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Old 10-20-2010, 08:14 AM
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I searched for info on ITS (Integrated Transom System) and there hasn't been much talk about it recently. Are a lot of people choosing ITS on new boats?

Anybody have any first hand info or comments. I like the clean look and realize the setback will have different effect on different hulls.

How about reliability? turning radius? as compared to a standard hydraulic system?
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We had them on a Gladiator, no issues, but watch the hinge pins and associated wear washers/pads...
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Haven't really heard anything bad about them other then the extra cost.
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had them on a 38 Formula for 3 seasons & now 5 seasons on my trip 525's, not 1 single issue!! Another bravo boat would have them w/o a blink!! Good luck!
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Thanks for the info.

Just to clarify what I read, the drive that bolts up to the ITS has a longer shaft and different top cap? So, if you had drive issues you could not just bolt another bravo on and roll?
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That is correct. XR's and XR ITS's are totally different drives.ITS has it's own hydraulic steering,regular XR's usually have an aftermarket steering such as Latham Marine.
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Thanks for the info.

Just to clarify what I read, the drive that bolts up to the ITS has a longer shaft and different top cap? So, if you had drive issues you could not just bolt another bravo on and roll?
Not without changing the shaft & swaping over some minor hardware. Other than that they are the same Bravo drive inside & out.
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Not without changing the shaft & swaping over some minor hardware. Other than that they are the same Bravo drive inside & out.

You are correct...don't ask me how I know......I now have a spare ujoint assy and top cap....
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