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Old 11-10-2012, 02:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Rail/tunnel extension

I'm riding a 91 indy trail and I'm putting a rail/tunnel extension on it for this winter. . Want to put tallest track lugs under it I can with no binding or rubbing issues. . I believe I can put a 1inch lug track under it but not sure and hope it will take up to 1 1/4. . If anyone can let me know for sure what I can run I would appreciate some words from the wise. . Thanks to any and all who answer

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Old 11-10-2012, 04:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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long tracks in my opinion are a waste of money. get a deeper lugged track. extensions do improve traction but are very expensive, anddont increase the value much. especially with it being a 91. if your looking for even more stud the track too.
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Old 11-10-2012, 05:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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^ I have 300 in my long track kit for the gf's Indy 500 and everything is new but track. They ride a lot better as there longer and go over the whoops and bumps instead of following them. And you can't go very big lug on these old Indys especially with studs.


I think you can run 1 1/4 with no studs but it might rub cooler. I run a 1" with studs and it is close.

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Old 11-10-2012, 06:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Cool thats what I was hoping. I have just a 3/8 inch lug track right now and plan on putting a 1inch paddle and a 136 extension kit on. After I put a new top end in (4800 miles) things should be just right. .
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Old 11-10-2012, 06:44 PM   #5 (permalink)
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And thanks kidner, but this old girl gets rode hard, pretty sure she'll be mine forever!! Or until she gets retired

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Old 11-10-2012, 06:49 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I run the tracks USA rail extension kit so it uses full hi fax unlike the slp extensions don't use hi fax


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Old 11-10-2012, 09:49 PM   #7 (permalink)
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haha yourwelcome. i will agree they are nice. i just dont think its worth it (at least with my sled) i cant see any use of me getting one. it would be greaat for deep powder
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You don't need deep powder to run a 136 or any length track. Depends on the lug height that will make or break a nice day of rising. I ran my 151 with a 1 1/4 track on trails for a year and loved how nice it rode. I personally like them for the better ride quality. And also than you got some tunnel space for a gas can or storage bag!


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Old 11-11-2012, 11:07 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Your machine has no coolers so you can probably run up to a 1 1/2" paddle. Might have to drop a hole of two on front suspension mount for clearance inside tunnel
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It should still have the tunnel strips on the top of the tunnel.


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Old 11-11-2012, 11:42 PM   #11 (permalink)
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the fan cools have nothing under them when i did a track on mine it it had picks on it and i had to do protectors on it because of them
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Hmm...all the fan cooled sleds I worked on at the dealer had tunnel strips from what I remember. Must of been added. I know all the tx and txc sleds had tunnel strips and those are free air sleds


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Old 11-12-2012, 12:00 AM   #13 (permalink)
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yea i know the indy trails have nothin under them i have seen a couple dozen from 89 to like 97 and nothin i bet they had the tunnel protectors added
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:23 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Def no tunnel guards on my 91, pulled the skid off it today. . Super simple after reading through a couple forums on here. Love this site!
I am dropped to the lower hole on the front of t he skid and have drop mounts on the back, so I imagine a 1 1/2" paddle will fit. . Pretty stoked to get my new kit on! It will be a while before I do it but will post some pics when I get it all done.. Thanks everyone

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