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Old 06-04-2003, 05:43 PM
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And another question before I pull the trigger. I have always been afraid to run a blower. I hear terrible stories and a broken motor could land lock me for a while.

Horsepower aside, 'cause I hear the Whippled 502 has 650 HP while the 575SC has 550 or so, which motor is more turnkey? Which should (in a perfect world) last longer given the same lifestyle?
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Old 06-04-2003, 05:58 PM
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the 575 was designed to be s/c from the start, not the 502.
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You could have 2 or 3 whipple 502's for the same price as 1 - 575
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CJ:

A blower set is everything but "turnkey." It needs a lot of work.

The HP575 definitely fits "turnkey."

You may also want to look at the HP525. HP-wise, the 525 comes pretty close to the HP575 (for whatever reason, the 525 puts out 40odd HP more than rated.) It's the more modern engine, and no blower.
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I was asking myself the same question a year ago, and made the wrong choice. Penny wise and Pound foolish
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What's your experience topgunrcf. I need all the info I can get.
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Yeah, out with it TopGun. I am considering adding whipples to my HP500EFI's and want to know the truth................
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being that I am fortunate enough to be a rider and dont have to pay for the motors, I would suggest a whipple system. They make a lot of horsepower and torque. The torque curve is basically flat which is hard on drives. When we tested the boat w/500efi whipple system the bravos lasted about 30 to 40 seconds under full power on a 35 fountain ts. The actual motors were never a longevity problem just the drives, now running Imco extreme sc's. You pay a lot of money with the 575's for 550 hp but they do come with a 1 year warranty. The advertised hp rating with 500efi whipple system is somewhere around 740 which is a huge difference over the 575. The sound is pretty incredible under boost on the Whipple system as well.
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So what you are telling me is that my Bravo XR's will only last minutes under the strain of 700hp?? Even with conservative use of the throttles?? I am just curious if anyone here has actually installed and run them successfully.
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I want to whipple my 502 but i cant find insurance to carry the boat and motor so you might want to check in this also. I have heard a whippled 502 is pretty reliable. But depends on the driver also.
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