You are right on most accounts but I do have the intake and it does make a "noticable" improvement in throttle response to me. I think it responds quick on and off throttle under just about every condition I have put it thru....I purchased it because I intended on adding an aftermarket exhaust and doing the throttle body upgrade as well. And eventually planned on doing some motor work once the ECU roadblocks get ironed out and we get some real world results from end users that justify the costs of the upgrade.agree 928 sport. what is the gain here for 99% of people, no HP, which is the only reason to get one, ok, if your lucky you may get a touch of throttle response IF and I say IF your real lucky, again, that is to small for 99% of people to be a needed add on for over 300. however there site clearly states DRASTICALLY INCREASES THRTTLE RESPONCE AND HP- the word drastically bothers me. so I see no real valid point in this, especially when your not going to even see it most times. im all for items that prove or do something, but cant understand enough to value that when there is hp lack of gain.
from there site
Our new race air intake system drastically increases throttle response and horsepower while eliminating the restrictive factory intake system. Intake system has been highly engineered and tested providing maximum air flow to the motor.
funny I popped mine off to, the lil tube to firewall , then realized putting intake hole in front of the heat from radiator prolly wasn't better and in the passenger side floor board was best like routed so I put it backThe problem here is the factory system isn't restrictive. Therefor, no hp gain. I was a little concerned with the small inlet tube that goes from the box to the fire wall, so I cut a hole in the bottom of the airbox, screwed in a 2"? PVC fitting, and put a K&n air filter on it (just so sand doesn't go directly in there). Made no noticeable difference in throttle response or anything, but at least I'm not worried about that little inlet tube anymore. Lol
your absolutely correct....I think all of the aftermarket air intakes make the same claims more or less. So who do you choose if you are in the market for one then? I made my choice for various reasons and didn't base it off of their claims.....That is your choice to buy what you won't I on the other hand will not buy from a company that throws a bunch B.S around and will not back it up with any testing. I ask you? If they lie about one thing, why would you believe anything they say? In my book TurnKey gets a 2 out of 10 on this product, it looks cool but so what. The market already has to much crap that will not live up to what it is suppose to.
I have been a fan of Muzzy's for years. I believe the full muzzy exhaust is the best you can buy and sounds outstanding. I run the quiet cores and they sound perfect. Personally I would run the full. It's tuned perfectly and not hard to replace. Some of the guys here say the Muzzy tuner is junk but I think it is great. I was able to use the Air/Fuel Gauge and Oxygen Sensor I bought from you and dial in my new setup in a matter of minutes.Swerve...couldn't agree with you more......I am still saving up for the exhaust and will pick up the TB of eBay in the next week or so.....still trying to decide on which exhaust.....Alba, Muzzy's or Barkers.....do you think there is anything to gain by doing a full exhaust vs a 3/4? The reason I ask is my stock exhaust is wrapped and if it won't buy me anything, I can save the extra money and buy the fuel tuner....Also, curious what your clutch setup is since i have the same clutches.....I know they will most likely be different but always nice to compare if you are willing to share your secrets....:cool2:
Thanks Dennis your Da' man! So you are saying you wrapped your headers and then ceramic coated them???? I have never heard of that.....can you snap a few pics for me when you open'er up to swap out the clutch. I wrapped my stock headers and yea, I wished I had worn long sleeve shirt too.....My forearms were all irritated for about a week. (Lesson learned).I have been a fan of Muzzy's for years. I believe the full muzzy exhaust is the best you can buy and sounds outstanding. I run the quiet cores and they sound perfect. Personally I would run the full. It's tuned perfectly and not hard to replace. Some of the guys here say the Muzzy tuner is junk but I think it is great. I was able to use the Air/Fuel Gauge and Oxygen Sensor I bought from you and dial in my new setup in a matter of minutes.
The install is not too bad. I bought some wrap, ceramic paint and wrap ties at my local auto parts store and went to town. I wrapped the crap out of them. Muzzy includes enough to get it done but I wanted it a little thicker. When I pull that clutch out tomorrow I will see how my wrapping skills held up. I used the wrap zip ties and let the wrap dry for a day or two (more) and painted the crap out of the wrap. I did 3 coats. (Where some rubber gloves when handling the wrap)
As for Alba and Barkers, I don't think you can go wrong with either. I almost went with the Barkers however the sponsorship program they had wasn't all that great and Muzzy did me a right as they always do. The same is true for HMF, all good setups but I think Muzzy has it dialed in better then anyone. I know all the talk about dyno this and dyno that gets out of hand.
The deal is the Maverick engine was opened up, its air/fuel flow is really good compared to the commander. When you are taking an engine that is already opened up and trying to open it up that much more, its going to be hard to get much more on the dyno. I know what I did made a difference. I can't wait to get my hands on an affordable ECU with programming capabilities. I remember the MSD setup for my Rhino and fine tuning the fuel map was really a lot of fun and made a huge difference (Ask Todd at Hunterworks). I am hoping Steve at monster ecu is able to lower the price, it would be a huge seller.
One thing I noticed from all these upgrades I did was the shaft saver is so F-N annoying now. Before I hardly noticed it, now I want to scrap my entire rig!! I might have my hands on a gizmo though. I sent my VIN to Can-am and I am hoping I get one.
I just got my STM from Kris a few days ago, I have no idea how its setup I gave him my specs and he worked his Cold Blooded Magic. We will see how it runs. I will let you know the setup when I get a chance to get into it.
Sorry for rambling
I'd share anything if it would help a Maverick owner beat a Polaris XP1k. It's that simple.Thanks Dennis your Da' man! So you are saying you wrapped your headers and then ceramic coated them???? I have never heard of that.....can you snap a few pics for me when you open'er up to swap out the clutch. I wrapped my stock headers and yea, I wished I had worn long sleeve shirt too.....My forearms were all irritated for about a week. (Lesson learned).