I currently have a 2012 Summit X 163 and I want to put a 3 inch in there for next year. I'm not in the STEEP climbs but lots of trees riding and opening trails in the wild. I'm currently looking at a 162 as I would be able to keep every thing else stock minus 7 tooths drivers. But in the back of my head I can't ignore the 174... I know I need to mod the tunnel and rails as well as 7 tooths drivers or avid chaincase but I can figure that the 174 will be much more of a track.
What do you guys suggest ? Is there a big difference between 162 and 174 ? Will the 3 inch climb noticably better than my stock 2.5 ? Anyone has first hand experience with the new style of 3 inch tracks ?
Thansk a lot !