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    Pump /Grate protection

    Ok so on my hunt to 90 mph, I am addressing the concerns of the pump area.

    I see the speakfreaks shoe protector and the R&D girdle.

    Are these necessary? One or the other? Both?

    What are your experiences?


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    If you plan on hitting 90 then yes you definatly need to re-inforce the pump area...the girdle and pump shoe protector are definatly something you will want especially on an 06 boat...

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    Thanks scott! Anything else you can rec?

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    No brainer, they work well and just as designed. The shoe protector is a must for any RXP reguardless of speed. I noticed on my ole' ladies RXP that the shoe was starting to swell just a bit so I installed the shoe protector and have had zero issues since.

    Also installed the girdle just for insurance, if you planning to mod the ski for any speed it's a must also. Nothing like having the grate ripped out the bottom at WOT and getting tossed at 80+. Once this happens if your lucky and dont suffer injury you can then start trying to figure out how to repair the bolt holes that are ripped out by the grate.

    Both are wise investments for your project!

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    All good advice!

    Thanks for your order Mtuned

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    Thank you! How soon should i get it?

    Im in florida which you already know!

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    I purchased a RIVA intake grate from the classified here and it has 5 holes on the one side instead of the three that are shown in the picture of the grate at PWCperformance.com. Would the 2 extra holes have been drilled in to it for the pump shoe insert? Will I need this insert to use this grate or can I just fill the two extra holes?

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    Both on your ski.
    Cheap insurance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreadnok View Post
    I purchased a RIVA intake grate from the classified here and it has 5 holes on the one side instead of the three that are shown in the picture of the grate at PWCperformance.com. Would the 2 extra holes have been drilled in to it for the pump shoe insert? Will I need this insert to use this grate or can I just fill the two extra holes?
    There for the girdle.
    Just pick up a girdle or you can fill them in.

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    I ordered R&D Grate, Girdle and speedfreaks shoe protector =D

    Along with some little bs stuff i needed.

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