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    Decisions Decisions!! Jims plate or Fercho reeds??

    I have a 2000 GPR 180ish hours.

    Stock R&D plate (holes filled)
    FF exhaust
    1200 grate
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    Protec stuffers
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    F/A's
    Island racing carb mod
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    Stepped stock sponsons
    Nujet 6.5 by IR - pitched to a 12.5 - 18 I believe

    Currenty running consistent 69.9 @ 7160-7200.

    So which would you guys recommend? Jims plate or Fercho reeds. Having in mind that if i got a plate i would get an all around setup and not one soley for top speed.


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    if your forced to decide between the two - then get the plate, it's going to yield you more MPH return on investment, plus its a bolt on product.

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    Yep, I agree. Get the plate first. Less time to install and your ready in minutes !

    Its probably one of the best Bang-for-the-Buck mods !

    But definitely get the VF3 reeds later down the road. Its a MUST-DO Mod also

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    Thanks for the replies Abbott and Billy. What kind of gains do you think I would see over a stock R&D plate, while still maintaing respectable handling characteristics?

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    Depending upon your current setup, and what modifications you have Jim do, 2 miles per hour is probably on the average that most people see. Possibly more.

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    Plate... should make you faster and the hull safer with the handling improvement !

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    Everything Ive been told about the ride plate is it depends on what your riding conditions are. I kept the stock plate due to the rough water conditions I ride in 1 to 3 foot chop. I was told the stocker gives better hook up in these conditions. Something you might want to consider.

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    That is my concern. While I obviously do most of my racing in smooth water, my lake often sees rough conditions on the weekends ( I would say atleast 2 feet). How do these plates handle in rough conditions? I know I just need to call Jim and I will tomorrow. Just trying to get a little background info first. Thanks guys!

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    get both...why not have it all !

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    I have ridden Fercho's boat with Jim's plate in 1-1.5' chop at 79mph

    It handles very well.

    Everyone has good points about the ride plate...

    But the reeds will give you at least 100rpms on top and get you there in half the time.

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