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    SoFlaRiders Member mksmi's Avatar
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    Pictures of my ridepalte,skeg,intake grate project

    Well after about 3 weeks I finally finished my project. I sanded the rideplate and installed my Green Hulk skegs. And after a lot of intake grate problems and test fits I got the grate as flush as I could. It is a lot better then It was stock. The RXT grate hangs way down. I took a lot of the sides of the grate and left the bolt mounting surfaces alone. I did smooth down the brass inserts in the pump shoe for the grate so they were flush with the plastic around them. I'm pretty happy with It for my first time. Here are some pics. Thanks for all the advise along the way guys.
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    Nice work.. just post your results when you go riding and the speed gians... for us speed junkies here...

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    I plan to go out tomorrow so I will be sure to post results

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    man that looks great, only thing I might add is some final sanding going from front to back as this is the way the water flows across the plate........probably won't be worth any gains but I recommend sanding front to back..........awesome job anyway

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    yes test results please that looks much better sanded and flush

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    Maybe i am seeing things but is the intake grate hanging down lower than the ride plate? If it is your gonna want to get it flush with your ride plate...your scrubbing speed with it hanging down

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    post some results we are all about free speed maybe this is my next project haha

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    The grate is still just below the rideplate, but on my RXT the only way I would have been able to get it perfectly flush would have been to grind on the top side of the grate on the mounting area where the bolts go and I was advised not to touch this area. The RXT grate is no where nearly as flush as the RXP grate is from the factory. The way I have it now the grate is pretty thin at the edges where it meets the plate. I couldn't go anymore without making the grate paper thin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoman View Post
    Maybe i am seeing things but is the intake grate hanging down lower than the ride plate? If it is your gonna want to get it flush with your ride plate...your scrubbing speed with it hanging down
    Quote Originally Posted by mksmi View Post
    The grate is still just below the rideplate, but on my RXT the only way I would have been able to get it perfectly flush would have been to grind on the top side of the grate on the mounting area where the bolts go and I was advised not to touch this area. The RXT grate is no where nearly as flush as the RXP grate is from the factory. The way I have it now the grate is pretty thin at the edges where it meets the plate. I couldn't go anymore without making the grate paper thin.
    Mine's the same way, the RXT grate does not flush up to the plate.

    JP

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    You gotta be careful man. I got my grate to fit real nice but before i knew it, it cracked in half between the front two bolts and back one bolt on the back of the grate and ripped out the inserts. If i hadn't have noticed it handling a little squirrely at 71 mph or so i would have pressed on with gps runs and possibly had a nice high speed crash. Now i'm stuck with inserts that just won't stay in.

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