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Old 01-19-2009, 12:16 AM
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Tried out a buddies Grizzly with tracks yesterday, I'm sold. Just gotta get ride of my sled so I can afford to buy some. We were only sinking in between 4 and 10" max. Even up higher where it was softer it still went incredibly well, way better then I would have thought.
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Old 01-19-2009, 12:25 AM
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hey cool

i was waiting for a honest review on them

do ya have any idea on fuel econ ?
or if the motor and trans felt like they were being over worked ?

what kinda speed is possible ?
turn good ?
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Old 01-19-2009, 03:45 PM
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thats awesome!!! always wanted some......maybe one day . .. ..
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I find it hard to believe that a quad with tracks can perform as well as a sled in the powder...guess I'd have to see it to believe it. I haven't been sledding that much but when I have I don't think I can believe that the quad could make it through some of what my cousins dragged me into.
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hey i was told that u gotta run in low..... didnt sound right to me
were you in high???
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Old 01-19-2009, 04:01 PM
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I find it hard to believe that a quad with tracks can perform as well as a sled in the powder...guess I'd have to see it to believe it. I haven't been sledding that much but when I have I don't think I can believe that the quad could make it through some of what my cousins dragged me into.

he didnt say that, he commented on how well they worked
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what brand are the track's ?
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he didnt say that, he commented on how well they worked
Exactly! No way is a quad on tracks going to keep up to a modern sled. And when it gets really steep and/or deep the sled will always win, kind of like a quad vs dirtbike - if a bike has the momentum it will usually outclimb a quad. For the sledding I do, tracks on my Grizz will take me everywhere I want to go and more. Places like slow travel through trees where a sled would be slipping the belt the quad would be way better.

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Puffen, I tried it in high and low range, on a steep and soft climb it started to power out at the top, in low range, lots of power. On the flat high range is more then enough, the track set up gears it down about 20% depending on what kit you get.
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hey cool

i was waiting for a honest review on them

do ya have any idea on fuel econ ?
or if the motor and trans felt like they were being over worked ?

what kinda speed is possible ?
turn good ?
It sucked back the fuel like crazy, but compared to a sled it was about the same. Normally my Grizz goes about 90km before empty on the guage (which is more like just under half tank), this Grizz went about 35km before it was on empty (on the guage). We were playing hard though, so compared to a sled just hitting the hills steady, it was probably no worse.

The 700 didn't feel like it was being overworked, but could of used more power in high range, I think a twin (800 Bomb or a 750 Kawi) would be better.

I didn't ask him what he got it up to, but wasn't keeping up to my sled on the trails, but that's like comparing a porsche to a smart car.
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makes for a pretty good dual purpose ride though , or do they cost as much as a sled ??
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It sucked back the fuel like crazy, but compared to a sled it was about the same. Normally my Grizz goes about 90km before empty on the guage (which is more like just under half tank), this Grizz went about 35km before it was on empty (on the guage). We were playing hard though, so compared to a sled just hitting the hills steady, it was probably no worse.

The 700 didn't feel like it was being overworked, but could of used more power in high range, I think a twin (800 Bomb or a 750 Kawi) would be better.

I didn't ask him what he got it up to, but wasn't keeping up to my sled on the trails, but that's like comparing a porsche to a smart car.


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Probably a stupid question but is it alot of work or time to swap between tracks and tires - whats involved?
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Liz, definitely cheaper then buying a (new) sled. $12,000 and up for a big mountain sled. Around $4g's for a set of tracks. I would love to have both a sled and tracks for my quad, but can't afford it unless I sold some of my other junk that no one wants.

Mudgirl, it's supposed to be about 2hours the first time assembling and installing the mounting kit, then about 1/2 hour after that to remove the wheels and install the tracks and mounts.
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Thats pretty cool Kev Dalton from Tires Plus in Mission has them as well him and his buddies do the Whipsaw every year on there tracked quads. I think I just found my birthday present
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