WakeMAKERS Malibu TankBuster Rear Factory Ballast Upgrade (2002-2004)
New and Improved!
Our exclusive Malibu TankBuster upgrade solution has been completely re-engineered for better performance, more accurate control of water level in the bag, and even easier installation.
Get the Wake You've Always Wanted
Unlock your boat's performance by adding over triple the capacity to the factory ballast system.
The factory rear hard tank in your boat currently holds 250 pounds of water. Our TankBuster upgrade will increase that capacity to almost 900 pounds* of total weight in each rear locker!
A Perfect Fit For Your Malibu
Designed specifically for the boat they will be installed in, our TankBuster upgrade makes system is 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.
Tired of the above floor factory hard tanks in your Malibu wakeboard boat taking up too much storage space and not offering enough ballast? Replace them with our exclusive TankBuster ballast system upgrade for a massive wakesurfing or wakeboarding wake.
Instantly triple the ballast capacity in each rear corner, while at the same time restoring full use of the lockers for storage when you don't need the biggest wake possible.
Adding ballast to your wakeboard boat's factory ballast system with our exclusive Malibu TankBuster Wakesurf Ballast System. Interested in adding more ballast to your boat for surfing, but don't want to mess with throwing pumps over the side of the boat? The WakeMAKERS TankBuster Wakesurf Ballast System is designed to integrate with your factory ballast system, be controlled using the switches on your dash, and not required any additional effort to fill and drain.
How It Works
The TankBuster Ballast System Upgrade takes the place of the existing factory hard tank installed in each rear locker of certain Malibu wakeboard boats. Once installed, the new Ballast bag is controlled completely from the driver's seat, and uses the factory pumps and plumbing. Everything functions exactly the same as it did from the factory, but you've added an addition few hundred pounds of capacity. Additionally, when the bags are empty, the entire rear locker is available, dramatically increasing the amount of storage space for gear and equipment. This kit includes everything needed for the installation, including a new ballast bag and the necessary Flow Rite quick connect fittings.
The installation process is incredibly simple, completely reversible, and only has to be done one time to use the TankBuster system. Removing the factory tank and installing the new TankBuster bag typically takes a couple of hours to do both sides of the boat, so plan on leaving yourself and afternoon for the project.
Once installed, the three ports on the new ballast bag are connected to the fill, drain and vent hoses from the factory ballast system, making the TankBuster a direct replacement for the hard tank. For convenience, Flow Rite Quick Connect fittings are used allowing you to easily remove the bag for cleaning, storage or winterization. Triple the capacity, double the storage space, all controlled using the factory dash switches makes the TankBuster is the perfect ballast upgrade.
Step 1: Locate and identify fill and vent hoses at the top of the factory ballast tank. The fill