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    Who has a 951 X4 XP? Like it?

    I've been thinking about building one for over a year. Dragged my '96 XP out of storage and I think it's a good candidate for a transplant.

    Looking for opinions from those who own one. Worth the effort? Are there handling quirks, etc? Not looking for an "all lake" ski - I have a couple of those - I just want a really fast & fun sleeper "cove boat"

    I have a carbed 951 with mild porting and 160psi head sitting around doing nothing. I think it's time I put it to work

    Thanks for any input.


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    Fun build.. Easy 70mph ski too.. No real quirks, except for jumping clear out of the water on holeshot..

    here's the pics to our build a few years back.
    http://www.tripleateam.com/water/v/U.../96XP+-+951cc/

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    Thanks for the positive input! Great pics, too! They will be real handy.

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    I have some pics of my build up also in my sig line

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    Quote Originally Posted by XPSteve View Post
    I have some pics of my build up also in my sig line
    Thanks!

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    I have always loved those pics Steve.. Really good and clean install.

    Ours was done in a weekend, with beers in hand. We were bored, had the 96 with a blown motor and a spare 951 sitting on the shelf. When we did it, we hadn't heard of the conversions that others had done.. We just dug into it and BAM.. done.

    We didn't feel like relocating the exhaust outlet either, so we just cut down a stinger tube from an XPL and straight piped it out the back with no waterbox. The goal was to be able to switch back to a 787 if need be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsolie View Post
    Ours was done in a weekend, with beers in hand. We were bored, had the 96 with a blown motor and a spare 951 sitting on the shelf. When we did it, we hadn't heard of the conversions that others had done.. We just dug into it and BAM.. done.
    Wow! I'm thinking mine will be more than a weekend project I'm notorious for dragging them out! I will be doing a waterbox and a lot of 951 components. Not a real hotrod, but it'll get the job done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsolie View Post
    I have always loved those pics Steve.. Really good and clean install.

    Ours was done in a weekend, with beers in hand. We were bored, had the 96 with a blown motor and a spare 951 sitting on the shelf. When we did it, we hadn't heard of the conversions that others had done.. We just dug into it and BAM.. done.

    We didn't feel like relocating the exhaust outlet either, so we just cut down a stinger tube from an XPL and straight piped it out the back with no waterbox. The goal was to be able to switch back to a 787 if need be.
    How was holeshot without the resriction of the waterbox being there? Sounds like you guys had a fun weekend!

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