What are some good options to improve the grip from the 1M running boards. These things are brutal in deep snow. Was thinking of drilling some more holes in them. Will they handle the holes? Looking to do something on the cheap!
When I had my 1M I tried the hole thing, but you must flair the holes to add strength to the running boards or they will bend. A buddy put a set of Betterboards on, they look much better a do a great job.
I'm not one of those guys to push a brand, mod, etc. but I have the Fastlanes on my sled and dollar for dollar I thinks it's one of the best improvements I've done to my sled.... and trust me I've done a lot.
Yes, they're $150 or somewhere close but well worth the money in my opinion. Hope this helps.
Yep, you cut out the hole and rivet the snow eliminators on. I laid them on the boards and traced all the holes with a sharpie. Then I cut out one big hole instead of lots of small holes. The Cutler boards have cutouts for all the rivets on the boards that it covers up. The other brands that I have seen just cover them up so they don't fit down tight on to your boards.
You will still get some snow buildup on them. But it cleans off real easy. If you want to help that, have them powder coated before you install them.
Or get the fastlane brand. The snow cant stick to plastic !
In the process of installing Fastlane No Snos. Instead of rivets the company uses metal torx head bolts to attach to the running boards. They also come with "studs" or hex head screws to add more traction where you want it.