Thread: 15f vs NA 4tec?????? which one ?
09-13-2012, 10:06 AM #1
15f vs NA 4tec?????? which one ?
so my buddy is looking at a 05 15f and a 02 4tec both around 50 hours. supposedly in great shape. what are the pros and cons of both and what would you pick? unbiased opinions please
09-13-2012, 10:24 AM #2
My buddy had a 2002 4tec and while it was crazy reliable it was also the most boring ski I've ever ridden. I had another buddy with a 15F that he did some mods to and it was a little funner. Seems like it ran 65 MPH or so.
Can he save up and get a 2011 VXS or VXR? Those are faster/funner N/A platforms than the others mentioned. They have about the same performance as a RXP 215 in stock form.
09-13-2012, 11:03 AM #3
n/a 4tecs are very reliable from everything I've seen (even my s/c one is!). My friend's 15f has had an awful lot of problem for a 4 year old ski without a power adder.
09-13-2012, 11:05 AM #4
isnt the 02 the first year they came out with the 4tech, isnt the valve train weak, and didnt they use cast pistons?
09-13-2012, 11:25 AM #5
Yeah, but the ski tops out at 52 MPH. Not a lot of engine strain there
I had a 2003 185hp SC'ed GTX (same engine) and it was fine and reliable for a long time. When you start running into issues with the 4tec power plant is when you start running over 10 lbs. of boost and higher than 8400 RPMs. The N/A skis are NO where near that. I bet that 02 4tec will outlast many a ski.
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