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    98 XPL rideplate options????

    whats everyone opinion on ride plates for the 98 XPL?? I'm curious at what would be the best SPEED plate/setup to create lift on my conversion?

    up to this point I've just run the stock oem plate and just threw more horsepower at the boat. now its time to start tweaking the hull


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    97xp rideplate period.

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    is this proven to give 1 to 1.5mph top end like everyone claims, ive been thinking about it myself.

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    Yes.

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    well bought a 97 ride plate on ebay

    its a little scratched up but I'll buff and Polish it till she's puuurty

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    Quote Originally Posted by rapidacceleration View Post
    well bought a 97 rideplate on ebay

    its a little scatched up but i'll buff and polish it till she's puuurty
    You know you want to, so go ahead and skeg it

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    i,ve made 8 pairs of short skegs just for that reason
    the xpl rideplate is shorter then the RXP.

    im going to try a few different thing

    might be buying a 2nd 97 plate to chop,mill and weld on to try something else too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rapidacceleration View Post
    well bought a 97 rideplate on ebay

    its a little scatched up but i'll buff and polish it till she's puuurty
    What speeds are you getting now out of it? I haven't followed you in the 4 stroke section since you were hitting 75 stock.

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    What speeds are you getting now out of it? I haven't followed you in the 4 stroke section since you were hitting 75 stock.
    not enough. 79.2 is the best to date. theres still just WAY too much boat in the water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rapidacceleration View Post
    i,ve made 8 pairs of short skegs just for that reason
    the xpl rideplate is shorter then the RXP.

    im going to try a few different thing

    might be buying a 2nd 97 plate to chop,mill and weld on to try something else too.
    If you have any luck on your 98 I might want to try a set on my 96

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