WakeMAKERS 2005-2008 Malibu Wakesetter VLX PiggyBack Rear Factory Ballast Upgrade

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WakeMAKERS 2005-2008 Malibu Wakesetter VLX PiggyBack Rear Factory Ballast Upgrade
WakeMAKERS 2005-2008 Malibu Wakesetter VLX PiggyBack Rear Factory Ballast Upgrade
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The WakeMAKERS' exclusive Factory Ballast Upgrade for the 2005-2008 Malibu Wakesetter VLX, adding a total of 1640lbs of ballast weight.

Enhance your Malibu boat's performance with WakeMAKERS' PiggyBack Factory Ballast Upgrade, designed to optimize your ballast system to help you build the best with high-quality ballast bags. Our solution is engineered for Malibu Wakesetter VLX models from 2005 to 2008, ensuring compatibility and peak performance.

Why settle for the standard factory ballast when you can unlock your boat's full potential? Our aftermarket solution maximizes your Malibu's performance, enhancing your wakesurfing and wakeboarding experience.

With the WakeMAKERS Factory Ballast Upgrade, the ballast bags are seamlessly integrated into your boat's existing ballast system, allowing for automatic filling and draining. This upgrade works by attaching additional ballast bags in the rear lockers, which then connect to the factory hard tanks below, essentially “piggybacking” on them.

Each kit includes two bags: one port and one starboard-specific ExactFIT 820lb Ballast Bag, for a total of 1640lbs added to your boat ballast system. Easy to install in an afternoon and compatible with all Malibu Wakesetter VLX models from 2005 to 2008, this kit includes everything you need for a DIY installation, including pre-assembled fittings and connectors for hassle-free setup.

What's Included:

  • Sold as a KIT (includes 2 ballast bags): one Port ExactFIT 820lb Ballast Bag and one Starboard ExactFIT 820lb Ballast Bag
  • Total ballast weight added = 1640lbs
  • Each bag is side-specific and labeled accordingly
  • All required fittings and connectors, pre-installed on the ballast bags
  • Complete instructions for easy DIY installation

Confirmed Applications:

  • 2005 Malibu Wakesetter VLX
  • 2006 Malibu Wakesetter VLX
  • 2007 Malibu Wakesetter VLX
  • 2008 Malibu Wakesetter VLX
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Dual Malibu ExactFIT 820lb Port AND Starboard Bags
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I’ve had these installed for a few weeks in my 2005 Wakesetter VLX. Installation was fairly simple and works as described. You will want to reinforce the engine divider panels. I have the Wakemakers kit but haven’t had a chance to install it yet.

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Thank you so much for letting us know! We are so glad installation was simple and everything works as it should.
We appreciate the review & hope you have an awesome summer!

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This product can expose you to chemicals including DINP (Diisononyl phthalate) and DIDP (Diisodecyl phthalate) which are known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to https://www.p65warnings.ca.gov.

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