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    R&D intake grate for R-12X?

    Has anyone tried the R&D grate? Is it worth the cash?


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    We had a little debate on this thread.

    http://greenhulk.net/forums/showthread.php?t=43994

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    I remember that thread now...

    I've also heard about a bunch of people having to grind them down to get them to fit flush...

    Thanks Nitro

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    Look over at Honda ('ski) classifieds. I write about my R&D grate experience.

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    My mate and I bought r12X's and both are identicle when it comes to speed and accelerartion. He fitted the R&D and has had no improvements even in choppy conditions. I would not bother its a waste of $$$

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    Not worth it all...no performance gains except fopr better trailer loading and you'd need to machine it to make it fit up in right.
    Thanks RnD!

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    it is a total waste of money ! i had put them on and seen a lot of cavitation and top speed ~45 mph.. tried to cut outer wings, no difference.

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    Ya gotta get the thing NOT to stick so far down from the bottom of the hull fellas.

    Why does a loading style work on almost everything else and not the Honda?

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    Quote Originally Posted by J-ME View Post
    Ya gotta get the thing NOT to stick so far down from the bottom of the hull fellas.

    Why does a loading style work on almost everything else and not the Honda?

    You'd think RnD would make on that actully "fits" up into the hull instead of having to lose 5 lbs of metal weight to be flush with the hull bottom.

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    It's an absolute mystery to me. I can't imagine anybody defending the casting quality of R&D grates, but the R-12X grates are nowhere even close to where they need to be to fit and work properly. About an hour with a flapper wheel and sanding block will get you a good fitting grate that makes a nice difference in the chop, but still cavitates a bit out of the hole and (more annoying to me) coming out of the hairpin turns that make the R-12X so much fun.

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