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Old 10-11-2018, 06:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have about 10-15 missing studs on my track after inspection from last season and I am looking for advice on which route I should take to remedy this situation. It appears where the studs came out it is not ripped very bad at all, like a hole with a very slight slit in it. The sled is a 2013 F800 SnoPro LTD.

Should I:

Remove all the studs and replace them with brand new studs? (I feel as if the reason for losing them is incorrect installation by previous owner)

Or completely remove studs altogether and run no studs at all? Would this be okay on the track? (I have ran no studs in the past, and while I prefer some studs I am not completely ruling this option out. I understand traction will be lost on lakes)
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Old 10-11-2018, 07:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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A few pics might help, but if the hole is torn you will probably not get a stud to stay put for very long. Do you spin a lot in low snow conditions? Rocks and stumps will tear up a studded track that is spinning.

Are the missing studs scattered over the entire track or in a concentrated area? If they're scattered somewhat even you might be able to run it for a while longer. Removing the studs will probably give you the longest track life at this point.

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I have about 10-15 missing studs on my track after inspection from last season and I am looking for advice on which route I should take to remedy this situation. It appears where the studs came out it is not ripped very bad at all, like a hole with a very slight slit in it. The sled is a 2013 F800 SnoPro LTD.

Should I:

Remove all the studs and replace them with brand new studs? (I feel as if the reason for losing them is incorrect installation by previous owner)

Or completely remove studs altogether and run no studs at all? Would this be okay on the track? (I have ran no studs in the past, and while I prefer some studs I am not completely ruling this option out. I understand traction will be lost on lakes)
If the stud came out you canít fix it. You would have to replace the track
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I have a track that is studded, make me an offer probably studded to heavy for an 800 but you can always remove some


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dont blow the sled up playing with track rip outs, when you stud you have to be careful where and when you mat it or this will be a every season thing , i have learned that the hard way
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Below is a picture for reference. I figured it probably wouldn't be a good idea to put new studs back in a hole that ripped out. At this point I feel as if simply removing all the studs would be my best option, given the amount/location that are ripped out. (and the likelyhood that more come out)

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It needs a new track .
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It needs a new track .
Seems a bit excessive the track only has 1,800 miles on it.
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Seems a bit excessive the track only has 1,800 miles on it.

It's not the millage it's the "extra" holes in it from the studs pulling out.


I have seen a track come apart while the sled was being driven it's not pretty .
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Ever heard of a "BEAR CLAW"? Like mentioned, not pretty.
Also check around to see there is no damage to any heat exchangers.
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