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Old 03-13-2019, 03:50 PM
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Default Fingers On Powerclaw 2.6

How many guys have cut off the fingers on the 2.6 track to make it like the 3"?

What are the pros of this? Have heard less trenching and grabs a little bit better ?

Is it working or not worth it?
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I may be mistaken but, I didn't think it was the fingers that were cut off.

I believe it was every other paddle was cut off to create more space between the paddles to grip the snow better.
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I may be mistaken but, I didn't think it was the fingers that were cut off.



I believe it was every other paddle was cut off to create more space between the paddles to grip the snow better.
No, cut off fingers between paddles so u have a track that looks just like the 3in claw.

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I've done my last 2 sleds with the 2.6 and did a lite port job. With the fingures and the porting I lost 4 lbs. It works great def gets up on the snow better doesnt trench as much. I was going to switch to the 3in power claw but after cutting the fingures off and porting it I put that money into a belt drive.
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I cut the fingers from my 2.25 powerclaw...works much better. I had a problem before with the nose coming up too much during slow, full throttle moves in sidehills or climbing. Gets up on top much better now and the slow, full throttle situations the nose stays down better.

To cut mine off, was pretty easy. I used a sawzall and pair of large vice grips. I would rotate the track so that the finger was horizontal off the back idler wheel, clamp the vice grip on the end of the paddle (which would bend it down a bit) and then would cut from the top of finger downwards...as the cut progressed, the weight of the vice grip kept the cut well open and avoided any smoking or friction and didn't need oil or anything. Cuts were clean and it was simple. I didn't cut too close to the bottom...left about 1/4 to 1/2 inch on each finger. Worked great and was fast.
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how does it affect descents? faster or slower? Poos 2.6 is so versatile because it downhills well.
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You go a little faster down hill still very manageable. The improvement def out weighs the slightly faster down hill speeds imo.
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^ooo, hmmm... so maybe there's the benefit to keeping them for some folks, like Taylor Fisk.? I follow him and he likes the fingers for some reason. seems like a good rider.
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