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    worth getting a ride plate and intake grate for 99 SLTX ?

    hello , is it worth it for me to get a ride plate for my 1999 SLTX ? or intake grate ?

    how or what will it do different from stock on the 99 sltx ?

    thanks !


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    IMO aftermarket plates are generally worth it, they will give you so much better performance, as for the intake grate depents what you are trying to do really.

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    If your stock ride plate is flat, yes if it has a concave curve that I thought was used on 99 & up models, then you won't gain much, intake grate no, unless you ride in very choppy water all the time.

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    The ocean pro plates on the sltx are good for 1 to 1.5 mph or so.

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    awesome thanks for the info ,


    funny question , is it normal that my ski goes faster in choppy water ? seams like I can hit 54-55 in chop and 50-52 in smooth ?

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    here is a pic of my ride plate

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    That looks like a stock plate

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    Quote Originally Posted by BryanP View Post
    That looks like a stock plate
    that's not the newer style like the other guy was saying either is it ? its just a plain flat one ?

    so would a OP ride plate be worth the 150 - is all im gonna gain is 1-2 mph nothing else? launch or planing or jumping

    thanks

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    It improves handling too.

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    I read this on a website anyone else confirm this ?

    The SLTX hull has an somewhat nose heavy attitude in the water. This nose heaviness makes a very questionable contribution to steering ability, and an unquestionable loss of peak water speed. Furthermore, this nose heavy ride causes the rider to take excessive punishment (through the handlebars) in rough water conditions. The single easiest fix for this is the installation of the Ocean Pro ride plate. The negative angle on the bottom of the O/P plate helps to lift a good portion of the front of the hull off of the water, resulting in noticeably better speeds and rpms. Despite the reduced water contact area, the 3 seater 1050 still turns very well at speed. For high speed rough water applications, we recommend to remove the stock 4-degree nozzle wedge with a 2-degree wedge. For owners who do more smooth water riding, the 4-degree nozzle wedge can offer a little extra nose lift, and thereby ride comfort. This 4-degree wedge is not advisable for high speed rough water riding, as it can yield excessive nose ride height.

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