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    Upgrading the cracked front hood vent hoses on an RXP

    All four vent hoses on both my 2006 RXPs were showing serious signs of wear, and the dealer wanted $20 EACH for replacements!

    Also, they weren't "true" replacements at that, since they're now only available in black. So I figured since I was going to have to change the look anyway, I'd find something better.

    I took one of the original hoses to a local irrigation supply store and matched it to some much sturdier and better looking rubberized hose for $2 per foot. $12 vs $80 for better looking AND lasting pieces? No brainer!

    Here's the post on my blog detailing the upgrade:

    http://stevejenkins.com/blog/2013/07...a-sea-doo-rxp/

    And here are some pics from the project:

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    Cant beat that. I need to replace mine as well.

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    It really was a piece of cake. I was shocked when the dealer told me they wanted $80 for four pieces of plastic.

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    I used pro vacum hose an have lots of leftover. It is gray and is ruber feel - look nice on my 06 RXP. If smoeone want to pay shipping I can send few members some of this hose

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    Another great suggestion! I'll add that option to my blog post.

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    Added that suggestion at the bottom of the blog post, and gave you credit, GunMan. Happy to add any other good suggestions, too.

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    I will make some pics to share with all of you

    they sold it in 15' lenghts so I had no choice and got it

    It looks very cool. The left over I can share with whoever needs it, just pay shipping

    there is the site I purchased it from

    http://store.windtrax.com/storefront...&numResults=50

    at that price /$13.39 for 15'/ I think is a very good deal /less than $1 a foot/

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    Nice, TGM! Looks like you got Smooth-Bor hose, which is designed for commercial car wash vacuums. I bet it holds up a lot longer than the OEM pieces.

    I found their brochure online -- looks like it comes in lots of colors, so we could get pretty creative! A nice option if you want to keep the stock grey look, and plenty of other options if you want to go wild.

    Would love to see a pic of your install!

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    That same manufacturer makes some other stuff that could look cool, like maybe two-tone with black AND grey, or partially clear?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGunMan View Post
    I will make some pics to share with all of you

    they sold it in 15' lenghts so I had no choice and got it

    It looks very cool. The left over I can share with whoever needs it, just pay shipping

    there is the site I purchased it from

    http://store.windtrax.com/storefront...&numResults=50

    at that price /$13.39 for 15'/ I think is a very good deal /less than $1 a foot/
    Hey what color did you get that you have left-overs of?

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