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jdhart73
04-26-2011, 10:40 PM
Have an option to get a 14.25 x 14 OJ prop or a repitched 13.7 x 15 prop for my 2006 X2. I have it sacked out pretty heavy and typically surf and wakeboard....nothing too fast really. Any thoughts on these props and which I should go for??

Thanks!
Jake

willyt
04-26-2011, 10:45 PM
Go with the 14.25x14. I had the stock 13.7x17 repitched too, made a difference but nothing like getting a new prop. You may want to look at other options too, such as the 14.25x14.5, or demo one from OJ

jdhart73
04-26-2011, 10:47 PM
Thanks Willy. This is a straight trade for my stock prop.... so free is the word of the day. So if its a straight free trade then you say get the 14.25 x 14?

Thrall
04-27-2011, 12:02 AM
Yes....all day long. 13.7x17s are dime a dozen.

jdhart73
04-27-2011, 12:06 AM
Thanks Thrall..... what should I expect to turn on RPM's at high throttle with that prop? Barely get past 40MPH I imagine?

Thrall
04-27-2011, 12:31 AM
I got a 14.5x14.25 and get 5100-5200rpms top end is 42 in ideal condtions.

sand2snow22
04-27-2011, 12:40 AM
jd, what engine do you have? I have the 14.25 X 14 in 05 X2 and it's too much prop, unless you plan at running A LOT of weight. The boat can get on plane lightning quick. It runs high RPM's. Per Eric at OJ, I'm switching to the 14.75 X 15.5 this year.

Thrall
04-27-2011, 12:49 AM
06 and up are bigger turds in the punchbowl than 205Vs.....by quite a bit. Agree that a straight up 14 pitch might be a little low on a 06 X2, especially at low altitude, but jd said he is loaded pretty heavy so it will be way better than the 17 pitch.
And if he doesn't like it, it's worth more than a 13.7x17 that are for sale everywhere, as a straight trade.

sand2snow22
04-27-2011, 01:17 AM
That's right, I forgot they are pigs heavily weighted. Might be a good prop if he's going to run some weight.

jdhart73
04-27-2011, 01:59 AM
I have the MCX in it. Most of the time I will be surfing..... I really don't do much wide open throttle with the boat. When I have ballasts loaded I would say I am at about 2000lbs ballast?

jdhart73
04-27-2011, 02:00 AM
Just trying to decide whether to pass on it or not, I think it would at the least be a major improvement off of what I have. Hell I couldnt even get up on a slalom ski last year with my prop...LOL, half of that is me being out of shape I am sure!

Thrall
04-27-2011, 02:27 AM
I haven't run my boat at lower altitudes with the OE 17pitch, but at 6000-7000' I'd get only 4400-4500rpms tops. Empty boat, I couldn't get up on a slalom ski, half becasue I suck and the other half was the piss poor acceleration caompared to my 190. Even getting on plane with factory ballast, a few people and a 200lb wakeboarder was a struggle. Now it'll pop anyone up any time, any altitude and got my rpms back.
I ran the 14.25 pitch as low as Lake Powell (3000'?) and the boat had considerably more snap than farther up in alt.
You'll appreciate the added torue out of the hole and like I said, if it's a good prop, it's worth more than the OE prop. You can pick those up for $200-250 all the time but rarely see the "wakeboard" props for sale used and if you do, they're $400 unless they're rebuilts.

jdhart73
04-27-2011, 03:45 AM
Thrall this ones been resurfaced, would that scare you at all?

MattsCraft
04-27-2011, 07:41 AM
14.75 X 15.5 is now the stock prop (OJ) for the Pickle Fork X2 with MCX. This is what I run on my 09'. Very happy with it and we slam the boat pretty hard with ballast, about 1800#'s and 10 peeps. Top end will be at best 42 @ WOT with this prop, that's with 2 people down hill with tail wind, lol.

venetrex
04-27-2011, 08:12 AM
I have an 2007 X2 with a MCX and 14.25X14.5 and in CT sea level? I turn 5400-5600 rpm at WOT and top out at about 38-39mph. I checked it with GPS. My boat is snappy. For me a 14.75X15.5 would probably be better but noone selling one for what I want to pay.

davidstan
04-27-2011, 08:38 AM
The previous owner of my boat replaced the prop once but I am not sure the size. Is there a mark on the OJ prop indicating size?

EJ OJPROP
04-27-2011, 08:41 AM
Size will be marked on the face of the hub, behind the prop nut.

