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    96 xp -R&D 85/88 nozzle question

    Hello everyone. Just installed the 85/88 R&D nozzles. I have noticed that the vts is just about trimmed fully up. The adjuster rod is out fully. Is there a longer rod/adjuster required, or will something have to be fabricated for a fully functional vts? Thanks! Jack


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    My machine used to have the R&D nozzles on it. When I got it I put the original nozzles on and the rod was way too short. I went to a SD dealer to get a longer rod, which I did, but it was also thicker. So I had to get a new Heim joint as well. I went back to the ski and put it on, only to find out it was too long.

    So I said screw it. I made my own from 10-32 threaded rod. Cost me $1.50 and some time. Now I have these rods that cost ridiculous amounts of money and are useless. If you go this route just know that it's not SS so it'll rust unless painted.

    Bryan

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    Thanks!

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    Did you buy the nozzles with a trim ring installed? If so, check the trim ring to make sure that the tab where the vts rod mounts sticks back in toward the hull. I got a set off ebay that were on a GSX. I had the same issue you are having until I realized that the GSX uses a trim ring that has the vts rod mounting tab straight up and down, not an inch or so back toward the hull like the XP. It's easily overlooked...

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    Quote Originally Posted by xpracer919 View Post
    Did you buy the nozzles with a trim ring installed? If so, check the trim ring to make sure that the tab where the vts rod mounts sticks back in toward the hull. I got a set off ebay that were on a GSX. I had the same issue you are having until I realized that the GSX uses a trim ring that has the vts rod mounting tab straight up and down, not an inch or so back toward the hull like the XP. It's easily overlooked...
    I agree with this theory. Never had a problem installing 85/88's on any of my skis. I always used my trim ring though.

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    Thanks guys!

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    where is the best place to find a 85/88 nozzle?

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