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    So does anyone know what the mechanical differences are? Lower compression? Cast va forged pistons? Head differences? Or is it just a de-tuned 300 like the 130 and 170?

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    I see different part numbers for the pistons and supercharger. Somewhere I had read that the new 1630 based 230 had cast pistons and essentially a non serviceable 260 charger. I am trying to determine if the 2019 230 based on the 1503 engine is actually a better built engine than the 1630 230 version. Unless I’m mistaken, the 1503 based 230 is really just a slightly detuned 260 but is still built with forged pistons. Obviously the 1630 based 300 would be a good option but really curious about the differences between the 2019 and 2020 230’s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcuhpw View Post
    I see different part numbers for the pistons and supercharger. Somewhere I had read that the new 1630 based 230 had cast pistons and essentially a non serviceable 260 charger. I am trying to determine if the 2019 230 based on the 1503 engine is actually a better built engine than the 1630 230 version. Unless Iím mistaken, the 1503 based 230 is really just a slightly detuned 260 but is still built with forged pistons. Obviously the 1630 based 300 would be a good option but really curious about the differences between the 2019 and 2020 230ís.
    Would love a follow up on this thread. It seems to me even seadoo doesn't know what went out of the production line in 2019 as they mentioned in the tech updates that it will be a maintenance free supercharger but appears to be identical in everyway to the 260 charger with maybe the exception of a different impeller. Also it would be nice to understand the difference in the 2 different 230 engines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmxjoe View Post
    Would love a follow up on this thread. It seems to me even seadoo doesn't know what went out of the production line in 2019 as they mentioned in the tech updates that it will be a maintenance free supercharger but appears to be identical in everyway to the 260 charger with maybe the exception of a different impeller. Also it would be nice to understand the difference in the 2 different 230 engines.
    I always thought that the 230 charger is simply the revamped 260 charger. I’ve seen several who have swapped them to their 260 machines. From what I understand, they detuned the early model 230’s which were based on the 260 with the same internals. Once they cam out with the 1630 based 230 I’m not sure what they did and it appears that no one else does either.

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    Were the differences every figured out?

    Quote Originally Posted by dcuhpw View Post
    I always thought that the 230 charger is simply the revamped 260 charger. Iíve seen several who have swapped them to their 260 machines. From what I understand, they detuned the early model 230ís which were based on the 260 with the same internals. Once they cam out with the 1630 based 230 Iím not sure what they did and it appears that no one else does either.
    Is the supercharger the older version? Pistons etc. changed....what are the differences between the 1600 230 and 300?

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