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ACME 537 On 1998 VLX

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I'm looking at an ACME 537 to use on my '98 VLX.

We don't run a lot of weight, by we do wakeboard with the wedge and sometimes ~1500lb.

Is this prop a good choice?

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The prop tech guys will tell you based on your max rpm at speed. that came standard on my '09 V-Ride with the base LCR320. Good all around prop.

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should work. That's what I've got on my vride too. Wouldn't mind having more out of the hole, and if I were buying a new prop I'd look long and hard at the acme fusion. Actually, I can say for sure that I wouldn't buy a 537 and would either buy a fusion or a 1235. We do a lot of surfing and I'd love to have a prop with more low end and would gladly sacrifice 40+ top speed to get it.

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With ballast and wedge, the 537 will get you on plane, but it will take forever and will put extra stress on the engine. The Acme 1235 is a better choice if you are mostly wakeboarding with 1500 lbs of ballast. I have both props. I use the 537 most of the time when I am only pulling beginner wakeboarders and hydrofoilers. When I have better wakeboarders on the boat and need ballast and wedge, I switch to the 1235. There is a world of difference between the two. You need to drive a boat with a 1235 to fully appreciate the difference.

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