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    Arrow My '06 GTI vs My '06 RXP

    Well I finally rode my RXP this Saturday. First let me say dayum! This thing is awesome and so much more fun than my GTI. Since it's brand new I wanted to break in the engine by the rec guidelines but I did have it up to abt 60, at least that's what the dreemo sd but RPM's were at 7800. I never full throttled it but did lean on it & also played with the VTS to get an idea of how it works.

    If you've followed my posts you know that I had never ridden a jet ski until this past June. My wife & I rented a pair of Yami VX110's in FL & we came home and purchased 2 '06 GTI's after looking at what the others had to offer. Well having the need for speed all my life I should have known I wouldn't be satisfied, the more I read about the RXP the more I had to have one. Up for sale went my GTI & I had my RXP abt a week later. Not only did I get a killer deal on a brand new one I chose this over the new Ultra for a few reasons but mainly size & looks.

    Since I've had the opportunity to own both I thought I would give a side-by-side comparison of the 2 for those who are interested:

    Handling: RXP - The RXP handles the chop much better than the GTI
    Fuel Consumption: GTI - The GTI gets much better gas mileage but that's to be expected
    Fun Factor: RXP - The RXP is so much more fun!
    Wet/Dry Ride: GTI - The RXP is def a wetter ride

    Well I still got 8 hrs to go before I can start the mods, hopefully I can log 10 hrs before it gets to cold...

    *** For those GTI owners who want more get the RXP now! The '07's are basically the same and you can get a killer deal on an '06, you will never match the performance of the RXP modding a GTI and you'll spend more trying ***
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    I was happy with my GTi, until I started hanging around these boards

    I'll agree with all the above except maybe the handling. I think the gti handles the chop pretty good. I ride in the gulf of mexico and its always choppy to tsunamish. I had to hold on for dear life on my friends rxp.
    The RXT I rode is good in the chop but not so good in the turns.
    I would like to see the 215 engine in the gti

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flynfox View Post

    Well I still got 8 hrs to go before I can start the mods, hopefully I can log 10 hrs before it gets to cold...
    Get a wet suit... I am soon...

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    Looking for a wet suit but looks like I'll have to order online. Nobody around here has any in stock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTI06 View Post
    I was happy with my GTi, until I started hanging around these boards

    I'll agree with all the above except maybe the handling. I think the gti handles the chop pretty good. I ride in the gulf of mexico and its always choppy to tsunamish. I had to hold on for dear life on my friends rxp.
    The RXT I rode is good in the chop but not so good in the turns.
    I would like to see the 215 engine in the gti
    Well I usually ride on Lake Moultrie which can emulate high seas conditions because of its wide span. Chop was about 2-3 feet last Saturday and these same conditions on my GTI beat me to death.

    Also, with both skis sitting on my trailer I certainly see the diff in the hull designs. The RXP is more of a V, which would provide a smoother ride in rough water. Click on this link for more info http://www.boat-ed.com/sc/course/p1-2_hulltype.htm.
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    the old gti hull is now the rxp hull. The new 06 gti had a "all new and improved" hull.
    I wonder whats new and improved about it

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    flyn where in SC? i used to live in Mt. Pleasent

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTI06 View Post
    the old gti hull is now the rxp hull. The new 06 gti had a "all new and improved" hull.
    I wonder whats new and improved about it

    Well like I sd in my previous post the RXP hull is a deeper "V". According to SeaDoo the new GTI hull is wider & flatter. Looking at them side-by-side on my trailer that seems to be the case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlaZinMJ View Post
    flyn where in SC? i used to live in Mt. Pleasent
    North Charleston.

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