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    1X vs 1XR Drive

    I have a 25 foot Talon that had a 454 with a Bravo 1 Drive. I have upgraded the Engine to a 572 with 740hp/740torque and trying to decide on either the 1X or 1XR Drive. I am being told that the 1X was designed for the Diesel Platform and will handle more Torque that the 1XR. Also being told that there is a model B of this drive for a Gasoline Engine Setup but yet still handles the greater amount of Torque. Most local folks I mention this to states they would go XR, yet I am being recommended the 1X by a boat Builder/Racer from Florida that swears by the 1X over the 1XR... Any others out there have dealt with this choice before or thoughts on what would be a good drive to use.

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    I know a bravo 1X is a slightly beefed up bravo 1, rated for alittle more horse power. My father has one that came off of a donzi classic with a 496. He’s running it with 450hp on a 24ft boat. No issues.

    the XR is a upgrade from that, but from what I hear people have issue with them holding up to decent power.

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    I would use this drive as it has a 2" shorter X-dimension and you can use better surfacing props for higher efficiency/speed.

    http://www.mercuryracing.com/sterndr...r-sport-drive/

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