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    best RXP year

    I am going to buy a used Rxp,04-07. is there any improvements of these thru the years? whats the best year? I know the 08's have the metal washers,but they are still out of the budget range.


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    IMO, The 07's seem to be the best. They have a better steering angle wich makes them handle better and the have an 8300 rev limit instead of the 8200 the 04-05 have.

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    are the 07's still 215 hp? why the 100 rpm increase?

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    I think the 04's have the most aggressive camshaft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by engineermike View Post
    I think the 04's have the most aggressive camshaft.
    Yea, but I don't think it makes a big difference. '04's had a lot of "issues" so to speak. Dropping and floating valves, shearing off the flywheel bolts, 8200 RPM rev limit, shrinking mats, hood hinge coming loose all the time. I'd stick with an '06 and up. Rev limit is increased, upgraded flywheel bolts, I think the valve issue was solved, I think they have the lube port for the throttle body too, and a couple other minor things.

    I have an '04 and love it. Only issues I've had are the reverse bucket spring breaking, leaky carbon seal, and hood latch always coming loose. Running a stage 2 (+) on stock ECU.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RXP-REX View Post
    Yea, but I don't think it makes a big difference. '04's had a lot of "issues" so to speak. Dropping and floating valves, shearing off the flywheel bolts, 8200 RPM rev limit, shrinking mats, hood hinge coming loose all the time. I'd stick with an '06 and up. Rev limit is increased, upgraded flywheel bolts, I think the valve issue was solved, I think they have the lube port for the throttle body too, and a couple other minor things.

    I have an '04 and love it. Only issues I've had are the reverse bucket spring breaking, leaky carbon seal, and hood latch always coming loose. Running a stage 2 (+) on stock ECU.
    looks like I will look for an 06 + then,glad I asked...Thanks

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    the 07 has better angled streering. the 04 does have a aggresive cam, but it has valve issues...
    I pick 07....

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    Performance wise? 2004.

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    Quote Originally Posted by palmbeach jesse View Post
    the 07 has better angled streering. the 04 does have a aggresive cam, but it has valve issues...
    I pick 07....
    I'm not sure that the 04 has a more aggresive cam but I do know that the 07+ cams tend to float the valves at higher rpm's. This is why most people prefer the 04-05 cam when running after market ecu's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KeithKman View Post
    Performance wise? 2004.
    how cum?due to camshaft?

    an old 04 rxp i had was yellow like yours...imho one of the best looking skis. still miss it.

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