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Old 02-10-2006, 10:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I've been searching for good instructions to replace my track. After nine years the old one finally started ripping, but it still made it home. You have to love the dependability. My Indy 500 never left me stranded.

I have never done anything but adjusted the track and was hoping for some good advice. I really donít know where to start.
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Old 02-10-2006, 11:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Just start from the start by removing the suspension, Getting into the chain case and the drive speedo and check all your bearing or you will hate taking it all apart again :beerchug:
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Old 02-11-2006, 06:57 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Originally posted by ZT260@Feb 10 2006, 09:52 AM
I've been searching for good instructions to replace my track. After nine years the old one finally started ripping, but it still made it home. You have to love the dependability. My Indy 500 never left me stranded.

I have never done anything but adjusted the track and was hoping for some good advice. I really donít know where to start.
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I would replace the driveshaft bearings now, that way you only have to take it apart once, cheap insurance. Check th esusp. for frozen shafts, idler for bad bearings. Poo is pretty expensive for bearings, you can go to a local bearing supplier and get the same thing, just bring the old one with. Dont forget seals either.

Track change is pretty straightforward, take out the susp., drain the chaincase, remove the gears, remove the 3 bolts that hold the bearing reataner on the speedo side, there maybe a lock coller on that bearing, tap it loose, remove the shaft and track and go back in reverse order.
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Old 02-11-2006, 06:58 AM   #4 (permalink)
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http://www.tracksusa.com/?CFID=142956&CFTOKEN=37804604

scource for tracks
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Old 02-11-2006, 07:00 AM   #5 (permalink)
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http://www.partsland.com/

parts breakdown(pictures)

OOPS dont forget to check the shocks
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Old 02-11-2006, 07:03 AM   #6 (permalink)
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http://www.hardcoresledder.com/forums/inde...howtopic=136870

ALos check the classifieds her for a used track, here is good option
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Old 02-11-2006, 05:04 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I just finished. Thanks for all the input, it helped alot. The sled only has 2100miles so the bearings were just fine.
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