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  • Originally posted by Wingnut View Post
    I did McMasters Carr and it turned out great- Really works- Easy to install just a pain to get all the old stuff off.
    I used a wire wheel on my drill followed by some acetone and the old stuff came off lickety-split.
    2005 X2, Viper Red, MCX, Acme 1285, PPass, rear 750 sacs, KBS, IBS, Bennett Wake Plate
    (previous) 2001 X5, 1991 TriStar 190

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    • Great read. This is happening on the '93 soon. Thanks all.

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      • Originally posted by JohnE View Post
        I realize you don't check in here all the time, but why wouldn't you want cupholders there??? Mine are never empty. Wish there were three more on the front side too.
        LOL... Just seeing this a few years later......


        I will just say we Like COLD Beer And Gatorade in the South......

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        • Stripped clean and new insulation installed (90% done). I did not do the cupholders, as I am not sure about interference under the cover. As stated before, not sure about the vent (in/out) but reinstalled as original, with open cell foam. Can't wait to run it and see the difference, but I think we are several weeks away from open water.
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          • sweet I want to do that one day..
            sigpic...A bad day water skiing still beats a good day at work...1995 Pro Star 205....

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              Last edited by mgs96ps; 05-09-2016, 10:15 AM.

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                • Well done. Very pro looking.
                  2005 X2, Viper Red, MCX, Acme 1285, PPass, rear 750 sacs, KBS, IBS, Bennett Wake Plate
                  (previous) 2001 X5, 1991 TriStar 190

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                  • I have a question for anyone who installed the Thermo-Tec Cool it insulation. The material adds quite a bit of weight to the engine cover. Both of my gas springs are broken and need to be replaced. I believe this spring is the stock replacement...

                    http://www.spdhardware.com/catalog/d...0-9fd7b11241d7

                    I'm wondering if I should up the strength a bit (from 30-40 lbs pressure) to assist with the extra weight...

                    http://www.spdhardware.com/catalog/d...8-a19b2b6560d2

                    Any thoughts?
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                    • ..........
                      Last edited by waterlogged882; 09-18-2015, 12:29 PM.
                      93 190
                      (safe click)

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                      • Were your originals 20lbs? If I did my online homework correctly my originals are 30's. I was thinking of moving to 40lbs to compensate for the weight gain. If you're happy with 20's maybe I don't need more strength. Can I ask what model you installed?

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                          Last edited by waterlogged882; 09-18-2015, 12:30 PM.
                          93 190
                          (safe click)

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                          • Done. I'm going to go with the 40's. I'll try and source them locally. If I come up with an interesting replacement I'll post the product numbers. Thanks for taking the time to check that out.

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                            • I am in the process of replacing my Engine Box Insulation. I wanted to report that I bought two cans of 3M Adhesive Remover. My advice is same your money and just buy a gallon of Acetone. It was the Acetone and 20+ rags (bought for $3.50) that worked. It took some hard rubbing, but my engine box cleaned up nicely.

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                              • Question for those of you whoe replaced yours, how much of a sound difference does it make really? My Sportstar has the two piece doghouse. The foam on the top part is in pretty decent shape. There is no foam at all on the bottom piece though. But after being in neighbors v drive this past weekend I realized how nice it is to not hear all of that motor noise all day. I know it won't be as quiet as a v drive with the engine 3 feet from my head but if it really helps quiet it down some it'll be worth it.

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