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SWeaver
01-20-2011, 03:51 PM
Looking around the 2001-2005 years, at the 205v/x2 hulls.

Specifically, a 2002 with the LTR vs 2003 with MCX....would you guys think any issues like getting parts for the LTR in a few years vs the MCX being more recent, or significant performance difference in this hull? Just trying to see if I should limit the years to 2003 or newer base on engines.
Thanks!

east tx skier
01-20-2011, 06:14 PM
I don't have any experience with the LTR, but the MCX has been in the MC stable for eight or so years. At their core, they are both Chevy 350s. I guess if I had to chose, I'd go with the engine still in use (at least through the end of this year).

Thrall
01-21-2011, 01:14 PM
Shouldn't be any parts issues. I jsut sold a LT-1 boat last year, which was teh prev generation upgraded motor before the LT-R and had no parts issues, although I never needed anything engine specific, just normal maintenance parts.
Apples to apples boats, I wouldn't turn down a LT-R that was a better deal than a MCX.