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Old 03-01-2007, 03:01 PM
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Can a Bravo 1 be swapped out for a Bravo X or Bravo XR without changing the transom mounting?

Do all three have the same X-dimensions?

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Originally Posted by Michael1
Can a Bravo 1 be swapped out for a Bravo X or Bravo XR without changing the transom mounting?

Do all three have the same X-dimensions?

The X-dimentions might be the same but the assemblies are different .. a Bravo I will work on a HP but the XR drive will not work on a Standard BI assembly .. I think ...

I know that the HP's dont have the provisons for Senders (who cares) ....

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As I understand it.......An XR will go into a regular Bravo transom, the XR will not but only because the bearing needs to be changed to the XR version.
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The transom assembly will work. You have to change a couple things. I think merc makes a kit for it.

The drives when installed will give the same propshaft depth.
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You will need to change the gimbal bearing and the aliminium sleeve. Did it last winter changed from Bravo 1 ('87) to a Bravo X ('01)
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Yes, you can bolt a HP drive to a standard transom assembly as stated above. There is a kit from Merc to do just that. New bearing, sleeve, and spacers for the pistons as to not over trim the bigger U-joints.
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