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Ripsaw II 1.5 with run quiet bumps?

Discussion in 'SideWinder Trail Talk' started by SidewinderConvert, Feb 23, 2021 at 8:29 AM.


  1. SidewinderConvert

    SidewinderConvert 4-Stroke Rookie VIP Member

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    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    '18 Sidewinder XTX-SE
    Does anyone know if the Rip II is available with 2-play, 1.5in lug and the run quiet bumps? I can't find anything that calls the run quiet bumps out specifically.
     
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  3. Richard Hodgins

    Richard Hodgins Veteran

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    45
    Location:
    Ottawa ontario
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    Yamaha powered CAT
    Don't think it can be had with quiet bumps, its still really quiet. You wont regret the purchase! Hooks 100 times better than the rip2 1.25 and corners just as well. Didn't scrub top speed either.
     
  4. SidewinderConvert

    SidewinderConvert 4-Stroke Rookie VIP Member

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    156
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    '18 Sidewinder XTX-SE
    Trashed the 1.25" Rip II on my sled last weekend, currently looking at the 1.5 with 192 or 240 studs next. Biggest thing is going to be track life after only getting 3500miles out of the 1.25" rip II. How do you have yours set up?
     
  5. McKabe

    McKabe Newbie

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    Location:
    Marenisco, MI
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2018 Sidewinder ltx dx
    I put the 1.5 ripsaw2 on mine this season. About 2500 miles on it and just noticed a missing lug. Pretty sure I hit something off trail though.
    Track hooks good. I have 144 studs in the middle only.
     
  6. CooperT

    CooperT TY 4 Stroke Guru

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    756
    Location:
    Fergus, Ontario
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    2018 LTX DX
    2016 RTX SE
    8200kms on mine and it still looks awesome. Definitely thinking about 1.5 ripsaw ll for next year.
     
  7. jonlafon1

    jonlafon1 Lifetime Member Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    Location:
    Mount Morris, WI. Wakefield, MI
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2017 Sidewinder LTX-SE. 2021 Cat 8000
    Are you studded? And trail ride mostly? You sound like you really like that track. You peaked my interest possibly. Care to give some more thoughts? Thank you.
     
  8. Richard Hodgins

    Richard Hodgins Veteran

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    Location:
    Ottawa ontario
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    Yamaha powered CAT
    I trail ride. High speed trails in Northern Quebec and am not studded. The Ripsaw2 1.5 inch NO studs hooks way better than a 1.25 with 192 studs (my buddy has a Tcat with this setup). I wish I had of tried this track a while ago. It really is that good! I cruise at 100mph a lot of the time, and picked up some fuel mileage with this track vs the 1.75 I was running before. The lugs are stiff and am confident this track will be durable. Am shocked more people don't run it. I was in debate between this track and a STORM, but after seeing buddies lose lugs on a storm at 2000kms with 850s, I was not going to go that route....

    Rip 2 1.5 all the way....
     
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  9. VX1R

    VX1R Lifetime Member Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    Location:
    Inver Grove Heights, MN
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    Current Riders:
    2021 SW SRX
    2018 SW LTX-LE
    Vintage Riders:
    1980 Enticer 300 Twin
    1984 SS440
    1986 Excel 3
    1986 Inviter
    1996 Phazer Mt. Lite Mod
    1998 Phazer Mt. Lite
    I know...These are rookie numbers, I need more sleds!
    The 1.5" lug Rip II track is not available with the quiet bumps. For what it's worth I installed the 1.5" Rip II track on my '21 SRX this year. I do most all of my riding in the UP of MI in great snow conditions and occasionally like to venture off trail so I need something with a deeper lug. Don't run studs. My wife has the Storm 150 track on her 'Winder. Both tracks will do a decent job off trail as the picture shows.

    IMHO I would say a studded 1.5" Rip II track would be ideal for any 'Winder if you want/need studs. I've found it to actually be quieter than the Storm 150 track. In the same conditions I've found that the 1.5" Rip II track will have more forward bite than the Storm 150 (both unstudded). I believe this is because the Storm 150 has 1.5" lugs on the center band only and the outer bands are 1.25" where the 1.5" lug Rip II track has the same height lugs straight across the whole width of the track.

    Both tracks do pretty well off trail. I believe that the Rip II has a harder durometer than the Storm 150 track so it won't fold over the lugs under hard acceleration like the Storm 150 does.

    Choosing a new track is like choosing a girlfriend/wife:) Lot's of choices out there. I really like the 1.5" Rip II track. ;)!

    RipsawStorm150.JPG

    Close up of the 1.5" Rip II track on my SRX. You can see how well the track lugs will bite into the snow:

    RipsawLugs.JPG
     
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2021 at 9:25 PM
  10. jonlafon1

    jonlafon1 Lifetime Member Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    Location:
    Mount Morris, WI. Wakefield, MI
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2017 Sidewinder LTX-SE. 2021 Cat 8000
    Awesome insight guys. Thanks
     
  11. Fast

    Fast TY 4 Stroke Guru

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    Location:
    Ontario
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    2019 srx,2006 apex gt,96 storm hot to go
    How does the rip2 corner , can you corner under hard acceleration or do have to point and shoot out of the corners
     
  12. VX1R

    VX1R Lifetime Member Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

    Messages:
    1,554
    Location:
    Inver Grove Heights, MN
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    Current Riders:
    2021 SW SRX
    2018 SW LTX-LE
    Vintage Riders:
    1980 Enticer 300 Twin
    1984 SS440
    1986 Excel 3
    1986 Inviter
    1996 Phazer Mt. Lite Mod
    1998 Phazer Mt. Lite
    I know...These are rookie numbers, I need more sleds!
    The outside lugs on the Rip II are angled to allow the track/sled to slide a bit in the corners instead of pushing the sled. I have fun sliding through the corners under control using the throttle to help point the sled.

    My track is not studded. Definitely not a point and shoot type handling track unstudded. If studded that might change the handling characteristics.
     
  13. Macheater

    Macheater VIP Member VIP Member

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    Location:
    Niles, Ohio
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2006 Apex GT, 2009 Phazer RTX, 2002 SRX700
    LOCATION:
    Niles, Oh
    You guys have me re-thinking this track swap I was planning. Had every intention of switching to the 1.25 RipII from my RipI to gain better loose snow performance. Now I may have to go 1.5. The only thing is it's been sooo long since I've ridden w/o studs that I'm not very willing to go stud-less.

    BTW this swap would be on an Apex so 1.5 with studs could present new problems with clearance.
     

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