big sucker stage 1 or stage 2

Discussion in 'Engine, Fuel and Exhaust' started by wideglidehog01, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. wideglidehog01

    wideglidehog01 Member

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    Is there any difference between the backing plate of an arlen ness big sucker stage 1 or stage 2? :33:
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Your best bet would be to contact the AN company and check with them.n More than likely it's the same plate with a taller filter.

    Arlen Ness
     
  3. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    It appears the backing plate is the same, stage II filter is bigger. Below is cut/pasted from A.N. website.
    Stage I kit features a Team-Ness High-Flow filter that accepts all 1993 and up oval or round OEM outer covers. Stage II kit features a 20% larger Team-Ness High-Flow filter that requires an 8" round Ness or OEM outer cover.

    All kits include a "Big Sucker" aluminum backing plate, Team Ness High-Flow air filter, chrome banjo bolts for Twin Cam 88 and 1993 and up EVĀ² Big Twin, simple instructions and all necessary hardware. "Chrome" Sucker kits include a Smooth-style, steel, chromed cover. Kits available with either satin or chrome backing plate.
     
  4. Redfish-Joe

    Redfish-Joe Senior Member

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    If I'm not mistaken, the stage 1 has 3 bolts holding the filter on and the Stage 2 has 4.
     
  5. wideglidehog01

    wideglidehog01 Member

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    called arlen ness and the backing plates are the same for stage 1 and 2 for the big sucker.
     
  6. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    If they are still made the same then they are both poorly made and stand a good chance of breaking. Get a K&N or an SE. Ask me how I know.......................:D

    Bodeen