black death 4500 vs 45mag mud buddy

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  1. Frogger

    Frogger Senior Refuge Member

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    How and what do you need to buy to take a stock 35 to a 45 mag.?

    From what kits I'm looking at from SETX, that would be well over 2k.
     
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    http://www.backwaterperformancesystems.com/HD 45.htm
    The price says $2550 but I think I paid over $2800.
     
  3. Frogger

    Frogger Senior Refuge Member

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    Thanks, that gives me a lot better idea. I didn't look at back water but for the twin mikuni is a hundred more than SETX. But don't know if its apples to apples.

    Was it a good investment?
     
  4. woffman

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    I think SETX is a BPS performance center that sells BPS parts, the same as the link I gave you.
    It was a pretty good investment and I'm happy with the results. I'm glad I went that route instead of putting any EVT parts in my motor. I can carry a load like nobody's business in my barge of a boat so it was worth it to me.
     
  5. Frogger

    Frogger Senior Refuge Member

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    What kind of boat are you pushing?

    Im running a 18x60 Go-Devil SD. Im running about 17-18 with 3 guys and full of gear up a river. Just GPS'd it this weekend and 23 mph by myself down and 21-22 up by myself.

    When I take off it takes to long and on a rocky bottom river, not good!
     
  6. SeniorCoot

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    I don't know IF my motor qualifies as a 45 Mag or not but it sure performs well and cost about 1 grand less than BPS --I had heads milled but used stock rollers/pushrods etc-- single mikuni- and straight pipes- very reliable and lots of push. gets up on plane very nicely with 3 guys- dog- gear etc. 1754 Master Fowler.
     
  7. woffman

    woffman Senior Refuge Member

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    I've got an 1854 PD boat, side console, full floatation, extended deck, livewell, gun box, a ton of extras that add up in weight, and a hard-sided blind. I'd honestly think my boat weighs more than yours.
    Empty I'm at about 29 with a used prop and before I ported and polished the intake. I can load it to the hilt with 3 guys, a dog, 5 spinners, 8 dozen decoys, a ton of safety garb and other extras like the winch and still do an easy 25.
    I'm guessing with a new prop this year I'll do about 31 empty without the blind on.
     
  8. Frogger

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    You have any idea the speeds you were getting before the mods.
     
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    XGENDUCKMAN Senior Refuge Member

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    The 45mag is a good base for any future mods and will out haul a 4500cdi with a heavy.....
     
  10. woffman

    woffman Senior Refuge Member

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    I bought the boat and motor used and the previous owner said he got 25 but I only saw about 23 with a light load. It was down below 20 loaded with 3 guys and a MB Quickflip blind.
    I'd say I got an honest 5 mph gain by going to the 45.
     

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