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    Question Pump wedge and Intake Grate Question

    I've got a 2005 RXT and tend to spend a lot of my time in the choppy waters of the Solent.

    I'm not too fussed about the speed benefits of any mods, quite happy with the stock ski, but I am hoping that there's something I can do to get the nose up a little to help cut through the chop.

    I understand that one of the ways a pump wedge may change the ride of the machine is to lift the nose up a little, which may well help in my situation.

    Anyone got any experience of this, and what's your thoughts on whether it will help?

    Also, how difficult are these two parts to fit?

    I'm going over to Fort Lauderdale, Florida in Apr (from the UK), so will be picking up the necessary parts if it's going to do the job. (Riva or PPG)


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    Quote Originally Posted by BrAinZ View Post
    I've got a 2005 RXT and tend to spend a lot of my time in the choppy waters of the Solent.

    I'm not too fussed about the speed benefits of any mods, quite happy with the stock ski, but I am hoping that there's something I can do to get the nose up a little to help cut through the chop.

    I understand that one of the ways a pump wedge may change the ride of the machine is to lift the nose up a little, which may well help in my situation.

    Anyone got any experience of this, and what's your thoughts on whether it will help?

    Also, how difficult are these two parts to fit?

    I'm going over to Fort Lauderdale, Florida in Apr (from the UK), so will be picking up the necessary parts if it's going to do the job. (Riva or PPG)
    Yep, you definately need the 2 1/2 degree pump wedge. Easy to install yourself. Just remove the reverse bolt connection and the steering bolt connection and 4 nozzle bolts, put the wedge on and bolt it back up.

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    This one is the R&D wedge and is 2.5. The Riva is 2.0. I have the 2.5 on my RXT. Helps in getting the nose up.

    http://www.4-tecperformance.com/inde...roducts_id=586


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    OK... So I guess the 2.5 one will lift the nose higher?

    Which will be the best intake grate to use with this then?

    And how about fitting the intake grate, is that easy enough?

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    +1 on the R&D 2.5* for the 3 seaters

    grate wise the R&D is more aggresive and should hook up better in the rough water, maybe cost you 1 mph over the Riva

    Riva grate should get you more top speed with more hook up over a stock grate

    Intake grate is easy to install.....the hardest part is crawling under the ski on a trailer

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    Quote Originally Posted by lafjax View Post
    Yep, you definately need the 2 1/2 degree pump wedge. Easy to install yourself. Just remove the reverse bolt connection and the steering bolt connection and 4 nozzle bolts, put the wedge on and bolt it back up.

    Don't forget the silicone around the wedge to pump and pump to venturi.

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    You may want to consider skegs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cosmic View Post
    Intake grate is easy to install.....the hardest part is crawling under the ski on a trailer
    When installing the intake grate do not over tighten the bolts at the rear. Use blue locktite and tighten up and let the locktite do it's thing. Lots of guys over tighten these bolts and strip the brass inserts in the rideplate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mksmi View Post
    You may want to consider skegs.
    Er??? Would you like to expand on this?

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    http://www.4-tecperformance.com/inde...roducts_id=382

    I don't have them yet, though they are on my wish list.

    Never heard a bad thing about them.

    do a search

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