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1.25 track and studs???

PostPosted: February 3rd, 2002, 3:25 pm
by 800edge
i have been thinking about studding the 1.25" track on my 02 xc 800. i have been told by a few people that i should put 96 in the center and that is all i would need. also one of the guys i talked to was a snocross racer and he recommended using the fast-trac plastic air lite backers. has anyone had any experience with these. i am kind of questioning the durability of these vs. aluminum backers. any insight??

1.25 track and studs???

PostPosted: February 3rd, 2002, 10:53 pm
by BLADEGUY
I have a 1.25 track (long track) and I studded using 1.325 Fast track top gun II studs, the air lite backers, and the stainless steel nuts. I did a 96 pattern (2 per bar) down the middle. On a long track sled, that is actually about 110 studs. I figured out that it is like having 120 on a short track, due to the number of studs actually touching the ground. I ride hard with a 700 engine and have had very little trouble. Maybe a couple of minor bent studs. I would recommend the 96 down the middle. Keep an eye on it, and add a couple if needed.

When I originally installed the studs, I didn't have all my backers, so the dealer installed a few here and there of the one piece plastic with the plastic nut incorporated. These imediately broke off leading to bent studs and one pull through. When I received my back-ordered backers, I replaced all the plastic nut backers with the air lite. Since then, no problems. I took a torch and burnt the hole where the stud pulled through, and re-inserted a stud, and even that has held tight. A friend of mine races and recommended the fast track. I am very happy with them.

1.25 track and studs???

PostPosted: February 3rd, 2002, 10:53 pm
by BLADEGUY
I used the round backers.

1.25 track and studs???

PostPosted: February 4th, 2002, 11:02 am
by 800edge
what would be a adequate length for the studs...i was thinking about the 1.45" woody's miga-bites

1.25 track and studs???

PostPosted: February 4th, 2002, 11:53 am
by polarisman415
Thats good as long as you stay on the snow. I had the same thing as you (1.25-1.425) and i ripped the track on a rock 2 winters ago when the weather really sucked... know matter how bad you want to go, you need to fight the earge of going out there when there isnt enough snow. :)

1.25 track and studs???

PostPosted: February 4th, 2002, 2:46 pm
by BLADEGUY
I used the 1.325. I would use that or the 1.375. The longer ones are more agressive, but put more pressure on the studs. I just use the studs to provide added traction and safety on ice and in marginal conditions. The long studs don't hook up quite as nice as those on a shorter track because they give more due to the lenght. Of course the 1.25" lugs hook up better in snow. Thats the trade off.

1.25 track and studs???

PostPosted: February 4th, 2002, 11:10 pm
by drewalt
I would use the 1.325" gold diggers w/aluminum backers. I have a couple packs of 96 for sale if anyone is interested. $200 w/backers or $160 w/out backers.

1.25 track and studs???

PostPosted: February 5th, 2002, 5:26 am
by 800edge
are the 1.325 studs going to be long enough to get any bite? doesnt seem like it would work as well to me...

1.25 track and studs???

PostPosted: February 5th, 2002, 8:00 am
by BLADEGUY
It depends what you want. I was not looking for very agressive, just some bite in ice and hardpack. I would be concerned that the longer ones would just be too much stress on the track. I am not an expert, though.

1.25 track and studs???

PostPosted: February 5th, 2002, 9:21 am
by tcat1000
I reccomend 144 woody's gold digger 5/16 60 degree studs w/double digger aluminium suport plates. woody's sell's a template for that pattern
You will be happy with the results . All the studs will be in the center band. You can also add 48 more to the outside bands if needed...very reiliable studs...Woody's backs there product 100%
I'M NOT A SALES MAN FOR WOODY'S, JUST A SATISFIED CUSTOMER.........