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Done for the season (Broken ribs)

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Ok Whats the best way to cut down a track I have an 06 M5 with the 1.6 track with no studs bang your head but anyway, Yesterday I hit a patch of ice and around it came and OFF I went with some broken ribs. I've been looking for a 141 in the ripsaw or hacksaw but can't find one (I guess they don't make them) thats why I never studed this one but after this It's getting cut down I 've heard some useing a piece of angle and holding it to the lug with visegrips and then cutting it with a sawzall. But I'm just not sure your going to get a straight cut has anyone else done this? But from what the doc said I"m done for the season, bang your head bang your head. So now we get to think of all the mods that we can make while I heal. Also the sled laid over on its left side and once I started it the check engine light flashed whats the chance of getting a air bubble in the coolant or oil lines I thought that was for if it were tipped on the right side. It ran fine for the 5 miles that I had to ride to get home but the light flashed every now and then.
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Wow, that sounds like it's gotta hurt. Glad you're doing ok. It'll leave lots of time for moderating at least.
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Ok Whats the best way to cut down a track I have an 06 M5 with the 1.6 track with no studs bang your head but anyway, Yesterday I hit a patch of ice and around it came and OFF I went with some broken ribs. I've been looking for a 141 in the ripsaw or hacksaw but can't find one (I guess they don't make them) thats why I never studed this one but after this It's getting cut down I 've heard some useing a piece of angle and holding it to the lug with visegrips and then cutting it with a sawzall. But I'm just not sure your going to get a straight cut has anyone else done this? But from what the doc said I"m done for the season, bang your head bang your head. So now we get to think of all the mods that we can make while I heal. Also the sled laid over on its left side and once I started it the check engine light flashed whats the chance of getting a air bubble in the coolant or oil lines I thought that was for if it were tipped on the right side. It ran fine for the 5 miles that I had to ride to get home but the light flashed every now and then.[/b]
Glad you're not injured more!

Hey, instead of a Sawzall, try a sharp utility blade. It's only rubber, don't need a toothed blade & sawing action to make a cut.

If you get two pieces of angle about 3" wider than the track, drill holes in the ends for nuts and bolts, the angle iron itself will become the clamp & the cutting guide for the blade. Use a nut on the first angle iron before you add the second one, it will help stabilize the bolt and hold it straight... Improving alignment / parallity between the two pieces of angle.
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I had been thinking of doing it that way instead of just one angle and visegrips, Now the other problem I'm running into is finding a stud templet for studding it. All I'm finding is for 136 or 144 no 141 and I'm not sure they will work. So it maybe a guessing game at placement of the studs.
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If you go with a utlility knife just be careful. You don't need to recover from an injured thumb as well. It just reminds me of a nasty utility knife incident a colleague of mine once had.
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