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Changing Skid & Track

Discussion in 'Apex Mountain' started by FishinFreaks, Feb 14, 2019.


  1. FishinFreaks

    FishinFreaks Newbie

    Messages:
    23
    Location:
    Rogers, MN
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2008 Yamaha Apex MTX
    I had a fun adventure ice fishing last month. Wouldn't think much would happen driving across a lake, but I hit a boulder under the snow portaging between bays. Ended up with a broken skid on my 08 Apex MTX.

    So now I've got to replace the skid, shock, slides, and track.

    I'm wondering about going shorter than the 162, as the 162 is a bit overkill here in MN. Looking at a 151. I'm wondering if this can work. And which will work? I know my track is 16". It's also a 2.52, right?

    Got any creative ideas for me on what to use for a suspension and track? I need to go used, as I'm paying out of pocket. And I'm not a big time mechanical sled header, either. I can get some help, but won't be able to do major mods.

    I've found a 151 inch suspension on eBay, and maybe a track, but not sure if it's a 15 or 16 inch...
     

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  3. maim

    maim Moderator Staff Member Moderator Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

    Messages:
    4,834
    Location:
    sudbury on
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    2016 apex xtx/ 2011 apex xtx/ 2009 phaser rtx/x/ 1997 et410t/r
    mtx is 3 pitch track stock.

    15" wide will be fine for what you are doing. just replace the drivers to match the track you get.

    venture skid?
     
  4. FishinFreaks

    FishinFreaks Newbie

    Messages:
    23
    Location:
    Rogers, MN
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2008 Yamaha Apex MTX
    How hard is the driver to replace? That seems harder to me.
     
  5. le700

    le700 Expert

    Messages:
    231
    Location:
    Hammerfest, Norway
    Pitch should be 3". I put a 15" track on mine, with an arctic cat skid.
    The drivers are easy, if you`ve got access to a shop press.. You have to remove the drive shaft to remove/change the track, so most of the work is done.
     
  6. Woody255

    Woody255 Newbie

    Messages:
    21
    Location:
    NW ON
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    Vmax4's
    FishinFreaks, I have a complete 163 skid from my MTX. It’s an aftermarket lightweight skid. Great shape and it should bolt right in. PM if you are interested.
     

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