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    Question "Ultimate" wear ring

    Does anyone know anything about the "Ultimate" wear rings they show at Hi-TechPerformance.com? In the pictures they are orange, which makes me think that they're some kind plastic, maybe Teflon or something like that. I'm just curious, personally I use the bronze ones. Just want to see what you guys think or know about them.


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    I will never use anything but the Ultimate wear ring. As long as you never run them dry, they work!!

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    and will dramaticly improve your hole shot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken F View Post
    and will dramatically improve your hole shot!
    I hear this a lot, but I am relatively new to jet boats. What exactly is "hole shot"?

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    how quickly your boat accelerates

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    That makes much more sense now. I thought it was how smoothly the water flowed through the pump.
    Thanks man.



    Lots of helpful info here. But my question still hasn't been answered. What are they made of? Plastic? Why are they orange?
    Last edited by HawaiianJet; 10-17-2008 at 10:42 PM.

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    i like them as well,they are a plastic materialthey work are easy to install,and are pretty orange,lol!!!!


    i dont believe the holeshot b.s. or sealing anybetter i have just run them b/c i like them no other reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotbo View Post
    i dont believe the holeshot b.s. or sealing anybetter i have just run them b/c i like them no other reason.
    Ummmmmmm,
    Why do you like them then????

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    Give Duane a buzz. He's a cool guy and will answer any of your questions.

    He's also on here as DuaneHTP......

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrork View Post
    Give Duane a buzz. He's a cool guy and will answer any of your questions.

    He's also on here as DuaneHTP......
    I'm not actually in the market to buy one right now. I have a brand new bronze one right now. I just saw a picture of one today and got curious about them, so I started this thread. But, next time I need a new ring I will probably get one. They act like an actual wear ring, right? The ring gets worn down instead of the impeller, right? Because I just run an aluminum impeller. Now I know more about them so I'm not as weary about buying one, thanks everyone. But keep it going, every little bit I can find out about them helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Some Kind Of Monster View Post
    Ummmmmmm,
    Why do you like them then????
    Because they are a pretty orange, lol.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by HawaiianJet View Post
    Lots of helpful info here. But my question still hasn't been answered. What are they made of? Plastic? Why are they orange?
    They are Polyurethane, RUBBER, not plastic. You know what bowling balls ans roller-skate/skateboard wheels are made of? Polyurethane.

    Been running them for 19 years now (first one still sealed very well after 16 years, replaced it when replaced the Al. impeller with bronze).

    I also have no plans to run anything else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rondane View Post
    At least it has got out that people figured it out not to run it dry or else. rondane
    You had to find this out the hard way, didn't ya.

    I on the other hansd listened when Duane told me to NEVER run it dry, even for a few seconds.


    HawianJet, you will net ever find a tighter seal than a UWR, because all metal wear rings are spaced away from the metal impeller some distance, while the UWR literally rubs against it, making a nearly 0-clearance fit, with far less contact friction than any 2 pieces of metal.

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    Even though it may look similar to plastic, there is no plastic content in the Ultimate Wear Ring. It is made out of upper echelon urethane polymers that have been vacuum boiled, baked at a controlled temp for a period of time, and them ran through a cyrogenic anile process. This process produces a product that has no measurable cofficient of friction to water, as metal wear rings do. This allows the pump to spin freely and use more HP for thrust. This product also produces a much better seal than metal does. It is also a very abraision resistant material.
    Last edited by DuaneHTP; 03-22-2008 at 09:09 PM.

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