WakeMAKERS Malibu PiggyBack Rear Factory Ballast Upgrade (2012+)
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New and Improved!
Our exclusive Malibu PiggyBack ballast upgrade solution has been completely re-engineered for far faster draining, and even easier installation.
Interested in adding more ballast to your NEW 2012 Malibu boat for surfing, but don't want to hassle with filling ballast bags by throwing a pump over the side of the boat? Our exclusive WakeMAKERS.com Piggyback ballast upgrade allows you to add an additional 400-1,100 pounds of fully automated ballast to the factory MLS system on your Malibu wakeboard boat.
WakeMAKERS PiggyBack Packages are designed to integrate with your factory ballast system, and are controlled using the switches on your dash, so everything remains completely automated and effortless to use.
Small Cost, Huge Payoff Our Malibu Piggyback systems are designed to be affordable to buy, simple to install, easy to use, but have a huge impact on the size and quality of the wake. This picture shows a single 750 pound Piggyback system installed in a 2009 Wakesetter VLX... who wouldn't want a wake like that? Superb for wakeboarding, and even more impressive for surfing, this is without a doubt the easiest way to completely transform your boat's wake.
Less Time Waiting, More Time Riding No one wants to sit around filling and draining ballast bags all day, which is why our Piggyback system integrate with the factory ballast system in your boat, so everything is completely automated. Actual times will depend on the bag size you select, but even the largest option we offer will completely fill or drain in less than 15 minutes, and all without you leaving the driver's seat.
Think Quick For Easy Removal We include our exclusive Flow-Rite quick connect fittings system with every factory ballast upgrade we offer, so you can remove the bag in seconds whenever you want. Thanks to the unique, water-tight, two part connector it's easy to pull a bag out for cleaning, storage or winterization. And when you're ready to go ride just drop it back in place and re-attach the dedicated connections.
One Size Does Not Fit All Every boat manufacturer does things differently, which is why our factory ballast upgrades are designed to work specifically with a single brand. That means installation is a breeze, and everything will functional exactly like you expect.
How It Works
The Malibu PiggyBack Ballast System is designed to make use of the existing pumps, hoses and switches in your Malibu boat, to expand the capacity of your factory rear ballast tanks from 250lbs. up to an incredible 1,350lbs. This kit includes everything you need for the installation, including a replacement ballast big (choose your capacity), quick connect fittings, all necessary fittings and adap
I had my dealer install these bags on my 2012 MXZ on top of the hard tanks. I went with the 600 sacs. My surf wave got a lot better and my wake is huge now. They drain and fill with ease. My only problem with them is that they cause the rear coolers to pop out when full and sometimes cause the engine compartment panels to pop out of place. Still worth the upgrade though.
Worth Every Dollar
Even though it was a bit of a pain to install - WM helped me through it. The new double bottom port bags drain so much faster - it's an essential upgrade. There are so many ways to customize your ballast now with WakeMakers!
My VLX surfing experience is a lot better with the ability to drain & fill so fast with the piggy back setup.
You will not beat the service from WakeMakers.com. I had an early model 2012 with the 3/4" hoses and they took the 2012 kit back and sent out the proper kit. Walked me through all the steps for install. Thanks again!