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Old 11-10-2008, 11:01 AM
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Tower stabilizer bars

I am looking at a 2007 boat for sale that has the new tower on it, but I noticed that it does not include the stabilizer bars on the upper corners. The bars that connect the upright to the crossbar. Some of the guys on wakeworld tease MC for having those, in order to make the tower more stout, but I could care less as long as the tower does not wobble a lot. I am planning on some big speakers up there, so stability is very important to me.

My questions are this:

1. Are they really necessary?

2. Is the dealer the only place I can get them? And how much is the dealer going to beat me up for those?

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Old 11-10-2008, 11:07 AM
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What Model X series are you looking at ?
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Old 11-10-2008, 11:20 AM
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most likely you will not be charged for getting the stabilizers... they will most likely charge you to put them on but i put mine on myself to avoid this charge...

it is most likely a personal call but i would go ahead and put them on to relieve any chance of spider cracking and undue stresses on the glass steel supports embedded in the glass
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Old 11-10-2008, 11:30 AM
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they are not absolutely necessary but are nice to have. I dont think you will notice much different with out them. if you are going to tube off your tower or anyhting like that I would make sure to get them to insure you dont crack your welds.
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Old 11-10-2008, 11:32 AM
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The braces are only available through your MC dealer.
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Old 11-10-2008, 11:52 AM
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From what I hear the braces really stiffen it up.
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Old 11-10-2008, 12:04 PM
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I have a 2007 X1. I noticed a huge difference with the stabilizers on. I believe if you have a 2007 X-Star, you don't need them because of the tower diameter difference, or at least that is what my MC Dealer said. I didn't pay anything for my braces or the install. Again, my dealer said that MC covered everything.
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Old 11-10-2008, 12:05 PM
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Big difference with and without. Much more stable with it. THe original owner should get them put on by their dealer prior to selling it.
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Old 11-10-2008, 12:06 PM
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mine also much more stable with... gotta go back and do some tightening on the whole tower but was much more rigid when on
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Old 11-10-2008, 12:09 PM
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The X-Star NEEDS them as my tower welds cracked on my header before I had tower braces. Fortunately, it was replaced under warranty and braces were installed (also covered by MC) as soon as they were available.
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