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THE 4 KEYS TO TRACK SELECTION Length Width is the inside circumference of the track, and is calculated as the drive pitch (see is the measurement across the track and is governed by the width of the tunnel below) times the number of track segments. It must be correct to the nearest inch • A slightly narrower track is permissible, like a 15-inch track in place of a for proper fit without additional modifications to the skid frame.* 16-inch track, but not necessarily the other way around. • Narrower tracks reduce weight for better acceleration and top speed • Wider tracks provide better flotation in soft, deep snow • Shorter tracks generally provide better handling • Longer tracks generally provide better ride quality and better flotation *Aftermarket parts are available for mods when needed Lug Height* Drive Pitch is the distance the lugs extend above the track surface. More lug height equals is the drive cog center distance around the circumference of the cogs on the better traction—as little as a quarter inch of extra height can make a substantial drive axle. It must match the existing track or the drive cogs must be changed. difference in acceleration and braking. And newer lug designs can improve side Common drive pitches include* bite and reduce fishtailing for better stability. *Check for adequate clearance before going to a taller lug track. • 2.52" for good all-around performance, primarily on older machines manufactured before 2007 • 2.86" for good all-around performance with less weight, especially on more recent models manufactured after 2007 • 3.0" for the lowest possible weight on select mountain sleds *Some other drive pitches are also found on older models. Lug Height Drive Pitch 348


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