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    SS intake no good fit

    I wanted to install my SS 800 intake on my ski, but it doesn't sit flat on the shoe...
    if I want it flat on the pump shoe I need, some serious shims in the front of the intake grate....
    and the front intake would be lower than the hull.

    I reinstalled my pump shoe last year and it should be high enough,
    between shoe and hull is a 3mm gap if I measure it with a straight end.

    Should i grind the shoe or grind the intake grate.... Or reinstall the shoe again,what would be I pita because of the sikaflex adhesive

    my alu R&D 800&1200 intake fits perfect btw.


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    Quote Originally Posted by VdeKock View Post

    Should i grind the shoe or grind the intake grate.... Or reinstall the shoe again,what would be I pita because of the sikaflex adhesive
    I think you answered your own question. Grind on the grate. I couldn't even imagine trying to rip my pump shoe out after I put so much 4200 on it. That would be a royal pain in the ass.

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    I think someone said that they come with extra meat there so that they can be set up by the customer for their liking.........I need to get one as well for my conversion from the GH store.

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    The SS grates are/were designed for performance skis and some major tweaking to fit since all skis are different. Just like any aftermarket ride plate honestly, even though most people just bolt and go.. they're designed to be grinded on and set specific plate angles.

    Get to work. Before you get it flat and installed make sure your pump shoe sits at least 3mm recessed from the bottom of the hull.

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    this is the exact reason I dont set my shoes at .120". Nothing fits correctly

    .060-.075" is fine for a GPR pump shoe recess

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    Vincent, I know your shoe is already in there so just grind on the grate to fit... dont shim the front down

    thats going to be real fun grinding on that chunk of stainless

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    I have fit 2 of these to our GPR's, and honestly thought they could not be made right. It takes a good bit of grinding on the top sides of the grate, a bit on the back edge, and a few little places on the shoe. Remember you are wanting to change the angle on the back top side of grate to bring the front of the grate up to the front mount pad. Its not as much material to remove as you think, but its a pain for sure. A grinder disc on an angle grinder helps speed it along. Well worth the effort, our triple pipe boat picked up over 2 mph with no other changes, back to back testing on the same morning.

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    Oke, good to hear thats it is normal to custom fit it your self.
    Will start next week, looking forward to it Haha

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