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    Been gone for awhile, now really looking to step up performance

    Hey guys, I have been gone for a little over a year with overseas deployment and family stuff. I am looking to take my ski from 75mph to somewhere close to 85. I just use the ski to toy around with and ride about 20hrs a season or less. Last I was really on here the rude 3 was just coming out and I was convinced that I wanted it. Now I am not 100% because of reliability. I have no desire to go with anything other than stock ecu. I want a "decently" reliable ski, but I am not against having to do some work on it either.

    What route do you guys think I should take? I have been searching but cant find anything to convince me any certain way. I dont really want to spend much more than 3-3.5k or less if possible.


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    3000 budget could be pushing it.......an 85mph ski take quite a bit of work over a 75 mph ski. I see a turbo in your future and some motor work

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    To go that fast you will need an ECU more than likely bro. Not sure if u can reach that with turbo etc with stock ecu, especially with only around 3k. What mods do you have now?

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    To get to 80 it's not tgat bad and I'd say it'll cost you about $1500-2000 to get you there. But from 80 on it seems that for every 1 mph=$1,000. Unless you go turbo but that too has it's expenses.

    My recommendations with your current setup is. Go with an ET 68-140 or a 2 Rude and get a RIVA ecu, 50 lb injectors and driverrain upgrade and you should be around the 85 mph range more or less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XChris1632X View Post
    Hey guys, I have been gone for a little over a year with overseas deployment and family stuff. I am looking to take my ski from 75mph to somewhere close to 85. I just use the ski to toy around with and ride about 20hrs a season or less. Last I was really on here the rude 3 was just coming out and I was convinced that I wanted it. Now I am not 100% because of reliability. I have no desire to go with anything other than stock ecu. I want a "decently" reliable ski, but I am not against having to do some work on it either.

    What route do you guys think I should take? I have been searching but cant find anything to convince me any certain way. I dont really want to spend much more than 3-3.5k or less if possible.
    Welcome back!!

    You will be hard pressed to get a stock ecu RXP to 85 mph with unlimited budget.
    80 can be acomplished, but if 85 is your goal your going to need more rpms.

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    For me reliability comes before speed. I really do not want to go turbo or any aftermarket ecu right now. If I can only get to 80 then so be it. I thought that there was a guy doing 84 with stock ecu rude 3 right before I left so that was what I was basing my numbers off of. I guess 85 is a bad number to shoot for. I guess what I can say is that I want 80+ and to go as fast as I can without breaking into that realm of turbo or ecu.

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    You can send your sc for a ET 68/140 LE conversion for $900 and pick up an rrpfr and slightly bigger injectors, 15/20r prop and go from there. Go over your head bolts to make sure they are torqued correctly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XChris1632X View Post
    For me reliability comes before speed. I really do not want to go turbo or any aftermarket ecu right now. If I can only get to 80 then so be it. I thought that there was a guy doing 84 with stock ecu rude 3 right before I left so that was what I was basing my numbers off of. I guess 85 is a bad number to shoot for. I guess what I can say is that I want 80+ and to go as fast as I can without breaking into that realm of turbo or ecu.
    If you want reliability then don't go with anything larger then a 2Rude. Then if not maintained properly the ski becomes unreliable. The 2 Rude with I'd say 48LB injectors would get you in the 80MPH range. You will also need to pitch your prop to something like a 15/24 and get an RRFPR.

    Many people have ran the RIVA ECU for many hours with no problems at all so I'd say it's reliable.

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    X charger + riva ecu + 50lb inj + valvetrain upgrade...= 80+ mph
    WAY MORE RELIABLE THAN A BIG CHARGER/STOCK ECU/RRFPR....

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    If we are talking reliability here, I think you have some other issues to attend to first seeing as though your ski is an 04.

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