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2004 Illusion X tower

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Woodsprinter

I have 2004 Malibu VLX with Illusion X tower that has only two holes for two racks. I need more racks mounted on Illusion X tower. I called dealer and they said they don't recommend to drill holes because tower was made of casted aluminium. It will be fatigue if drill.. 2005 Illusion X have 4 holes for 4 racks.. One option for me is to replace 2004 Illusion to 2005 Illusion. I am wondering if there is special clamp to mount on my tower (higher)? Any suggestion? Thanks..

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jphillips

Three things:

My 04 has 4 holes as I run four racks

05 boat is wider. IMO the tower for an 05 will not fit and 04, but I have never tried.

If you do get 4 board rakes make sure you get variable angle racks or make sure you order the racks of different angles.

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99response

Which boat became wider for 05? The Vride is the same hull as an 04 vlx so the tower will still fit, just have to order the right one.

Honestly, I'd just drill the holes and mount two more racks, why spend 3 grand for two holes? I would also call metcraft and see what they think about drilling holes, or what else they reccomend.

Chris

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DRAGON88
Three things:

My 04 has 4 holes as I run four racks

05 boat is wider. IMO the tower for an 05 will not fit and 04, but I have never tried.

If you do get 4 board rakes make sure you get variable angle racks or make sure you order the racks of different angles.

04 VLX= SV23

05+ V-ride= SV23

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jphillips

Sorry did not think about using an 05 tower from a Vride. That would work.

IMO and 2cents: No way I would drill into cast.

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chadwick02

If by any chance you did end up replacing the 2004 tower with a new one, I might be interested in buying the old one from you. We just need to make sure it will fit my 21LSV.

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Malibuman

I would double check that as I have seen four racks on an 04 Illusion

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Woodsprinter

Anyone who has 2004 Illusion X tower with only 2 holes for two racks!?! Looks like I am the only one?!?

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99response

Probably an early build boat, 04 was the first year for them IIRC, put up a picture and let us see .

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