08-23-2008, 12:01 AM #1
- Join Date
- Oct 2007
tweek old 2 stroke or buy newer ski to mod?
I have a 99 kawasaki ultra 150 that I am about to start modding. I have triple pipes, ecu & buckshot 50's to go on the ski which should get me to the 77-78 mph mark. I have never been on a newer 4 stroke ski (only been in the hobby for a year now) & I was thinking that maybe I would be better off selling my old ski & the go fast stuff that hasn't been installed yet in favor of something newer. I see from one of the threads that some of you swap superchargers for turbo's which I am sure would easily get these ski's over 80.
Do the newer sea-doo's handle a lot better in all conditions? I cannot decide what to do... the newer PWC's seem huge in comparison to mine & I am concerned that the added weight would take some of the fun away. It does seem like it's a LOT easier to get lots of power out of the newer ski's but I am also concerned about acceleration, handling, jumping waves & also how much gas it sucks down.
thanks for any input
08-23-2008, 12:04 AM #2
- Join Date
- Nov 2007
- Odessa, TX
Clear as mud?
08-23-2008, 01:47 AM #3
Mate i did the same thing your about to do. I had a Seadoo XPL 951 and i went to town on it and did twin pipes, ECU, Setback pump. The whole package really and it ended up costing a shit load of money.
I was thinking about modding my XPL that i had or just buy an RXP. I wanted something that was light and fast and i thought the XPL was going to do if not better what the RXP could do.
But a shit load of money later i was going fast with the 2 stroke but it came at a price and reliability was down hill which then impacted on the fun factor of the ski.
Long story short i cut my losses on the 2 stroke and went out a bought a RXP and havent looked back. These new 4 strokes have so much power and reliable as. You can mod them to hell and they are still reliable as. Yeah they are a bit bigger than ya 2 strokes but they still have the mad fun factor due to the massive power these things have.
If i was in your situation i would trade it in for a new four stroke and start modding. You wont look back.
08-23-2008, 01:48 PM #4
From what I have read about the old Ultras
I'm not sure I would want to be on one at 78 mph...
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