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    Exclamation is it save to cut the wings on a t-x stock grate

    Is it save or not to cut the wings on a rxt-x.
    I know its not on a p-x.
    I did read the Skoepp review on all grates for the t-x,and know what to choose.
    But the big question is about the toploader stock intake.
    I think i will go for the R & D grate its middle of the road,but its nice to have a fast stocker also.


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    I ran a cutted grate on my p-x with no problems... but i did upgrade to the R&D grate....

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    Quote Originally Posted by richrxp View Post
    Is it save or not to cut the wings on a rxt-x.
    I know its not on a p-x.
    I did read the Skoepp review on all grates for the t-x,and know what to choose.
    But the big question is about the toploader stock intake.
    I think i will go for the R & D grate its middle of the road,but its nice to have a fast stocker also.

    Very safe and quite fast I must add.

    I know someone selling a R and D grate if you need one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skoepp View Post
    Very safe and quite fast I must add.

    I know someone selling a R and D grate if you need one.
    I like the idea of saving some money by cutting the wings off the stock grate.....only to spend it on other mods!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1tommygunner1927 View Post
    I like the idea of saving some money by cutting the wings off the stock grate.....only to spend it on other mods!
    The x moded grate works very well on the T-X. I have not heard of the RXT-X, having overstuffing issues like the P-X. I think when the skis first came out there was one report of a cc or offshore person get launched on T-X, but never heard if was overstuffing forsure. I think after this summer there will be other T-X boats that find the same good results with moded stocker.

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    Do it, no problem.

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    I heard that the pump will hold to much water on deaccleration, but I was told you can drill a hole to make that problem go away, not real sure about any of it, does anyone know?

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    Best $$$ thing you can do for the T-X. Mines runs 69.8 (GPS) with the wings cut and ride and scoop grate holes filled. It also seems to help with fuel economy- You,ll see why when you take the grate off and look at it.

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    Ok thanks ,i will try cutting the wings on my t-x.
    Sold my 04 rxp ,and bought a rxt-x.
    Its still winter in Holland ,so enough time to work on the mods.
    Free flow exhaust,opas upwards,i will try the R & D free flow airfilter on the oem air intake,not sure if this adds power but worth the try!
    I know Riva has one also ,but the R& D is much easier to install!
    Thanks for all the answers.
    I can,t wait to test the monster!!!!

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    Rich,

    Cutting the wings off of an intake grate is similar to taking the back tires off your car and shaving off all of the tread. Sure, now you've got yourself a pair of hillbilly drag slicks, but you've also completely eliminated all of your traction.

    And like running treadless drag slicks on the street, if you hit any unforeseen patch of water, gravel, or oil, you're going to loose traction and potentially spin out.

    The shade-tree mechanics who proclaim this as being safe A) carry ZERO liability if you get injured, which you likely will when your RXT-X gets a little squirrelly, pitches to the side, and bucks you off at full speed and B) are not aggressively riding their skis around buoys, but are just drag racing (if that).

    Being America's leading watercraft publication, I cannot, in good conscience, recommend this "modification." There is a perfectly good reason why NO manufacturer provides a wingless intake grate for the RXT-X. Because they would be sued to the point of bankrupcy.

    That should hopefully mean something...

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