Thread: Modding bug officially "got"
08-15-2013, 10:52 PM #1
Modding bug officially "got"
When I woke up this morning, both my 2006 RXPs were still bone stock, and one of them had a VTS motor that hadn't worked in 2 seasons...
Tonight, that's no longer the case. I officially have the modding bug! I spent a good chunk of the day tinkering in the garage, driving to parts stores, and having a blast. Here's what my garage currently looks like:
First, I took the cowling off BOTH boats. Even though I'm only going to performance mod one boat, I'm planning on putting bilge pumps in both, and I drilled a hole in the bottom of both VTS housings to allow any water that gets in (or condensation that forms) to drip/air out.
I replaced my rusted out VTS motor with a replacement from the auto parts store. I kept the receipt, and the part has a lifetime guarantee. I had to ream out the mounting holes a bit to make them fit, but that was minor. After splicing in new weatherproof conductors (I guess wrong the first time on the wiring), my VTS now works!
Next, I removed the stock intake grate (thanks again to Jacob for the pointers) and installed a Speedfreaks pump shoe insert, R&D girdle, and Riva intake grate:
Finally, I removed the pump assembly for the first time. But it's getting late, and I figured I should be fresh tomorrow for the install of the RE block off, pump wedge, and VTS rod.
Thanks to everyone here who have been so helpful and friendly with advice and encouragement. I know I'm still a n00b, but at least I'm no longer a n00b with a stock ski.
08-15-2013, 10:56 PM #2
an ariel atom and a 355GTS....
oh FFS. you lucky bastard.
Nice skis, and garage! one day... lol
08-16-2013, 03:54 AM #3
- Join Date
- Aug 2011
What's the car above the red Ferrari and geez those are some sweet ass cars
08-16-2013, 07:22 AM #4
- Join Date
- Dec 2006
- Crest Hill, IL
You will not get the grin off your face you start the ski for the first time with a modded box!
08-16-2013, 08:56 AM #5
08-16-2013, 08:57 AM #6
Yep you've got officially got the SICKNESS...
If you stay on here too long its going to get worse...
Lovin your garage...
08-16-2013, 09:10 AM #7
08-16-2013, 09:12 AM #8
dang thats a nice garage, do a 4" kaniflex and i would swap out the riva grate for a worx or r&d.
08-16-2013, 09:15 AM #9
- Join Date
- Apr 2012
- Troy, MO
Riva waterbox is hands down my favorite mod....that and the xx charger LOL.
08-16-2013, 09:19 AM #10
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