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    08 rxp or o5 rxt

    hey new to the site still tryin 2 figure it out lol i have a ? i live on long island and the bays here get choppy alot i use 2 ride an 01 ultra 150 and it was terrible in the chop and with 2 people it was unbarable only good this about that ski it made my gf never wanna come out with me lol anyways i am chosing between a 2008 rxp 215 the ski has 24 hours on it and the 05 rxt has 33 i kno this is low hours and considering its winter here i cant water test them do i have anything to worry about the skis have no hours on them and will the rxp be ok in the chop


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    Overall the RXT would be your better rough water ski, but what I did not like about my 06 RXT was no trim. Also the RXT probably still has the ceramic sc washers in it. That being said, I would get the RXP, it has trim and better sc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by troyheb View Post
    Overall the RXT would be your better rough water ski, but what I did not like about my 06 RXT was no trim. Also the RXT probably still has the ceramic sc washers in it. That being said, I would get the RXP, it has trim and better sc.
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    From what I have read, the 08 motors have several improvements over the 05. If I remember correctly, flywheel bolts and valves just to name a few. I'm sure some of the 4-Tech experts will chime in.
    With that bing said, the 08 would have a mechanical advantage so other than that it would be up to ride preference. The RXP handles chop well and is a decent 2 person ski; of course not near as good as the RXT.
    Good luck in your decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smoked134134 View Post
    hey new to the site still tryin 2 figure it out lol i have a ? i live on long island and the bays here get choppy alot i use 2 ride an 01 ultra 150 and it was terrible in the chop and with 2 people it was unbarable only good this about that ski it made my gf never wanna come out with me lol anyways i am chosing between a 2008 rxp 215 the ski has 24 hours on it and the 05 rxt has 33 i kno this is low hours and considering its winter here i cant water test them do i have anything to worry about the skis have no hours on them and will the rxp be ok in the chop
    firstly, welcome to the forum. There were a few inherent flaws with the 05 model skis (ceramic s/c washers, crappy valves) for this reason I would be opting for the 08, where all the flaws had been sorted out. However if you are predominately riding In choppy waters, the rxt would be much better for this application. Price is also going to be a factor here obviously...

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    the 05 rxt has been ridin in salt water it has 33 hours on it and he is asking $5500 the 08 rxp has 24 hours on it has never seen salt water and the guy was asking $7300 but he really needs money so i offered him $6000 and he will take 6 anything i need 20 look for i cant water test it and how much more upkeep are these skis compared 2 my 02 ultra thanks for the help guys

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    Get a flashlight and look up into the intake tract and impeller for damage also the bottom of the hull. Look into the pump at the rear at the impeller and wear ring. Pull the seat and check to see how clean inside the hull especially the bottom. Crank it up to make sure it fires right up and runs smooth. Also ask for copies of any maintance records, if any.

    As far as upkeep, not really any different than any other ski.

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