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Old 03-12-2011, 01:10 PM
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I just got a brand new 2009 009 classic 22, and I'm looking to get some upgrades for the engine. I already am going to get a CMI exhaust for it, and I'm not interested in a supercharger/turbocharger quite yet. I want to break in the engine first. Any suggestions?
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Old 03-12-2011, 01:28 PM
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Originally Posted by RockyS18 View Post
I just got a brand new 2009 009 classic 22, and I'm looking to get some upgrades for the engine. I already am going to get a CMI exhaust for it, and I'm not interested in a supercharger/turbocharger quite yet. I want to break in the engine first. Any suggestions?
Forget the exhaust. Buy an Imco shorty.....

Strike that. The 009 has the raised X. The CMI Sporttubes did NOTHING for my 22 Classic 496 HO except make me $4,600 poorer.

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Old 03-12-2011, 01:29 PM
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nice choice!run it std for a while surely-warranty??75 mph is pretty rapid in a 22.did you get the one at legend marine?if you want the headers i think the dana ones would be my choice but i doubt you will notice much difference in performance just sound.post up some pics!!
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Old 03-12-2011, 01:46 PM
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nice choice!run it std for a while surely-warranty??75 mph is pretty rapid in a 22.did you get the one at legend marine?if you want the headers i think the dana ones would be my choice but i doubt you will notice much difference in performance just sound.post up some pics!!
Yes, the Legend Marine one. I'm not that interested in a higher top speed, as going that fast on the light 22 would be crazy on an even slightly rough day. I'm interested in acceleration. I'll post some pics in a moment.
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Old 03-12-2011, 01:47 PM
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If anyone wants to see it, here's a link with a ton of pics. By the way this is number 5 of the 18 made. http://www.legendmarinegroup.com/web...ition_id=10425
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Old 03-12-2011, 02:02 PM
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that boat was a steal-couldnt believe it was still about at $49k-did you get the trailer too?nice package.rare too.almost a shelby bar the shifter and seats but a heap cheaper!

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Old 03-12-2011, 02:13 PM
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Rocky, that hull is stable and safe over 100 mph. There are quite a few of us running well into the 80s. Headers won't do it though.
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Old 03-12-2011, 02:21 PM
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that boat was a steal-couldnt believe it was still about at $49k-did you get the trailer too?nice package.rare too.almost a shelby bar the shifter and seats but a heap cheaper!
Yes I got the trailer too.

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Rocky, that hull is stable and safe over 100 mph. There are quite a few of us running well into the 80s. Headers won't do it though.
I'm completely aware that it is stable, my only concern is hitting a big wave while going fast and losing control. The lake I boat on can be very bumpy at times. Anyway, back to the performance upgrades. Anything else I can do?
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raylar.
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Old 03-12-2011, 03:01 PM
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Originally Posted by RockyS18 View Post
Yes I got the trailer too.



I'm completely aware that it is stable, my only concern is hitting a big wave while going fast and losing control. The lake I boat on can be very bumpy at times. Anyway, back to the performance upgrades. Anything else I can do?
I boat on the Great Lakes.......Performance? Yeah. Lose the 496 and drop in a 525. You could SC the 496 or go with Raylar. Better off losing the 496 IMO.
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