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Old 07-30-2012, 10:52 PM
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I installed the balck FAE which also has the quick release option. By the way there is only one FAE that I'm aware of and I ordered through here - http://www.freshairexhaust.com/

My boat has seen no loss in power, no change in the wake, and no other problems to report. I have a 2007 X1 with the 350 MCX.

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Old 07-31-2012, 08:59 AM
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The FAE looks like a winner....but why is it so much?
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Old 07-31-2012, 11:25 AM
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Is it hard to get the old tips out and change over to the 08 style?
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:16 PM
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Reviving this old thread to see if anyone has done the tip conversion from 2007 to the 2008 tips?

I have contacted three dealers with no return phone calls and would like to fix before spring
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:39 AM
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I haven't done this personally but I did mention my concern to my dealer. He told me that their experience has been fairly good with the tips lasting. When they do fail he said it was a pretty good choir to get them out as the factory used either 3M 5200 or 4200 to put them in place. He also said that they use a torch to heat the tip to soften the sealant then use a piece of wire to cut the sealant around the tip flange along with putty knives and some tapping with a hammer until it breaks free.

Rex Marine sells a variety of replacement tips and silencers to choose from for replacement. I keep thinking that I might on day have to look at doing this also. For now I'm hoping mine will hold up yet another summer.

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Old 02-21-2013, 01:03 PM
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I show the 07' and 08' exhaust tips as being the same part so swapping to the 08' is not really going to work. In 09' a muffler was added in conjunction with the black rubber flappers. I don't see any reason you couldn't do that. FWIW the 07'-08' exhaust (pictured below) is still available so most dealers are not likely to have converted to a different style.
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Old 02-21-2013, 01:42 PM
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Even better. How do the replacemts hold up in comparison to the orginals. I'd hate to go through the effort of changing them out only to fail again.
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Old 02-21-2013, 04:02 PM
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As far a durability I don't have firm numbers on this but in terms of sales/replacements they seem good. We are one of the larger dealers in terms of sales (10th in the world) and service. in 2012 we sold 1, in 2011 we sold 2, in 2010 we sold 1, in 2009 we sold 3 and in 2008 we sold 7 so it appears that the current run is pretty durable.
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:19 PM
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I show the 07' and 08' exhaust tips as being the same part so swapping to the 08' is not really going to work. In 09' a muffler was added in conjunction with the black rubber flappers. I don't see any reason you couldn't do that. FWIW the 07'-08' exhaust (pictured below) is still available so most dealers are not likely to have converted to a different style.
My 08 doesn't have the exhaust tips. It has the black rubber flapper. In 08 they came out with the fold down swim platform. That's why they got rid of the tips. It doesn't have a muffler either and is loud as hell.
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:57 PM
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The folding platform brackets were an option on the X-1 so perhaps they outfitted different exhaust tip/flapper on the boats with folders I'm not sure about that, all of the 08' X-1 we ordered had the lift off platforms. It's also possible MC did a midseason change. As of today MC lists the same parts for both.
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