do you need a track? i have a take of, 192 holes in it dont need to run studs if you dont want to, can sell you studs if you need them though. track is in mint shape, only has .9 lug height, but hooks up good for trail riding,
You can run that lug height as long as you don't stud it. Studs longer than 1.25" are going to have clearance issues with your forward heat exchanger!! I agree with sno-x-extreme. .875 lug height works best for that engine. To tall a lug is going to screw you on the top end.
eightpilot is right that your top end may suffer with more lug.
But...it depends on what you ride mostly.
If you ride lakes, and wide open trails with lots of groomed straights, then the stock .82 will be the best track.
But if you ride where I do with lots of open fields and cross-country running, then more bite is what you need.
The Polaris/Camoplast that I picked up doesn't weight very much more than my stock .82, so my top end will be a bit less, but I don't care, I want traction for the deeper stuff, and good bite into the trails.
It's the weight of the track that will kill top end, so get the lightest 1.25 you can.
I've heard guys here have gotten tracks from www.tracksusa.com and have been very happy.
One more thing, make sure the track you get is fully clipped, you don't want one of those "every 3rd window" tracks, you will cook off your slides on packed groomed trails with one of those.
alright, im going to be riding ditches, open fields, lakes, and some pretty deep spots of snow in minnesota,and i like the extra bite with larger lug tracks also. I also like the added safety of not getting stuck so easy like the .875 lug stock tracks, how much will this effect my top end...im not looking at being the fastest 440 out there, but id like to know if im going to slow down about 20 miles per hour or more
are all you guys 100% sure that i wont have problems with lug height, ive been told by a good friend and he is very good with sleds, that the lug height is too big for my sled and it will cause problems
Yes, I think that is your best bet if you don't want to run .875 height. You can get a NEW 1 inch track from snowmobiletracks.com for about $290. That is where I get my tracks from. Also buy a camoplast track. Don't buy Kimpex!!
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