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Old 11-24-2005, 10:23 PM
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Why not just run the motors that came out of it? Wouldn't 525's make it too expensive? My friend has a TS with ITS Sportmasters and 525's, it runs 87-88 mph.
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Old 11-24-2005, 10:25 PM
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Being in Fort Lauderdale and you know Randy, I would go with the 800hp EFI's he has and have him give you a no questions asked 1 year warranty on the motors. Been in buisness 24 years and plenty of money behind his company. He will also take your motors in on trade.
Randys motors have huge torque. The boat only has XR's. I know how many XR's I went through with my old 500 EFI's I can't imagine Randys 800's.
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If you want the boat desirable and reliable, stick with the 525,s.

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If you want the boat desireable, stick with the 525,s.Those Vortechs are junk and they blow drives.
I never heard the Vortecs are junk. I thought they were supposed to be pretty good. What problems should I look to have with the Vortecs? As for blowing XR drives, that's usually the issue with anything over 500 hp.
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He has put alot of 750hp carbs on the XR its sport shorties and have had good luck. If you buy his motors have him warranty your drives? He also has some small blower motors at 800hp. 38' Like big power, ride in his yellow boat, twin 1150hp. He has some 750hp blower motors in a 38'TS Living Legend with XR's and no lower unit problem for over 1 year. He is local if you have a problem, he's not hard to find.
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If you buy his motors have him warranty your drives?
Are we talking about the same Randy? : I'd be suprised if he would do that.
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We sea trailed that Top Gun and with 6 people, full tanks it ran 89.5mph. I'd put 525EFI's in it. You will have an 85mph reliable boat.

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I never heard the Vortecs are junk. I thought they were supposed to be pretty good. What problems should I look to have with the Vortecs? As for blowing XR drives, that's usually the issue with anything over 500 hp.
You are right. The Vortecs are the best. Pro-chargers are junk. As far as blowing drives,The Vortecs are supposed to have a more conservative power curve producing less stress on the drives than other type of super-chargers.
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You are right. The Vortechs are the best. Pro-chargers are junk. As far as blowing drives,The Vortechs are supposed to have a more conservative power curve producing less stress on the drives than other type of super-chargers.
what are the thoughts on whipple?
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