WakeMAKERS 2005-2008 Malibu Wakesetter VLX PiggyBack Rear Factory Ballast Upgrade
WakeMAKERS exclusive Factory Ballast Upgrade Kits are built and designed to unleash your Malibu's full potential. It takes more than the factory ballast in your Malibu to achieve the wake you've always desired. After all, a better wake is proven to make for a more enjoyable wakesurfing and wakeboarding experience.
Our aftermarket ballast solutions increase the overall capacity of your Malibu boat's factory ballast system for improved performance while keeping the convenience of controlling all ballast with the switches at your dash. The ballast bags included in your Factory Ballast Upgrade are integrated into your boat's existing ballast system for automated filling/draining.
This upgrade kit "piggybacks" the included WakeMAKERS FIT Series ballast bags that are placed in the rear lockers to the factory hard tanks below. Drastically increasing the overall capacity of the ballast system in your Malibu will help to further displace the boat's hull in the water and make a more sizeable wake.
Now an updated version, the Malibu PiggyBack Factory Ballast Upgrade has been completely re-engineered by the WakeMAKERS ballast experts for more efficient flow of water and ensuring the factory hard tank completely fills. This updated design fills and drains the ballast bags quicker than the previous version.
Every WakeMAKERS Factory Ballast Upgrade is designed to be a user-friendly DIY install that can be completed in your garage over the course of an afternoon. Don't want to do a self-install and would rather take your boat to a professional? These upgrades can be completed by your local WakeMAKERS certified boat service center.
This factory ballast upgrade is a complete solution that includes everything needed to upgrade the ballast on your boat:
- Port ExactFIT 820lb Ballast Bag
- Starboard ExactFIT 820lb Ballast Bag
- All required pre-assembled fittings and connectors required for installation
Bigger Wake and Better Shape
It is going to take more than the stock ballast system in your boat to get that wake looking you’ve always dreamed of riding. The WakeMAKERS Factory Ballast Upgrade delivers instant results by adding the additional weight needed to produce the results you are looking for. Unleash the full potential of your boat and build a WakeMAKERS sized wake for a more enjoyable wakesurfing and wakeboarding experience.
The PiggyBack Factory Ballast Upgrade adds more weight to your factory ballast system by piggybacking WakeMAKERS ballast bags onto your factory hard tanks under your rear lockers. This upgrade kit includes the best fitting ballast bags for your rear lockers and all the hardware needed for the install. We utilize Flow Rite Quick Release Connectors to keep the install fast and simple. The result is a better wake with an improved shape and increased size, making for a more enjoyable wakesurfing and wakeboarding experience.
Automated Filling + Draining
Designed to directly integrate into your boat’s existing factory ballast system, the additional ballast bags included in this WakeMAKERS Factory Ballast Upgrade will simultaneously fill and drain with your factory ballast tanks. The switches at your boat’s helm will be used to control both the factory ballast and WakeMAKERS ballast bags in conjunction for a smooth, automated process.
This WakeMAKERS Factory Ballast Upgrade is designed and built for your specific year, make, and model Malibu boat. From the pre-assembled hardware kit to the correct fitting ballast bag, this kit includes everything you need and makes it a quick, easy install. This kit is built with marine-grade materials for superior durability, performance, and a clean appearance that looks like it came straight from the factory. Integrates seamlessly into your Malibu’s factory ballast system. The only thing that will change is the size and shape of your wake.
Made in USA
Our FIT Series ballast bags are designed and built at WakeMAKERS owned and operated manufacturing facility in Knoxville, TN. The talented team of engineers and bag craftsman use our innovative designs and industry-leading equipment to build you the best ballast bags on the market. We take immense pride in being a ‘Made in USA’ manufacturer.
- 2 Years
- Bag Size
- Dual Malibu ExactFIT 820lb Port AND Starboard Bags