This is a pictorial on the studding process I used to stud my track on my 2003 Polaris Edge X 600 121"
The Tools Of The Trade
These are some of the tools that I used to Stud my track.
The first thing that I did was to put the backing plates into a bucket with water. This helps with the instalation and to get the proper torque without damaging the backing plate.
I used a Sabber Marking Template to make tha track stud pattern for 96 studds.
I like this pattern due to the 32 scratch lines that in makes.
It's easyer if you mark the entire track first.
When Drilling out the stud holes, make sure that you use a proper and sharp track cutter.
Be aware of what's behind where your drilling, you dont want to drill into your suspension.
Im using Accord (SnowStud) 5/16 studs with 60 degrees of carbide and a 1" head.1075
1" Nylon Backing Plate. Remeber to keep it wet when installing.
Locking Nylon Nut, Never reuse a locking nut, there a 1 time use only.
Install the stud thruogh the the track from the back.
Install the wet backing plate over the stud.
Install the Lock Nut.
Only snug the nut down, don't over tighten.
Use a torque wrench to tighten to the manufacturers spec's. Torque spec's are differant for metal backers.
Now repeat 95 more times and your done.
I hope you enjoyed my visual run through of the installing of studs in my sled!