Just put it on you horsecollar. Once you have a 1.25" you can NEVER go back. They will fit on any ZX chassis with no mods. My 00 mxz 700 was the first year I had a 1.25" a predator 9818. My sled was stock except for that, and I routinely beat my buddies 00 machz and srx700 in lake drags.
Im putting the 9818 track on this year. I drove the exact sled like mine with a 1 1/4 track and it was so much more better than my stock inch track. :withstupid: Better take off, better in snow, better jumping. Just dont get the full block, you will lose to much top end speed.
Will the 9818 fit on a 99 mach1. I have ben looking at the extrovert drivers and maybe going smaller 8 tooth I think. my sled has 1 inch woody`s and you need to run the track tight or you can hear them hit up front. I`am not to fond of this so I think I might try a taller track and no studs or first try the smaller drivers but that will also call for a gear change?
my friend put a camo 9818 on his 98 mach 1 no problem,you wont have to change the drivers,he also added some tunnelwide skis from usi(7inchs wide)and really changed how the sled went in the snow,like permafrost said with the stock track all it does is spin everywhere
The ski-doo oem track you bought is not considered a full block. I've got the exact same track I'm trying to sell and it's got a staggered pattern to it.
Picture two consecutive rows having 5" of lug on the outsides and 5" of open space in the middle. The next row has 2" of lug on the outsides, 3" of open space, then a 5" lug down the center. The pattern then repeats itself around the track.
A couple of buddies have run the oem track for a few years now and have had no problems. It's a pretty aggressive looking pattern!
Do you guys suggest studding an 1 1/4 track, or would they rip out too easy due to there length? I encounter ice here and there and still want to be able to rip across it when I do, not spin out like my buddy with no studs did last year.
I have studs on my grand touring 600 with 1.25 inch track. I used the Fast Track Top Gun II with round plastic backers. A friend of mine races and recommended these. I only studded down the middle, two per bar. I have had almost no problems. You will notice a little top end loss from the extra rotating mass, but it works great. The Fast Track are lite and strong.
I put a 1 1/4 Polaris Sno-X track on my MXZ 800 X last year before I even rode it, but I have no question as to whether or not I like it. I rode it last year w/o studs and decided to stud it this year.
Be carefull about riding flat out in icy or crusty conditions for too long with deep lug tracks 1 1/4" plus. They tend to get too hot and the lugs rip off. My buddy went a mile or two on a frozen road and lost 14 lugs at once the second he let off the gas! Mind you this was a two inch track. An inch and a quarter can take a bit more than that.
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