Studs: whats everyone use?

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  • fowler175

Posted January 08, 2006 - 08:16 AM


OK, so it's winter here, but hardly any snow(not enough to break out the sled I'm still making payments on :applause: ). But, there is still ice everywhere, so it's time to set the bike up for winter ridin instead. I went ahead and got some #10 self drilling sheet metal screws and put them in my tires. I'm just wondering what everyone else has used, and how well it worked.

  • Fizz

Posted January 08, 2006 - 08:50 AM


i used M5x30 for my rear, and regular wood screws app. 1 inch long for the front ... works fine!

dont know if its common, but i had i hard time fitting wider tires with studs (yz426 -02), so i used a 100 wide tire in the rear ..

edit: pic. -> http://www.thumperta...achmentid=12363

  • 504racing

Posted January 08, 2006 - 10:02 AM


I put #8 x 1/2" hex head screws in front tire, #8 x 3/4" in the rear. Total cost for all 600 screws was $28.00 at home depot. I have about 2 hours on them and they seem to bite really good and havn't lost any yet.

  • 93gt

Posted January 08, 2006 - 11:52 AM


I wish we had ice! There is only mud and water and 1/4 inch of snow here. What kind of sled do you have?

  • 97chevy

Posted January 08, 2006 - 06:08 PM


Heres my rear tire. It was professionally made.http://www.thumperta...achmentid=10580
Here's my old front tire. Its homemade. http://www.thumperta...achmentid=10579

The rear has 1 inch kold kutters and the front has 1/2 inch pro gold studs.

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  • fowler175

Posted January 08, 2006 - 07:45 PM


My sled is an 03 RMK 700, 144", still only has approx 450km on it! Took the 450 for a ride today, and I gotta say, those screws really do the trick! There was no trail/hill that gave me any probs, and I can wheelie like crazy... even on the frozen creeks. What a blast!!

  • reiD-O

Posted January 12, 2006 - 05:17 PM


I have a yfz 450 and i took the stock tires and put 54 1''1/2 snowmobile stud boy studs carbide tipped in the back with tubes so no leaks. In the front i put 3 big washers on all 16 on the studs to make them a bit smaller and also have tubes in them they work great on everything. no recomending you drive on ur own lawn it rips the grass up.

  • fowler175

Posted January 13, 2006 - 04:14 AM


With the snowmobile studs, did you put them in between the knobs or right through them?

  • biznet1

Posted January 13, 2006 - 04:22 AM


I'd hate to be behind one of those when the screws started flying off. Talk about a roost from hell! :applause:

  • Anssi

Posted January 13, 2006 - 04:34 AM


This is what I use for my rear tire(Trelleborg tire with 350 of them bad boys properly installed).

  • 93gt

Posted January 13, 2006 - 05:04 PM


DAYYAAMMM!!! That should stick!

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