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    I just signed up

    Hey guys, my names will, just joined the site, been doing some reading and I seen where allison does not like 3 litre motors on the xb2002, I actually have a 3.4 250 etec ho on mine and I love it. Gets great fuel economy with some decent speeds. Can anyone fill me in on why this is frowned upon? I also loaded a few pics of the setup on pg.2 thanks again for the welcoming
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    Welcome to the site that’s a heavy motor for a 02 what speeds u running ?
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    I had Bob's machine hook me up with the low water pickup I am running a 28 trophy 2 at 83 mph, have tried a 3 blade 30 with with same speeds, with a tourn. Load

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    Welcome aboard! Etec makes a great mota from everything I know about em but most guys LOVE Merc and being a recent convert to an old school V6 I can understand why. Plus all the parts, lowers, props and whatnot all tooled towards Merc makes it much easier to play gofast with them. Thats what its all about imo, not many disprove of ETEC, they just favor Merc is all.

    But now that there are no more two strokes in Mercs camp, maybe that will change? Start putting up some BIG numbers with an ETEC and that will sway opinions im sure. If ETEC had some new super duper race props priced well, that alone would swing customers around on a dime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Will hedrick View Post
    I had Bob's machine hook me up with the low water pickup I am running a 28 trophy 2 at 83 mph, have tried a 3 blade 30 with with same speeds, with a tourn. Load
    Loaded heavy and at only 80-85mph u probably never notice the weight problem
    btw a 250 opti would have u over 100 if u could drive it just had to throw that out there
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    Quote Originally Posted by speedinstream View Post
    Loaded heavy and at only 80-85mph u probably never notice the weight problem
    btw a 250 opti would have u over 100 if u could drive it just had to throw that out there


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    Thanks guys, I hope to learn a lot from the knowledge here on what I can do to improve the performance of my setup.

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    Pics of your XB2002?
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    Lots of good info here........welcome aboard!!

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    This site is addictive. Jobs and relationships have suffered because of it!
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    I have been avidly reading everything allison for over 5 years every day. I own a xb03. The reason I believe it is frowned upon to run a motor heavier than a 2.5 liter mercury, is because Darris Allison believes that the likelihood of a barrel roll with the extra weight, is more likely. (yes, v-hulls will hook in certain conditions, but hook and roll is another thing) I believe Darris wants to ensure that his boats are as safe as a 100 mph boat can be, and so discourages the practice of using motors heavier, than what he says the boat was designed for. I certainly don't want to speak for Darris, it is just my observation and thought.
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