View Full Version : 2007 X2 with MCX vs 2012 X25 with 5.7 ilmor

11-03-2013, 04:02 AM
Making the final decision of boat, we have found an awesome deal on a 2012 x25 with the 5.7 and are ready to buy! but are really looking for some feedback on how the engine is compared to our old 2007 X2 with the MCX (no AA plate)

In particular planing time with/without weight etc. help would be greatly appreciated

If and or how long the boat would take to get on plane with 3,500 pounds worth of gear people and ballast

Thanks guys!

11-03-2013, 05:34 AM
X25 probably underpowered with the MCX and heavy ballast but a change in prop could help

11-04-2013, 12:53 AM
I made a similar change earlier this year in going from a 2008 X-15 with the MCX to a 2011 X-25 with the 5.7L Ilmore. I assume the performance in the X2 and X15 are close enough to be a good comparison to what you are looking at.

The X-25 performs fine with the 5.7. I haven't weighted mine super heavy yet because I don't need to in order to produce a wake that is above my talent level. The most I've had in the boat is full factory ballast plus maybe 8 people and gear on the boat. At that weight the time to plane was fine. I would rather have the 6.0 or better yet the 6.2, but the boat performs fine with the 5.7.

The biggest difference I notice in the X25 relative to the X15 I think is a result of the hull, not the engine. In straight line acceleration the X25 is a little slower than the X15, but in cornering it is much heavier feeling - bleeds more speed in turns and doesn't handle anywhere near as nimbly. For wakeboarding I find the 5.7L does just fine getting on plane in acceptable time, but I have to be a little more methodical about doing a 180 to double the boat back down my own line or to set up a double up for my rider. My X15 I could just hang a u-turn at will and it seemed the boat maintained speed throughout the turn, but with the deep v hull on the X25 (and 1000# more weight) I have to swing out a little wider and plan for the boat taking a second or two to regain wakeboard speed again. I've heard the versions of the x25 with the tracking fins are improved for this, but have not been in one.

So short answer - I think you'll find the X25 is fine with the 5.7 engine. It won't feel as much like a sports car as your X2, but the wake will be much better and the engine pulls the boat just fine. I'm sure the X25 performs better with the bigger engine choices, but it is more than adequate with the 5.7.

11-04-2013, 11:23 AM
Prop it right and you'll be fine.

11-04-2013, 05:17 PM
Did you already sell your X2?

11-04-2013, 07:52 PM
Yeah already sold the x2 whys that?

11-05-2013, 06:42 PM
Yeah already sold the x2 whys that?

I am looking for an 07 X2.