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Old 10-01-2011, 06:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Thinking about getting a track with 2 inch paddles and am wondering if u can stud it so I can still ride on trail and lakes?
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Old 10-01-2011, 07:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Jesus you'd need some eavestrough nails for that
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As long as you can find studs long enough and they clear the cooler. Then sure.
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The longest studs I've seen advertised are 1.86" for 1.75" lug tracks.
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Old 10-03-2011, 08:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yes you can. Go to lowes buy some railroad tie spikes.... drive through track following woodies traction universal template... viola... done.
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Do not ruin the function of the 2 inch track by studding it. I run a 2 incher in NH and Maine and I do not have studs. Gets a little slick in the corners and obviously on ice but just go slow and you are fine. If you are worried about over heating studs do not do much IMO so buy a set of scratchers and you will not have the issue.
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:30 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I studded a 2inch paddle last winter and it did work very well! I just used the snowcross stud, it accually measures out at about 2 1/4 inches long. And with the thinner belt of most non-snowcross tracks it will stick out above the paddle. I did a 2 stud double angled backer every other row in a 144x2 track and the thing absolutely hooked up amazingly. I hear so many people say you don't need studs if you have a paddle, or get scratchers, or my sled hooks up great with out studs, but where I ride sometimes you absolutely NEED studs. I don't care how good a rider you are, they just are needed sometimes. And if you want to be able to ride whatever the conditions are then get some studs... and scratchers... But be aware, the studs will tear out when they hook up on something off trail, and they will bend over, etc...
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Old 10-04-2011, 01:42 PM   #8 (permalink)
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How long of a track are you talking here? Personally I think it'd be worthless to stud a 2" track unless you're racing snowcross.

maybe this is an option for you: switch your drivers to 2.86 pitch to run a 146 Assault Comp track and use the designated locations for screws, like it was designed for. Then buy scratchers cuz you'll need them either way.
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Actually with the screws in the assault track you wouldnt need scratchers. I had this setup on my iqr and you would not believe the amount of snow and ice it kicked up!
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Yes you can. Go to lowes buy some railroad tie spikes.... drive through track following woodies traction universal template... viola... done.
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