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im going to the 136 on the prox next year. im debating on either a 2 inch lug or a 1.5 probably with studs. im riding with a big wheel kit to but im thinking im just going to switch it out just for deep power trips (UP or mounatin trips) what do you guys think i should get?
 

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I think it depends on your snow conditions. 2 inch is a lot of lug to run on hard pack or low snow. If you always have plentiful snow then it doesnt matter.
 

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I agree with Dave, the 2 inch lugs have a tendency to fold if you do alot of trail running. IMHO I would go with a 1.75 with no studs.

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if you go with a 2" track and then try to stud it,,, what you gonna stud it with??? Barn Spikes??? I would only go with the 2" if your gonna do a lot of powder riding,,, if you start running that 2" on trails and down hardpacked roads, your gonna ruin it right quick,,,
 

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well i almost never trail ride mostly all ditches and powder in the UP now. as for running hot, im going to put on huge coolers and i have a huge and very very long flap already. as for a 1.75, id put that on if i could find one. camo doesnt have a 1.75 15 wide track anymore only a 16 inch wide one. you cant fit a 16 on a prox. im going to the 2 maybe because im going to go west next winter too. if the snow is really low i still have my 121 track i can slap back on. i can do an extension chagne track and all in under 4 hours with help.
 

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well i almost never trail ride mostly all ditches and powder in the UP now. as for running hot, im going to put on huge coolers and i have a huge and very very long flap already. as for a 1.75, id put that on if i could find one. camo doesnt have a 1.75 15 wide track anymore only a 16 inch wide one. you cant fit a 16 on a prox. im going to the 2 maybe because im going to go west next winter too. if the snow is really low i still have my 121 track i can slap back on. i can do an extension chagne track and all in under 4 hours with help.[/b]
I know a zx summit that has a 15x1.75

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problem is i wanted to buy new from tracks usa but i guess maybe used
 

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ill keep my eye open but still do you think a 2 inch would be half ok
 

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im looking on ebay and i think i can get a handle use 2 inch for under 300 bucks
 

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Personally a 1.5 would be the most I would put on, and I spend alot of time playing off trail. It's just not worth the sacrifice. You may think you don't run trails, or hard pack very often, but it's surprising how many miles you put on getting to the good play spots.
As for cooling, that's not the big worry, it's your sliders. You'll cook sliders with a 2" track as quick as that.
I'm planning on going to a 136" next year as well, but I'm thinking a 1.25 predator. Best all-round track you can get IMO.
 

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I'd avoid the 2" yeah you may be riding ditches but they still have a tendency to toss lugs as you spin out over approach tops. I'd go 1.5 and put in screws if you really need studs. Studs even on a 1.5 though get quite heavy and can cause the track to ballon so much. Just my opinion. Also the 1.5 will work pretty good out west unless you get into some insanely deep snow but then the 136 still will put you at a disadvantage over really long track deep lugs sleds.
 

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as for the hifax it doesnt really happen im running 1.75 lugs on the 121 right now. its only 14 wide though and sucks to easy in powder, need the floation. i really dont think im going to stud it either, they just become a hasle and is really hard on the garage. as for riding west, my realy plan in this is to have a sled to just have fun with out there. if im really going to go back for a day steep and deep im going to rent, i dont want to break a ton of stuff on my own sled and have problem, im just want it for messing around. i have a friend that lives in montana and ifi go we are going to from his house if im just going out there for a few day. i an also going to get some cooler strips from SLP and make up some new heat exchangers. the engine runs hot right now with only a 121. so your thinking 1.5 lugs ya. 136 intense track is what im thinking, the 1.5 ripsaw doesnt have enough bite in powder.
 

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I don't think I'll ever own another ripsaw. They hook up nice on the trail, and they're not TOO too bad off-trail, but they're not very durable. Predator is the way to go.
 

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id be sticking with the 1.5 track man. and I wouldnt waste your time studing it. the longer studs ill bend and brake alot easier. also they can pull out alot easier and you wouldnt want to put one through your heat exchangers. I run a iq racer that I bought as a roller and it had brand new studs on double backers with the 1.75 track(stock) and went for one 10 minute ride and half of them were bent over and one was broke off.
plus if your doing alot of powder riding studs are just added rotating mass.
go 1.5 NO STUDS take my advise ive been through ALOT of tracks. the 1.5 rip saw is an awesome track.
 

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You'll be fine for most riding out west with a 136X1.5. The challenge just makes you a better rider also it will save on hifax quite abit and the 1.5 lugs seem to hold up better then longer lugs. I've gone through 2 sets of hifax in about 600 or so miles this year riding a 153X2.25 track with icescratchers and no outside wheels. About 150 of thoose miles were at home the rest out west and almost all of the hifax damage was done at home.
 

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I have to say, the predator is not as tough as I thought. At 2,000 miles it looked like the Predator track wasn't going to outlive the ripsaw, but at 3,000 miles the ripsaw has one end with lugs chewed to pieces. The track is still fine, but it's getting to the point where on rough trails it's got to be rough on that one side. Either that, or I have something possibly out of alignment :crazy:
 

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here is what im thinking. 136 1.5 intese track (it is basically a 1.5 challenger track) no stud but im going to make a new heat exchanger. im buying some heat exchanger material from slp and weld weld rivit rivtia nd im all good. how does this sound
 

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I have to say, the predator is not as tough as I thought. At 2,000 miles it looked like the Predator track wasn't going to outlive the ripsaw, but at 3,000 miles the ripsaw has one end with lugs chewed to pieces. The track is still fine, but it's getting to the point where on rough trails it's got to be rough on that one side. Either that, or I have something possibly out of alignment :crazy:[/b]

hmmm I have just over 1000 miles on my 136 ripsaw . time will tell how it holds up but at this point you couldn`t tell it from new . M
 
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