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Question '79 Polaris TX Track

Hello all, The track has finally given up on my TX, I'd like to swap it to a rubber unit. Has anybody done this type of swap, what is needed? thx.
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I believe that tracks usa has a replacement that just swaps in.

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Thx I'll look in to that
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I may be wrong but I think that you'll have to change the drive sprockets if it had the track with the metal cleats.
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Yes it does have cleats. I have heard you can use the track and suspension from later model Polaris' with rubber tracks, I was hoping to get confirmation from somebody, as well as what machines and what is involved. Apparently there are some models the drive will interchange as well. The sled runs great and nice body work, I hate to scrap the old girl.
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I would think that a suspension from almost any of the Indy chassis prior to the Xtra 10s and excluding the 93 would work and if you had the drive shaft from one of those sleds you'd be good to go. I've got several of those drive shafts, 1 suspension and a 121" track but the freight would probably be terrible going to Canada.

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I was wondering about that, there is a 95 indy xlt I can pick up dirt cheap but 125miles away. Maybe I'll take a ride and check it out. Ya I/m sure the transport would cost me more than I can get the Indy for.LOL
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Shoot, if you were down here I'd probably give you the track, suspension and drive shaft since I have been changing all of the short track machines to long track ones.
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You should be able to adapt the front shaft, suspension and track under your machine.
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