I am in the process of replacing the track on my '96 XCR 600 and am wondering what are the advantage of a premolded track for studs versus a track that has had manually drilled holes for studs? Is a premolded track that much better? Considering longevity and strength. I plan on putting 96 X 1" Studs on when I do order it.
If you let the track cutter bit get really hot (it will unless you stop cutting holes for a while) it will melt the cords back together as you cut the holes. (Mark all your holes 1st then cut them all in one pass...) I think even more important than how the holes are made is to use those round plastic backer plates. Once I started using those I've never pulled a stud out again (knock on wood...) The sharp corners on the square backers are what causes them to rip out of the track, IMHO...
Where I sled: Interlake area and east side of Lake Winnipeg
Premolded vs drill yourself. It would depend on if you like the premolded pattern or if you want to run a custom pattern. Some like there own pattern and then the obvious choice would be the non pre-molded track.
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In this months magazines, I believe AMSNOW or SNOWGOER there is ad from Camoplast/WOODY's where they warranty a track that is predrilled and uses Woody's studs.
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Originally posted by Spaceman@Aug 31 2004, 11:29 AM What is the price difference?
The price difference is about $60 for wholesale distributors that have quoted mainly Camoplast .75 to .82 lug height tracks. In the end I will probably by a track taken off a newer sled for $210 shipped and drill the holes myself. Maybe I can pick up a good deal at Hay Days