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I have a Polaris '02 XC 800 SP with stock 1' lug track. I've got less than 200 miles on the machine and have ripped 5 studs thru the track. I'm using Fast-Trac studs and square plastic backers...192 of them and they are 1.15" in length. Anyone else having this problem?
 

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Did this occur on the outside edge or in the middle? Did the track rip slightly or not? We found one ripped out stud on the Viper. Are you racing a lot? Holeshots aren't nice on studs and tracks.
 

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Another thing is if you tightened the studs too much when you installed them, that can cause studs to rip out, as it cannot flex as much, and the backer actually ends up cutting the track

Most people who use an impact wrench to tighten studs have a ripping problem, I tightened all mine by hand and haven't lost one yet.



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If you use LocTite you also don't really need to worry about the nuts coming off, as they are locknuts (usually) and if you use loctite yet, you should be in really good shape.



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Yeah, holeshots aint good for tracks. Locking the track up aint good either. Are you doing a lot of this stuff? Did you use impact wrench? I am pretty sure it isn't the studs themselves.


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Believe it or not, I bought the sled used, so I'm not sure how tight the studs were installed. Is there a certain torque that they should be put on with? I have done a few hole shots on hard packed snow out on the lake... Also, most of the tear outs are on the outer edge of the track. Only one tore the track to the edge.
 

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Sounds like the track will evently go if there pulling thru on the outside of the rails, I know you said it had 200 miles on it. My buddies did that on a lot older track started with a few then they all started going on the outside of the rail.
 

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I know you said you bought this sled used but i'm wondering if the studs were installed with 0 miles on it. It is a reccommended proceedure to "properly break in the track" before installing studs. Just a warning to all of you who are considering installing studs in your new machines.

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My friend had about 1000 miles on before he put his studs in on his '01 XC 500 SP (I think it was 1000 anyway)

I haven't lost a stud yet, and this year lots of hard driving on ice.



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