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  • removing 70's to upgrade to 90's

    Given the chance if you were working on 8270's that run well and had a chance to upgrade to 90's in a fairly low linage house, would you?

    I have about 2 calls per night on a 4 by 10 league. Someone started rumor about upgrading the pinsetters. I personally do not see a reason why to spend the money to go to 90's.

    I mean get some lane overlays and then upgrade the video and sound system seem to be the way I would do my upgrades. I cannot see why to upgrade something that is not effecting the customer and the customers will not see.

    I know sometimes I miss the boat on business decisions so I thought I would post here and see what you guys thought.

    Pro's and con's please.

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    Re: removing 70's to upgrade to 90's

    Why not upgrade to the XLI and eliminate some things on your machines?
    Drill

    David Bolt
    Champaign, IL
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    • #3
      Re: removing 70's to upgrade to 90's

      Personaly I dont see any reason for you to upgrade.It sounds like your 70's are doing great.But the XLI are marvelious machines,
      with no table wireing,switches to break or
      short out.Also the self correcting chassie's
      are sweet.If you've got the funds it would
      be a great investment.

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      • #4
        Re: removing 70's to upgrade to 90's

        Personaly I dont see any reason for you to upgrade.It sounds like your 70's are doing great.But the XLI are marvelious machines,
        with no table wireing,switches to break or
        short out.Also the self correcting chassie's
        are sweet.If you've got the funds it would
        be a great investment.

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        • #5
          Re: removing 70's to upgrade to 90's

          Sorry bout the double post!

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          • #6
            Re: removing 70's to upgrade to 90's

            Pat, keep your 70's. They are great machines. Spend your money where its needed. Your machines are just fine.

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            • #7
              Re: removing 70's to upgrade to 90's

              If you need to spend $ (save Uncle Sam from getting too much), try newer scoring that can automate bumpers and control your 70s.
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              This post is not an unpaid promotion of my business.

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              • #8
                Re: removing 70's to upgrade to 90's

                I agree. Keep the 70s. Check all the posts about not being able to get 90 chassis. Granted, they may have no problem now, but tell that to those folks who bought the first generations of them.
                "Where are we going, and why are we in a hand basket?"

                --Kat

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                • #9
                  Re: removing 70's to upgrade to 90's

                  I have had both of them. We had 70's before our fire and 90's (not XLI) after the fire. I feel like you can better spend your $$$$ on other items if your 70's are in good shape. Our's were and if I had a choice I would have liked to kept them over our newer 90's except I like the PBL over the kickers I previously had. Other than that, not enough difference to invest the dollars in different machines.

                  I agree with the others, money will be better spent in other areas in the center to attract new and more customers (more $$$$$). Newer machines will not do this.

                  Tim
                  HBOwner

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                  • #10
                    Re: removing 70's to upgrade to 90's

                    Keep the 70's

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                    • #11
                      Re: removing 70's to upgrade to 90's

                      Originally posted by misterx:
                      Keep the 70's
                      <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I agree.

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                      • #12
                        Re: removing 70's to upgrade to 90's

                        Keep them. The Xlis still have a few things that I think still need tweeking. The brackets that are for the sweep and table sensors like to move a little from time to time. We have a center up here on the air force bace and they have a few problems as well. I would go with the tried and true 70's they are proven and have stood the test of time.
                        They say that the **** rolls down hill but the smell always starts at the top.

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                        • #13
                          Re: removing 70's to upgrade to 90's

                          A possibility could be to upgrade half the centre at a time. You would then have multiple spare motors, chassis etc to use on the 70's, but you would have to have stock of 90 xli parts aswell.
                          Tried to sneak 16 off them into the parts order this week. Got caught though. Damm. It's not fair, I want xli's.
                          Bring me the freshest "Mean Green" known to man! Juice on!

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                          • #14
                            Re: removing 70's to upgrade to 90's

                            No i wouldn't upgrade.the 70 is still the best by far with an mp chassis.90's are not readily available and only XLI are coming out ,so why bother when you have good working machines.
                            maister

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