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1" lug track or 1.25" lug track

Postby CJBSKIREV » March 31st, 2003, 12:51 am

I purchase a new sled every year, I ride aggresive, I always get the same track set up, 1" lug track with 144 pics in the middle, my dealer, knowing how I ride, wants me to try the 1.25" lug track with those machine screw track grippers that you screw into the lugs, anyone have any experience with this set up?
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Postby ski-dont » March 31st, 2003, 1:22 am

My dad has that set up on his rx-1 and is working perfectly. with out the weight of studs,is noticeable
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Postby CJBSKIREV » March 31st, 2003, 2:30 am

Thanks
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Postby Burky » March 31st, 2003, 10:31 am

Can't say about the studs since my tracks are unstudded. But we ran two Polaris XCSP 600's side by side this winter and the only diffference was the 1.25 on one of them. It would consistently grab the other sled by 2-3 sled lengths until about 45 mph or so. Then they were even. I have a 1.25" on my SX700 and am extremely happy, even unstudded. They hook very well, and I have no visible wear after over 1200 miles this year.
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Postby ArcticEd » April 1st, 2003, 1:44 am

Grab the 1 1/4 and live happily ever after.
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Postby 97Mach1 » April 1st, 2003, 2:59 am

I am going to try the 1.25" track this year, I have narrowed my choice down to the camoplast 9854. I rode a Viper & a Rev 800 this year with that track on it, and really liked it.

The only thing I have ever heard about the lug studs is that they don't like to stay in. That was the old version, and supposedly they have improved, but I don't know anyone with them. Everyone I know uses Woody's or StudBoy.

I am planning to go studless with the 1.25" track. I have heard it hooks up really well. I presently have 192 1" studs in my stock track, so it will be a big change. I also don't know if I will even be able to run studs in the bigger lug track (it's pretty cramped in there already..)

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Postby michahicks » April 1st, 2003, 3:52 am

No argument. The 1.25's do hook up great on the trail. The problem , at least in my experience, is when it comes to the unexpected icey area. Could be a blown out corner, could be an icey area
before an unexpected stop sign, an icey hill while behind traffic, could be anything. At that point, unless you have metal hanging out, you don't have any (enough) traction.

If you ride areas where this is not a concern, then great, not a problem. But if you do.....you already know the answer to the question. You need something there to give you the much needed, but seldom necessary, extra traction. On a 1" track, we all know that's not a problem. We also know that guys running studded 1.25's are having trouble with reliability issues. In my book, until those issues are resolved, I won't be running an 1.25 on a trail, even though I'd like to. The safety margin provided by my studs is just too valuable to me.
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Postby ArcticEd » April 1st, 2003, 7:51 am

I've used one or another type of lug studs for the past 3 winters, with great results. At the end of each season, all were present and accounted for. It's important to realize that they aren't standard push-through studs, and stud a bit heavier with them. As with all traction products, damage and stud loss occur when you are under-studded and spinning .
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Postby potterb3 » April 1st, 2003, 9:30 am

I have a 1.25 inch on my renegade. I love it
more lug = more chug
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Postby R_TICAT » April 1st, 2003, 10:38 am

I have a 1.25 lug on my ZR800 EFI CCE. I LOVE it!
I won't go back to a smaller lug. It is SOOOO much more stable in loose snow and hooks GREAT on hard pack!.
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