Stock RXP-X 260 Avg. Speed 67.5 (67-68) mph @ 7850 RPM / 7 lbs. Boost
R&D RXP-X 260 Stage 3 Kit Avg. Speed 78 (77.5-78.5) mph @ 8350/8400 RPM / 10 lbs. Boost


Description of Parts
R&D R3 ECU Reprogram (must send in the OEM ECU to program)
Part #: 803-01502
R&D Pro Pitch Impeller 14/21 or 14/22
Part #: 133-01421/133-01422
R&D Billet Adjustable Anti-Cavitation Cone Kit
Part #: 163-95012(Short Cone)
R&D Aquavein Intake Grate
Part #: 113-95008
R&D Sponson Kit
Part #: 123-95111
R&D Ride Plate Trim Pad Kit
Part #: 123-80622
R&D Pro Series 4” Air Filter Kit
Part #: 203-00264
R&D Straight Shot Intake Hose Kit
Part #: 613-95257
R&D Cool Air Vent Plate Kit
Part #: 203-00270
R&D Thermostat/Intercooler/Engine Cooling Kit
Part#: 663-15000
R&D High Performance Titanium Retainer Kit
Part#: 613-80014
R&D Free Flow Exhaust Kit
Part #: 333-80258
Total: $3439.50
Performance Upgrade over Stage 3 Kit, See R&D Stage 4 Kit

Parts/Kit Overview

The R&D RXP-X 260 Stage 3 Kit delivers an impressive increase in acceleration and easily adds up to 10 MPH top speed performance while improving overall handling, pump hook up, and straight line stability. The R&D Stage 3 Kit maintains the integrity of great reliability by keeping RPM’s reasonably low and it’s High Grade pump gas friendly. The R&D Stage 3 Kit is very easy to install and is available at a reasonable retail price. Each part in the Kit can be used individually as a “stand alone” product.

  • The R&D ECU Reprogram Service is one of the first performance upgrades that should be done to the new RXP-X 260. The new RXP-X ECU has an internal acceleration governor and top speed governor that’s GPS controlled to only allow 67-68 mph. The GPS speed governor controls the throttle plate to modulate and restrict airflow into the intake plenum. The throttle plate modulation controls and limits the boost pressure to 7 pounds. The R&D ECU Service is a vital and necessary key to unlocking and adding performance to the new Sea-Doo 260 engine platform. Whether you are a recreational enthusiasts or an off shore racer who is interested in more performance, the R&D ECU is an absolute “Must Doo” Upgrade.
    The R&D R3 ECU Reprogram produces some great performance gains through it’s advanced ignition timing, re-calibrated fuel map, increased rev limit to 8650, removed GPS speed control, eliminated acceleration governor (starts in sport mode), and eliminated boost limiter to allow maximum boost pressure to be reached. With the 8650 rev limiter and removal of the GPS control, the OEM boost pressure is allowed to be boosted up from 7 to 10+ pounds. The R3 ignition timing safely maximizes performance with 91 octane pump gas allowing the Sea-Doo 260 engine to accelerate much quicker out of the hole and pull harder through the mid range with significant speed gains.

  • The R&D RXP-X 260 Aquavein Intake Grate kit will keep your Sea-Doo RXP-X’s pump loaded, hooked up, and off the rev limiter to improve handling and top speed performance. Improved straight-line stability and smoother, tighter turning capabilities will be noticed instantly. Top speed improvements of 2.5 -3.5 have been documented by R&D customers in both flat and rough water conditions. The R&D RXP-X Intake Grate’s Race Technology Inspired Wing concept will efficiently load the impellor/pump at all speed ranges to promote maximum acceleration performance.

  • The R&D RXP-X Pro Series Sponson Kit will increase top speed stability in rough water conditions, as well as add increased and improved turning performance. The Sea-Doo RXP-X 260 sponson has a unique stock feature that is tabbed as a “decelerator fin”. The decelerator fin does a good job of keeping the RXP-X stable at cruising speeds with a stock engine package. However, who needs a decelerator fin when you want to accelerate? The Pros at R&D have incorporated into the R&D Sponson lots of race inspired technology to keep the RXP-X 260 ultra stable at top speed, corner sharp and smooth, and actually increase acceleration from zero to 30 mph by leaving the “decelerator fin” out of the design. R&D has done all this without loosing any of the cool inside lean handling performance the RXP-X 260 is admired for. The R&D Sponson Kit offers 2-position sponson blade adjustability, which will guarantee this kit to out perform any other 1, 2, or 3 up. The R&D Pro Series Sponson Kit offers a smoother more predictable ride with much better low and high speed turning capabilities. Track tested and race proven! Kit comes complete with all hardware and instructions.

  • The R&D RXP-X 260 Ride Plate Trim Pads will increase overall and straight line handling stability, as well as add to top speed performance. The R&D Trim Pad Kit is a must for rough water conditions to significantly reduce porpoise and bow hunt. Racing Offshore? The R&D Trim Pads are a must to help keep the hull flat and the pump hooked up to keep the engine off the rev limiter. Straight line top speed averages are increased in rough water, and there is ZERO speed loss in perfect flat water conditions. What’s the secret? The stock trim pads have a cant or downward hook built into them which in general robs speed. The R&D Trim Pads are lengthened over stock and are flat which will allow more top speed. Also, as a bonus, they double for a great deep water boarding step.

  • The R&D RXP-X Pro Series 4” Air Filter Kit was designed and developed exclusively for the new Sea-Doo RXP-X. The R&D Pro 4” filter kit will unleash restricted low-end, mid-range and peak horsepower by entirely removing the OEM air filtration system and replacing it. The R&D Kit includes a huge 4” “ snap on” rubber velocity stack that allows large 4” Kanaflex flexible hose to be attached to the supercharger and cleanly run to the front of the hull to capture cooler air. The R&D Pro Series 4” Filter Kit has ZERO restriction to the supercharger which means quicker acceleration and more power.

