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Need a new track

Discussion in 'FX Nytro General Talk' started by Hannibal802, Aug 1, 2020.


  1. Hannibal802

    Hannibal802 Newbie

    Messages:
    3
    Location:
    Vermont
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    Nytro
    I need to replace the track on the sled I just picked up this spring. The sled will be on groomed trails most of the time, but would be used occasionally on trails with 3-5 inches of fresh snow on top but a groomed base underneath and rarely in deep snow but theres still the possibility for that to link to a trail. I would like to stud the track preferably with double backer studs as well.

    What tracks do you all recommend for this sled?
     
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  3. yamadoo

    yamadoo Yamadoo is a snowmobile ' aholic'. Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    3,277
    Location:
    SE MN work North shore Superior play
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    15 Viper STX DX red/white
    13 Apex XTX 45 anniversary RED/WHITE/BLACK
    10 Vector LTX Blue
    11 Venture Gt
    86 SnoScoot(2) for grand kids
    I ride similar conditions and have found a 1.25 Ripsaw with 144 studs to be a great long lasting choice on several two strokes, 2 Apex’s, 2 vectors and only sled with pull through had over 10,000 miles on that track & sled when replaced. (Close to 50,000 miles on all those sleds total). It is not a ‘deep snow ‘ track but good in loose or packed snow. They are readily available as often replaced on stock sleds for guys who set up for the deep of the mountains. I always wonder in MN when I see the deep lug tracks how often they are really in the deep? Of course the can ? Why a guy leading a bunch of neighbors and some kids to a restaurant needs a ‘Hyperperformance’ Apex to go 25 -35 mph down the trail. LOL at myself.
    The ripsaw gets ripped by many because they have to justify the $ for the new track. I know I did when I did that once then realized for what I do, the 1.25 Ripsaw works well.
     
  4. Hooray!

    Hooray! TY 4 Stroke Junkie

    Messages:
    660
    Location:
    Maine USA
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2009 Yamaha FX Nytro XTX
    1998 Yamaha VMAX 700 XTC
    The Camoplast 1.6" with small traction studs embedded in lug ends has been a perfect solution for all groomed trail and occasional (25-40%) off trail powder use. I found the 1.25" never allowed me to break trail on those 4' perfect powder trails. I notice zero deficit on groomed trails, hooks up like a 1.25" IMO.
     
  5. sidewinder 2018

    sidewinder 2018 Veteran

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    42
    Location:
    Amston,CT
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    Renegade 900 ACE,XF 9000 Crosstour
    This fall I am replacing my stock track with a Camso Hurricane 175 2PLY track.With iGRIP SS28R racing studs. The Tracks for less web site has great pricing,and shade tree has bulk pricing on the iGRIP studs.BeSafe
     
  6. hibshman25

    hibshman25 Vendor Vendor VIP Member

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    2,434
    Location:
    Lebanon, PA 17042
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2017 sidewinder ltx dx
    2018 snoscoot
    If primarily a groomed trail rider then I'd stick to the 1.25 Ripsaw tracks. I Know I have a like new non studded ripsaw 2 track in stock with very low miles.
     
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  7. maim

    maim Moderator Staff Member Moderator Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

    Messages:
    5,691
    Location:
    sudbury on
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    2016 apex xtx/ 2011 apex xtx/ 2009 phaser rtx/x/ 1997 et410t/r
    any pre studded 1-1/4" to 1-1/2" track will do what you are riding. in your case i would go with the 1-3/8" pre studded as a good all around track.

    i personally do not run studs as my local conditions are not bad enough for me to need them. i have run an ice ripper and really did not notice a difference in local conditions. i run the stocker until it needs replacing (last one made almost 15000 mi) and i run off trail in deep snow as well and trail run all my sleds.
     
  8. Hannibal802

    Hannibal802 Newbie

    Messages:
    3
    Location:
    Vermont
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    Nytro
    I think I also want to do the skid relocate kit, possibly also do a 4" rail extension to make it from 128 (with the skid relocate) to a 136 since I already have a 136 track I was planning to put on my Shift 136, but I think I'll milk the track currently on that for a few more miles.

    I've tried contacting Star Suspensions (I assume they are the ones who sell the skid relocate), anybody know best way to get in touch. I've tried emailing twice, haven't heard anything back. I don't see a link to buy the skid relocate on their website.
     
  9. RobX-1

    RobX-1 VIP Member VIP Member

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    Location:
    Coldwater, OH
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    18 50th Apex XT-X, 08 40th Apex LTX GT, 08 40th Nytro RTX, & 03 RX-1
    When I ordered their relocation kit years back, I called John. I also had them revalve all of the shocks, add a Ski Doo rear spring, add a reinforcement tube to the rear shock; per John's recommendation. Here's the contact info I have from an email from him. Although it was back in 2015, it's also the same number listed on their website.

    Robert Véronneau
    Star Suspensions
    1254 chemin de Compton
    Coaticook QC J1A 2S5
    (819) 849-7858
     

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