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Old 04-25-2010, 08:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What is the tallest lug track that will fit an Edge with studs? I've read that a 2" non-studded track will fit, so a 1.75" track and 2" studs should also fit I would think. Does anybody that has a 2" track or 2" studs know how close it is from the front heat exchanger?

How big of a track will fit without notching?



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Old 04-25-2010, 08:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What is the tallest lug track that will fit an Edge with studs? I've read that a 2" non-studded track will fit, so a 1.75" track and 2" studs should also fit I would think. Does anybody that has a 2" track or 2" studs know how close it is from the front heat exchanger?

How big of a track will fit without notching?[/b]



I believe two inch I was talking to a mechanic the other day about mine. He said if I change the lug I have to change to driver make the drive lower. Lossing the top end
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As far as notching goes i think about 1'' lug or a bit taller is about it without the track rubbing the coolers. We once tried a 1 1/4'' track that wasn't notched on an 02 edge and it smoked the coolers till the track created its own notch.
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As far as notching goes i think about 1'' lug or a bit taller is about it without the track rubbing the coolers. We once tried a 1 1/4'' track that wasn't notched on an 02 edge and it smoked the coolers till the track created its own notch.[/b]
I have an 02 edge with a 1.25"x136" factory track on it and it is notched down to about an 1". I agree there is no room under there for a larger lugged track without notching, but you can put up to a 2" track with notching no problem. With studs in a 2" track, I have no idea? why the studs? the deep lug track is for deep snow, studs are for hard pack and ice. Are you just trying for the best of both worlds? Anyway good luck let me know if it works out.
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Old 04-26-2010, 05:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I have an 02 edge with a 1.25"x136" factory track on it and it is notched down to about an 1". I agree there is no room under there for a larger lugged track without notching, but you can put up to a 2" track with notching no problem. With studs in a 2" track, I have no idea? why the studs? the deep lug track is for deep snow, studs are for hard pack and ice. Are you just trying for the best of both worlds? Anyway good luck let me know if it works out.[/b]
Yes I am trying for the best of both worlds. If I can get a track that hooks up in deep and loose snow like my 1 inch track with 204 studs does on grass I would be really happy.

What's the tallest track anybody has ever studded in an Edge? My guess is a 1.5" lug shouldn't be a problem, 1.75" might be close with 2" studs and a 2" lug with studs is too tall. Any thoughts?
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I too am putting a deep lug track on my 01 edge. My buddy put a 1.5 on his 02 xcsp with no notching and still plenty of clearance.
Someone else i heard put a 2 inch on a 01 classic without changing the drivers.

The main thing to check is the first 10-12 inches on the tunnel coolers. the rear on mine has plenty of room. I'm looking to buy a 2 inch notched track and then cut it down to 1.75 for the best of both worlds without studs.

I would think if you want studs i would go with a 1.5 crossover track and then stud it and you shouldn't have to worry about anything. My buddy got around fine with his edge in west yellowstone last january with a 1.5

If you don't care about studs then get a 1.75 or a 2 inch notched track and cut it down to a 1.75 to make it a little stiffer for trail riding.

all the sleds i refer to have or are getting a 144 tracks usa extension. not sure if you have a shorty or not and what kind of deep snow you want to be able to go through
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Yes I am trying for the best of both worlds. If I can get a track that hooks up in deep and loose snow like my 1 inch track with 204 studs does on grass I would be really happy.

What's the tallest track anybody has ever studded in an Edge? My guess is a 1.5" lug shouldn't be a problem, 1.75" might be close with 2" studs and a 2" lug with studs is too tall. Any thoughts?[/b]

Thats really not what your going to get though. A 2 inch track with 204 studs is going to have a wicked rotating mass. That track is heavy enough with that many studs all I can say is WOW. I dont know of anyone ever that has put 204 studs in a 2 inch track. Most I have ever seen is 96. A 2 inch lug track with studs also tends to trench in deep loose snow. Its works a lot better in hard pack setup snow. Short of hill climb sleds you really don't se people do it.

Another thing to think of is with studs 2 inch track with studs wont work at all. The studs will for sure hit the front cooler you would have to run the track guitar string tight and the first time you hit the brakes the front cooler will be done. The 1.75 might work... However you going to have to run your track pretty tight because when braking hard or anything like that your going to get those studs awfully close to the front cooler. If it were me I would go with a 1.5 track with studs, that way you can run the track where in needs to be and you can still comfortably run studs.
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As far as notching goes i think about 1'' lug or a bit taller is about it without the track rubbing the coolers. We once tried a 1 1/4'' track that wasn't notched on an 02 edge and it smoked the coolers till the track created its own notch.[/b]

1.5 fits on my 01 800 edge without notching. Clears tunnel coolers with about 1/8".

What does one need a 1.75 track with studs for? I guess I always figured if I was in snow that needed a lug that deep, studs weren't helping any. and if I needed the studs, the lugs were wayyyyyy to big for the conditions.
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I think the best route would be a 1.5" track with 1.6" studs (96 up the middle).
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Its works a lot better in hard pack setup snow. Short of hill climb sleds you really don't se people do it.[/b]
I am planning on taking it to a few hill climbs next year, but it's also a trail sled so I have to keep it trail ride-able. When I'm not hill climbing, I'm probably off the trail with it 50% of the time anyways so that's why I wanted the big lug. As far as the studs I can almost always spin the track down to an ice base where the studs will help me.

I don't want to be worried about the heat exchanger every time I hit the brakes trail riding, so maybe 1.5" lug and studs is the way to go. How close is a 2" track from the front heat exchanger? I was thinking maybe a 1.75" backcountry and 2" studs, but if it's going to be close I don't want to risk it.
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