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Old 02-05-2006, 12:09 PM
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Are thay any good?
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Old 02-05-2006, 04:25 PM
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From what I have heard, not experienced, every drive failure will be due to the Mercury gears that they use and thus not a warranty repair. Please don't jump on me for chiming in when I don't own them!!!! I gave the disclaimer with my statement
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I'v e heard good things about them....call them and ask them what their warranty is.
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I use the Maxx internals in my XR's and have been happy with them. I had a warrenty claim and they made it right!! Thanks Arron. Having said that ,,, I feel that all bravo type drives live and die because of tired oil and or poor set-up... The guys at Maxx have figured that out. and have changed some parts to give the drive more strenght and tighter tolerances,,, thats why they live longer !! Good Luck RHC

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Kenny at Velocity has PLENTY of experience with Max Machine drives. Good or bad, give him a call.
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contact NJSONIC he has them on his new sonic with 750 inovators.he did have some problems but they were taken care of.
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Are thay any good?
They are very good for what they are," beefed up Bravo's" if your looking for dependability from what Iv'e seen, beefed Bravo style drives are only good for 750hp tops, then they just break when you least expect it.
We run their Billet lowers and their beefed uppers on our 1997 TopGun. We did blow our Starboard lower and then the upper last summer in the first 30hrs or so @ 800hp+ . They stood behind them 100% and also turned them around the same week,great service in my book.

We have since pulled a bit of boost out of our program and they seem to be holding up well. With 45 total hrs on Starboard drive and 15 on port,there is zero play and no sign of metal in our fluid.
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I have a pair of Max Machine drives that were very expensive. Max Machine advertises 1468 HP, 1100 HP, 1000 HP. With Mercury upper gears, which are probably seconds, all they are is an overpriced Bravo. As far as I'm concerned, the drives are junk.
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contact NJSONIC he has them on his new sonic with 750 inovators.he did have some problems but they were taken care of.
Is this the boat? If so, I saw his drives at the shop being repaired after the first time out.
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Is this the boat? If so, I saw his drives at the shop being repaired after the first time out.
Not sure if thats his boat, but contrary to the other post about the problems being worked out...... I think it is being rerigged with Merc #6's.
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