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Old 11-01-2011, 09:17 PM
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Arneson, best bang for the buck

X Power, in theory, is the perfect upgrade minus the price

New SCX-4 imco surface drive is sweet, just the arneson is actually a better deal when you add everything up.

#6 is sweet but wouldn't it be more work then the rest? Moving engines forward etc.
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New SCX-4 imco surface drive is sweet, just the arneson is actually a better deal when you add everything up.
Really? If you're just going on price the scx is cheaper and easier to install.

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Really? If you're just going on price the scx is cheaper and easier to install.
Really, and you base this upon?
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Really, and you base this upon?
The prices I've seen posted for the arneson conversion vs. the price for an SCX. The last pair of SCX's I installed took about two hours. How long does the arneson conversion take? I love the arneson drive and not trying to knock them that's why I said "if you're basing it on price". Is there an arneson available that's close to the price of the scx? Thanks
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I had a Superboat Y2K that ran 94mph and had the Konrad Ace drive with 800hp. The boat ran great and never a problem with the drive.Call
Dave @ MDG Performance he built the boat, he know his stuff, and did lots of work with Spectre in the day. He's out of Md.

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The prices I've seen posted for the arneson conversion vs. the price for an SCX. The last pair of SCX's I installed took about two hours. How long does the arneson conversion take? I love the arneson drive and not trying to knock them that's why I said "if you're basing it on price". Is there an arneson available that's close to the price of the scx? Thanks
Price out a complete drive not a leg and then look at the #'s. You are confusing the price of a leg vs the price of an Arneson Drive assm which are totally different. True it takes longer to install a complete Arneson vs a leg of an I/O but it is faster to install a leg of an Arneson than a leg of an I/O and it is not required nearly as often.
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+1 on the SCX bolt on application for a Bravo conversion. I just upgraded last off-season and couldn't be happier with them. The cost saving and no modifications were the keys for my decision. Speaking solely for my set up, yes the actual cost of the Arnesons vs. SCX was not much different but every thing involved in the conversion almost doubled the cost.

No disrespect to Arneson, #6, or Konrad.
If I were building a new boat it would absolutely have Arnesons or #6 hanging on the back.
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Really? If you're just going on price the scx is cheaper and easier to install.
First off there are two drives getting mixed up.

Standard SCX sterndrive

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Really? If you're just going on price the scx is cheaper and easier to install.
A complete SCX-4 is at it's very least 20k excluding #6 prop and instellation, most likely more, and I highly doubt it is as good as even the ASD#7M. The #8 and #8-6 is in it's own league. Resale with an ASD or #6 setup on a 36 skater is going to be much better. Who would want a 36 Skater with anything but true efficient surface drives? And don't forget, the surface drives are going to be much faster as well. That counts on such a boat.

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The prices I've seen posted for the arneson conversion vs. the price for an SCX. The last pair of SCX's I installed took about two hours. How long does the arneson conversion take? I love the arneson drive and not trying to knock them that's why I said "if you're basing it on price". Is there an arneson available that's close to the price of the scx? Thanks
What would the price be, if the SCX setup should run as fast as an ASD#7M setup? Drive + increased power over the 800hp + added fuel cost + less reliable/more rebuilds = $$$$$$!!!


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Find a used set of #6 for the ultimate in everything
So a #6 is stronger, lighter and faster than an ASD#8 or 8-6? No.

I fail to see how the #6 is the ultimate drive in anything. Yes there has been sold bucket loads through the years of merc propaganda and monopoly, that does not make it ultimate in any way. Not a bad drive, but not ultimate at all.

Personally I'd rather buy an Ilmor, YPM, Potter ect. + Arneson package anyday, than to put my money in a merc package. That is very subjective I know, but that's just me.

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