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    Snow mobile track studs on stock tires



    front ski vs wheel ?

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    Here's a page with some info on pricey kits and a cool video. Looks like fun. Some videos on youtube too under "snow bike".



    I think I saw a member here that put a ski on the front of his TW.




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    There ain't much that Gizmow hasn't already tried.



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    Finally got some snow so I can perform some actual testing of the "sheet metal screw" idea (as tire studs) in the front tire. Wish I could report some reliable info, but the jury is still out. I have the SR244.



    Tire only (no SM studs) aired down = marginal in virgin not ridden snow. If packed snow, not good at all.



    With SM Studs = If packed snow, better than no studs, but still more movement than I'm comfortable with.



    I ran out of screws and need to get more. I plan on placing more studs in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by admiral View Post
    Finally got some snow so I can perform some actual testing of the "sheet metal screw" idea (as tire studs) in the front tire. Wish I could report some reliable info, but the jury is still out. I have the SR244.



    Tire only (no SM studs) aired down = marginal in virgin not ridden snow. If packed snow, not good at all.



    With SM Studs = If packed snow, better than no studs, but still more movement than I'm comfortable with.



    I ran out of screws and need to get more. I plan on placing more studs in.


    I used to ice race and sheet metal screws work real good (front & rear) on bare ice but they don't add a heck of a lot in snow....maybe a little on hard packed.



    Here's a pic of a real aggresive studded tire I saw at Justice brother's shop in LA.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Tirebiter View Post
    I used to ice race and sheet metal screws work real good (front & rear) on bare ice but they don't add a heck of a lot in snow....maybe a little on hard packed.




    This is the conclusion I'm coming too as well. I'm on the lookout for a small set of tire chains I could maybe use on the front tire, similar to mrgizmow's cable chains. For the type of riding I do in the winter, (off road), chains should work. Still want to fiddle with the sheet metal screws some more before I rule them in or out.
    Hidden Content A ride in the woods helps me relax and release tension. The fact I'm dragging a body should be entirely irrelevant?

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    Here is linky to track screws we wouldn't need that much



    http://www.amazon.com/TIRE-TRACK-STU...s=track+screws





    What would you say to BIG zip ties as impromptu tire chains ?

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