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If your Mid-Size Polaris Ranger is experiencing issues such as spitting, sputtering, or backfiring through the intake, or even struggling to run in water or while idling, the problem could be with the factory Polaris Ranger intake manifold boot. Leaks in the factory intake boots can cause the machine to not run properly, allowing dirt to enter and causing engine failure. To check if your intake boot is faulty, run water over the boots with a garden hose while the engine is idling. If the engine starts to sputter or hiccup, the seal is bad. You can also spray a little brake clean in the area by the intake boot and around the air filter to check for air leaks. If the engine dies or flutters, then you have a problem. If you are experiencing any of these issues, it is wise to have a spare intake boot as a backup. By catching the issue early, you can prevent further damage to your engine and save yourself from costly repairs.

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When it comes to your Mid-Size Polaris Ranger, it's important to stay on top of the maintenance checks. If you've discovered a faulty intake boot, your best option is to upgrade to an aftermarket intake manifold boot. While Moose Racing intake boots are a popular choice, they are still only made of rubber and may not be the most durable option.

For those with older Polaris machines, such as the RZR 900 XP with dual throttle bodies, there are many billet intake boots available from various companies. However, when it comes to the Mid-Size Ranger, the options for billet intake boots are limited. One company that stands out in this area is Bike Man Performance. Their high flow billet intake manifolds not only provide a boost in performance, but are also built to last.

While a billet intake boot may come with a higher price tag than a standard rubber one, the benefits may outweigh the cost for some riders. It's important to weigh the pros and cons before making a decision.

If you're unsure which option is best for your situation or have any questions, comments, or concerns, don't hesitate to reach out for assistance. Our team is dedicated to getting your Mid-Size Ranger back up and trail-ready as quickly and efficiently as possible.