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    Free Mods?

    I see people talking about free mods all over the 4 tec section and I know what a few of them are as I have some done to my ski...what are all of them? Ive done searches and cant seem to find a definitive list...can some one list them? thanks


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    If I tell you, you have to pay me. Just kidding. Basic stuff like cutting the reverse bucket, filling ride plate holes and in the case of the X ski's removing the flame arrestor from the intake. I dont think there is a list, Just anything that cost little or nothing to improve the ski. What have you done to yours?

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    Fill the plate holes, reverse bucket cut, smooth out the ride plate to the hull. It is usually a pretty nasty silicone job from the factory.

    I am sure someone will add some others.

    .....and I took to long to post....

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    So how do you like the ski Nick? Ready for a bigger sc yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Powerslave View Post
    So how do you like the ski Nick? Ready for a bigger sc yet?
    yea Ive ridden it quite a bit this spring already. Since the water has warmed up I pulled out the 96 and....man, it feels weird So far I love it. Im just a bit nervous about smoking the SC washers. I need Snoman to come down and give me a crash course in SC maintenance one of these days

    as for free mods its got the reverse bucket cut and I need to redo some of the ride plate holes as they were only filled with silocone.

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    Talking Free Mods List

    Quote Originally Posted by airbornexp View Post
    I see people talking about free mods all over the 4 tec section and I know what a few of them are as I have some done to my ski...what are all of them? Ive done searches and cant seem to find a definitive list...can some one list them? thanks
    Here's what I posted in 2009:

    Free mods:

    1. Fill ride plate holes with JB WaterWeld
    2. sand ride plate smooth after the holes are filled
    3. Smooth out and or replace the silicone between the ride plate and hull (permatex Right Stuff)
    4. wax your hull
    5. cut the protrusion off of your reverse bucket
    6. change your plugs yearly
    7. check your oil level ( use correct procedure IAW owners manual )
    8. cut the wings off of your X-boat stock grate
    9. tweek your own impeller ( I'd rather pay an expert like Erik at SpeedFreeksRacing or DUKE)
    10. Check all bolts and nuts for tightness
    11. Remove the nose cone from your impeller
    12. Remove the flame arrestor from your intake manifold through the throttle body

    Smart Mods:

    1. Add a bilge pump or 2 for you really anal dudes
    2. buy a new impeller
    3. 4" Kanaflex intake
    4. add a water strainer (for IC and or manifold) with a shutoff valve for emergency towing
    5. get a GPS - the dream-o-meter is off by 4-8 mph and stops at 70

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    Quote Originally Posted by airbornexp View Post
    I need Snoman to come down and give me a crash course in SC maintenance one of these days
    Im working on it..Im a little behind on my shit right now, SO if your willing to wait then were all good,IF not..pull your SCer and bring it up and ill show you as you learn hands on..ill even let you use my tools...

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    Any pics of the reverse bucket mod? This is the first I have read about the flame arrestor, is that only on X models?

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    Quote Originally Posted by race24x View Post
    This is the first I have read about the flame arrestor, is that only on X models?
    Yes

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    Reversing mod photos in this link:

    http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/show...ht=reverse+mod

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