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Studs... What Should I Buy?

Postby bobv34 » December 16th, 2004, 4:01 am

Hello, I am going to purchase some studs for my Polaris 700 XCSP. First, who makes the best studs. Secondly, how many should I install into the track. And lastly, is there a pattern to follow? Please help.

Thanks a bunch
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Postby ZR600DPD » December 16th, 2004, 4:30 am

i had shade tree stainless on my last sled,and soon to go on my current sled and they were a hell of alot better than the woody's that i had before them, and they are priced right to. 144 should work just fine and its up to you on the pattern, they have all center belt paterns which hook up great. my.02 cents
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Postby sledfanatic » December 16th, 2004, 7:12 am

i just finished studding my 02 700xcsp. i went 144 down the middle and outside @ 1.325 fasttrac studs in a upside down v pattern. should keep her on the trail. most people just go with 144 1.25" stud.
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Postby pshady » December 16th, 2004, 3:30 pm

i had 120 sabers in my zr 500 and after two years i lost about 20 of them-junk- i've had woody's with good luck and stud boy's with good luck also-beware of plastic backers especially the ones from saber-fast-trac has good plastic backers though --keep them in the middle of the track (inside the windows) and don't overstud!!!!!!!!! 144 should be great plenty good luck!!!!!!!!!
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Postby RXL-XC7-RIDER » December 16th, 2004, 6:08 pm

i just studded my o4 xc 700,

went with 120, might add 24 more will wait and see, 120 should be enough for added safety,
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Postby Straightliner » December 16th, 2004, 11:42 pm

If you are going to stud a 1 inch track use 1.175 that is 1/4 over lug. I find the best stud is woody's gold-diggers. Anything under 1.175 don't even stud you will just be scratching the ground. (Later)
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Postby DooSki7c » December 17th, 2004, 1:43 am

Whatever your track size, use as your stud size. Inch track...inch stud, 1.25 track...1.25 stud. If you go larger than your track size, you get more stud penetration than you need causing the studs to bend, break, or rip out eaiser. By using a stud the same size as your track. You get about 1/8 to 3/16 penetration which is more than enough. If you use a stud one size larger, you will get about 3/8 penetration which is overkill and just asking for problems. And by the way, Woody's studs are nice, but Roetin's hold up better under crappy conditions.
Honestly I would try 96 in a V pattern first and then move to 144 if needed.
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Postby skidoochick » December 17th, 2004, 8:07 am

Stud boy dont waste your time with the others. Take it from a racer.
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Postby ArcticCatDude15 » December 17th, 2004, 10:19 am

Woodys Gold Diggers are nice, yeah deffinatly do not get those crappy plastic backers. My uncles 600 MXZ had them on it. He wanted to replace the studs, and the nuts were sunk right into the plastic, he had to like melt the plastic with a blow torch to get to the nut. He had purchased the sled with the plastic backers on it, he will never have them put back on.
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Postby Snocross861 » December 17th, 2004, 4:43 pm

I raced 12 snocross races last year, sometimes driving in gravel in the pits to get to the track, tree roots, and even the odd 4 inch diameter rock hidden can be found in staging. I bought 96 Woody's MegaBite studs, never replaced a single one and they look like new. I don't even consider other brands anymore. I would use 144 for a 700. Go to and get a recommendation from their site under the "Product Applications" tab at the top of the screen. Talk to a local dealer, or contact Woody's yourself for further info!
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