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    Wear ring housing

    Riva stainless wear ring or Island racing wear ring? Which you all think is better?


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    I have both and they both have worked fine for me. I have replaced the plastic ring once and it is a piece of cake to do. ran a rock throught the stainless one and it held up fine.

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    wear ring shot already?

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    id say the ss one

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    I personally like the plastic.

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    I like the OEM

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    Depends on the purpose,( how the ski will be used) the water conditions ( ex: lot of debris in the water ) ( and type of debris )
    ex: if you suck up a lot of sand with the SS ( oem or aftermarket ) it will wreck havoc on both the liner and outer edge of the impeller ( similar metals will wear similar ) with a plastic lined housing the plastic will give way before the ss saving the outer edge. ( a replacement plastic liner is 10x cheaper to replace )
    SS is definately more durable.
    Cost factor?
    A cheaper alternative is a new OEM ( but then again i do see a fair share of bubbling of the liner even with the thicker ss lined OEM housing.
    Your OEM ( and worn out Riva's ss ) can be reconditioned with a thicker than OEM liner for cheaper than new.

    State your parameters and then recomendations can be made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yami_rida#26 View Post
    wear ring shot already?

    Got some scratches want to change it out before i add my new pitch

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    Plastic for me , and keep a spare. That reminds me I need to order one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tanny View Post
    Got some scratches want to change it out before i add my new pitch
    ohh i take it tha VF's came in

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