I have a 2019 Backcountry 146 base model that came with a 1.6" track with no added traction. I want to add studs but I'd prefer to add the type in the Ice Ripper track. Can they be added as aftermarket? At the Syracuse NY sled show, I saw a company called iGrip (igripstud.com) that makes this type of screw stud. I have called them, but since they are French Canadian, with a heavy French accent, we were not able to communicate in a fashion that made me feel like I was getting the proper answers to my questions. They probably felt the same way! They were great to deal with but we were just not communicating with each other.
I also saw a uTube video of a guy with an Ice Ripper track who felt he needed to add Stud Boy studs. Perhaps I should just do that in lieu of the Ice Ripper style?
I consulted my sled dealer but they didn't have the correct size studs that I needed, so I would be forced to buy full-size boxes of studs, leaving me with 40-some extra studs at a whopping cost, that I would probably never need.
I have studded at least 6 sleds so far, so the actual job doesn't phase me. I just need help in deciding what to do and what to use. Thoughts? Ideas?