03-18-2012, 04:01 PM #1
Anyone doing 80+ without a pump shoe protector?
Just throwing it out there to see if anybody is running 80+ on a rxp without a pump shoe protector?
03-18-2012, 05:21 PM #2
I plan to put a guage on the shoe to messure pressures.
Jerry has assured me there is no need on an rxp till you get closer to 90mph.
03-18-2012, 05:24 PM #3
Yep,i fill in the bottom of the shoe with epoxy filling all the gaps not to let water get in and under the shoe....
03-18-2012, 05:26 PM #4
I did for a while, the front lip tore off at some point on a 84-85 mph RXP. After the lip of the pump shoe broke off it scrubbed off 5-6 mph.
The cost of the pump shoe protector and installing it is much easier than installing a new pump shoe.
03-18-2012, 05:27 PM #5
noob here...what is the 'pump shoe'?
03-18-2012, 05:40 PM #6
I was doing 80 all last year and when I checked over winter the leading edge was starting to deform out of shape, I have fitted the protector now just to be on the safe side. For sake of a few dollars and an hour fit it's worth it.
03-18-2012, 07:52 PM #7
03-19-2012, 06:31 PM #8
It got me thinking, so I looked with a mirror and a flashlight and the riva top loader grate covers the complete front of the pump shoe, there is nothing sticking up to catch, one little spot in the middle comes up to flush with the intake grate, but the rest is about the thickness of a credit card under the lip,
03-19-2012, 07:00 PM #9
03-19-2012, 08:25 PM #10
That is the same intake grate that I am using also. The problem is, the pump shoe is a thin plastic piece of crap at the inlet and that front lip will rip off at the speeds we are running.
When I replaced my pump shoe, I did the epoxy to the under side like others have posted. But what I found is that if you use the R&D girdle and the Speedfreeks protector, it is easy to apply too much epoxy.
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