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Picked up a goody bag today can't wait to install it all.

Speed ties
Depth finder
Electrical accessory kit
Fenders
And variable trim. Only thing I need now is side armour and grip mats.


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Finished installing everything. The whole project took me just under 4 hours. I put speed tie kits on both my sparks. Depth finder on one, accessory fuse box on one, variable trim on one. Out of all the accessories the speed ties sucked. Mainly just the front one, especially if your working on a spark on a double trailer. You have to be all contorted tangled up underneath the handle bars trying to screw in the bolts. The second one went faster but my back is sore now. Lol


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Finished installing everything. The whole project took me just under 4 hours. I put speed tie kits on both my sparks. Depth finder on one, accessory fuse box on one, variable trim on one. Out of all the accessories the speed ties sucked. Mainly just the front one, especially if your working on a spark on a double trailer. You have to be all contorted tangled up underneath the handle bars trying to screw in the bolts. The second one went faster but my back is sore now. Lol


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I'm impressed this only took 4 hours for all of this stuff.... I watched the speed tie installation video and closed it about halfway through. I kinda wanted them, but it looked way too much for me to deal with. Maybe some day when I have more time
 

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I'm a licensed car mechanic and work for a dealer so I have done a few accessories. I kinda got used to crappy instructions. Plus I already did the depth sounder and trim on the other one so I knew what to expect.


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So you got it all installed, in good time too. Have you actually had the chance to take it out on the water and try it out yet? Would love to hear how it changes your riding.
 

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It all cost me $1100 CDN tax in. The dealer gave me %15 off since I bought two Sparks and a trailer from them and was buying so many accessories.
I like the depth finder mainly for fun to see how deep the river is in places. The trim gave me an extra 3mph. And when the trim is all the way down it slides much easier. When the trim is all the way up it bounces out of the water really fast, it's crazy. You can bounce it over and over again with the trim all the way up.


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Just brought both out on the St.lawrence today first time since the new one got all of the accessories. I'm a little disappointed in the speed ties, they are too short for docking at most docks. By the time the line makes the angle to the dock I didn't have enough to attach both the front and the rear speed tie. However most of the time I find with a seadoo you really only have to use either the front or the rear. I was just disappointed they aren't long enough to tie both.

On another note the vts acts differently on the 2015 than it does on the 2014. On the 2014 it does make a big difference with speed and makes it easier to spin when the trim is up. On the 2015 if you max the trim up it spins on a dime sometimes even unintentionally. I couldn't believe how easy it is to spin when you max the trim out, I was doing accidentally just trying to go side to side. The 2014 spins easier than without vts but not as easy as the 2015. It seems like the 2015 gets more travel maybe on the vts.
Now that I have the vts I would never buy a spark without IBR because the vts makes them so much more playful. It was a rough day with 2 foot chop so I couldn't test the top speed with the vts on the 2015 yet.
As expected the depth sounder worked great.


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