09-07-2011, 06:49 PM #1
So whats the differances? RXTX, RXTX iS, RXTX aS?
I was looking on Sea Doos web site, and using their comparrison feature, but they really dont say allot other than "intelligent" suspension, and adjustable suspension. I see some deals starting to come out here, as the summer is winding down, my local dealer is wanting to put more quads and dirt bikes out, in addition to a few sleds, anyway they have a couple of each, and my friend who works there says there ready to start moving them, so whats the best set up, whats the differances other than the obvious? Which do I want to go with? My plans are for extensive mods, like my other boats, but being this will be my first new S3 hull and purchase since 08, what do I want to get where I'm at now or beyond?
09-07-2011, 09:03 PM #2
IMO if your modding your not going to want suspension
You basically have no access to the engine bay without removing the top deck
and its questionable if its even worth while.
Get the RXTX
09-07-2011, 10:30 PM #3
09-07-2011, 11:17 PM #4
I have not ridden one but have seen comment that it bounces you around if the conditions are not perfectly suited to the suspension
09-08-2011, 10:00 AM #5
I haven't had that bouncing issue too much. Although it does behave a little better in a head sea. She can hop in a following sea if the size/spacing are just right. If that happens, I just trim the nose down. But it's never been a real issue.
The RXTX is the no spring model, is a little faster, and can be modded easier, plus a lower center of gravity.
The RXTiS can have up to 6 inches of travel and the deck height is instantly adjustable (I tend to run mine all the way up in most cases) The center of gravity is a little higher, but I used to ride standups and quickly became comfortable
The RXTaS was pegged as the "offshore" model. It has 5 inches of travel, but you must manually adjust it (pre-load) via a special wrench under the seat, but you can adjust the stiffness of the suspension via the reservoir bottle in the storage compartment below the handle bars. (Very quickly I might add) The aS won't have cruise/slow modes or the boarding ladder standard like the iS and X, you'll have to add them.
But for the Thread Starter, I grew up in your neck of the woods and unless you're in the Gorge on a windy spring day, you'll probably be happiest with an non-suspension ski if you're running around the TC area for example. If you think you'll get a lot of offshore time over in places like the PS or Cape Disappointment you may want to think about a ski with a "lift kit".
Hope this helps.
09-08-2011, 10:33 AM #6
09-08-2011, 11:06 AM #7
09-08-2011, 12:33 PM #8
09-08-2011, 01:28 PM #9
It's a HUGE longshot, but I wonder if that dealer would be willing to bring and X and an iS out one day...maybe up to Chelan. If you assure him that you're buying one of them......you never know. I think you might want to punt on the aS, it's such a specialized machine.
Hope I'm helping out, I know there are lots of others out there that have differing opinions on a suspended ski, the ultimate factor is what you like.
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