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Old 01-11-2003, 02:41 PM
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Question B Max vs Imco extreme sc ?

B Max vs Imco extreme sc, anyone had big power hooked to an Imco sc? I have seen a few around here, one on a cat and one on a 29 fountain, but what is everyone else using? If you were starting from scratch witch one would you use?
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Is it true that a Bmax will slow the boat down 4 to 5 mph because of the amount of HP it takes to turn it?
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I had them behind my PQ - 38' 700 Hp +- about 60 Hours Last season. My opinion is they fill the gap between 500 Hp and 800 Hp After that B-max seems a better choice. Other things to concider is re-builds, If I pop a seal or something minor Most dealers could handle it being IMCO's. The b-max seems too exotic for just anyone to work on. (IMHO)
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What kind of price dif. between the sc and a B max?
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EMCO HAD THEM ON A 40 HALLET AT HAVASU POKER RUN.I HEARD THEY WENT TO SARASOTA AFTER THE POKER RUN AND BLEW THEM UP. I DONT KNOW THIS TO BE A FACT.ONLY RUMOR RON BENDER
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B-MAX WIL NOT SLOW BIG POWER DOWN.DYNOED A 800 HP ENGINE HAD NO LOSS BETWEEN A BRAVO AND A B-MAX. A SMALL LOSS ON SMALL HORSE POWER WILL OCCUR BECAUSE OF THE GEAR RATIO OF 1.30. A BRAVO RUNS A 1.36. YOU HAVE TO HAVE THE HP TO TURN THE GEAR DIFFERENCE. SO TO SAY YOU WILL LOOSE 4-5 MPH IS NOT TRUE. IT ALL DEPENDS ON WHAT HP & WHAT YOU ARE RUNNING IT ON. 1.50 GEARS WILL BE OUT SOON. RON BENDER

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The IMCO's run about $8500. each, I think the B-max is like 12K It depends on options.
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We have had great luck w/ IMCO Xtreme SC's. We have tried them on many applications, and have never broken one. The B max does slow the boat down in most cases, however, in Supercharged applications, the engine will compensate because the added load of the new drive causes the engine to make more boost. IMCO has a 25' Daytona w/ 1400 HP on an SC, and have not broken it yet. We sell the drive very cheap, and offer a discount for those purchasing more than one drive. Feel free to call me with any questions.

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GOOD INFO ,GOOD TO KNOW WILL CALL ABOUT GROUP PRICES
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Old 01-11-2003, 07:20 PM
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I HAVE A IMCO DRIVE ON MY 26 FT CAT WITH A LITTLE OVER 800HP NO PROBLEMS (YET) THEN AGAIN IT ONLY HAS ABOUT 15 HOURS ON IT- NOT SUPERCHARGED...
 
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