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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-14-2000, 01:56 AM
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Studding a 98 XC

I am planning to stud a 98 Polaris XC 600. I would appreciate anyone's advise or experience with this sled?
Need tunnel protectors or change size of idler wheels? Make, length, and number of studs? Any tips or points?

Your help is much appreciated!

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-09-2001, 09:10 PM
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Re: Studding a 98 XC

I have the same sled. Tunnel protectors should be fine stock. I ran 96 Stud Boy push-throughs with steel backers down the middle of the track. Keep the studs out of the outside belts if you ride hard, track damage can occur very easily. It will hook up above 25-30 MPH on glare ice. Anything below that, you will just make gouges in it. Helps a lot with braking at all speeds. I would never ride without studs myself. Frinds tell me 144 won't do anymore than 96, so save some money there. Just went with repeating V pattern. Let's see if I can duplicate it.
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post #3 of (permalink) Old 01-10-2001, 12:39 AM
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Re: Studding a 98 XC

Ever consider a 1 1/4" track opposed to studs? Several of my friends have gone this route. All their rides hook up mint, and they kick ass through deep snow too. I'm planning on one for my XCR. Good Luck!

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Re: Studding a 98 XC

I'll tell you what, I'll line up next to your friend with his 1.25" non-studded track and we'll go down an icy road 100 MPH and then try to stop 100 ft. before we come to a highway and see if he hooks up mint then. Studs have saved my life on icy trails so many times, I would never ride without them. All a 1.25" is good for is snowy trails and with the lack of snow everywhere lately, studs are certainly a necessity.

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