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Hi everyone, still looking at tracks. Been looking at this one now pretty hard. I've found what I consider to be a pretty good price on it.(489.70cdn.) Few questions though

Is it better then the ripsaw in powder snow?

Also the one I'm looking at is cliped every 3rd. with the 2nd in window in the series of threw shut. Are they okay like that? we usually get a fair amount of snow so cooling isn't usually a issue.

How do they hook up on hard packed snow. I can't run studs at all on my sled with this track do to clearance issues.

Thanks for any tips and advice

Ryan
 

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Poor Farmer I ran a 9818 predator 1.25" if this is the same track. I put it on my MXZ 700 day 1 outta the crate and around 8500 kliks on it that season. The next year I put the same track on a new 01 800 X. It was still in good shape with another 7000+ kliks on it when i sold that sled. IMHO it is a tich better in the powder that the ripsaws. It had great traction out of the hole and worked pretty well for off trail with a shorty. I now have a 9819 on a stretched MXZ 500 that my son uses.

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Thanks permafrost, I think that's the way that I'll go. I think I'll try and put my order in on Monday. Hopefully by next weekend I can have it on.

I guess it's the kind of question that is hard to answer. Seems like everyone has a slightly different opion on what's best. My brother inlaw was tryinig to talk me into a ripsaw he swears by them but I'm not fully convinced it's the best for the type of riding I do. I think he might have been basing his opinon on a 1.5" ripsaw compared to a 1.25" predator so that's not really a fair comparison either.

Thanks again.

I'll let you know how it goes.


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Hi everyone, still looking at tracks. Been looking at this one now pretty hard. I've found what I consider to be a pretty good price on it.(489.70cdn.) Few questions though

Is it better then the ripsaw in powder snow?

Also the one I'm looking at is cliped every 3rd. with the 2nd in window in the series of threw shut. Are they okay like that? we usually get a fair amount of snow so cooling isn't usually a issue.

How do they hook up on hard packed snow. I can't run studs at all on my sled with this track do to clearance issues.

Thanks for any tips and advice

Ryan[/b]


I have ran this track on 2 sleds and it is awsome. I just helped my brother put one on his 2002 MXZ 700 this year. These tracks hook up great on the trail and do an even better job in the powder. The 6 pitch design is what makes it good in the pow pow. You will like it!!! :)
 

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Thakns snodoo, I hope it works out okay for me. I just put a order in about a hour ago. Ordered bearings and sliders too. I'm going to do it up right so i don't have to look at it again for a little while. I need new ski skins and carbides and a few front end parts like bushings and smaller things like that. But that will have to wait for a little bit. Spend to much money allready. :D

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I'm on my third year on my 9818 track. I have a friend that bought a Ripsaw same day I bought my track, and he also has same sled as I do. We've compared side to side, drag raced, rode trails together, etc.

Bottom line is 9818 does better in deep snow. Ripsaw does slightly better on very hardpack and ice. (I'm talking 1-2 sled lengths in about a 500' or 600' drag race, not really much..)

I believe TracksUSA said the Ripsaw is better at "directional stability" than the other 1.25 tracks.

I don't think you can go wrong with ANY of the 1.25" tracks out there.

The 9818 was THE snowcross track that was on most race sleds from about 1996-2002 or so, and I still see it on some of them to this day.
 

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Hi 97mach1, thanks for the info. I didn't know for sure how it would compare with the ripsaw on hard pack. I'm a little bit anxious to make the first ride with it to see how much better it will be over my stock track.(.74")

I'm hoping to be able to pick it up Sat. morning and have it ready for Sunday but who knows. Lots of things can go wrong. It's my first time so I'm hoping everything goes fairly smoothly.

Ryan
 
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