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cjh1669 05-24-2010 9:53 AM

Upgrading the prop on an 07 VTX
 
So this weekend we had serious issues getting on plane with our 537 prop. We had full ballast , wedge, and 7 people in the boat, not to mention my fat ass at the end of the rope :). My question is does anyone have any recomendations for upgrading, and exp with doing so on the VTX with the extreme trailer? I've heard that there may be clearance issues with props like the 1235 and 1273 acme

malibudude 05-24-2010 10:49 AM

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Originally Posted by cjh1669 (Post 1588602)
So this weekend we had serious issues getting on plane with our 537 prop. We had full ballast , wedge, and 7 people in the boat, not to mention my fat ass at the end of the rope :). My question is does anyone have any recomendations for upgrading, and exp with doing so on the VTX with the extreme trailer? I've heard that there may be clearance issues with props like the 1235 and 1273 acme

The 1235 or even better imho the OJ 475 or 468 (if you cruise a lot this maybe too aggressive). All of these props fit just fine on a VTX w/ an extreme trailer.

bawshogg 05-24-2010 10:54 AM

Try the new "Fusion " prop from OJ, It's a lil cheaper than those listed. And it works just bout the same.

cjh1669 05-24-2010 11:04 AM

Really cruising isn't a big thing for us. I just hate that our hole shot is crap if I have weight, wedge and people. Actually if I just have wieght and full wedge it's a dog too. I've got the 340 monsoon, how much of a difference do you guys think I would I see with the OJ props?

malibudude 05-24-2010 12:41 PM

Well it's more about the prop size/pitch then brands since CNC. I run the OJ 468 on my VLX and works perfectly, if I wanted to cruise more the 475 would be a better choice. At 5,200' the 468 would be my choice, but you'll wished you'd done it sooner. Most of the time both Acme and OJ allow you to exchange props for a different size, but a dealer may not. The Fusion seems to get some good feedback, though I don't have any experience w/ it myself.

bruizza 05-24-2010 12:58 PM

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Originally Posted by cjh1669 (Post 1588602)
So this weekend we had serious issues getting on plane with our 537 prop. We had full ballast , wedge, and 7 people in the boat, not to mention my fat ass at the end of the rope :). My question is does anyone have any recomendations for upgrading, and exp with doing so on the VTX with the extreme trailer? I've heard that there may be clearance issues with props like the 1235 and 1273 acme

I can make you a copy of p90x if you want. ;)

cjh1669 05-24-2010 3:24 PM

Ha ha, smart ass. Swapping out the 537 for the 1235 tomorrow. No more ass dragging at weight.

cjh1669 05-24-2010 3:28 PM

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Originally Posted by malibudude (Post 1588703)
Well it's more about the prop size/pitch then brands since CNC. I run the OJ 468 on my VLX and works perfectly, if I wanted to cruise more the 475 would be a better choice. At 5,200' the 468 would be my choice, but you'll wished you'd done it sooner. Most of the time both Acme and OJ allow you to exchange props for a different size, but a dealer may not. The Fusion seems to get some good feedback, though I don't have any experience w/ it myself.

Yeah Tommy's said they'd swap out a 1235 straight for my 537 as long as it doesn't have any nicks, which it doesn't. I've heard good things about the 1235, and I'm needing to get a much better holeshot. I seriously was pissed yesterday.

malibudude 05-24-2010 10:37 PM

That's cool they'll do that, you'll be happy w/ that prop compared to the 537.

cjh1669 05-25-2010 7:55 AM

Yeah i take it up there to swap today and test it tomorrow afternoon

ej_ojprop 05-25-2010 11:45 AM

For that altitude I would suggest our 14 .25 X 14 LC 1 1/8" 4-blade.

cjh1669 05-25-2010 8:04 PM

Installed the 1235 this evening, will test tomorrow and let you guys know how it does. Tommys said they have never put the 1235 on a VTX and they want to know how it does too.

mnwake476 05-25-2010 9:54 PM

Put a 1235 on my vtx last summer and never looked back hands down best upgrade on the boat so far.

cjh1669 05-26-2010 7:29 AM

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Originally Posted by mnwake476 (Post 1589461)
Put a 1235 on my vtx last summer and never looked back hands down best upgrade on the boat so far.

What all changes did you notice from it? Can you make the holeshot with full ballast and full wedge?

mnwake476 05-26-2010 1:17 PM

The boat gets out of the hole much better than before even with 3000+ in ballast i dont run a wedge. I think i lost about 3 mph on the top end but i rarely exceed 35mph so it wasn't much of a loss in my book.

cjh1669 05-26-2010 7:16 PM

Just got done running mine for the first time. Full wedge, full ballast, 4 people in the boat and me behind. No issues getting the holeshot, plained out right away. Much more responsive all around. Loved it.

cjh1669 05-27-2010 11:14 AM

One other thing I noticed about the prop is that it moved the best part of my wake back about 5 feet. Instead of riding at 75 feet for the best wake I ride at 80, will probably try 85 tomorrow to see how it is there.

malibudude 05-27-2010 1:40 PM

Told ya you'd be happy w/ it...

cjh1669 05-27-2010 3:33 PM

I love it, much like PP, it's a marriage saver

cjh1669 06-01-2010 9:15 AM

So not much loss on the top end. On flat water can do about 40, which is all the speed I need


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