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Old 04-13-2005, 08:19 PM
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Default 2.5 offshore's vs 300x's

If looking at a 30 spectre which would you prefer and why ? 1997 Merc 2.5 Offshores with new powerheads, and sportsmaster lowers, or 2003 300x's.
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Old 04-13-2005, 08:44 PM
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Hard to argue with PowerBoat test with the 300's. Turn key pretty sweet if you ask me. I know nothing but if I had the choice that would be mine.
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Old 04-13-2005, 08:46 PM
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300x's , no mixing of oil... Will also run 98 to 104 depending on conditions and load....( true GPS )
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97's are the old style motor "260" not even a comparison. No alternator lots of dead batteries. It would be a different story if you were talking about 280 2.5's with the alternators and mororola system.
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Old 04-13-2005, 09:21 PM
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No question, 300x's. Newer motor, fewer problems.
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Had Both almost, 99 ProMax and 99 2.5's. Boat rode flater with 2.5's but the Promax's used less fuel and only 5 mph slower. 20-20 hind site I should have stuck with the ProMax. IMO.
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If Ya Want Turn Key Go With The 300's But Those 2.5 Are Badd Ass But High Maintenance But Are High In Rpm With Some Twisting. My 2 Cents 300's

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300x Bad AZZ
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cowisl just changed 2.5's to 300's on his rig...
Those 2.5's have a narrow rpm band to have fun with if I recall.
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300 x's. More civil.
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