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Malivu in an 08'


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I was at the dealer this week and they told me that Malibu is making a dash kit so you can put Malivu in an 08. I just might have to order one up.

you're my favourite person right now.

With the whole auto wedge debate, and now this dash kit... things are looking up for us 08's!

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I was at the dealer this week and they told me that Malibu is making a dash kit so you can put Malivu in an 08. I just might have to order one up.

Be prepared to dig deep, I mean real deep into your pockets.. The 23 kit will not be available for a few more months but the vtx, vlx, and 247 will be ready very soon. Yahoo.gif

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Will it have auto wedge?

It will have everything that malivue has to offer. auto wedge auto stereo volume presets etc. etc. etc.

How deep are we talking? 2k, 5k, 10k?

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Ok, if I had 1000.00 in my pocket, just how deep would I have to reach to buy the Malivue kit? Deep, real deep, or really really deep? Let's say I have 1000.00 in another pocket. Would I have to dig into that pocket too?

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Ok, if I had 1000.00 in my pocket, just how deep would I have to reach to buy the Malivue kit? Deep, real deep, or really really deep? Let's say I have 1000.00 in another pocket. Would I have to dig into that pocket too?

Based on the stunning performance of the JBL black box, wedge calibration (or lack of), delay with Mux switches, no mute capabilities, and all other general problems with the 08's that I don't know about, I think it should be part of the Make-it-right program, but at a cost under $1k. How much is the option when getting an 09 with malivue?

***Update***

I forgot to mention Illusion XS bushings and Throttle control, but they were both fixed before we received our boat.

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Jeez, I was aware of those glitches, but when you put them all together like that, some kind of perk to 08 owners makes sense. I know I have had to throw some cash at some of those issues. Pretty sure the Malivue option is around 1200.00. Perhaps just making it available is seen as a perk. I'm sure the final cost will be determined by how much stuff needs to be changed.

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doesn't this kind of screw those of us who upgraded to an 09? especially those of us who have a VTX. there wasn't a hull change that I know of b/w an 08 and an 09 so malivu, autowedge and a windshield change were the only differences right? doesn't this hurt me a little on resale? as if the resale of all of these boats hasn't been hurt enough anyway?

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I'm not sure why it would. I can see how it would bring up the value of an '08 though, particularly one that has the upgrade.

When slider & Malibudude were at Oasis on Friday, they were putting this whole setup in an '08. Very cool of Malibu to make this available for the '08 boats.

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I'm not sure why it would. I can see how it would bring up the value of an '08 though, particularly one that has the upgrade.

When slider & Malibudude were at Oasis on Friday, they were putting this whole setup in an '08. Very cool of Malibu to make this available for the '08 boats.

did you manage to find out how muchy??

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doesn't this kind of screw those of us who upgraded to an 09? especially those of us who have a VTX. there wasn't a hull change that I know of b/w an 08 and an 09 so malivu, autowedge and a windshield change were the only differences right? doesn't this hurt me a little on resale? as if the resale of all of these boats hasn't been hurt enough anyway?

I definitely see your point and I agree in principle. But, I am sure anyone in the market for a Malibu knows to avoid the 08 boats. Especially if they spend any time on TMC. The make it right program will help with buyer confidence, but I am certain that some buyers will see it as a band aid. I experienced "make it right" first hand and I know that they "made it right" as much as possible. However, prospective buyers may not know that. Even after upgrading an 08 with "make it right" and MaliView, the 09 boat will still have the edge and be worth a couple more bucks to an informed buyer.

EDIT.......Boat of the week is a different story altogether. Tomato.gif

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Ok, if I had 1000.00 in my pocket, just how deep would I have to reach to buy the Malivue kit? Deep, real deep, or really really deep? Let's say I have 1000.00 in another pocket. Would I have to dig into that pocket too?

You would still need to dip into a third pocket from my understanding.

Is there any way it coule be retrofitted into an 07?

07 is out of the queshtion. The mux switches are what make it available.

My understanding is that you have to replace the dash, cpu, and a few sensors. you will have to have the dept sensors as well so you might have to upgrade that if you dont have it to begin with.

I think it is great that they are offering this but it leads me to a bigger queshtion. What is coming for the 2010 line up? I find it hard to belive they would offer it as an upgrade if it wasen`t changing for the up coming lineup. something to think about.

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I'm not sure why it would. I can see how it would bring up the value of an '08 though, particularly one that has the upgrade.

When slider & Malibudude were at Oasis on Friday, they were putting this whole setup in an '08. Very cool of Malibu to make this available for the '08 boats.

When you refer to "the whole set up", does that include auto wedge in addition to Malivue?

Thanks

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Question...........is the entire dash replaced? In other words, will the dash look like an 09? Does the three pocket price include labor? Btw, thanks for all of the info.

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Ok, if I had 1000.00 in my pocket, just how deep would I have to reach to buy the Malivue kit? Deep, real deep, or really really deep? Let's say I have 1000.00 in another pocket. Would I have to dig into that pocket too?

You would still need to dip into a third pocket from my understanding.

Is there any way it coule be retrofitted into an 07?

07 is out of the queshtion. The mux switches are what make it available.

My understanding is that you have to replace the dash, cpu, and a few sensors. you will have to have the dept sensors as well so you might have to upgrade that if you dont have it to begin with.

I think it is great that they are offering this but it leads me to a bigger queshtion. What is coming for the 2010 line up? I find it hard to belive they would offer it as an upgrade if it wasen`t changing for the up coming lineup. something to think about.

Would there be anyway to get the autowedge functionality? You shouildn'e need the Mux setup for that. All that should be required would be a true feedback sensor and new computer. I do automation for a living and think this could possibly be done fairly simply without using Malivue.

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But, I am sure anyone in the market for a Malibu knows to avoid the 08 boats. Especially if they spend any time on TMC.

Did I miss something? What was the problem with the 08 boats? I knew of a throttle recall, but what else happened?

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I am the Automation Specialist for Keyera Energy. Gas plant , pipeline automation and control systems. Definetely a different field than you are thinking about.

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But, I am sure anyone in the market for a Malibu knows to avoid the 08 boats. Especially if they spend any time on TMC.

Did I miss something? What was the problem with the 08 boats? I knew of a throttle recall, but what else happened?

I seriously do not want to rehash this one. The answer to your question is right here. You just have to look around. If you were an 08 owner, I would be more specific through PM.

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I agree. Ive had so many problems with my 08 lsv that if malivue upgrade is available it should be offered at a discounted price. I mean the "make it right program" was ok, but it only fixes problems that would have been covered under warranty anyway. I spent a ton of time on the water dealing with these problems, they need to "make it up" to 08 owners !

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I agree. Ive had so many problems with my 08 lsv that if malivue upgrade is available it should be offered at a discounted price. I mean the "make it right program" was ok, but it only fixes problems that would have been covered under warranty anyway. I spent a ton of time on the water dealing with these problems, they need to "make it up" to 08 owners !

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