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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. GP1800 View Post
    I like the Polaris 707 prop for all around use. It may be a hair slower on top end than the 202 but the low and mid range hook up are night and day better. I never liked the 202 prop
    So you think the factory props are better than an aftermarket one such as solas or nujet? I'm new when it comes to upgrading or changing anything I'm use to just buying the machines,riding them and fixing something if it breaks, but I dont know alot when it comes to adding performance

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    Quote Originally Posted by TxVirageTx View Post
    707 is the best all around prop.i believe the 01 slx had it.
    I asked the previous owner if he knew what impeller might be in this machine, he said he put 1 in it out of a Polaris 1200 msx 140 so I'm not sure what that would be

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    That's good that the engine seems to be doing well. It kind of narrows it down.

    When you can, look for signs of rubber pieces at the engine coupler. (where the driveshaft goes into the engine) When they fail, the driveshaft spins inside the rubber usually at take off (high torque) and then kind of grabs.

    Another possibility the others eluded to was the ride plate seal. If the ride plate isn't sealed air tight, the jet pump will actually suck air and hinder pump performance. If the previous owner ever removed the ride plate or the intake grate and didn't properly seal them when re-installed, that will give you poor performance.

    Lastly would be the jet pump and impeller. Your SLX most likely has the stainless steel 6 vane jet pump, so broken vanes is probably not your issue. (aluminum pumps often have broken vanes that can give some performance loss)

    So that pretty much leaves impeller clearance is too large, the impeller blades are damaged, or the wrong impeller is installed.

    If I remember correctly, the MSX 140 used the 707 impeller. (you mentioned the previous owner said he installed one from that) And your SLX should have no problem turning that impeller as you have similar HP rating and a lighter boat. So that shouldn't be an issue IF that is the impeller in there and has a tight clearance to the wear ring.

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    There really isn't a lot of gains from aftermarket impellers VS. OEM

    Actually, Polaris used both Skat Trak and Nu Jet to manufacture impellers for them. (the 707 mentioned previously is a Nu Jet made impeller to Polaris specs)

    You are welcome to try whichever brand you wish. In all honesty, most people might have their OEM impeller re-pitched to gain whatever, they are looking to achieve. Remember, you normally move the power range from one end to the other. If you re-pitch for top speed, it generally becomes slower on the bottom end, and vice versa. OEM impellers seem to make a compromise for both top and bottom performance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xlint89 View Post
    There really isn't a lot of gains from aftermarket impellers VS. OEM

    Actually, Polaris used both Skat Trak and Nu Jet to manufacture impellers for them. (the 707 mentioned previously is a Nu Jet made impeller to Polaris specs)

    You are welcome to try whichever brand you wish. In all honesty, most people might have their OEM impeller re-pitched to gain whatever, they are looking to achieve. Remember, you normally move the power range from one end to the other. If you re-pitch for top speed, it generally becomes slower on the bottom end, and vice versa. OEM impellers seem to make a compromise for both top and bottom performance.

    I have to agree. If the ski is stock and running well, a reconditioned or perfect condition stock impeller is probably the best bet. Those are pretty fast skis to begin with. Save yourself the money. If your impeller is the correct one and in excellent condition, let it be. Even if it needs attention, I would be inclined to send the stock one out to be reconditioned and spec'ed out!!!

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    I am looking for someone to work on my 2001 Virage 1200 in the Dallas Ft Worth area. 214-808-5786


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