07-27-2008, 05:03 PM #1
Difference in speed from rxt-x to rxp-x
I am just thinking of going and getting me a brand new seadoo, but I am not sure what to get. I know I want the fastest seadoo makes but I am not sure if I should get a 2 seater or a 3 seater. I love to tear it up and go fast but I also love to pull a tube and have a little smoother ride, so I don't know what to get if I do get one. What is the speed difference and handling between the 2?
07-27-2008, 05:36 PM #2
- Join Date
- May 2008
- Lake Havasu
I have a T-X, and I would say the speed difference is probably going to be less than 1mph. Now I'll probably get slammed by others, but here's my logic; The weight difference between the two, if memory serves me, is about 18lbs.
The T-X has a bigger hull and tends to ride better in the chop. It also has 3 seats, which you will need if you want to pull somebody(you need one to ride, one to ski, and one to watch).
The T doesn't handle as well as the P because of the hull/lengh. That being said, there is a lot you can do to the T to make it handle good, if not better than a stock P boat.
So far, I have my T modded with the R&D peformer kit, sponsons, and nozzle, and have gone 73mph. Not bad for a 10foot boat that seats 3. My boat rides really well in the chop. I haven't ridden a P boat yet, but I did ride an Ultra 250 yesterday. I was not that impressed. It handled the chop marginally better than my T, but it wasn't that great. And, it was heavy(900lbs), and felt it. I can cruise at 55mph in 2 to 3 foot chop, which is about as fast as I could go on the Ultra in the same chop.
So, to answer your question simply.....go with the T-X. I was in the same boat as you. I had no desire though to tow anybody, or even take 3 people. I bought the T boat because of the hull. I knew that it would handle rough water better, and the weight was only 18lbs more.
07-27-2008, 05:47 PM #3
- Join Date
- Mar 2008
i'd go the T-X too no differance in speed stock
07-27-2008, 06:56 PM #4
well look at what you wrote, if you want to pull a tube and have a little smoother ride, there really is only one choice...
unless you get one of each!!!
07-27-2008, 06:59 PM #5
"I love to tear it up and go fast but I also love to pull a tube and have a little smoother ride"
Your quote says it all.....Go get the T-X. It is more versatile that the P-X.
07-27-2008, 07:13 PM #6
I was shocked this weekend. I GPS'ed my dad's RXT-X all stock with 5hrs. It went 70.5 going with the tide and 68.1 going against. It is definitely an all around 69mph ski!!!
07-27-2008, 08:12 PM #7
07-27-2008, 08:19 PM #8
I'm sold on the P-X. The pump tunnel is a MAJOR upgrade in ride quality, it's glued to the water.
Try to ride the 2 and make a choice.
There is a big difference.
Opinions!!!! Lots of em.
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