To Stud or Not to Stud?

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To Stud or Not to Stud?

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While at Sno-Motion yesterday, I purchased a 2013 Polaris Adventure. The Sled comes with a 1.35 Cobra Track. Not sure if I should put studs on it or not.

If it would be recommended to put studs on it, what studs would you recommend and how many.

Any thoughts?

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Re: To Stud or Not to Stud?

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How long is it? and I would go with 2 per row down the center in a V or hour glass )( pattern that way it wont effect your turning if you stud the outside edges it makes it a little harder ( you can't swing it) and I would maybe run a 1.5 stud Fast Trac is a good stud that what I use
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Re: To Stud or Not to Stud?

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Thank you Merle, it is a 136" Cobra Track. I printed an article on the v pattern, I think that is the way I will go.

Did you stud your own or have it done by someone?

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Did them my self it's easy!!!!
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Re: To Stud or Not to Stud?

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If you go to the http://www.woodystraction.com web site they recommend 162 1.450 studs as an "intermediate" set up. A graphic is also shown, 3 studs per bar in single or single /double backer patterns.
Having done a few, I highly recommend the proper hole cutter drill (keep it sharp!) & an air or battery powered impact wrench.
Do not overtighten (about 15 ft lbs). Full instructions are available on the woodys site.
If you want I can swing by and "supervise" . A 24 pack of LABATTS should suffice snack

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Re: To Stud or Not to Stud?

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My track on my 06 Renagade 600SDI which is a SKI-DOO 136 was premarked at 2 per row and is 108 studs of course Woody's is going to say more they sell studs and they probably say to stud out past the window also and IMHO i would not do that I like them down the middle I have done all mine that way and a couple of my buddies that way and yes get the stud drill bit you can do about 5 holes before you have to push the centers out
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Re: To Stud or Not to Stud?

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ACX2 - The beer is already Chilling. We still need to finish up the boat, plenty of beer for both projects.

I plan to pick the sled up the last week of September. Most likely the 29th. Nelson's called yesterday and confirmed the sled has arrived. I will call you once I have it in the garage.

Merle, thanks for the added information. Will defenitely get the drill bit, already have the air impact wrenchs.

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Re: To Stud or Not to Stud?

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I wish I'd have seen this before the last Board meeting. I probably have 10 track dill bits. 5/16 and 7mm. I also have an air ratchet and allen wrench with a piece of fuel line on it to make holding the stud easier. Plus, I just happen to have a brand new set of studs for a 1.352" x 136 Cobra track (108). I could come down some Saturday and watch Al Supervise you.
I think you have my number.

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Re: To Stud or Not to Stud?

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Wow what a coincidence. That's a deal. I will call you and schedule a Saturday in the very near future..... Want to be ready when the snow starts falling..... snack

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