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    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:

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    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!
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    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:
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    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.


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    an ariel atom and a 355GTS....

    oh FFS. you lucky bastard.

    Nice skis, and garage! one day... lol

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    What's the car above the red Ferrari and geez those are some sweet ass cars

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    You will not get the grin off your face you start the ski for the first time with a modded box!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny View Post
    You will not get the grin off your face you start the ski for the first time with a modded box!
    AMEN to that!

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    Yep you've got officially got the SICKNESS...

    If you stay on here too long its going to get worse...

    Lovin your garage...

    Rip on...

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    Quote Originally Posted by thatdude596 View Post
    What's the car above the red Ferrari and geez those are some sweet ass cars
    CRJ called that car - it's an Ariel Atom. He was close on the bottom car, that's a 348 Spider (similar front end to the 355). Hiding behind the Atom is a 512TR, and tucked underneath is my daily driver, a Maserati Quattroporte. None of those cars are stock. I guess the reason I'm here is that I like taking stuff that's already fast, and trying to squeeze more out of them.

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    dang thats a nice garage, do a 4" kaniflex and i would swap out the riva grate for a worx or r&d.

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    Riva waterbox is hands down my favorite mod....that and the xx charger LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98gsxl951 View Post
    dang thats a nice garage, do a 4" kaniflex and i would swap out the riva grate for a worx or r&d.
    I've got a Riva 4" rear air waiting to go in, I'm just waiting for my catch can to arrive.

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