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Old    Callum Chad (Shavo9)      Join Date: Aug 2013       11-06-2013, 10:03 PM Reply   
Hey just a quick question on opinions about the 2012 X25 with the 5.7 ilmor. In particular would love to see a video, or somebody let me know the planing time with 10 adults and full stock ballast, i understand that the 6.0 or 6.2 would be better but i have found an awesome deal here on a boat (in Australia) which makes it hard to demo as i would have to buy interstate sight unseen

Previous boat was a 2007 X2 with MCX without AA plate and was happy with the performance of the motor so in particular how it would compare to that would also be great! thanks
Old    Bryan James (bjames)      Join Date: May 2012       11-07-2013, 2:34 PM Reply   
I had a 2011 and 2012 both with 6L engines. The Latter had the Ilmor. To speculate, I would guess that if your X2 had a 5.7, and assuming the X25 has a 5.7, the X25 will feel more sluggish due to the boat being much heavier.

When I went from a 5.7L Moomba LSV to a 6L X25, I noticed that the X25 was powerful, but not quite as nimble as the LSV - again probably due to weight.

I have never tried an X25 with the 5.7 so I can comment for sure. Good Luck, you cant go wrong withan X25
Old    156452 (WLF)      Join Date: Mar 2010       11-08-2013, 11:02 AM Reply   
I am sure you'd be happy with the 5.7. I had the MCX in my '07 and would completely sack the boat out for surfing, it did fine although honestly I did not have anything to judge it against. When fully loaded with people and sacked for wakeboarding it did take a while to get on plane. I ordered the 7.4L in the new boat mostly because more is better...but would have been satisfied I'm sure with the 6.2L. Good luck with the purchase!

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