Malibu PiggyBack Rear Factory Ballast Upgrade



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Warranty 2 Years
Manufacturer WakeMAKERS - view brand page
Item # 42401


The PiggyBack Factory Ballast Upgrade improves the total capacity in each rear locker to over 1,000 lbs. by integrating custom fitted WakeMAKERS Rear LBS bags above the existing 250 lb. factory hard tanks.


New and Improved!

Our exclusive Malibu PiggyBack ballast upgrade solution has been completely re-engineered for far faster draining, and even easier installation.

Get the Wake You've Always Wanted

Unlock your boat's performance by adding over four times the capacity to the factory ballast system.

The factory rear hard tank in your boat currently holds 250 pounds of water. Our PiggyBack upgrade will allow you to add an additional ballast bag on top of the factory system for over 1,000 pounds of wake building capacity in each rear locker! Just imagine the improvement in the surf wake you'll see with that much additional weight.

A Perfect Fit For Your Malibu

Designed specifically for the boat they will be installed in, our PiggyBack upgrade systems are guaranteed to fit and perform perfectly.

Simple installation and a perfect fit is the goal with our factory upgrade solutions. Trust the experts that your system will work exactly as you expect, because it's made just for your boat. We always recommend getting the maximum capacity possible in each rear locker, as that will give you the ability to build the best wake, even if you don't use that full capacity every day.

Year/Model Best Performance
2007-2011 Wakesetter VTX 640lb WakeMakers LBS 40" x 20" x 20"
Loaded Capacity: 640lbs
2005-2008 Wakesetter VLX 910lb WakeMakers LBS 45" x 25" x 20"
Loaded Capacity: 910lbs
2005-2007 Wakesetter 23 LSV 910lb WakeMakers LBS 45" x 25" x 20"
Loaded Capacity: 910lbs
2008-2011 Wakesetter 23 LSV 910lb WakeMakers LBS 45" x 25" x 20"
Loaded Capacity: 910lbs
2006-2011 Wakesetter 247 1140lb WakeMakers LBS 45" x 25" x 25"
Loaded Capacity: 1140lbs
2009-2011 vRide 21 910lb WakeMakers LBS 45" x 25" x 20"
Loaded Capacity: 910lbs
2006-2010 vRide 23 910lb WakeMakers LBS 45" x 25" x 20"
Loaded Capacity: 910lbs

Easy DIY Friendly Installation

Seriously, install it yourself in 20 minutes, no trip to the dealer necessary.

Our PiggyBack upgrades are designed to be installed quickly and easily by you! In fact, the entire installation can be performed with just a screwdriver and many customers tell us they finish the installation in less than 15 minutes. Oh, and did we mention it's completely reversible with no modifications if you decide to sell your boat?

Of course if you would prefer to let the professionals handle it, any dealership or marine service center will be happy to take care of the installation for you.

LBS Ballast Bag Features Tapered Front Panel - LBS Ballast Bags Inverted Geometry - LBS Ballast Bags Multiple Size Options - LBS Ballast Bags
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  • 8/22/2016
    Good but has some frustrating quirks
    Nolan Miller

    First I'm going to say I have gotten two of these and isntalling them was not as easy as they say. I averaged about one and a half hours installing one. Also if you are planning to fill them fully you will need the divider supports. Figured that out the hard way as we were filling it we blew a divider panel as it was filling. The thing that makes me the most angry about these so far is that the fittings for the bag cross thread very easily. I do not know exactly why they do this but now I have cross threaded it three times now! Other then that they fill and work great.