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Old 10-04-2007, 09:29 AM   #1
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I would like to here from the people who have cut a track down in width. Im going 15 to 13.5 on a 2 lug track. How did you do it? What tools did you use? and what can you suggest works the best?

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Old 10-05-2007, 09:35 PM   #2
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don't do it

the reinforcements will be comprised
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Old 10-05-2007, 09:57 PM   #3
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He has to freezer if he wants to run it on a firecat. Table saw through the belt then trim the lugs with cutters. You WILL OUT A LOT OF STRESS ON A TABLE SAW MOTOR!!! you may even ruin it fyi. MAKe sure you get a carbide blade
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Old 10-05-2007, 10:01 PM   #4
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yes but the rods with be exposed on the side

which with lead to premature failure
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sell it on ebay and buy a 2" x 13.5 track
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Old 10-06-2007, 08:55 PM   #6
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A 121 track won't fit a firecat anyway. you'll need to buy a 13.5 x 128 track. And I agree with freezerburnt, when you cut the reinforcements in the track it is weakened and will blow apart.
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Who said anything about a 121?
I cut it down tonight. A table saw worked well, it cut through all the lug at once and the saw didn't have to work hard or blow bearings. It passed through the saw easily and turned out nice. Trimming the end of the fibreglass rods wont weaken the track, why would exposing the end weaken it? A little rubber covering the end will add strength? I doubt it.
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The big plus of rubber protecting the edge of the track is to keep moisture out of the rods. Water is corrosive to fiberglass.

On mine I used black silicone to seal up the rod ends. After one weekend most of it fell off. Ran it another 1000 miles and it still looks just fine.

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Who said anything about a 121?
I cut it down tonight. A table saw worked well, it cut through all the lug at once and the saw didn't have to work hard or blow bearings. It passed through the saw easily and turned out nice. Trimming the end of the fibreglass rods wont weaken the track, why would exposing the end weaken it? A little rubber covering the end will add strength? I doubt it.[/b]
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ya try to help a guy but in the end he goes off and does it anyway

Good luck with the durability of the track
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WOW!

I have never seen people so willing to try and kill themselves. What are the chances that the track will let loose at 10 MPH. My bet is at 90MPH!

Any takers?
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