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Postby PATHFINDER » October 23rd, 2002, 3:16 am

OK GUYS,,I HAVE A BRAND NEW 2002 MXZ 700 ADR.,I ALREADY BOUGHT 144 STAINLESS STUDS/PLASTIC BACKERS.I HAVE ALWAYS PUT STUDS ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE TRACK,BUT AM HEARING LATELY OF JUST STUDDING THE INSIDE,,,WHAT DO YOU THINK??P.S YELLOW RULES!!
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Postby MAGNYS » October 23rd, 2002, 4:18 am

I HAVE A 01 MXZ700 ADR. W/144 1.075 & PLASTIC BACKERS.
V DOWN THE CENTER (96) & 48 ON THE EDGES
IT WORKS GREAT
Theres nothing like a shorn scrotum, it`s breathtaking I suggest you try it.
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Postby karni24 » October 23rd, 2002, 3:01 pm

If it was my sled, I would just stud down the middle. Kind of a durability issue as far as I'm concerned. Never had a pull-through doing it that way. I have a ZR 600 and just ran 96 down the middle in a V-pattern with no problems. My friend with a 670 HO Ski-Doo had 144 studded both inside and outside, and had problems with pull throughs. He had X-Calibers studs with those plastic nut/backer all one piece deals. I had Stud Boys Stainless Steel studs with the Power Plate backers and had excellent results. But then again, I had read that Arctic Cat tracks are more durable for studding than Ski-Doo's. Not bashing Ski-Doo, just stating what I read. Just my .02 worth.
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Postby 1FASTSLED » October 23rd, 2002, 3:11 pm

I run 192 on my 01 XCR. I highly recommend the V pattern, it's worked well for me.
Hold Wide Open
Till You See God
Then Brake.
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Postby R_TICAT » October 23rd, 2002, 8:32 pm

Studs in the center are more for acceleration/braking, studs in the outside are more for cornering.
I prefer to stud just the center to still allow a little kick-out in the corners when you squeeze the brake.
If you do alot of drag racing with your buddies on the lakes, 96 down the center probably won't hold up for your sled. You may want to use a 196 pattern that puts 144 down the center.
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Postby ZR500PA » October 23rd, 2002, 11:56 pm

Take the plastic backers back and get steel ones,Every stud I found mountain bike riding in the spring had plastic backers, and the forest department employee, showed me three dozen studs he pick up off the back roads, and 98% were plastic. You can't even get the stud too draw up in the track without the plastic threads being torn out.
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Postby '01 MXZ 800 » October 24th, 2002, 1:52 am

The best to go with is a 144 4-2-4-2-4 PYRMID pattern down the center! DON'T GO OUTSIDE THE WINDOWS! IF YOU DO YOU'RE JUST BEGGING YOUR TRACK TO RIP ON YOU! Trust me I know from it happening to me last year! Also take the plastic backers back a get ALUMNIUM angled backers.Steel ones add to much weight and the plastic ones are junk! You don't want to put a stud through your heat exchanger now do you? I didn't think so!

*This Message was edited on 29-Oct-02 04:14 AM by '01 MXZ 800*
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Postby '01 MXZ 800 » October 24th, 2002, 2:40 am

As far as one track being more durable than another(ex. Polaris track v.s. ski-doo track or whatever),I'm ALMOST positive that ALL sleds come from the factory Camoplast tracks on them. I know the one I just had put on my sled (PN861747800) was ordered out of the BOMBARDIER DIRECT catalog and it is an 1.25" Comoplast that has the name Bombardier&Camoplast molded right into it! So how can someone say that "A CAT track is better than a Ski-doo track", When they're both made by the same company? Maybe just to different track specs. for diferent sles!This is not meant to be a TRASH what so ever, I know this is the wrong room for that.I'm just trying to get a valid point across in case there are people who are un-aware of it!
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Postby PATHFINDER » October 24th, 2002, 3:18 am

I HAD THE PLASTIC BACKERS ON MY 98 MXZ 583 AND ONLY LOST 2 IN 6000KM,THEY ARE LIGHTER THEN ALUMINUM AND JUST AS STRONG,,,AND LOOK WAY COOLER!
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Postby PATHFINDER » October 24th, 2002, 3:25 am

THANKS FOR THE TIPS GUYS!!THIS IS A GREAT PLACE TO SHARE INFO,,I'M GLAD I FOUND IT,,,IF ANYONE WANTS TO RIDE ON THE BEST TRAILS,,COME TO ONTARIO AND I'D BE GLAD TO SHOW YOU AROUND,,,AND I'LL WAIT AT EVERY ROAD CROSSING FOR YOU TO CATCH UP,,LOL
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