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Ski Doo 3.5” pitch track

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Anybody try a ski doo track on the Polaris 850? Mountain Magic in Edmonton swears by it for these sleds. They are expensive though. You also have to cut the edges down and run an anti-stab.

I’m also wondering if the flex edge on the ski doo track makes the sled handle funny when on edge. Anybody running one?
 

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There is a gentleman from Sioux Falls that has one installed.
 

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On the skidoo they come apart very easy and trench like nothing else. IMO there are much better tracks out there. Also, to put on a polaris you have to cut a good portion of the flex edge off which kind of defeats the purpose.
 
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Thanks for the replies so far. It seems like there’s no overwhelming love for the doo track here. What does everybody like as far as replacing the stock 3”? 3.2? Cat? X3? I’m not really interested in going down in lug height.
 
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While in revy over the weekend I took the opportunity to try a friends brand new expert....that sled walked all over my axys 163”. Sled felt like it had traction for days.
 

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Doo owner here. I think the trenching people are experiencing is from the skid set up, not the track itself. I had no complaints with my 165 track. However I did need to tweak the skid set up to make it right.
If you don't set the doo skid up right it handles terribly, but even with a proper set up it still trenches badly and part of that is doo's steep approach angle and maybe not so much the track. Personally I really like the polaris 2.6 track on the axys. Ive also used the cat 3" and the 3x and they work very good too. I actually am trying a camsno epic 2.8 this season. Ive been hearing pretty good reports on it so far. I haven't installed mine yet.
 
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Thanks for the replies so far. It seems like there’s no overwhelming love for the doo track here. What does everybody like as far as replacing the stock 3”? 3.2? Cat? X3? I’m not really interested in going down in lug height.
The x3 and 3” powerclaw both do really well.

X3.2 is good in dry fluffy powder but tight clearance if you are wanting higher trackspeed. (Boost)
 

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If you don't set the doo skid up right it handles terribly, but even with a proper set up it still trenches badly and part of that is doo's steep approach angle and maybe not so much the track. Personally I really like the polaris 2.6 track on the axys. Ive also used the cat 3" and the 3x and they work very good too. I actually am trying a camsno epic 2.8 this season. Ive been hearing pretty good reports on it so far. I haven't installed mine yet.
Doo’s falling rate torsion spring rear rear suspension (for poser wheelies) is a big part of the trench factor.
(Nose heavy until on throttle, then bandaid Teabag motion and flexedge sending you into the creek)

The rest is the track design and approach angle.

No features available for getting on top of the snow or holding a line.

^^^^ slightly tongue in cheek but true.
 
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I have a 2017 summit 154x3 a 18 axys 155x2.6 and now a 19 850 155 that I put a 3.2 in. Last February we got absolute hammered with snow and I was switching back and forth with the wife on her 18 axys and hated the 2.6. The doo would just hook up and go ware the poo would go but would spin more before hooking up. Now I have a poo 850 that I put the 3.2 in. Haven’t had a chance to ride it in deep snow yet but has to be better then the 2.6 I took out. I have 2400 miles on my doo and the track isn’t perfect but I also abused it and spun out on logs and stuff a few times


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Thanks everybody- good discussion so far! I wonder if there’s a regional thing going on- by all accounts, snow in many mountain riding areas in the states is drier and fluffier than BC snow. The reason I’m intrigued by the ski doo track is simply that it has more distance between the paddles. Has anyone played with cutting off every third or 4th paddle on the stock Polaris 3”?
 

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Watching my dad's 3.5" x 3" 165" on his skidoo I think the track works pretty well. Not to say there aren't better tracks but it seems to have good traction in all snow conditions. Seems pretty good all around. I don't think you would want to cut off entire paddles on the polaris tracks because the paddles are so narrow you would be giving up a lot of paddle surface area.
 

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Thanks everybody- good discussion so far! I wonder if there’s a regional thing going on- by all accounts, snow in many mountain riding areas in the states is drier and fluffier than BC snow. The reason I’m intrigued by the ski doo track is simply that it has more distance between the paddles. Has anyone played with cutting off every third or 4th paddle on the stock Polaris 3”?
I just sold my 3” Polaris track for enough money to buy a 3” powerclaw.

Easy mod that improves track reliability. 😂
 
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