Thanks dez. I'll keep the airbox. I ride trails and when I'm on road there is always a possibility to get cought by rain so I need something to keep the water away from the filter. My question is is the difference between pro design and fci with airbox really worth nearly 200$? How much of an improvement can I expect over the stock filter?
The FCI filter won't fit in the factory air box, so is normally run open. There is a air box option, but no lid available, and of course cost more money. The expense is because the FCI is a complete intake system that includes the air tube to throttle body as well as filter and special mounting brackets.
The Pro Design will work just fine for you and will fit in the factory air box. Some drilling required.
I ran a FCI, no box, on my 70 horsepower Raptor 727, and Pro Design on my other 700 with the 'Big 3'. A 'Big 3' consisting of dual exhaust, Pro Design and PC5 controller will yield around 10 horsepower over stock. Some minor mapping may be necessary because of better airflow. Be careful not to over oil, but be sure the edges are oiled.
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