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I have an F7 Sno-Pro with a 1" track (I swapped it), and 153 1.175" Woody's Megabites. It was terrible with the stock carbides. But I just put on 9" Carbide Shaper bars. The thing now turns on a dime, steering effort is low. It's actually scary how well it turns. The sled can suddenly oversteer on packed roads, so I'll probably have to introduce some understeer by towing out the ski's. This is the most responsive front end I have tried, and the easiest to steer. The Shaper Bars are definitely worth the money!
 

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glad to here that, i picked up a set 2 weeks ago, was planning on
putting on tomorrow, now i wont have to worry if theyll work. B)
 

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I've got 6" Trailblazer IV 's on right now and it still pushes. I'm putting my studs on this week so I might have to go up a inch or three.
 

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Please keep us posted as to how these new Shaper bars are working -- especially if you have/had a chance to directly compare them to a more conventional set of wear bars. Thanks! -- Roy
 

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B) I had read in Snow tech at some point that those shaper wear bars work great on the f-cats , I'll be using them when I burn the stock set down. I've noticed the handlig of the sled (cornering) really sharpened up when the sled was ridden on hard pack as compared to turning in the fluff. My only concern at this point is going into a hard pack corner a bit too hot and one ski going into the loose stuff, that might look to pretty :unsure:
 

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What have I been telling you guys. Nothing will eliminate the Firecat push but the Shapers will help more than anything else.
 

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Running 6 inch shapers on my sno pro, haven't run em yet..
 

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im running 9 inch shapers on my f7 snopro with 102 studs i love them turns on a dime very little darting compared to normal carbides, i have 210 miles on them and love them...
 

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Anybody have a good source for the shapers?

Thanks.
 

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There is absolutley zero push with studs and the 1" track with 9" shapers, it may be different with the 1.375" track though. It's scary how well the front end works with these carbides.
 

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I got mine through my dealer who ordered them from parts unlimited. They dont charge freight plus my dealer gave me a discount on my 6 inch shapers. Not running any studs on my 1.375 track so I wanted to see how the 6 inch handles her...
 

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Anyone running the 7 1/2 shapers with SnoPro Lugs and studs.
I thought that 9 inch might be a bit much, but maybe not...............


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Sounds like the 9" is the way to go! I will have to test mine out when we get some snow! I have the stock 4", 6", and 8" carbides waiting to hit the trails! Come on snow!!!
 

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what effect if any, does the 9 inch shapers have in powder? I still like busting off trail, and don't want to completely relegate my sled to trail only.


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Originally posted by actionfigurejoe@Dec 10 2002, 08:28 PM
What have I been telling you guys. Nothing will eliminate the Firecat push but the Shapers will help more than anything else.
I disagree, I am running C&A's with 8" of carbide and have no push, as do many others.

Why do you say that you can't eliminate the push??
 

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I think the push is created by the factory 4" carbides. DO us all a favor and thrown them in the garbage before you even hit the trails!
 
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