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Old     (masonmeuth)      Join Date: May 2009       02-11-2010, 8:43 PM Reply   
Do all super airs have factory ballast?
Old    brycejay            02-11-2010, 8:53 PM Reply   
Yep. 2001's only have the rear tanks. Starting in 02 the Team Editions had the mid tank.
Old     (masonmeuth)      Join Date: May 2009       02-11-2010, 9:09 PM Reply   
How is it set up? I am buying a 2001. Is it easy to set up the middle and front sacks to be automatic as well when added? Thanks
Old    brycejay            02-12-2010, 12:04 AM Reply   
There are a lot of different setups you can do for the mid and front ballast. If you do a search for different ballast systems you will find some good info.
Old     (seth)      Join Date: Sep 2002       02-12-2010, 9:40 AM Reply   
Dont even mess with the stock setup in the 2001. Rip those things out and go the fly high route with ballast puppies. You will be much happier. I think the stock tanks are only 200lbs anyway. If youre only running those in the back you wont need any weight up front.

Check out planetnautique for tons of info and pics on SAN ballast installs. Here is a link to my install on my 01.
Old     (vr6mole)      Join Date: Feb 2009       02-12-2010, 9:40 AM Reply   
hope this helps. Planning to start install everything next week.
Old     (flux)      Join Date: Jun 2003       02-12-2010, 10:34 AM Reply   
Seth, I take it you mean if you are only running the factory setup in the 01' you won't need front weight, right??

I do completely agree with tearing out the tanks and putting big bags in there. You reclaim storage for trailering.......not to mention the giant frickin booter of a wake that appears. We put the Pro-X 750's on either side of the engine. They probably only get to 5-600, but they fill up the space. You will have much better options for the ski locker, ours has a factory tank. You can fit 500 or 600 in there I think.

I can't remember our distribution off hand in our 02', but we put a couple bags in the bow as well and have about 1000 in the rear lockers, factory tank in belly (200-300??) and run another 500+ in the bow.
Old     (seth)      Join Date: Sep 2002       02-12-2010, 11:26 AM Reply   
Yeah with only the factory setup. I cant imagine seeing much change in the wake at all with only 400lbs back there.
Old     (masonmeuth)      Join Date: May 2009       02-12-2010, 8:41 PM Reply   
Yea I wasn't planning on actually using the tanks guys I was just curious if they had it since that would mean that it is already plumbed. I put my deposit down on the boat and will be picking it up next month!!!! Do u guys replace the pumps as well? I'm sure that factory ones aren't adequate for 2000+ lbs that I plan on running.
Old     (wakesk8er2)      Join Date: Mar 2002       02-13-2010, 7:56 AM Reply   
The factory pumps are micky mouse aerator pumps. Get ballast puppies if you can. I saw the other night that Wal-Mart has tsunami pumps that might fit in place of the aerator pumps that are in there already. It may be cheaper to go that route.
Old     (masonmeuth)      Join Date: May 2009       02-13-2010, 9:00 AM Reply   
So u can leave the plumbing and just swap the pumps
Old     (wakesk8er2)      Join Date: Mar 2002       02-13-2010, 1:57 PM Reply   
I don't think you could do that with ballast puppies. I believe there is a fill pump and an empty pump for both back tanks. You should be able to replace them with something like a tsunami pump or big aerator pump. If you go with the ballast puppies, you couldn't do it. If you go with the ballast puppy, you have thru hull pickup -> hose -> pump -> hose -> fat sac. You can either drain it from the same thru-hull, which pretty much means you only drain while idling, or "T" into the hose and use a check valve so that when you reverse the pump, the water is forced to go through that "T" to drain through a thru-hull.

There a ton of pitcures on here that just illustrate what I just said, I would reccomend finding one of those if that doesn't make sense.


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