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Thread: Ballast Upgrade

  1. #1
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    Default Ballast Upgrade

    OK so finally finished some upgrades #1 was from the Gravity I to Gravity III.
    I purchased (2) 400lb bags from a guy locally for $100 last September.
    Purchased (2) 1100gph Rule pumps and 3 ballast switches from Ebay, fittings from Maxwake.com, 1" solenoid valves and manifold from Lowes and hose and clamps from local hose supply. After getting started I figured out the switches I purchased would not work so I ended up ordering 2 switches that match the OEM and replaced the covers.

    I had the dealer drill and install the thru hull fittings to reduce my stress and maintain warranty. I ended up not running the hoses from the rear to hopefully reduce pressure drop and length (no run is more than 4'). Below are pictures and a diagram for wiring the switches.

    You may also notice I opted to put the switches on the dash rather than add another panel, to do this I had to mount the courtesy light switch under the dash. I don't use it much anyway.

    Now I just need to lake test



    -McMoomba

    2008 Outback V

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    -McMoomba

    2008 Outback V

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    I can't see anything he posted but the text.
    My Mom said I'm not allowed to get wet!
    2008 LSV
    2000 Outback LS (sold)
    Exile Tunes
    PWI
    LLTR!!!!!!!!



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    Ah, yes. Love the switches. Handy and great looking.
    My Mom said I'm not allowed to get wet!
    2008 LSV
    2000 Outback LS (sold)
    Exile Tunes
    PWI
    LLTR!!!!!!!!



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    Thanks guys, I don't understand why you are not seeing the pics. I put them into the album and post on board with the [img]picture address[/img] thing.
    -McMoomba

    2008 Outback V

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    I can see the photo's and must say a good job done there.
    Hey, Its Moomba time

    13 Mobius LSV
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    life is about finding the balance between being a responsible adult and staying young at heart

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    Nice looking install, I like your attention to detail!

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    No problem seeing the pictures. I like the switches on the dash rather than down on the side. Much easier to see and get to.
    07 Mobius LS--Razorback Red

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    I cannot view them w/ windows explorer but I can see them w/ mozilla.
    Same deal with Birdmans LED upgrade post. I dont know what the deal is.
    Nice work man! looks great.


    PWI as usual...

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    Weird, I'm on Internet Explorer and I can see the images just fine.

    I absolutely love your install, very close to what I'd like to do in my boat when I add front ballast. I like the idea of everything plumbed into the boat and not messing with pumps and all that. Two thumbs up!!!

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