Turbo cars like to breath and most people don't not ride around in the silt beds...... the restrictions of air data collected if accurate? would persuade me to purchase one with best resultsCurious if the Lab testing was done simulating the airflow pulsing created by the Engine. Is it possible that the KWT uses this in the filter system design. Hard to believe their claim is 85% less in actual lab testing. Companies tend to inflate specs however typically not that much. Well China Light bars aside lol.
My friend has one on his XP1000. He likes it and it works pretty well. He said his filter stays cleaner longer. He did run into a minor issue in Baja. The intake got caked with wet dust and slowed down his airflow causing his XP to not run correctly. He had to wipe it off a few times and all was good. He had it facing forward and it the wet dust would just stick to the fogskin.
I saw the KWT at the Sand Sports show and liked them. The install on the X3 is clean and I liked it better than the S&B for the X3. Pro UTV Parts has them. I have seen literature from S&B that claims they don't work. After talking to the KWT folks I an not convinced that the S&B test was totally fair.Thanks for the feedback. I’m thinking about buying one.
S&B is less restrictive at 230CFM, but they are both MORE restrictive than stock at actual flow rates where the engine will operateActually the S&B particle separator is less restrictive than the factory frogzskin side cover, so you're actually improving airflow with the S&B particle separator. The KWT device is 78% more restrictive than stock. By installing it, you're adding about the same amount of airflow restriction as a halfway clogged filter. The whole point of a particle separator is to prevent loss of airflow. Considering KWT's claimed "quantum leap forward in engineering and science," you'd think they'd catch this when developing their product.
Impossible to control all variables in a test like that. I see your point, but the lab is the place to get hard numbers from repeatable testing.I dont have either 1 but when was the last time you drove your car in a lab, they're good to test the product they're designed to test , I wonder why they have a card board shroud around the kwt but not the s-b , the best test would be to put new air filters in 2 cars weight the filter before installing them then goout on a track , something like the mint and do a lap 1 lap the kwt in front the second lap the s-b in front shat way they both run in the same air afterwards remove the air filters and reweight them the heaviest fitler is the looser