I own a 2002 Sea-Doo GTX DI 951 which has around 130 hours of usage. The machine is mostly in good condition, although there are some minor scratches on the hull and some nicks on the impeller. Currently, I am using the stock 16/21 impeller and can reach a top speed of approximately 55 mph.
I'm wondering if upgrading to a 17/22 propeller would improve my speed and overall performance. Additionally, I'm considering replacing the stock intake grate but I'm unsure which one to choose. Can you offer any advice or recommendations on which intake grate would be suitable for my Sea-Doo?
A 17/22 impeller would increase top speed slightly, but it would negatively impact acceleration, which may not be worth it unless you exclusively ride in calm conditions and straight lines. Instead, I suggest upgrading to a Solas 16/21 Concord impeller (Part No. ST-SC-16/21) for better all-around performance. The Solas impeller has a superior design that increases low-end thrust and top speed, with a polished finish that adds to the top speed and a hub-end seal that significantly reduces cavitation.
To further enhance performance, I recommend replacing the stock intake grate with a Top-Loader intake grate. Unlike the stock intake grate, A Top-Loader grate features a unique wing that channels water up to the top of the impeller, resulting in reduced cavitation and improved hook-up. This improved hook-up means better acceleration and handling. Independent tests have shown that Top-Loader intake grate also improves top speed. #solas #solasimpeller #R&D
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