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Old 03-22-2008, 04:33 PM
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I need a drive that can handle about 900 h.p.. I am looking at a Max machine and an IMco 2Etremes SC. I want this to be a reliable set up and dont want a bang going WOT. Pros, Cons, hp ratings and just personal exsperience.
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I need a drive that can handle about 900 h.p.. I am looking at a Max machine and an IMco 2Etremes SC. I want this to be a reliable set up and dont want a bang going WOT. Pros, Cons, hp ratings and just personal exsperience.
The Imco will never last with that power! Neither will the Max from what I have heard. I too would look at the Xpower.
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Arneson and be done with it.
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Haha thanks Jerry or i could just steal your #6 slap that bad boy on. I hear the Max Machines are beefy. The SC i heard wasnt as strong but still a good drive. And im on a cash hold here guys, can only spend so much.
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go with x drive, Arneson 8 , or mercury 6, best bets, Imco's and Max no way will hold up,

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I need a drive that can handle about 900 h.p.. I am looking at a Max machine and an IMco 2Etremes SC. I want this to be a reliable set up and dont want a bang going WOT. Pros, Cons, hp ratings and just personal exsperience.
Go IMCO!! Everything that I've read say's that they can handle the HP & torque.

That's what I plan on goin' with when I up the HP.
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I had a 900+ hp 565 Crockett Whipple single engine 27 Lavey cat and the IMCO lasted 2 1/2 hours. I got a Max and it was much better, only two uppers in 30 hours.

Bottom line: on single engine applications there are many problems to overcome in a non-Bravo type outdrive. Lack of room for a transmission, low speed characteristics, cost, etc. If you have a very narrow performance requirement, just top end, little or no manners in getting on plane or low speed enjoyment, then a non-Bravo type drive may be an option, especially in a single engine application.

Do not be fooled. Cash for outdrives follows big horse power. There are exceptions to every rule, but not much here. Quent
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Konrad with the HD upper shaft. Factory rated and warranted for that amount of power.
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IMCO's new SCX will definitely hold 900hp on your boat. Yes they rate it for 750-800hp, but thats just what they're warrantying them at. Everything in the SCX is new and so big its not even compatable with a regular bravo. From what I hear, the drive with HD gimbal will be around 15K? I'd like to see the XPower, but it might be a while before those come out. From what I hear, Max is good too, thats what Gary Taylor is running behind a 1200 in a 130mph 28 Howard.
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