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    installing gpr flat shoe in a SUV 4 seater???

    OK, heres the story..........
    bought a jims plate a while back for the 4tec yamadoo SUV... the plate bolted right in and everything lined up BUT the SUV stock has a v-shaped shoe and plate. and the jims plate is flat and channeled.. anyway the v shoe to the flat plate just didn't feel right or gain any speed... in fact it made everything unstable and unsafe feeling with NO gains...

    So im going to give it another try. the gpr shoe is flat and I beleive is the solution to making the jims plate perform the way its supost too.
    plus looking down the bottom of the SUV hull it seams that the stock v shaped grate,shoe and plate all drag on the boat, scubbing top speed...

    what I wanna do is put a gpr shoe and grate in so that it has a smooth flat transition to the jims plate... hoping to find some more speed and get more of this massive craft outta the water.

    does anyone know if this is possible?? or could possibbly get me some accurate mesurements accross bolt centerlines and detailed pics of the gpr shoe...


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    Give Jim a call.

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    many years ago we filled in an xlt shoe with liquid steel and machined it flat, the way to go nowadays is with the FX shoe.

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    The XLT is the same shoe, grate and plate as the SUV I know JIm had a solution for the pump shoe. maybe like Carl says it is the FX shoe that solves this worth an investment IMHO

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    Hello Daniel, You can get a FXHO pump shoe in there you will need to drill new holes to bolt up the shoe and shim it. And use an R&D grate, But i have never tried it on a SUV hull so i don't know how the ski will react. If you do try it just get a feel for it before you go all out because like i said i never tried it on a SUV.
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    cool.. im guessing it the fx140HO shoe ill order???
    my only other option was to cut the stock shoe and weld a plate to make it flat..

    I love the workmanship that was put into the jims plate.. Ive had it "displayed" in my garage since the first test early summer.. just to remind me that theres still a few more MPH left in the "mothership"... I've gotta make this plate work in that hull. I still feel its the key to the SUV breaking 70MPH... Ive got plenty of power. now i gotta just get more of the boat up outa the water.

    thanks for the help guys...
    Il continue to update progress on the shoe retrofit here.
    you can check out the whole project in the convertion section...
    http://greenhulk.net/forums/showthre...t=23078&page=2

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