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Old 07-27-2005, 11:22 PM
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So it pays to make friends with your local Mercruiser dealer. Freinds or not there's no warranty on the Imco.

Agreed, but Imco is offering a 1 year warranty with the Ilmor motors to match Teague. Do you think Merc would warranty a drive on another manufactuers 625 hp motor?
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Old 07-27-2005, 11:30 PM
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Probably not , depends on what caused the failure. I guess it would pay to have a friend at Mercruiser in that case.
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Old 07-27-2005, 11:37 PM
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Boat has a 540ci dynoed at 600 HP and 650 Lbs torque.
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Default Re: Which is a better drive a Imco Extreme or Bravo 1

Who has blown up Bravo's and runs Imco's? Me and alot more already chiming in. Who has blown up Imco's and run Bravo's? If you blow up Imco's you go to number #6's and a different boat. Which of you Bravo lovers is going to trade me some Imco's for my Bravo's. I've had them for a couple of months now and can't seem to get rid of them!
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Default Re: Which is a better drive a Imco Extreme or Bravo 1

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Boat has a 540ci dynoed at 600 HP and 650 Lbs torque.

That's a combination that you don't want to run a regular Bravo 1 with. In your case, Imco is a better drive than a Bravo 1, period........ Yes there are some drives stronger than an Imco on the market but you aren't shopping for a drive, your asking if the Imco is an upgrade and the answer is yes it is.
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Geesh, Who the heck would be dumb enough to match a 700 h.p motor with a standard Bravo One(RATED FOR 470 H.P)? If everybody is going to bash Bravo's at least make sure they are matched correctly to the h.p. your running?? I think a better question to ask is who would service an IMCO drive? As everybody knows, there are thousands of mercruiser repair centers nation wide. In my location I don't no anybody that would put a wrench to an IMCO. Im sure IMCO's are great drives, but the fact remains that you could destroy a drive no matter what you have. I would rather have the unit that I could get the parts for faster and cheaper. just my .02
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The original question was is the Imco more desirable than a Bravo 1 and the answer is yes.
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A 1075sc is desirable also but if you don't have the $$$$ to rebuild them every 50 hrs. they kind of lose that desirable characteristic.
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Too you perhaps.
Why in your opionion do you feel Bravo drives are better then Imco drives???
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Default Re: Which is a better drive a Imco Extreme or Bravo 1

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Geesh, Who the heck would be dumb enough to match a 700 h.p motor with a standard Bravo One(RATED FOR 470 H.P)? If everybody is going to bash Bravo's at least make sure they are matched correctly to the h.p. your running?? I think a better question to ask is who would service an IMCO drive? As everybody knows, there are thousands of mercruiser repair centers nation wide. In my location I don't no anybody that would put a wrench to an IMCO. Im sure IMCO's are great drives, but the fact remains that you could destroy a drive no matter what you have. I would rather have the unit that I could get the parts for faster and cheaper. just my .02

You can get parts from Imco or one of their authorized dealers such as www.TPMarine.com. Anybody that can rebuild a Bravo should be able to rebuild an Imco with Imco parts, they are similar inside just with heavier duty parts.
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