View Full Version : X-25 Towers

01-17-2013, 11:12 PM
There is a 2012 X-25 that I am looking at and it has the ZFT5P tower and I want to put on a ZFT4 tower. Is that possible? And if so where can I buy a ZFT4 tower?

01-18-2013, 08:33 AM
I'd be willing to trade my 4 point tower on my '07 XStar for a ZFT5 or ZFT4 tower

01-18-2013, 08:50 AM
why in the world would you want to do that? they've recalled all the ZFT5P towers and will convert them to hydraulic for you. the ZFT5P is quite a bit more expensive than the ZFT4... IMO they look a lot better too.

Snork - that would not be advisable.. they had to stiffen the hull quite a bit in the mounting areas to accommodate the two point towers... i would be worried what that would do to my boat (i happen to have an 07 star too)

and you dont like you ZFT3? i loooovvvveeee my tower. Still think its the best looking tower out there. (unless you count travis moye's '11 anodized green ZFT5P)

01-18-2013, 11:16 AM
In my opinion, the ZFT4 towers just look better. Is it possible to get them switched out?

01-18-2013, 11:29 AM
i'm not sure... but judging from the fact that a boat with the ZFT5P is worth more... you're going to spend money to reduce the value of your boat. :uglyhamme

have you actually seen a ZFT5P in real life? when they first came out i thought they were uuuuugglly. saw an X25 sitting on the trailer down at norris for the first time and fell in love, it might grow on you. :love:

if the ZFT5P is a dealbreaker... i would look at other boats. it just doesnt make sense

01-18-2013, 11:36 AM
I'll trade you my ZFT4 for your power tower. Where are you located?

01-18-2013, 12:01 PM
I'll trade you my ZFT4 for your power tower. Where are you located?

Ill offer same deal.

GT500 MC
01-18-2013, 12:17 PM
Bidding war. I like this. Now anyone offering ZFT4 + cash???

01-18-2013, 02:10 PM
I have not bought the boat yet. The one I am looking at has the ZFT5P tower on it. I will let y'all know when I buy it and see if y'all still want to trade.

01-18-2013, 02:15 PM
Where you located?

01-18-2013, 02:29 PM
i guess theres a market for everything

01-18-2013, 08:06 PM
I asked first!!!

01-18-2013, 08:07 PM
I am in the south east also!!

01-18-2013, 08:28 PM
No body want to trade a ZFT4 for my ZFT3

01-19-2013, 02:21 PM
Birmingham, Al

01-19-2013, 07:51 PM
Your pretty close to me, we could do the swap over a weekend!

01-19-2013, 09:50 PM
Birmingham, Al

Mac, what lake will you ride on? I live in Hoover and boat on Lake Martin. Good luck on deciding on the boat.

02-05-2013, 07:12 PM
My last 2 boats had the power tower. If I was to rank the towers in order of preference it would be;

1 ZFT3 (first choice)
2 ZFT4
3 ZTF5P (had too many issues)

Honestly, after having the 5P on 2 different boats, I would rather do away with it. Dont get me wrong, being able to lower the bimini during rainy days was awsome, but IMO not worth all the other headaches - not to mention the amount of flex (supposably fixed with braces).

If I had a choice on a new 2013, it would be a ZFT4, even if they offered a 5P for free.

02-06-2013, 12:00 AM
I too have owned the ZF3, ZF4, and ZF5P. I think the ZF4 is my favorite. I had every issue imaginable with my power tower, but once they figured out the hydraulic system and installed my braces it was a pretty nice tower. I would not buy a boat that has not been retro-fitted, and I would not pay extra $ for a power tower. However, if this X25 is priced right and you love all of the other options/colors, I wouldn't let the tower stop you-especially if it has the new upgrades.