Snowmobilers have learned over the years that in order to improve safety and handling not to mention hooking all that power to the ground requires traction products.
Since the popularity of “push-through” style studs in the early 90’s little has changed in the studding world other than longer studs to keep up with deeper lug track changes. Stud Boy has now designed, tested and marketed the new Superlite Pro Series Backer Plate line.
This new design has been called a “game changer” and “revolutionary” in the traction products world by many industry media sources. If the overwhelming success of the Pro Series Backers on the race track is any indication these new backers are - the real deal! Winning Season Championships in 4 out of 5 classes at the ISOC National Snocross Series, the Pro Open, Pro Stock and Pro Lite in East Coast Snocross and Pro Open, Pro Stock and Pro Lite in the ISOC Michigan Series along with numerous other wins for the past two Seasons. This is quite a record for a brand new product of any type!
The intent of this new backer plate is to simplify and enhance the studding process as we know it today.
- A reduction in the number parts from three separate pieces to one
- Cutting the weight in half when compared to aluminum with support nuts
- Provides additional traction
- Maintaining the price
- Forgiving and easy on the snowmobile track
- Improved stud support
- stud deflection is minimized
These Pro Series Backers require a few changes when installing them. The studs are tightened from the inside of the track while holding the backer on the outside of the track. If you have the track or suspension out of the snowmobile this is the best time to install these new backers. When installing the studs/backers with the track installed be sure that you have the proper tools to make your job easier. These backers require the use of power tools if you don’t have access to power tools traditional backers are your best choice.
There are instructions in every package of backers be sure to follow them!
- Place backers in hot water with dish soap
- Use a sharp edged 3/16” hex bit and keep it sharp - make sure it fits the hex!
- Use a air ratchet, cordless drill, or impact wrench (1/2” slow with variable trigger) lots of torque at slow speed
- Use our Pro Series tool to the hold backer
- Keep 3/16” hex bit aligned properly with stud
- Don’t use a high speed impact wrench that hammers the hex
- Once the stud is started try to not stop it until seated completely
- If the stud starts to strip – stop and place another drill on the tip of the stud (like a drill bit) and use both tools to seat the stud
- When using double backers – start one stud 4-5 threads then start and seat the second stud then seat the first stud
Now ride and enjoy the latest in traction technology!