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68LS1

Illusion X spring install

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68LS1

2007 VTX, with Illusion x Tower.

A previous owner has disconnected the EZ Lift from the tower, the wire from the spring. Found one spring loose in the hull.

How do you reinstall. Do you need to preload spring to rejoin?

I found a similar thread, http://www.themalibucrew.com/forums/index.php?/topic/44014-are-the-tower-lift-springs-worth-repairing/?hl=illusion#entry612340, but pics are no longer appearing. Does anyone have have pics of how this goes together? Concern is that there may be parts missing.

thanks Roger

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minnmarker

I have an Illusion X and can take pictures but it'll be a couple weeks before I'm where the boat is.

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BaBaLoO

Dont mean to jack your thread but could you replace the coil spings with a shock?

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robbennett

I've never done it but if you need pictures I can take some of how it is put together during daylight tomorrow.

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Malibuzer

Pm me your email address. I should have a compelte document that shows it.

Come to think of it they may have put it in the Help forums.

Trent

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Malibuzer

It is not there. Let me look for the one I have.

I found the document. I am sure that I asked admin to post it in the resources section a few years ago?

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68LS1

Thanks again Trent for the document.

Still looking for any detail shots.

Does anyone know if the Ez Lift bracket holds the tower on to the boat?

Appears both tensioners are missing, so most likely will need to remove to have some machined up. Having no luck finding any spares for this tower.

If they do indeed hold tower on, it will probably need to wait till season ends here.

thanks Roger

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Malibuzer

Thanks again Trent for the document.

Still looking for any detail shots.

Does anyone know if the Ez Lift bracket holds the tower on to the boat?

Appears both tensioners are missing, so most likely will need to remove to have some machined up. Having no luck finding any spares for this tower.

If they do indeed hold tower on, it will probably need to wait till season ends here.

thanks Roger

Roger, I can find out if my local dealership has some parts leftover. The mechanics keep a ton of parts squirreled away for future. Maybe send an email to Greg at wizardlake marine dot com. Let him know what you are after. Might be cheaper with shipping than having some machined. You can also try the service group at Malibu. They may have some more detail than that document I sent you.

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Ndawg12

Mine has springs and I believe everything is hooked up correctly. Last time I lowered the tower I remember thinking the springs didn't seem to be helping much and the tower can't be much heavier without them. Are these adjustable to account for speakers and such? Sorry for the hi-jack but it might not be worth even messing with.

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Malibuzer

Mine has springs and I believe everything is hooked up correctly. Last time I lowered the tower I remember thinking the springs didn't seem to be helping much and the tower can't be much heavier without them. Are these adjustable to account for speakers and such? Sorry for the hi-jack but it might not be worth even messing with.

Yes they are. I have a PDF that I can send you to adjust them.

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Ndawg12

Yes they are. I have a PDF that I can send you to adjust them.

PM sent, thanks!!!!

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68LS1

Roger, I can find out if my local dealership has some parts leftover. The mechanics keep a ton of parts squirreled away for future. Maybe send an email to Greg at wizardlake marine dot com. Let him know what you are after. Might be cheaper with shipping than having some machined. You can also try the service group at Malibu. They may have some more detail than that document I sent you.

Hi Trent

Much appreciated, it appears I need 2 tensioning rods and 1 tube end disc, where the tensioning rod runs through.

thanks Roger

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68LS1

Roger, I can find out if my local dealership has some parts leftover. The mechanics keep a ton of parts squirreled away for future. Maybe send an email to Greg at wizardlake marine dot com. Let him know what you are after. Might be cheaper with shipping than having some machined. You can also try the service group at Malibu. They may have some more detail than that document I sent you.

Hi Trent, I have located 2 complete units at Malibu Marine, Kelowna B.C. Hopefully they will ship shortly, and I got this right. thanks for you help

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Malibuzer

Hi Trent, I have located 2 complete units at Malibu Marine, Kelowna B.C. Hopefully they will ship shortly, and I got this right. thanks for you help

Good to hear!

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68LS1

Hi Trent, I have located 2 complete units at Malibu Marine, Kelowna B.C. Hopefully they will ship shortly, and I got this right. thanks for you help

A shout out to Malibu Marine, great service from Celine & Wayne. Units despatched Friday, arrived today down under. These used parts look nearly new. Will update once we get installed.

Bakes also got back to me, there are 20 new units available if anyone else might need one, at $245 USD.

Still waiting on response back from local dealer here (yawn emiticon here)

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