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Old 01-14-2019, 01:39 PM
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IMO the weak link is the damper plate. Mine exploded on me with the stock MCX. I'd suggest proactively changing it with the heavy duty plate at the same time you do this upgrade.



We just surf and wakeboard. With GSA autolaunch I don't have much need for more power. Though I would love to hear the whine of a blower! If I had a MCX powered X45 or was into footing, I think I'd likely be trying to justify the upgrade.

I think you got it right with that. I’m adding another 1200# of ballest this year to my X2 bringing the total to 3400# would love to see how the auto launch would help with it.



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Old 01-14-2019, 02:12 PM
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I never had an issue with the trans behind my S/C LQ9.

It isn’t like you are dumping the clutch on pavement.
You just have to add a trim tab instead of wheelie bars.
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Old 01-14-2019, 11:41 PM
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Any idea why those Gboats keep snapping prop shafts? I have personally seen two snap.
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Old 01-15-2019, 09:00 AM
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Any idea why those Gboats keep snapping prop shafts? I have personally seen two snap.
long thread on it here: https://www.planetnautique.com/vb5/f...-prop-fell-off
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Old 01-15-2019, 10:19 AM
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should be easier to cool than the same blower on a small block in a car as youve got a limitless supply of cold inlet water. looks like the second pic shows an air/water cooler below the blower.
As long as someone makes sure the raw water pump has a good impeller.
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Old 01-15-2019, 10:40 AM
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my 2 cents: Ive done multiple Maggie installs on LQ9, and older 5.3s and have one on my CTSV. Best $/hp by far - especially if you can do the labor yourself. Personally, I dont have a need, although a deeper V design, and if I spent more time on ocean and I'd probably have a different opinion. Octane requirement is an issue on most lakes. Reliability has never been a problem for me, unless you tune it too close to the ragged edge and push too much boost.
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should be easier to cool than the same blower on a small block in a car as youve got a limitless supply of cold inlet water. looks like the second pic shows an air/water cooler below the blower.
Actually the S/C is only pushing about 4lbs of boost to stay below that 12:1 compression mark. So the cooler really isn't needed. 8lbs of boost and it's a complete new ball game.
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Old 01-15-2019, 11:43 AM
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IMO the weak link is the damper plate. Mine exploded on me with the stock MCX. I'd suggest proactively changing it with the heavy duty plate at the same time you do this upgrade.

We just surf and wakeboard. With GSA autolaunch I don't have much need for more power. Though I would love to hear the whine of a blower! If I had a MCX powered X45 or was into footing, I think I'd likely be trying to justify the upgrade.
I Would half to agree, damper plate would be the weak link, Yes proactively changing, I did...new heavy duty damper plate, so much better, can feel the difference bumping IN and OUT gear and putting the Hamer down...so smooth over stock. Too many stories of a stock plate going through the bell and springs in the fly wheel.
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No but the dollar:HP ratio is way off here. Use the 8500$ to upgrade to a bigger motor in a different boat, because you also lose reliability and life whenever you supercharge or turbocharge an engine that isnt meant to be boosted from factory. Ask all the guys that put superchargers or turbos on their small chevy pickups...they arent getting 100k miles out of them after that without a rebuild or 2.


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Huh? Reliability is not an issue, and wouldnt be easy to buy any decent 370 (6.2L) or bigger motor for $8500. Forced induction is easily the cheapest method of adding gulps of hp. From there it becomes cam's, heads etc for much smaller incremental gains and at least same ratio.
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