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stroker-ace

Allow myself to introduce......myself.

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stroker-ace

I have been kinda lurking on the site all summer and figured I would just go legit...

I bought this 2006 Response LXi in March and I cannot say enough greatness about it. I have been a Malibu fan for many years, but this is my first one. I was born a car guy and have had way too many turbo/supercharged cars, so I decided to put that hobby away for one that others can enjoy with me. The Response handles like a Porsche, so I guess I am getting the best of both worlds.

This is Black Sunshine

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Baddog

Welcome. Don't see much sunshine in those first pics but she sure looks nice in the water.

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msuwaterski

Nice boat! I like the jet black ninja look. I really like that tower, what type is it?

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Chia

that is a great looking boat. I think the Response is the best looking boat in the Malibu Line-up.

are you going to put a light tint on the glass? and what do you use on water spots?

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Michigan boarder

Beautiful set up, I haven't seen one like that before. If I would change anything, it'd be moving the registration letters forward and under the rub rail, give 'er a nicer line. Very sweet boat.

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WakingMeHappy

Sweet boat. The black is pretty sleek.

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Bobby Light

Nice boat but please don't name your boat.

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RTS
... so I decided to put that hobby away for one that others can enjoy with me....

I made the same choice, and haven't looked back. Hard to fit my friends and family in a 2 seat sports car. You won't regret that decision.

Welcome to the site. Thumbup.gif

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Bill_AirJunky

Welcome. Nice setup. That has to be hot as Hades in the Texas sun though. And it begs for the windshield to be tinted.

BTW, thats the Titan III tower. Great curves & super sturdy.

Enjoy.

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Sixball
Welcome.gif your boat gets Thumbup.gif

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pdxWAKE.com

Can't beat the family sports. We love to have the kids hanging out with us vs. them going to some stranger's.

The all black look is SICK.

Sweet boat!!!

Got stock in Vinegar and Wax.....?? That Texas heat is tough to keep the black boats spot free.

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elan02

Great look,but have to agree with droping the Reg. lettering to below the rail,maybe silver or yellow.

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stroker-ace

Good idea about the reg. lettering. I have been hesitanat about tinting the windshield for safety reasons, and because nobody does it right (piecing squares of tint tigether). I know one man who is capable of tinting that windshield with one piece and it will be near impossible to get him to sit still long enough to get it done.

The boat came with tribal graphics and I knew that wasn't going to work. If you ever ask yourself "should I remove the graphics?"...the answer is yes.

The boat will burn you in the heat of the day, but it really hasn't been that big of a problem. Nor have water spots. I am pretty good about keeping her wiped down. I also have detailers and paint-guys at work, so she will get two complete details a year...and wet sanding as needed.

There are a lot of things I have thought of doing to make the boat blacker. All of my cars have been black on black, slammed to the ground and stripped clean or murdered. Smooth lines are where it is at...another reason why I like Malibu so much.

The name? I name all of my cars, so it is kind of a tradition for me. I would never put the name on the boat, but I always call my projects something. Black Sunshine is a White Zombie refrence from the early 90s...a song about a black Mustang.

Anyways...you guys will see me around asking stupid questions and posting pics here and there. Thanks for all the compliments. I have seen a lot of nice rigs on this site. I am just glad to finally own my own Malibu.

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Ndawg12
Good idea about the reg. lettering. I have been hesitanat about tinting the windshield for safety reasons, and because nobody does it right (piecing squares of tint tigether). I know one man who is capable of tinting that windshield with one piece and it will be near impossible to get him to sit still long enough to get it done.

The boat came with tribal graphics and I knew that wasn't going to work. If you ever ask yourself "should I remove the graphics?"...the answer is yes.

The boat will burn you in the heat of the day, but it really hasn't been that big of a problem. Nor have water spots. I am pretty good about keeping her wiped down. I also have detailers and paint-guys at work, so she will get two complete details a year...and wet sanding as needed.

There are a lot of things I have thought of doing to make the boat blacker. All of my cars have been black on black, slammed to the ground and stripped clean or murdered. Smooth lines are where it is at...another reason why I like Malibu so much.

The name? I name all of my cars, so it is kind of a tradition for me. I would never put the name on the boat, but I always call my projects something. Black Sunshine is a White Zombie refrence from the early 90s...a song about a black Mustang.

Anyways...you guys will see me around asking stupid questions and posting pics here and there. Thanks for all the compliments. I have seen a lot of nice rigs on this site. I am just glad to finally own my own Malibu.

Research this before you do it, I agree it would "look sweet" but function and safety should win that battle, some research on this site talked me out of it.

There's no such thing as a stupid question, just stupid people, but none of those people are on here Whistling.gif:)

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Bill_AirJunky

Maybe an "Oakley tint job" on the windshield....... metalic silver? Blue? Red? Would be totally unique & look wild.

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Malibudude

Welcome, dang that's a sweet ride.

I love the its hard to keep a black boat clean...nope it's not.

I wouldn't tint the windshield, night time it's just not worth it.

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68Slalom

Very nice boat and Welcome to the crew. I've had my days with black boats and I know how hard it is to keep clean Thumbup.gif

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Molarbu

Beautiful boat! Do you plan on modifying the engine at all?

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stroker-ace
Beautiful boat! Do you plan on modifying the engine at all?

I probably wont mod the engine b/c I know how much these lumps cost to repair. Really, I don't know what mods you would do other than intake and exhaust. Do they make a chip or something? I really can't see the advantage of doing heads and cam on a boat. It rips plenty good for me right now.

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FlatH20

only upgrade you might consider - filling those racks with some new slingshots- yup they come in black (recoil) and they will definitely take your riding to the next level and put that boat to work.... nicely done

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stroker-ace
only upgrade you might consider - filling those racks with some new slingshots- yup they come in black (recoil) and they will definitely take your riding to the next level and put that boat to work.... nicely done

Thanks for the props...WTF is a slingshot? Hahaha.

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obski
only upgrade you might consider - filling those racks with some new slingshots- yup they come in black (recoil) and they will definitely take your riding to the next level and put that boat to work.... nicely done

Thanks for the props...WTF is a slingshot? Hahaha.

Slingshot is a wakeboard (and kiteboarding) manufacturer. I ride a Recoil and love it.

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stroker-ace

Right on. I bought 3 boards, 7 vests, 3 ropes, bumpers and every other pice of gear on my boat (most of it still in new wrapper) from the guy who turned me on to Malibu for $500 when I bought the boat. I am planning on getting some new gear next summer. Everything I have now is left over from when he bought his 2006 LSV.

I have a couple of skates too, because I am an old skater, but havent been using them much.

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Pistol Pete

Hey Stroker,

I heard this song today and thought it would sound good playing in your boat, especailly after seeing your new avatar.

Black Sunshine by White Zombie

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stroker-ace
Hey Stroker,

I heard this song today and thought it would sound good playing in your boat, especailly after seeing your new avatar.

Black Sunshine by White Zombie

That's where I got the name! I never had a black Mustang (but it seems like I have had every other color of Mustang) so the Malibu will have to do.

That album gets much play on my boat. The production quality is top notch and is really tuned for bass. I love metal that booms!

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