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#1 bar549

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 02:57 PM

Wanted more traction than I was getting from my 1.25 pre-studded ripsaw with added trail studs 2 per bar. So I did some research and decided the Storm 150 2 ply with double backers and 4 studs every other bar was what I wanted. Checked weight of both tracks with studs installed and the Storm 150 was 2 ozs lighter, virtually the same weight as the one ply pre-studded Ripsaw with added studs.. This track just plain ROCKS, I have never had traction on snow like this before. When I used to hit a rise and nail it, it would spin, now it grabs, pulls the skis and launches you off the top of the rise. If you are thinking about a new track, for trail riding or some off trail excursions, this track will not disappoint. This track has a lug height of 1.25 on the outside and 1.50 in the middle with large stiff lugs/scoops. If you want traction for trail riding, this track will put a smile on your face.

 

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 04:12 PM

I have the ripsaw 2, 1.5" track on my sled.. It's by far the best mod I've done. It feels like the sled gained 20 HP because of the increased traction. WAY better in deep snow too. 


QUOTE (wreckless @ Dec 29 2009, 06:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just because someone makes their sled loud doesn't mean trails are closing. I can make my sled as loud as i want to. I'm half tempted to run the loudest set of pipes I can just to irritate people

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 04:13 PM

Putting a ice storm on soon and can't wait to try it. The 1.6 IC is not cutting it for good traction on trail


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Posted 17 January 2020 - 04:25 PM

Burtamiss, do as bar549 did, buy the reg storm and stud it. ran the ice storm last year on my '12X, was very good in the snow, but totally unacceptable on ice. had issues crossing roads and trailer loading. if you go with the ice storm, you'll soon be adding studs. beware !



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Posted 17 January 2020 - 06:34 PM

I put a Storm 150 on my 17 900 Rene, my first trip did over 200 miles of groomed and non groomed trails but none super hard packed. Love this track, feels like a new sled! Traction and forward thrust is what this track gives you! Great in the corners also. Get rid of that 1.25 ripsaw, you won’t regret it!

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 07:19 PM

Bar - What studs and backers did you end up using in the 4x0x4 setup? 


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Posted 17 January 2020 - 07:23 PM

I have an Ice Storm 150 on my 19 MXZ 850 and the track does very well.  I pulled the center pre-studs so they didn't hit the front protector and then added iGrip ice studs to the outside 1.25" belt.  If you stay off the gas on ice, it stays the line pretty well. 


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90 Cat EXT 530
00 Cat ZR 600
01 Cat Z440
07 Yamaha Phazer FX (JUNK SHOW)
08 MXZ X 800R
09 MXZ TNT 500SS
09 MXZ 600 ETEC
10.5 MXZ X 800 ETEC
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Posted 17 January 2020 - 08:00 PM

Did you guys notice any difference in fuel economy when going from 1.25" to 1.50" on the lug height and from one to two plies?

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 08:07 PM

I just came out of break-in last weekend and averaged 16-16.5/gal with the single ply storm.


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Posted 17 January 2020 - 08:11 PM

I lost some top speed and MAYBE 1 mpg and a tiny bit of vibration from the taller lugs which I don't notice any more.. IMO  all trail sleds should come with 1.5" lugs or at least the option to have them over the 1.25" tracks that are so common. The ripsaw 1, 1.25 is a sit and spin track and can't take advantage of the torque from my 1200 motor. There is so much more traction with the 1.5 I get light in the head from full throttle starts from a dead stop. I have not been stuck in deep snow since switching to this track either, I used to get stuck all the time in the ditch I have to ride to get to the trails. Of course 6.9 skis and a full skid plate help too but most of the credit goes to the track. Mine still looks new after 12,000mi. but I should probably replace it for peace of mind. I don't feel the need to stud this track but I'm sure many do.


QUOTE (wreckless @ Dec 29 2009, 06:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just because someone makes their sled loud doesn't mean trails are closing. I can make my sled as loud as i want to. I'm half tempted to run the loudest set of pipes I can just to irritate people

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 08:14 PM

I gained mpg, track doesn't sit and spin, instead the sled goes........... love mine, studded as it is a storm, not ice storm.



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Posted 17 January 2020 - 08:36 PM

My buddy has a rip1, 1.25 and always shows a few more miles travelled at the end of the day. I think it's from him spinning the track everywhere so that also shows up as better MPG. He won't budge from the 1.25 claiming that's what the sled came with and that's the only track that should be on it and the engineers know better than we do blah blah blah.. He wore out the first track and had the perfect opportunity to upgrade to a 1.5 but didn't.. Oh well


QUOTE (wreckless @ Dec 29 2009, 06:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just because someone makes their sled loud doesn't mean trails are closing. I can make my sled as loud as i want to. I'm half tempted to run the loudest set of pipes I can just to irritate people

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 08:55 PM

Did you guys notice any difference in fuel economy when going from 1.25" to 1.50" on the lug height and from one to two plies?

I did, mine has a bunch of metal in it and I get minimum 1-2 miles per gal better than previous studded ice ripper.

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 09:11 PM

Better MPG with taller lugs doesn't make sense but hey, I'd take it, unfortunately I've seen the opposite but just 1mpg at most and even that's a tough call due to changing conditions all the time.. I do know a stiffer primary spring cost me 1 mpg easy. The 1200 is no fuel miser to begin with so losing 1mpg here and another there is not fun


QUOTE (wreckless @ Dec 29 2009, 06:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just because someone makes their sled loud doesn't mean trails are closing. I can make my sled as loud as i want to. I'm half tempted to run the loudest set of pipes I can just to irritate people

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 10:21 PM

Bar - What studs and backers did you end up using in the 4x0x4 setup? 

 

I used Woody's GMP-1575 studs with double digger backers.

 

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