How To: S&B Filters Helmet Particle Separator Install

Introduced at SEMA 2018, S&B filters caught our eye with a new and innovative product that desert racers and recreational wheelers that ride in dusty environments both could benefit from. Filtering 99.38% of dust without a traditional filter, S&B has changed the game for helmet air pumps.

The S&B product is one of the easiest installs we here at UTV Revolution have done. Wiring is not considered this installer’s strong suit, but the manufacturer has taken all the guess work out of it and the product can easily be installed in under an hour with just basic hand tools.

The following is shown being installed on a Polaris RzR, however these same steps can be used on generally any UTV or full size vehicle. S&B makes different mounting systems for different vehicles, depending on roll bar tubing size. Choose the tube adapter size you need and installation will be a snap.

First, you will want to test fit the helmet air pumper main unit in your planned install location just to make sure there are no interference issues and that the pumper can sit straight up and down with the exhaust fan pointing straight down. Once you have found a good location, mount on the tube adapters and the mounting brackets. Keep these somewhat loose until after you mount the separator itself. You will use the large allen head bolt, a larger washer and lock nuts for the clamps and a larger allen head bolt and washer for the mount itself.

Keep these bolts until final assembly so that you can make adjustments to the helmet pumper. Be sure to use blue locktite on the assembly that mounts to the tube clamp. Locktite is not needed for the lock nuts.

Next, install the bracket onto the helmet air pumper. Use two smaller allen head bolts, washers and blue locktite for this step. Then mount the brackets to the separator as shown in the picture below with a larger allen head bolt, washers and blue locktite. Tighten the full assembly, using blue locktite on the previously installed bolts.

The dial on the bracket allows you to move the particle separator to different angles. Use these adjustments to make sure the exhaust exit fan is pointed straight down. Also use blue locktite on all allen head bolts shown here.

There are two deutsch style connectors that connect from the wiring harness to the helmet pumper. Go ahead and connect these now and run your wiring towards the dash. There is not a particular side that each connect needs to go to, so just connect them in the way that is most convenient for you.

Connect both sides of the deutsch connectors.

The final step is to connect the wiring harness to the supplied helmet particle separator switch. Each wire is clearly marked to the corresponding number on the back of the switch it is supposed to connect to. Then run your positive (red) and ground (black) leads to your power source and your installation is complete and and you now go out and have clean fresh air with the push of a switch!

Note the numbers next to the posts on the back of the helmet switch.
The wiring harness is clearly labeled. Hook each wire to the corresponding number on the post.
Previous articleHow To: Hunterworks Secondary Roller Install
Next articleFactor 55 UltraHook XTV Review
Chris Holland was born and raised in Mount Sterling, KY and is the publisher of UTV Revolution. He has an award winning background in the journalism field, winning multiple accolades in sports writing, editorials and photography. He is also a driver in the Ultra 4, Pro Rock/Pro UTV and SRRS racing series. His first taste of going offroad was with his dad's 1979 CJ-7 when he was five years old and has been hooked ever since. After years of trail riding and technical rock crawling, he finally got the go fast bug and entered the racing scene. While he still has a great passion for full size rigs and rock crawling, he says there is nothing like the adrenaline rush you get from the speed and capabilities of UTVs.

Leave a Reply