tips to make the install much easier, I wish I had thought of some of them before I started it would have saved me a an hour or so on the install.

The instructions want you to keep the hose from the TB on when removing the old air box. It says have someone lift the front area up and move it forward or something like that. I found it easier to take a screw driver and from the inside of the air box push the hose out. Then you remove the hose and you can easily turn the air box to the left and lift it right out.

Here are my suggestions and I hope this makes it easier for the next person.

First, buy some green thread locker. I used this for a few reasons. If you put blue on these screws and use a drill or impact to run the air box screws in they will strip easily. Plus you have easy access to them once they are installed to hit with a drop of green.
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Windex is your friend, it makes installing these orings and hoses so much easier. It only takes a tiny bit.
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Install the air intake hose onto the throttle body first. In the directions it wants you to install it on the air box first. I tried this method and it sucked! My way was much easier, for me anyways.
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See directions on PIC and the following pic of Oring.
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My Maverick must be 1/2 an inch longer then the rest. I fixed this by drilling new holes and moving the bracket forward.
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I could have saved hours if Lola was in the house
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Green Loctite
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Cutting the hole. Use a ton of tape to keep the template in place.
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Stay inside the line! It's easy to make it bigger if needed.
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Walla!
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When someone explained how the Airraid stuck through the hood and you had to cut your plastic it turned me off of them... After seeing this it changed my mind. That looks killer!
 

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That's so funny, I was looking for that plate the other day. It was my prototype and know I know what I did with it:)

Yes it does, use a few 1 inch spacers between the plate and the body to keep the ballasts from sitting on the plastic. They won't melt the plastic but the spacers create a nice gap for air flow to help keep the ballasts cool.
Ok, thanks.Hopefully I can get them babies installed someday
 

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Nice choice of beer! I have enjoyed several varieties of Lagunitas and currently have a case of lil' sumpin in stock! Their Lucky 13 is another fave. Glad I can get it way over here in TN.
The problem with Little Sumpin is it goes down so easy and is so strong that after 3 or 4 you're ripped:) I have yet to have a beer from Lagunitas that I didn't like. Still my favorite beer in the world is Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company. According to beeradvocate.com it's the 3rd best beer in the world. The company I work for owns a vineyard about 5 miles from Russian River Brewing Company and every time I do there I grab 1 case for each day I am there because they will only sell you a case a day.

If you ever get a chance to try Pliny let me know what you think.
 

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You inspired me.... I just popped the top on a Lil Sumpin... I hear you, you really need to pace yourself with the high gravity beers. Not like mainstream lite beers... Unfortunately Pliny doesn't make it out this way... I would like to try it - as well as Heady Topper!

Air Raid Looks good.
 

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Here is where I got mine and I'm pretty sure you won't find a better price. Make an offer for 259.99 and he will accept it. That was the lowest he would go for me.

Can Am Maverick 1000R 2013 Airaid Air Box Filter Intake System w Scoop 883 290 | eBay

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Thanks for the info SwerveOffRoad. I appreciate it. And nice install and pics. The hood scoop makes the Maverick look meaner.
 

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Your dog is beautiful. I love Rottweilers. They are loyal and can have that look like they will kick your @ss if you mess with them.
 
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