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Well, I finally completed the install. I would consider myself pretty handy, and mechanically inclined. Nothing about the install was hard just was time consuming, I hope the next time around goes faster. It would also be nice to have some help which I didn't have. The pic's, this is what we started with of course.

This is the rear track, they were the easiest to install just one bolt to remove and a bracket that hooks the a arm and bolts below the spindle.

Anther pic of the rear.

This is the front there is two brackets that sandwich the lower A arm.

This is a better pic of the front brackets.

Pictures of the amount of "stick out" the tracks have.

The amount of clearance they add is stupid!

The back side, clearance is 16+ inches.

Finished product! The hardest part I think was setting the attack angles on the front tracks, the instructions aren't the best and I had to go a LONG ways with the adjustment rods to even make them start to move. Now that I've done it once and know that the reinstall next winter will go much faster I'm sure.

They are most certainly geared down, for those whining about a low range you won't need it with these! Still goes plenty fast I think for cross country snow riding. The steering effort is increased when on a hard surface and sitting still, however while moving I think the steering is as easy as regular tires.
 

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Well well well. Look at those! How fast have you had them up to?
 

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Well well well. Look at those! How fast have you had them up to?
Not very fast, just puttered around for awhile and brought it back to check track tension then it got dark.

Lol I thought about it but I didn't, bet I could've gotten some priceless looks!
 

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looks excellent was it throwing a lot of snow into the cab?
No but we don't have allot of snow right now either. I'll be taking it to the mountains in the next few weeks so we'll see
 

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What was the weight on the tracks?you'll have to let me know if you can get it up on two tracks in a fast corner
 

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Alright Moose stop foaming at the mouth,Lol

Man that looks really cool. After the install I think I might have rode all night .
 

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What was the weight on the tracks?you'll have to let me know if you can get it up on two tracks in a fast corner
Didn't weigh them but they are heavy, if I had to venture a guess I would say 75+ lbs each.

As far as riding on two tracks, I think I'll pass on trying that one. Leave that stuff up to the Moose's :D
 

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Are you going to be able to get it out of garage, pics look like it may not fit?
Last time we moved. I packed my pickup with a bunch of stuff. Tarped it, then used this giant roll of plastic wrap to further secure it... had to cut it all off cause I was to high to get out the door hahaha ugh!
 

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In my hast while waiting to take delivery, I went shopping for a storage building (prefab) all door were not high enough, the guy sats100 bucks extra he would order me a building. I almost bit. My shop is 24x40, I came home and told my wife I have get rid of some stuff. Well I didn't get rid of anything and got my pioneer inside. Thank goodness cause when I finish some of these projects I will have more than enough room. My wife says I can't buy anything else, well at least not till something's are complete and out.
The difference between men and boys are the size of their toy box. Mine is overflowing hahahaha!
 

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Are you going to be able to get it out of garage, pics look like it may not fit?
Been in and out a couple times, my garage has 9' ceilings. Fits no problem
 

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Alright so got it out tonight and wide open on a gps it runs 23 mph (45 on the speedo)
 

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Was that expected, sad, or great to you?
 

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Well I knew that it would be substantially geared down. They said I would loose 40% of the top speed. So I guess that is about what I expected, it needs the gear down too. When she shifts to 3rd you can feel it pull down pretty good. I think for cruising the groomed trails and deep power in the mountains that will be plenty fast.
 

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I hope you chronicle the first big ride. I look forward to that.
 

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Oh I plan on it, my wife is a photoaholic so I'll be posting pic's. Going to try and go to the mountains with it sometime next week I hope.
 

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That's awesome. I spent this afternoon following my wife around as she drove the Pioneer with the kids, trying to get some good video for you tube. One of the new members told me about these go pro cameras. Might have to fit one in the budget.
 

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Track testing

I was wondering if you have had time to put the tracks to a test? I just ordered a set of camoplast T4s for my new pioneer 700-4 I got in December. I should have them in a couple of weeks. I would like to hear what you think about them in snow and other conditions.

Thanks
 
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