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Old 09-26-2014, 11:02 AM
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What's up with this OEM tower, need advice before purchase

I found a zero flex tower for my 197, it seems like a good deal but the support poles look unusual. Has anyone seen these before? The tower is off an 05 197 and it comes with Liquid Audio can mounts with (4) 6-1/2" Polk Audio MM651UM speakers. Are the cans and speakers any good and what are they worth? What is the tower and speakers worth?









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Old 09-26-2014, 11:24 AM
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looks like he added his own "custom" bracing on it.
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Old 09-26-2014, 11:25 AM
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Corner braces and cross member above the windshield are not OEM. Nor are the star shaped tower knobs. Look for cracks. Ask if its been rewelded. Proceed with caution. Speakers are worth some jack.
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Old 09-26-2014, 12:19 PM
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Guess it flexed a bit too much for his liking when pulling 4 tooooobs. Honestly, i could see the top 2 braces being useful, but not the one at the front. triangles make things strong, not squares
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Old 09-26-2014, 12:43 PM
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This tower lists for $2295 from New Dimensions. They usually post a 10% off sale in the off season. To me the cost savings would not be worth it for one that has been 'enhanced' this much. The mini version also looks very good on the 197

http://www.newdimensiontowers.com/ga...ostar_197.html

We have the ND tower on our 205 and are very happy with it
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Old 09-26-2014, 12:54 PM
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Pass on that tower. It's been compromised.

Plus, that star thing looks like it draws blood daily. NOOOO Thank ya.
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Old 09-26-2014, 01:24 PM
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This tower lists for $2295 from New Dimensions. They usually post a 10% off sale in the off season. To me the cost savings would not be worth it for one that has been 'enhanced' this much. The mini version also looks very good on the 197

http://www.newdimensiontowers.com/ga...ostar_197.html

We have the ND tower on our 205 and are very happy with it
I like the look of the ND tower and mini but not at $2300. I have a 13th floor tower which I like, but thought the OEM tower with speakers at $1200 sounded like a good deal. I feel, removing the support brackets would take it back to the original look. Thoughts?



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Old 09-26-2014, 02:03 PM
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Have you seen this in person? It looks to be like it's been hacked up. Not really a good place to put a ninja throwing star tower knob either. If you removed the braces you'd have to weld up the holes, metal finish then powder coat it to make it look decent. If you look at where the bolts are for the braces you can see the anodizing has been removed. I'm also with others on "why did this tower need all the braces?". IMO this is a junk tower.

If the idea is to make your boat look more "factory" this is not going to accomplish it. Home made tower braces, throwing star tower knobs and aftermarket low end tower speaker scream cheesy not classy. But that's just my opinion, I could be completely wrong.
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Old 09-26-2014, 03:01 PM
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i like the star knobs. shoes in the boat, crumbs in the cushions. put offenders behind the tower to the side and a quick stop will teach them a lifelong lesson.
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What's up with this OEM tower, need advice before purchase

I'm passing on the tower but what's a good offer or buy on the cans and speakers?







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