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osur866
12-08-2010, 03:22 AM
What would be a fair price for a set of upper gears and labor for a newer style Bravo 1 (swept back model) ?

Fishermanjm
12-10-2010, 04:13 PM
what is the shorty thing?

osur866
12-10-2010, 05:36 PM
The lower is shorter than a standard lower by 2" raising prop shaft (or X dim) which translates into less surface area of the drive meaning less drag and high speeds, with my set-up it helped the handling of the boat bunches!!!

Carl C
12-10-2010, 06:35 PM
I just found out that XR upper gear sets are around $1,900 (not that I need them [yet]). Hopefully yours are cheaper!

mrfixxall
12-10-2010, 09:32 PM
I just found out that XR upper gear sets are around $1,900 (not that I need them [yet]). Hopefully yours are cheaper!

Carl if needed you can swap the forward and reverse gears to get more time out of them..

Carl C
12-10-2010, 10:03 PM
Carl if needed you can swap the forward and reverse gears to get more time out of them..

Good to know. I'll pull the cover in the spring and take a peak.

roadtrip se
12-11-2010, 09:37 AM
Street price for XR gears is a lot lower than that. Even BAM offers them for less.

I would not swap forward to reverse. No drive shop that I am aware of recommends it.

I would have someone go in and do a health check on your drive in the off season. And this one isn't a do-it-your-selfer kind of job. Drive set-up done by someone qualified to do it will greatly extend the life of an HP drive.

MOP
12-11-2010, 10:05 AM
There are several articles about not swapping the gears once broken in as they have developed a wear pattern.

RedDog
12-11-2010, 10:16 AM
'98 Bravo I (not swept back).

In 2008 I paid 1336 for the gear set and 680 for labor that included some misc other things