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    RXP Intake Grate - Has Anybody Shimmed Them???

    Before replacing the stock intake grate, I took notice of the position and how it sat against the ride plate which was perfect and how you would want it to be...a little lower than the ride plate.

    After installing the RIVA intake grate, I noticed that the intake grate sits a little higher than the ride plate.

    Question is has anybody shimmed the intake grate at the rear 3 bolts so that the end of the intake grate sits lower than the ride plate?


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    I'm going to add a thin washer under all 3 bolts after I get some base numbers on it like it is, together with the other mods I have done. I want to see what difference it makes.

    Remember that half your speed IS coming from the hull. If your hull is not set up correctly, you WILL loose speed.

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    Can you guy's please post some pic?

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    I'll take some pictures during the week and post them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackHawk
    Can you guy's please post some pic?
    http://greenhulk.net/?p=54

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    so jerry yours stuck past the ride plate and yours ramj doesnt come down far enough to sit flush, whats up with two different grates???

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    Its not the grates that are different its how the pump shoe was installed at the factory.

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    Has anyone gotten the RXT grate to be flush with the rideplate ? I thought Shibby played with it but wasn't sure if he was successful. My grate bolts are coming exposed from sanding down and I was thinking of removing the grate and trying to sand the backside of it.

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    Re: as

    Quote Originally Posted by meeper
    so jerry yours stuck past the ride plate and yours ramj doesnt come down far enough to sit flush, whats up with two different grates???
    Every hull is going to be different and is going to affect the way components sit on them (i.e. intake grage, ride plate...etc). You just have to adjust to make them work correctly on your hull.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kinchyle
    Has anyone gotten the RXT grate to be flush with the rideplate ? I thought Shibby played with it but wasn't sure if he was successful. My grate bolts are coming exposed from sanding down and I was thinking of removing the grate and trying to sand the backside of it.
    i never touched the intake grate on the surface side.... all my grinding was done on the mounting pads ONLY. the intake grate is only like 3/16" thick in most spots, MAYBE 1/4" or so.... no way i was grinding that thinner, so i attacked it from underneath

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