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    Trueing rideplate and intake grate

    When trueing the rideplate and intake grate where do you start? Do you take the bolts out of the rideplate and use washers to shim it or is the rideplate using part of the hull as a sealing surface to keep coolant in? I get the concept but i don't wanna spill all my coolant . Also should i see a big improvement with a riva top loader intake grate? Its for my 03 GTX SC.


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    good question I have the same question however it is for an RXP

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    Just fill your rideplate bolt holes in with some JB Weld and sand it smooth.
    Also, take great care to ensure that your grate is flush where it mounts up against the rideplate.

    Tip: Put some small rope around the head of the bolts on the rideplate and then fill them in with JB Weld. That way if you ever have to remove the rideplate you just chisel out the JB Weld, pull the rope out and your bolt heads are clean.

    You should see at least a 1 mph improvement.

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    So it doesn't matter if the rideplate and hull are flush? I'm pretty sure my ride plate needs to come down to meet my intake grate but i'm not sure. I have my broken stock grate off and i'm waiting for my riva top loader intake grate.

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    If your new grate hangs down lower than the ridplate like mine did just grind the grate down and make it flush like you see in this pic.



    I wouldn't try and make the hull flush with the rideplate, you may mess something up. These hulls are very finnicky.
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    Green Once again thanks for the help, Just one more thing What kind of grit sand paper do you suggest for the ride plate? Also it is that the riva top loader intake?

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    Yes, it is the Riva grate.

    I used 80 grit to get the JB Weld flat with the ride plate and then came back over the whole rideplate with 320 grit using front to back strokes.

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    Awsome Thanks Guess I am going to get JB weild this weekend and some Auto grade sand paper. DOnt need to worry about the ride plate rusting after it is sanded?

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    The rideplate is aluminum, but has a hard anodized coating on it. If you ride in salt water I wouldn't sand the complete rideplate down. Just sand your JB Weld flush.

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