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wakeluis

I need ballast help!!

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wakeluis

I just bought an 08 V Ride, should I plumb in additional bags, or am I better off removing the hard bags and replace them with bigger soft bags? Would this be a difficult project?

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johnsvt

Consensus seems to be to take the hard tanks out and replace with bags...just don't forget to get weight up front.

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wakeluis
Consensus seems to be to take the hard tanks out and replace with bags...just don't forget to get weight up front.

Thanks for getting back to me, how much weight up front and what should I use?

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johnsvt
Consensus seems to be to take the hard tanks out and replace with bags...just don't forget to get weight up front.

Thanks for getting back to me, how much weight up front and what should I use?

60/40 is the general rule... as you put more weight up fron the wake will have more ramp and if you put more wieght in the rear the wake will get more steep.

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Chia
Consensus seems to be to take the hard tanks out and replace with bags...just don't forget to get weight up front.

see and i thought the consensus was to leave the hard tanks in and just add bags into the existing system?

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jtrovato

On a vRide, the hard tanks are above the floor, not below like in the Wakesetter VLX and VTX. You would want to take them out in a vRide but leave them in in a VLX or VTX.

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DizzyG

If you plan on selling, I'd leave the hard tanks in as it may cause some people to pass on it. Knowing you run lots of weight or have altered the factory setup can scare people. I think leaving the trunks as is and just plumbing your own sacks/pumps is the better way for resale. You can always remove your additional system and just turn off the valve if you do a through hull.

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jtrovato

If you wanted to sell it, you could always just throw the hard tanks back in and pull the soft ones. You still use all the same pumps and plumbing with the soft ones, just put them in place of the hard tanks. It would take less than an hour to do the swap once you have done it once and know how to do it.

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