Thrall
04-27-2011, 11:23 AM
I have an 2007 X2 with a MCX and 14.25X14.5 and in CT sea level? I turn 5400-5600 rpm at WOT and top out at about 38-39mph. I checked it with GPS. My boat is snappy. For me a 14.75X15.5 would probably be better but noone selling one for what I want to pay.

I guess the rev limiter won't limit rpms. That's a little high. Motor won't come apart or anything, SBC's are pretty bulletproof but I wouldn't want to run it like that for miles on end.
39-40mph is my top end (GPS) in anything less than ideal conditions. Got 42 out of it with 3 people in the boat on flat water, must have been a tail wind!
I bet it jumps out of the water.

Thrall
04-27-2011, 11:27 AM
Thrall this ones been resurfaced, would that scare you at all?

Not if I could test it out before making the trade. If it runs out smooth and appears to do what it's supposed to, go for it.
While I've never run a rebuilt prop (to my knowledge) lots of people do without issue.
If the person is wanting to trade down to a 17 pitch and it's a sight unseen trade I'd pass.

jason@wakemakers.com
04-28-2011, 02:07 PM
It really comes down to the skill level of the person doing the work.

There are good deals out there, but someone willing to trade the stock prop (which there are plenty of floating around) for relatively valuable one (that has been reworked) for no money would make me think twice about how that upgraded prop is performing.

tr6coug
04-28-2011, 03:57 PM
My '07 X2 MCX will hit 42 - 43 on flat water with the 14.25x14 OJ. We hardly ever run WOT though.

I used to have the 13.7x17 and hole shot wasn't great and top speed was about the same. Switched to the 14.25x14. Huge difference. Boat practically leaps out of the water now.

jdhart73
04-28-2011, 04:00 PM
I figure I will trade for the prop, I am sure I will atleast like it better than what I am running. If not I can always just buy the 14.25 x 14.5 and have this as a backup?

willyt
04-28-2011, 05:58 PM
That's what I would do. I run in rivers with alot of debris, props are in the shop at least 2x a summer. I have an acme 1235 (I think that's the model, it's 14.5x14.25) I run as a backup to the OJ, but the OJ is definitely the starter on my team.

craig3972
04-28-2011, 07:54 PM
Yes....all day long. 13.7x17s are dime a dozen.

who decided that the 13.7x17s were a good fit for all those boats they sold? seems odd that that prop got spec'd

Jerseydave
04-28-2011, 08:32 PM
14.75 X 15.5 is now the stock prop (OJ) for the Pickle Fork X2 with MCX. This is what I run on my 09'. Very happy with it and we slam the boat pretty hard with ballast, about 1800#'s and 10 peeps. Top end will be at best 42 @ WOT with this prop, that's with 2 people down hill with tail wind, lol.

That's the prop I run on my MCX X-star.....top speed 40-41 pulling a barefooter.
Good for 2000+ lbs of ballast with 5-6 people in the boat

I also have the 14.25 X 14.5 but the rpm's are pretty high for cruising, and forget about barefooting.....not enough speed. It's a great wakeboard prop though.

Everything is a compromise. If you don't cruise or barefoot but you like a great holeshot, get the 14.25 X 14.5 OJ. It will handle any extra weight you can throw at it on an X2

CardenFam
04-28-2011, 11:48 PM
Well I am the one with the prop for trade. I know it sounds crazy for wanting to trade for the stock one but I just switched from a 197 to an x2 so I am used to a little speed. My boat now with the 13.7 x 15 (repitched from factory) will do about 40-41 mph with pretty good holeshot. I like the way this prop performs but I just want a little more top end. So i figure if I go with the stock prop it should do a little better than that. Am I wrong? I have a 14.25 x 14 that I just had resurfaced and I have not ran it yet, but I am thinking that it will be slower. The prop has been redone by Port City Propellars in Fort Smith AR.

Thrall
04-29-2011, 02:44 AM
Well I am the one with the prop for trade. I know it sounds crazy for wanting to trade for the stock one but I just switched from a 197 to an x2 so I am used to a little speed. My boat now with the 13.7 x 15 (repitched from factory) will do about 40-41 mph with pretty good holeshot. I like the way this prop performs but I just want a little more top end. So i figure if I go with the stock prop it should do a little better than that. Am I wrong? I have a 14.25 x 14 that I just had resurfaced and I have not ran it yet, but I am thinking that it will be slower. The prop has been redone by Port City Propellars in Fort Smith AR.

Interested to see how the 13.7x17 does for you on the X2. I have yet to run my boat at low altitude. I still have the 17 pitch stock prop and I'm moving to near sea level soon.