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Studs: whats everyone use?

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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!!

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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.

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

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

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