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Old 12-23-2012, 09:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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airbox help

hey guys i got a 98 polaris indy with a 2002 arctic cat 550 motor in it. it doesnt have an airbox or pod filters right now. do i need to put one of those on? this might sound like a really stupid question sorry, but i need to know. it runs fine without them. and if i need to put one of them on id put pod filters. how much would i need to rejet the carb? and how do i do that? thanks!
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I would put on filters to be on the safe side. Not sure on jetting though


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Old 12-23-2012, 10:22 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I would put on filters to be on the safe side. Not sure on jetting though


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ok but do you need to? i wont be riding it much.
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:25 AM   #4 (permalink)
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No you don't need to but if dirt or snow gets into the carbs than it could make the engine go bad


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ok. im not gonna run one for this year then. do you think its possible to make a custom intake?
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:44 PM   #7 (permalink)
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The 550 is a piston port motor and YES you need to make or atleast rework the existing air box!
The piston port will Spit gas!
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Old 12-23-2012, 11:25 PM   #8 (permalink)
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how do i go about making one?
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Old 12-24-2012, 04:18 AM   #9 (permalink)
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This is the part # you need 0770-439.
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Old 12-24-2012, 06:28 AM   #10 (permalink)
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It is simple, Remember the air box is Behind the Carbs and a bit of an ir leak is Not Biggie! I would rework the Pollaris air box and use like a 2" fernco (plumbing rubber coupling) or what ever fits the back of the carb and addapt it to the air box! Or start from scratch with just some pieces of plastic , silicone, wood strips or pop rivits ans L brackets?
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Old 12-24-2012, 06:32 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Find the correct one on eBay. Why risk screwing up the motor by ingesting snow, etc?
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got it today and rode it around. seems to be good.
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Old 12-24-2012, 08:03 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Problem is there is No air box for a Polaris with a Cat motor!
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Old 12-24-2012, 10:46 PM   #14 (permalink)
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you will suck in dirt/snow/belt dust. not worth blowing your engine. yes it will run just fine without them until you blow your motor
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:29 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Or start on fire!
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Or start on fire!
don't even say that lol. i had a dream last night it caught on fire. but it magically was perfectly fine once i put it out.
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Old 12-25-2012, 04:31 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Well with a Piston Port it will spit gas and could!
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Well with a Piston Port it will spit gas and could!
Correct and if it's spitting gas there's always that chance do like kc said and fab somethin up to adapt to the existing airbox

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Old 12-25-2012, 10:48 PM   #19 (permalink)
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if i dont have an airbox how am i supposed to fab somethin up............
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:52 AM   #20 (permalink)
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You should be able to make an OEM box match up to the carbs.
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