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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-29-2004, 10:36 PM Thread Starter
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Hello again fellow sledders. I have more questions about tracks but this time is mainly about lug height. I was wondering how much of a difference 1.5" lugs are over 1.25" lugs in the powder? Is it a big difference? What would be the better powder/ hill climbing track: a 144x15x1.25" or a 136x15x1.5" track? Winter is close. Think snow, a lot of snow! Peace.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-04-2004, 11:23 PM
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Min mountian track (in my opinion) is 136x2. Thats what I have on my 99ZR 600EFI Cat and I find it hard to keep up with the bigger machinesin real steep terrrain. Be patient and find your self a 144x2 you wont regret it.
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-20-2004, 06:25 PM
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I think the 500 might find a 144 x 2 inch track a bit much

We had a 92 500 EFI SKS with the 136" 1 inch track. It trail rode fine, was ok playing in the power but soft on hill climbing.

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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-20-2004, 09:21 PM
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A buddy of mine has a Yami 500 with a 121 X 2 and it works great for boondocking. When it comes to climbing, it lacks hp. I would suggest a 136 x 1.25. I think that would work great on the trail and in the powder.
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-20-2004, 11:26 PM
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I have the 136 in 1.25 and 1.75. The 1.75 goes with ease places that the 1.25 is at WOT struggling. The difference is incredible. I would say if you are going to be dooing alot of trail riding, and considering it is a 500 that a 136 x 1.5 would be the max that you would want to go with or you will lose to much track speed. A 121 with a paddle can go quite a few places with a good rider on board, another thing to keep in mind

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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-27-2004, 09:44 AM
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Go with the 1.5, its a great track for sure, and like perm said with a good rider on board you can go in alot of strange places with it in the hills.

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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-08-2004, 12:21 PM
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I agree with permafrost...if your doing a fair amount of trail riding 1.5 lug height as a max. But of your doing mainly powder riding get the largest lug you can fit on a 136 track and gear down for your desired top speed. If your sled is liquid cooled you&#39;ve got more power than the Phazers my Dad and I run. My dad&#39;s sled turns a 136x1.5 and I&#39;ve got a 136x1.75" in the garage waiting to go on. I&#39;ve currently got a 136x1"; in the powder I&#39;m into the throttle more than on my Dad&#39;s sled.

Hope that helps,

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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-02-2005, 01:02 AM
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The bigger the better for powder
My older sled is a Polaris 650 triple triple with a 136 x 2 track and has no problem turning it in deep stuff However-
It just wasn&#39;t enough to keep up to the longer tracked sleds so I upgraded to the Vertical escape 159 track
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-04-2005, 04:10 PM
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If you&#39;re really serious about going up in lug height you better check the clearence in the tunnel and bulkhead. You may be limited to 1.25 anyway, if that. You&#39;ll have to go with a chaincase drop or smaller drivers if you want to go bigger. The 500 non-ves (no exhaust valves) just doesn&#39;t have the HP for that kind of mod. Look arround for a ves equipted 600 or better and use 8 inch drivers. If you&#39;re going to go that far, go 2". Tracks USA has a great deal on complete kits.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-06-2005, 11:48 AM
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What is the requirement clearance in track and front heat ???? Because I put a 136x1.4 track (And futur 1.5 camoplast ) but the manuel requirement 1.25 :bash:
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