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    GP or RXP for simple upgraded speed???

    I am looking at purchasing either a RXP or a Yamaha GP... My questions are these...

    If I am looking for a used ski. Any year and model to stay away from. I want to be able to just bolt on speed things and hopefully be around 80MPH... What should I get a Yamaha or RXP.
    Keep in mind I would like to do cheap mods to gain speed.

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    My vote is the RXP because I like the 4 stroke 4-tec engine. 80 might be cheaper on a GPR though. 75-77 on an RXP could be as low as $1500 or less. 80 is another $2000+. The GPR is a lighter, more nimble hull though + open loop so you can adjust the angle of the rideplate and other components to your liking.

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    My vote would be RXP also, but there is no cheap, simple way to get any ski to 80 mph ... it will cost money and take some time to tune to get to 80 mph.

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    Any year to stay away from on the RXP???

    I've heard the bushings washers were ceramic in 04. Did they change that in 05 plus?

    Rip

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    why not build a conversion? you did post in the conversion section so it must have peaked your interest.... total price for a conversion would end up being about the same as buying a new rxp or gpr... plus with mild tweaks and such you can be @ 80 relatively cheap and affordably

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    80+ IMHO

    Quote Originally Posted by Region8Ultra250X View Post
    why not build a conversion? you did post in the conversion section so it must have peaked your interest.... total price for a conversion would end up being about the same as buying a new rxp or gpr... plus with mild tweaks and such you can be @ 80 relatively cheap and affordably

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    Although I buy parts like they quit making them, I really don't have but like 7-8k in my conversion ski if I left it stock RXP trim motor wise, and its almost complete. Just don't ask me what I have in the boat though.. $$

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    Need to find a great deal...

    I don't have the time not the skills to build a conversion... I'm looking to buy one though... (Can't afford 20 - 30 K though) I am also trying to figure out any gains from a 255 HP RXP to the 215 HP ski... Any thoughts?
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