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seankidstoy 01-21-2018 08:05 PM

X30 Engine ?
 
Is the Ilmor 5.7L Engine in the 2012-2014 models big enough?

Any options you find as a must have when looking at the used ones?

Thanks in advance.
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MC25 01-21-2018 08:23 PM

I’ve put 5k of ballast in ours for wakeboarding with 5.7 with the stock prop. Bigger is always better, but the 5.7 is definitely adequate. Triple tab auto launch is a game changer

2RLAKE 01-21-2018 08:37 PM

should work just fine ... have been in X30 with the 5.7 and it works just fine ... bigger is always better but the 5.7 will keep you happy

jsx30 01-22-2018 09:49 AM

I have the 5.7 in mine. I haven't had any problems. Autolaunch works great. I've got about 3k lbs in ballast. I figured I would have to change props when I added ballast this past season, but have not had any issues. That being said, I bought my boat from dealer stock. If I was ordering a boat it may be worth getting the bigger engine...

Mastercraftdave 01-22-2018 10:05 AM

Stay away from 2012 models if you can. The screen issues are a pain.

swb911 01-22-2018 10:20 AM

The 5.7 is too small and not enough torque when in a 23 foot boat. Unless you will not have people in the boat, will not use the max ballast (or add extra) and want to just cruise the lake, get the larger engine choices. In the used market, the difference in price is negligible and the performance increase is significant. The 5.7 is fine in a prostar up to 21footers... Then move up in engine choice.

Have fun looking.

MC25 01-22-2018 10:48 AM

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Originally Posted by swb911 (Post 1393003)
The 5.7 is too small and not enough torque when in a 23 foot boat. Unless you will not have people in the boat, will not use the max ballast (or add extra) and want to just cruise the lake, get the larger engine choices. In the used market, the difference in price is negligible and the performance increase is significant. The 5.7 is fine in a prostar up to 21footers... Then move up in engine choice.

Have fun looking.

I agree with you for the most part, but with 1100s in the rear lockers and 750 pound sacks covering every ounce of the floor, I can get on plane with stock prop and the 5.7. Iíve been extremely surprised how well it works with the auto launch. Without it, I couldnít get over 11mph

tmothy07 01-22-2018 11:34 AM

We have the indmar vortec 5.7 in our 230VRS. I know we're lighter and easier to get on plane than the newer, heavier boats, but with a full boat/fully sac-ed out we haven't had any troubles, and we don't have any plates to help out.

Mastercraftdave 01-22-2018 11:38 AM

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Originally Posted by MC25 (Post 1393015)
I agree with you for the most part, but with 1100s in the rear lockers and 750 pound sacks covering every ounce of the floor, I can get on plane with stock prop and the 5.7. Iíve been extremely surprised how well it works with the auto launch. Without it, I couldnít get over 11mph

How does your boat do when trying to hold wakesurf speed with all that ballast?

This is key, because even my X23 with the 6.2L will have issues holding speed I have 10 ppl in the boat and they are sitting in the cockpit. while surfing.

Like you, I can get on plane with this weight easily thanks to Autolaunch, but once on plane and surfing it can be hard to hold speed with full people.

If you can get a used boat with the 6.0L or 6.2L, don't look back IMO.

swb911 01-22-2018 12:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Mastercraftdave (Post 1393032)

If you can get a used boat with the 6.0L or 6.2L, don't look back IMO.

Exactly, The price between engines in the used market is pretty small..Never had I heard, "man, is sure wish I had the MCX instead of the 6.2" With lots of X30s out there, find the one you really want instead of wishing you had later. My dealer will not even order a 23 foot boat with a 350... I think that is good planning.


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