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Old 03-09-2017, 12:06 PM
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Choosing between the 6.2 vs 7.4...

Looking for some feedback on a new MC and going with the 6000GDI or the 7000MPI. I get the power aspect but what about closed system on the 6.2 that the 7.4 doesn't have. Thoughts? Pro's/Con's.

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Old 03-09-2017, 12:13 PM
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Both great engines.. But contact your insurance provider first with the HP rating it might jump because its over 500HP in one engine. Also what kind of boat and how many people are you usually hauling?
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Old 03-09-2017, 12:16 PM
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X-26...typically 6 and at most 12
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Old 03-09-2017, 01:04 PM
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Only reason I would lean towards the 6.2 over the big block is the closed cooling system. Can't go wrong with either but would want the big block if dropping the cash on a top of the line boat.
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Old 03-09-2017, 01:15 PM
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IMHO the answer requires knowledge of engine performance in that boat specifically. And unfort I don't think any TT regulars have an X26...ICBW.
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Old 03-09-2017, 01:16 PM
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We have only done a couple X26s but all of them have had the 7.4L. However, the new 6.2L GDI is incredible and seems to be more powerful in the X23 and X46.

Having driven the X26, the 7.4L is definitely the way to go.
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Old 03-09-2017, 01:29 PM
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We have only done a couple X26s but all of them have had the 7.4L. However, the new 6.2L GDI is incredible and seems to be more powerful in the X23 and X46.

Having driven the X26, the 7.4L is definitely the way to go.
But have you driven the X 26 with the 6.2 GDI??
It is the standard engine in that boat, and also the only option for saltwater package.
Would see Mastercraft would be in a pickle if this was not the appropriate engine for the boat
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Old 03-09-2017, 01:29 PM
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Only reason I would lean towards the 6.2 over the big block is the closed cooling system. Can't go wrong with either but would want the big block if dropping the cash on a top of the line boat.
6.2 and 7.4 are both small block ls engines
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Old 03-09-2017, 01:56 PM
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Closed cooling is nice. Less money is nice.

Question is will you be annoyed with smaller output of the 6.2. If you're not a power hog then 6.2. If it will annoy you down the road 7.4 (can't go wrong with pp)


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Old 03-09-2017, 03:19 PM
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6.2 and 7.4 are both small block ls engines
I could be wrong but the 7.4 is based off the Gen IV big block 454. The only thing GM had close to that size was a 7.0 that was an aluminum block, largest iron small block was the 6.0.
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