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new style top

biggedsobiggedso Posts: 9
edited 4:18PM in EggHead Forum
just got back from where i bought my x-large, there is a new style of top. does anyone know what's up.. :huh:


  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    Yea,they redesigned the dome of the XL for more clearance.They also redesigned the firebox,fire ring,and platsetter.I guess that's what's up :whistle:
  • can i convert my present one? its only three months old
  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    You can,but it will be pricey.You say that yours is only three months old,but in reality,it could be much older.You just got it three months ago,but the distributors and dealers sold out the old stock first,before selling the newer model.Maybe the dealer will give you a discount on the newer parts,but don't count on it ;)
  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    FWIW,I also have an older style XL.While the new design is much better,I don't see the need to spend the money to upgrade mine just yet.I can still easily fit 6 butts in there,and I've seen people put even more in theirs :) The old style dome doesn't affect most cooks though.
  • I agree with Doug on the dome.

    You may have the new style firebox, firering, and platesetter (if you got a platesetter).

    The new firebox can expand/contract - instead of being solid all the way around, it has a narrow slice in it top to bottom.
  • CobraCobra Posts: 110
    From talking with my dealer the most recent XL to the new XL the biggest difference is the dome(top). The fire box and platesetter were changed some time back. I talked to the mothership about the difference also and the 2 people I talked to kinda confirmed that, but neither of them sounded certain. For what its worth??
  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    You are correct Cobra,the dome was the latest in a series of upgrades to the XL.
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