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BALLASTIC GEAR BOX?

Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 8:46 am
by gatorfrog2
Questions? We recently went with a 2.68 BALLASTIC gear box on a 383 Stroker from Whites performance. 550hp. +/- it's swinging a 82" 3-blade R at the 2.5 mark. Performers Great!!!......BUT

Recently after the first scheduled oil change we are getting sum "NOISE" Clancking / CHURPING etc. seems to only be after box is HEATED UP!!... Running for awhile. We do have the ALL CARBON blades an I know they are a litl noisier but this noise is coming from the box not the engine or the blades. Tried to contact seller but number no longer exist. Contacted d manufacturer an they said they are having sum problems in that department. I'm wondering do we send box back an get it checked out before WARRANTY runs OUT!!?.... Or run it till it BLOWS!!??;0. I'm affriad if there's Un nessasary tolerance / vibration issues it may affect engine bearings etc. HELP!!?? Thanks in advance.

Re: BALLASTIC GEAR BOX?

Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 9:01 am
by 406 JAMIE
yes do send back sir mite cause bad vibrations and lead to maybe a bottomend problem.hope this helps y all besafe :rebel: :toothy7:

Re: BALLASTIC GEAR BOX?

Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 9:04 am
by DynaMarine
By all means send that sucker in and we'd be glad to take a look at it and see if it's a gear issue or what. Give me a shout any time and I'd be glad to help!

Shane
direct: 785.424.4478
shop: 785.218.9449

Re: BALLASTIC GEAR BOX?

Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 9:19 am
by Deano
In spite of the fact that I've not run a Ballistic box yet, I'm really glad to see such a prompt response. :salute:

Even before I finished reading that, I was thinking how uncharacteristic that sounded. :wink:

Re: BALLASTIC GEAR BOX?

Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 9:45 am
by Des Moines Boater
Shane, I called all the numbers and still no response back. I'm not having any issues with the box but I don' think the gear ratio is correct for my ride. I have mine pitched at the 3 mark and I still have to turn 3600 rpm to cruise over 30 mph. I don't think the prop is turning fast enough. At 3600 rpm the prop is only turning 1300 rpm. I wonder if a 2.5 or 2.3 would be a better set up for me.

Wow!!! fast response. Thanks for the answers.

Re: BALLASTIC GEAR BOX?

Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 10:05 am
by DynaMarine
I seen the "888" toll free number was listed in a lot of the signatures and what not, that number doesn't work.

If anyone needs to get a hold of me please use this number and leave a message if someone doesn't answer. 785.218.9449

Tim - Let me know what you see for results with a little more pitch in that prop. If it's still not the desired cruise RPM we can look at a lower ratio.

Thank you!

Re: BALLASTIC GEAR BOX?

Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 10:24 am
by SWAMPHUNTER45
X2 FREAKING impressive vendor respons :salute: e !!!!!

Re: BALLASTIC GEAR BOX?

Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:09 pm
by digginfool
SWAMPHUNTER45 wrote:X2 FREAKING impressive vendor respons :salute: e !!!!!
No doubt. Shane is the real deal; truly cares about his business and, most importantly, his customers. I have never had him not call me back for even the most minor issues/questions. If others in this industry had the same mindset, I would have a different motor than I currently do. JS

Re: BALLASTIC GEAR BOX?

Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 2:49 pm
by josh_2562
Shane also helped me out with questions I had about my stinger gearbox. If I ever need a new box I will be giving him a call

Re: BALLASTIC GEAR BOX?

Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 10:45 pm
by gatorfrog2
10-4. Thanks for QUICK response etc.i believe we will be dismantling from engine prop,etc soon an shipping back for check UP! Just in case before "duck season " starts. Don't wanna breakdown where we go :shock: :violent1: :slap: :florida: :thumbleft: hope to get all the bugs worked out before we run her HARD AGIAN. Thanks in advance. Shane is da man!! :salute:

Re: BALLASTIC GEAR BOX?

Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 1:05 pm
by warrior-p
I got a 2.3 ballistic I am considering selling

Re: BALLASTIC GEAR BOX?

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:56 pm
by Waterthunder
To be honest if you are
I have mine pitched at the 3 mark and I still have to turn 3600 rpm to cruise over 30 mph
you need to free up your boat unless its 18ft and hauling 6 people them are not good performing numbers.

Re: BALLASTIC GEAR BOX?

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:14 pm
by junglecat
I have mine pitched at the 3 mark and I still have to turn 3600 rpm to cruise over 30 mph

Is that skinny or deep water? In deep water I turn around 3000 to cruise at 30mph , in skinny a lot less .

Re: BALLASTIC GEAR BOX?

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:03 pm
by supersnake60
my boat turn 80 inch at 2600 and 30 mph in deep or skinny water it 14 foot boat and 8 blades excalliber at 20 deg at 5700

Re: BALLASTIC GEAR BOX?

Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:50 pm
by supersnake60
guy check hull bottom and you may have cup if hull not flat my need more rpm get up plan or you have a heavy boat