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Old 09-11-2019, 06:47 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Seen similar devices thru the years, they would fly out and occasionally ripped the crap out of the lugs, saw a couple sleds with holes in the heat exchangers caused by screw-in studs.
Guess I'd be more curious about the lugs being ripped apart than the heat exchanger issues. Traditional studs are just as, or more, likely to rip up a heat exchanger than these things I'd think.

If I were running a 1.6" track, these screw-in studs would be the type I'd be most interested in, and I would have to assume this isn't any different than the ice ripper tracks?
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Old 09-11-2019, 07:24 AM   #12 (permalink)
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This topic was covered in the Indy (Axys Platform) last year. I installed them on my Storm 150 track and thought they were great! 1400 miles no tear outs and no ripped lugs
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Guess I'd be more curious about the lugs being ripped apart than the heat exchanger issues. Traditional studs are just as, or more, likely to rip up a heat exchanger than these things I'd think.

If I were running a 1.6" track, these screw-in studs would be the type I'd be most interested in, and I would have to assume this isn't any different than the ice ripper tracks?

I had ice drag studs rip right thru the front of my tunnel on one of my Lake racer big bores after both custom 9" aluminum rear wheels broke out all the spokes during a hole shot causing the track to become very loose.
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I would be interested in putting them in my 2010 600 Rush. It doesn't have any studs. Do you need to run tunnel protectors ? Will they hook up as well as push through ? It's all stock / 1.25 ripsaw track I think is what comes on the sled from the factory and I have a Gabes clutch kit going in. They would seem lighter and more efficient ? I've read some good posts on them.
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I reached out to GripStuds and they said the #1610 is compatible with the Ripsaw and included some pics. Bryan with the company responded quickly and I may give them a try. He wasn't sure how many I would need, but I'll count the wide lugs and figure it out.
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When i ran ama enduros back in the day that were late in the season with icy logs and boulders, i'd get together with our club, and pick a night...one of the guys had a pneumatic car stud gun for automotive tires, plus a preset drill/bit for the knobby tires. We'd do up some older bike tires, and drink beer till the wee hours of the night. Those studs stayed in pretty good for the 150 mile day.
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They definitely aren't going to hook like a traditional stud set up. I'm not looking for that. Some traction on ice is all I'm after. They already make tracks like this so I can't see these being that bad.
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I'm looking for traction on icy corners and stopping on icy surfaces.
Think I may give them a try. Easy enough - and I have a set of tunnel protectors sitting on the top self of bench.

This is what Bryan from GripStuds responded about weight and install:

A package of 150 1610 Grip Studs weighs .75 lbs. The spanner bit and a variable speed drill are all that you will need to run them in to the lugs. In regards to using tunnel protection, we will always recommend it.
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I'm looking for traction on icy corners and stopping on icy surfaces.
Think I may give them a try. Easy enough - and I have a set of tunnel protectors sitting on the top self of bench.

This is what Bryan from GripStuds responded about weight and install:

A package of 150 1610 Grip Studs weighs .75 lbs. The spanner bit and a variable speed drill are all that you will need to run them in to the lugs. In regards to using tunnel protection, we will always recommend it.
Be interesting if those screw type studs stay in. I tried running ice screws in my bike tires for riding icy woods trails, even with the same tire liner i ran for racing ovals...after about 20 miles many of them tore out.
On another note when using ice screws on the bike tires for strictly ice oval races Those screws stayed put, and worked well on the plowed lake/pond ice.
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Be interesting if those screw type studs stay in. I tried running ice screws in my bike tires for riding icy woods trails, even with the same tire liner i ran for racing ovals...after about 20 miles many of them tore out.
On another note when using ice screws on the bike tires for strictly ice oval races Those screws stayed put, and worked well on the plowed lake/pond ice.
I looked at my track last night - The lugs are narrow and not large enough to hold the screw ins. I'll go with push through studs up the middle. To use the screws in sled tracks - you will definitely need a thick/meaty lug to have success and not tear up the track.
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