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    Buying advice for 2009 GTX IS 255

    I found a 2009 GTX Is 255 that looks really nice, and possibly would like to buy. I was wondering if you guys could give me some advice and things to look for on this 2009 model. I know that it was the first year model for new things like the IS, IBR, S3....first year models usually have bugs. Or should i look at newer models?

    Thanks for the help


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    I believe the biggest problem is the drive shaft
    it was a big 1 year design mistake
    it also may have the ibr binding up problem

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    Try for a 2011 and up. 2009 ibr isnt the best they have had. The drive shaft now supersedes to the later/earlier type

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    I had a 09 gtx I S 255hp ski. It was a great ski with very few issues and I sold it at 165hrs.
    It did have a rubber coated drive shaft which over time came off and was chewed up by the impeller...
    Overall its a great ski!!!!
    Just check the compression and ride it for 15-20 min before buying. Also check the inside of the hull before and after the ride.
    Sometimes people clean up leaks.....
    MAKE SURE TO RIDE IT BEFORE BUYING!!!

    How many hrs on the ski?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wotxxxsd View Post
    I had a 09 gtx I S 255hp ski. It was a great ski with very few issues and I sold it at 165hrs.
    It did have a rubber coated drive shaft which over time came off and was chewed up by the impeller...
    Overall its a great ski!!!!
    Just check the compression and ride it for 15-20 min before buying. Also check the inside of the hull before and after the ride.
    Sometimes people clean up leaks.....
    MAKE SURE TO RIDE IT BEFORE BUYING!!!

    How many hrs on the ski?
    there are 145 hours on it. i was planning on buying it either this month or march so it woul be difficult to test drive it... maybe if it was located in florida lol. sounds like the drive shaft is the biggest problem for this model year?

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    iS = $$$ to work on and repair.

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