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Mark Storch
06-20-2012, 05:40 PM
Sold my XStar and bought an immaculate 2004 X9. One owner, 110 hours, love it. Was a little on the quiet side so I removed the mufflers, hollowed them out and reinstalled them, sounds about perfect now :cool:
Also a pic of the tow rig...
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i197/markuswithak/Picture066.jpg
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i197/markuswithak/photo.jpg
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i197/markuswithak/Picture067.jpg
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i197/markuswithak/Picture078.jpg

scott023
06-20-2012, 05:43 PM
Very nice.

onejdgreen
06-20-2012, 05:49 PM
:steering: Nice ride!!!

cwarndahl
06-20-2012, 05:49 PM
awsome!! boat matches the truck as well!! some guys have all the luck!!

19_Skier
06-20-2012, 05:53 PM
beauty combo!

jafo9
06-20-2012, 06:55 PM
wow. nice combo. whats that behind the boat? I'm gonna guess a bronco or fj40

JBrew
06-20-2012, 07:27 PM
very nice... would do anything to trade up from the x9 to a star

gts-20
06-20-2012, 07:35 PM
Very nice! Love the black and white.

CantRepeat
06-20-2012, 07:36 PM
Sold my XStar and bought an immaculate 2004 X9. One owner, 110 hours, love it. Was a little on the quiet side so I removed the mufflers, hollowed them out and reinstalled them, sounds about perfect now :cool:
Also a pic of the tow rig...





Hooligan, is that you? :D

Jerseydave
06-20-2012, 07:37 PM
Nice boat (and truck)
Better get some big mud flaps on that dually or lots of gelcoat chips may happen.

Just curious, aren't you going to miss the X-star wake?
Or was it a 92-older X-star?

soacj
06-20-2012, 07:45 PM
Nice boat and tow rig--Now how about that FJ40? :toast:

Jay

madcityskier
06-20-2012, 09:05 PM
I may be biased, but that could use some stars on the side. Otherw

ise a very sweet ride.

Double D
06-20-2012, 10:04 PM
I am so proud!! Moving back into a Direct Drive, I think I am tearing up... snif snif... :D Welcome back!!!

Sweet Black Beauty, by the way!! Sweet truck too!!!

Double D
06-20-2012, 10:04 PM
Hooligan, is that you? :D

LIKE!! I miss Hooligan! :rolleyes:

BrianT
06-20-2012, 11:26 PM
Nice looking boat!! A little quiet?? My 09 X7 is rediculously loud. I wish I could have used some of the baffles you removed.
What size are the tires/rims?? They look good.

mikeg205
06-20-2012, 11:37 PM
sweet.!!

AZX9
06-20-2012, 11:54 PM
I found my 03 X9 this February with 109 hours on it. Was looking for a v drive but it was such a nice boat I decided to go with it. I've been happy with mine and I really enjoy having a direct drive now. From the picks yours looks really clean. That cover looks like its never been put on.

You'll want to upgrade the stereo and get some more ballast. You'll have to get used to less storage than the Xstar.

bstanislaw
06-21-2012, 07:18 AM
Now that's. what I call a REAL TOW RIG.

Mark Storch
06-21-2012, 01:14 PM
Thanks guys, I won't miss the XStar wake at all, plus it was so fricken heavy and gutless compared to my direct drive, I ski more than board or surf so this boat is perfect for my needs. My fiance surfs and all my buddys have wakeboard boats so we can bum a ride with one of them for us to surf or board. The wake actually isn't too bad for boarding with both bags full and 3 or 4 people on board. I am thinking of modifying and installing a Malibu wedge on it as well if I can get ahold of one reasonably. My wheels are 20", powdercoated to match my Teflon coated wheels on the truck. The truck in back of the boat is my 73 FJ40, spring over axle lift, Chevy 350 and 700r4 trans, super clean, no rust and of course black.....all my sh*t is black, even my beater 94 Chevy dump run truck, lol. Here is a pic of the FJ
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i197/markuswithak/FJ.jpg

Mark Storch
06-21-2012, 01:17 PM
Nice looking boat!! A little quiet?? My 09 X7 is rediculously loud. I wish I could have used some of the baffles you removed.
What size are the tires/rims?? They look good.
I didn't carefully remove the baffles to be re-used, I took a 3" hole saw and drilled straight thru the mufflers removing all uneccessary noise and power restrictions while still maintaining factory look just in case I get pulled over and inspected, lol

Barefooter92
06-21-2012, 01:37 PM
I didn't carefully remove the baffles to be re-used, I took a 3" hole saw and drilled straight thru the mufflers removing all uneccessary noise and power restrictions while still maintaining factory look just in case I get pulled over and inspected, lol

Do you have a sound bite? Curious to hear with your modifications.

Mark Storch
06-21-2012, 02:08 PM
Do you have a sound bite? Curious to hear with your modifications.

I can record what it sounds like now, should have done a before as well

pbgbottle
11-29-2012, 08:02 PM
Nice 40.
U on ih8mud ?

Post a pic of your rig in this thread

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=44312

onewheat
11-29-2012, 09:30 PM
Originally Posted by Barefooter92
Do you have a sound bite? Curious to hear with your modifications.

I can record what it sounds like now, should have done a before as well

I'd love to hear as well. I think our X-15 is incredibly quiet.

Tristarboarder
11-30-2012, 12:00 AM
I believe he sold his X9, I was looking at it at one time...