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Old 08-20-2012, 09:07 PM
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Is 6.0 L Ilmor too small for X55?

Pondering an X55 and have my heart set on the 7.4L because of the power and the size of the boat but I see a lot of them being offered with the 6.0L. My question is can you load 16 people all your junk all the ballast for surfing and still not overwork the engine? Thanks.
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Old 08-20-2012, 09:43 PM
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My personal opinion would be no. I talked to my local dealer that had one is getting an oil change and he said that the 7.4 got the job done but would never think of going any smaller. 55 is a huge boat. But again that is just my personal opinion
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Old 08-21-2012, 11:17 AM
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I would want the biggest engine offered in a 55
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Old 08-21-2012, 05:39 PM
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Agreed. I have the LY6 in my 09 X-45. I love the boat but she really has to work when we sac her out. Also, my boss has the big block in his X-55. That baby roars!!! Make sure you get the electric tower retro'd to hydro! Major issues there...
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Old 08-21-2012, 05:40 PM
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Rule of Thumb:You can never have an engine that is too big in a big boat!!!!

You will love it in the long run. Were running the 6.2L in our X45 which does an amazing job. That would be the minimum i woould go inthe X55. That is a big boat
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Old 08-21-2012, 05:41 PM
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Rule of Thumb:You can never have an engine that is too big in a big boat!!!!

You will love it in the long run. Were running the 6.2L in our X45 which does an amazing job. That would be the minimum i would go in the X55. That is a big boat
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Old 08-21-2012, 06:30 PM
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Go 7.4 - you won't regret it. the boat is 5K lbs... almost 2x my prostar that is power by 275 ponies.. if you can afford a new 55... You'll have remorse over not getting a 7.4L - but it's easy to talk when your not dishing out the $$$ for the boat.
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