Studs are high quality and durable in construction.
Grand Masters are designed for a single ply track.
Grand Masters are OEM approved for your sled.
They provide traction & control on icy trails for safer snowmobiling.
Several different stud patterns to accommodate intermediate to performance trail riding styles.Cons:
I was told I would lose top end with studs, but that is minor with my sled. I guess the 800R can pull the extra weight without any problemsBottom Line:
We ride in the U.P. of Northern Michigan where the trails are sometimes very icy. Unfortunately the icy patches are usually in corners or areas that make safe snowmobiling very difficult to do at times.
The cure for icy conditions is to stud your track, but beware all studs are not created equal. Woody's Traction Control has studs for all types of tracks and conditions. For this reason we chose Woody's because they had several stud set ups for us that is OEM recommended, their Grand Masters
Installation of their track studs can be done by anyone with any good mechanical ability. If you don't feel comfortable drilling into your track, I am sure the dealer will install your studs for you for a fee.
This was actually a great time of the year for me to install my studs, because we were nearing the end of the season. We have been putting on the miles this year and a lot of them have been through trails that have had way to many icy spots. This can be very unnerving, especially if you are riding aggressively without a studded track.
When I talked to Woody's marketing manager, Tanya
I told her I wasn't quite sold on using studs. As I told you our trails were getting pretty beat here at the end of the season and sometimes riding wasn't fun anymore, because of the icy conditions all over. It didn't take too much trail time with my studded track to change my mind for good. I immediately noticed better acceleration, and better cornering ability in the icy patches. I also had a chance to use them on Goose Neck Lake by camp when the lake was very smooth with ice, and hardly any snow covering. All I can say is the Arctic Cat Turbo that thought he was going to fly by me, never did. Thank You Woody's.
The bottom line is don't be afraid of installing studs in your track. The pros greatly out weigh the cons, and the improved drive ability of your machine will pay off in a much safer ride. I know that from now on all my personal sleds will be studded. With better control, you will have a safer ride, and that translates into much more fun on the trails.Note:
With our 2 sleds we each have 2 different options for us to choose stud wise, when we were ready to stud our machines. All we had to do is figure out what type of trail riding we will be doing, like regular trail, intermediate, or performance. Dave's riding style is pure performance, so the obvious choice of a stud pattern for his 120 inch track was the 126 single/double with the Woody's 6" Slim Jim Carbide for his runners.
Since I had already tried the 96 single stud pattern with various carbide runners previously, I was going to convert my 96 single stud pattern to the 144 single/double stud pattern to match my aggressive trail riding style. I also went with the 6" Slim Jim Carbide for a runner. This set up works excellent for our trails and will not let you down. I did notice some drop in top end speed with this set up, but the trade off is superior acceleration & traction!