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    Rideplate Nightmare

    Guys, I ordered Jim's plate and I hear removing the stock plate is a nightmare due to silicone.

    Anybody who has done this I would really appreciate some tips and pictures are great. Remove hoses in bay, remove screws under, and the nipples in bay where hoses were...unscrew

    Also, how much silicone needs to be applied to the new plate?

    Thanks guys


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    Have fun, its not silicone that holds the stock ride plate on its urethane and it has alot better hold than silicone thats why they are such a bitch to get off. The factory service manual explains how to take the plate off.

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    after hoses and nipples are removed. Remove bolts holding ride plate, also remove pump, take a small bottle jack with a block of wood. put block between hull and jack in pump area. slowly jack and make sure you are going straight and even. the silicone will seperate from hull and ride plate you can cut it to make the process easier. once it starts to free up make sure you are carefull not to drop it all on the ground you want to keep the damage to a min.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigdeez View Post
    after hoses and nipples are removed. Remove bolts holding ride plate, also remove pump, take a small bottle jack with a block of wood. put block between hull and jack in pump area. slowly jack and make sure you are going straight and even. the silicone will seperate from hull and ride plate you can cut it to make the process easier. once it starts to free up make sure you are carefull not to drop it all on the ground you want to keep the damage to a min.

    he means like this fellas! PERIOD!
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    yep with the jack and a utility knife it is not hard at all, just don't for get to take out the plastic nipples inside of the hull from the rideplate!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lawracing View Post
    yep with the jack and a utility knife it is not hard at all, just don't for get to take out the plastic nipples inside of the hull from the rideplate!

    correct these pics are the last step after all inner hull ride plate parts are removed and the exterior ride plate bolts and the intake grate are removed.... good luck!

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    THANKS

    Quote Originally Posted by REID2168 View Post
    he means like this fellas! PERIOD!
    My guy Reid, thanks man-pictures say 1000 words! PERIOD

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    Quote Originally Posted by rxpwhistler1 View Post
    Guys, I ordered Jim's plate and I hear removing the stock plate is a nightmare due to silicone.

    Anybody who has done this I would really appreciate some tips and pictures are great. Remove hoses in bay, remove screws under, and the nipples in bay where hoses were...unscrew

    Also, how much silicone needs to be applied to the new plate?

    Thanks guys
    I know what you mean. the only reason i have not purchased Jim,s plate is not sure if i want to try to remove it.

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    one of those things

    Quote Originally Posted by skoepp View Post
    I know what you mean. the only reason i have not purchased Jim,s plate is not sure if i want to try to remove it.
    that looks like it will be hard, but will a few tips (bottle jack and wood) it should take no more than one hour. Clean up surface and install 2mph..I mean jim's plate

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    Quote Originally Posted by rxpwhistler1 View Post
    that looks like it will be hard, but will a few tips (bottle jack and wood) it should take no more than one hour. Clean up surface and install 2mph..I mean jim's plate
    Why doesn,t someone do a how too for this and others would probably be willing to buy it.

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