MY indy 500 polaris slide around a lot on turns and during acceleration. I think i need more grip by putting on studs, but im not sure if this will help. Or should i just get a paddle track [1 1/4]?
Any comments would be appreciated. [/b]
I wasn't going to respond to this thread because we've been through this discussion a dozen times, but it amazes me that people can be this misinformed about studs, and spread such misleading information on the internet. How any can think that "studs are not a good thing" is beyond me. They can save your life, plain and simple. The only reason for not studding your sled is if you routinely ride in deep powder where studs will be of no benefit to you. Stud your machine proprely and you won't tear the track. Don't stud the outside strips, but stick to the middle. Use a sufficient amount. Retorque them on occasion. That simple.imo studs are not a good thing.if you are an agressive rider you may just tear or pull them out of the track.eventually you end up with a big hole or tear and then one day on a trail in the middle of no where opps there goes the track.seen it happen just yesterday,i was riding along and what appered in the middle of the trail but a ripped track.i get up the trail a little ways and theres the sled it came from being towed lol.i have had to replace 2 tracks they had studs in them when i bought the sleds.on both never even got an entire season in.those were the only studs i have ever dealt with.i have never run with studs and never had a problem.if you want studs imo just go buy a new camoplast prestuded track.you might as well spend the money on that now as you are only going to spend it in the long run. [/b]
OMG... I agree with you :lmao:I wasn't going to respond to this thread because we've been through this discussion a dozen times, but it amazes me that people can be this misinformed about studs, and spread such misleading information on the internet. How any can think that "studs are not a good thing" is beyond me. They can save your life, plain and simple. The only reason for not studding your sled is if you routinely ride in deep powder where studs will be of no benefit to you. Stud your machine proprely and you won't tear the track. Don't stud the outside strips, but stick to the middle. Use a sufficient amount. Retorque them on occasion. That simple.
If fact, having studs can save your track. Too many times I've seen people with no studs spinny wildly trying to get up an icey road embankment, or coming off a lake. There's almost always rocks poking out in places like that, and a spinning track on sharp rocks leads to torn lugs. Put studs in there and you avoid the spinning, and avoid tearing lugs.
But the biggest argument will always be safety. Two years ago travelling the D trail in Chilsom there's a hill that always gets icy, with a stop sign and a road right at the bottom. My buddy didn't have studs in his sled (thought they were "not a good thing") and, even though he knew about the hill, knew to be careful and slow down, he simply could not stop and slid right out into the middle of the road. Had a car been coming he would've been smoked. Another day crossing Callander Bay on mostly glare ice he could not go any faster then 30-40mph without nearly losing control of his sled. I was cruising along at 60-70 and never even realized there was an issue with the conditions.
I convinced him to put in some traction screws and he simply could not get over the difference in how his sled behaved, and he swore that he would never ride without studs again. Him and all of his friends had always avoided having studs, always had some excuse as to why they were no good, or not necessary. Really I think they were too fricken cheap to spend the couple of hundred bucks it cost to buy them.
And seriously, I think the only real reasons that anyone who trail rides and doesn't have studs is that they simply don't want to spend the money, or they're ignorant about the benefits.[/b]
first of all i never said for him not to get them.all i was saying is they do cause problems with tearing or ripping your track. now i have seen the new camoplast tracks,the studs are mounted right in the lugs.imo they look like a much better solution to the age old problem of destroying a track.i know they are a little on the expensive side but if your track dosn't get ripped or torn then it would be alot cheaper in the long run.i know studs are a great safty issue.when i get new sleds for next year i will deffinatly be putting a prestuded track on them.but for the 2 tracks i went through already this season i just put the cheaper tracks on them as i plan on selling them in the spring. 1 final question,have any of you ever had a stud rip out of a track from the person in front of you and it flys up and hits your helmet? i have and it was to the store to buy a new helmet the next day. so imo it is safer for stoping and tracktion,but it is a safety hazard for someone following you.( just a little food for thought)[/b]
Like I said, if you need a 2" lug track, you don't need studs. If you can't run a deep lug track because your riding area doesn't get enough snow, you need studs.Studs, it depends where you ride the most. I'll make it real simple for you to decide. If you ride in an area that gets 200 (OK, maybe 150) plus inches of snow a season, then you can probably get by with no studs. Don't get that much snow , you need studs.[/b]