  • The R&D High Flow “Straight Shot” Intake kit is designed to offer straight and direct flow of the intake air from the intercooler into the throttle body without turns or restriction. The direct air flow increases air speed to the throttle body and intake plenum promoting improved throttle response and acceleration performance throughout the entire RPM range. Note: R&D Free Flow Exhaust kit (Pt. #333-80258) is required to install Straight Shot Intake Hose Kit.

  • The R&D Cool Air Vent Plate Kit was developed to allow super heated hot air that builds up in the back of the hull from the water box, exhaust hoses, supercharger, and coolant reservoir to be quickly and easily vented out of the hull. The R&D Kit allows two large 3” holes to be drilled into the plastic seat base mount. The R&D Kit supplies two Vent Plates that pop rivet securely in place that allows hot air to escape out while muffling sound. A cooler engine room with improved air ventilation will add engine horsepower output.

  • The R&D/Solas 14/21 Pro Pitch Impeller is a custom Pro Pitch Tuned impeller that meets the performance demands of the R&D Performer Kit. The R&D/Solas 14/21 is custom tuned and tested to work exclusively with the R&D Boost Box, R1, R2, and R3 ECU Programs. R&D stocks a complete line of Pro Pitch Impellers that are guaranteed to out perform “out of the box” aftermarket impellers. Performance gains include reduced cavitation, increased acceleration and improved top speed. Call R&D for other custom impellor pitch options that will work with your choice of ECU rev limit settings, or riding environment and conditions. NOTE: R&D Recommends the 14/21 impellor for 90-110 degree weather conditions, and the 14/22 impellor for 60-85 degree weather conditions.

  • The R&D RXP 260X Billet Adjustable Pump Cone Kit is a creative new bolt on part that adds 1 full inch of additional length over the OEM cone, and also allows an additional .315” of adjustable tuning range. The extended length allows custom rpm tuning, reduced cavitation and adds additional pump thrust. Precision tuning the pump cones length with the kit included cone spacers will add to top speed while keeping the engine rpm’s stable and out of the rev limiter. Precision CNC machined from 6061 aluminum and o-ring sealed for leak free pump bearing protection. The R&D Billet Cone kit can be ordered in 3 specific cone sets that will allow an adjustment range based on horsepower output, rpm range, and prop pitch. O-ring sealed and anodized to prevent corrosion and allow years of trouble free adjustability. Call R&D for cone kit suggestions or performance recommendations for a base kit that will offer a tuning range for your application. There are many possible tuning combinations never before possible without this unique concept. For example, RPM’s too high, add shims to reduce RPM’s. At any time if needed, additional longer cones can be ordered to allow a wider range of tuning. The R&D Cone Kit will offer more precise prop/rpm/nozzle tuning and higher top speeds over nozzle rings guaranteed.

  • The R&D Thermostat/Intercooler/Engine Cooling Kit is one stop shopping to solve several big issues with the OEM cooling system. Engine temperatures on a RXP 260 engine with performance upgrades can reach 190-195 degrees with the stock cooling system. The R&D Kit changes out the stock thermostat for a new cooler 160 degree thermostat. The R&D Kit also separates and re-routes the “intercooler out” and “engine out” water lines to allow less restriction and more water to flow through both the engines exhaust system and the intercooler which promotes cooler exhaust temperatures as well as reducing intake air temperatures. The R&D Kit also includes two new 1/2 inch water bypass fittings for the intercooler in and out lines, one to be used with the kit included high pressure relief valve, and one for the new intercooler water out line. The R&D “high pressure” relief valve will protect the intercooler from being broken due to high water pressure spikes. Cooler engine temperatures, cooler intake air temperatures, and cooler exhaust temperatures all add up to a noticeable RPM and top speed gain.

  • R&D High Performance Titanium Retainers Kits are a must add kit where engine RPM frequencies are sustained over 8350 on Sea-Doo engines when used in aggressive water conditions where engine over rev situations are elevated . The R&D Titanium Retainers are 500 grams lighter than OEM retainers and considerably stronger. R&D Retainers are designed to properly preload the OEM spring slightly to raise seat and full lift tension which will increase valve control and help to reduce valve float.

  • R&D Exhaust Free Flow Kit will relieve hot exhaust gas back pressures which will reduce engine heat, reduce detonation, and allow increased engine performance. The R&D Kit replaces the OEM standard exhaust hose and removes the plastic resonator box known to melt down or burn with added horsepower. The R&D Kit offers precision mandrel bent aluminum tubing, high temperature silicone rubber coupling hoses, and high quality hose clamps.

NOTE: R&D recommends the installation of an R&D RXP-X Surge Protection Kit offered, which will substantially reduce wear and tear on the OEM supercharger clutch assembly. Automobiles with Turbo Chargers or Supercharges generally always include surge protection valves to protect the supercharger from harm full compressor surge. The R&D RXP-X Surge Protection Kit offered is Part # 613-95258.

NOTE: The R&D RXP 260-X Stage 1 kit development, tachometer, and top speed information posted was gathered after an initial 5-mile warm-up to stabilize engine temperatures. All testing was performed exclusively with Chevron 91 octane pump gasoline at 500 feet above sea level. Ambient air temperature during testing in March was between 75 and 85 degrees. These test results may change as we continue to gather data, and monitor O.E.M. stock boat speed averages, and production impeller consistencies. All information posted in the R&D Stage 1 Kit are averages. In many cases we hear of feedback from Sea-Doo owners with performer kit packages reporting of higher speeds than posted.


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