Woody’s Stud FAQ’s

How can I find out about Woody’s products and how to use them?

Why do I need to add studs, if I don't drive my sled fast?

Answer: If you need to stop, accelerate, get out of the way or turn quickly, how long do you have to think about it and then make a move? You need your snowmobile to respond.

When you are deciding whether or not to install Woody’s studs and runners, the real issue is how quickly and reliably do you want your snowmobile to respond on icy, hard packed trail conditions.

How do I know how many studs to install in the track? What size and pattern do I use?

Answer: Woody’s provides an easy to follow application guide to help determine the amount and length of studs for your track. Visual stud patterns and the templates with the stud patterns are a part of the product application search. It also lists the runners with the balancing turning carbide length to complement the amount of studs you have chosen to fit your snowmobile riding style. Woody’s application guide helps answer these questions for your sled.

My sled seems to dart all over the trail. Do the Dooly's really work to reduce darting?

Answer: Yes, the original Dooly and the new Slim Jim Dooly runners were designed specifically to reduce the front skis jerking as they hunt for the track of the snowmobiles that had gone before. Each has four contact lines on the snow surface to decrease darting of your sled as it makes its own groove in the trail. This reduction in front end darting allows you to regain confidence in your riding abilities because you can trust your front traction. While both significantly reduce darting, the difference between the Slim Jim and original Dooly is in the construction. The original DoolyT has two 7/16″ Flat-top® runners mounted on a plate for each ski. The Slim Jim is one piece —– and 31% lighter than the original Dooly. The new Slim Jim Dooly for assertive riders embodies the anti-dart of the original Dooly and adds superb cornering control. The area of the Slim Jim runner that contacts the snow has a narrower, sharper profile with 60° carbide inserts. This profile results in a more aggressive performance especially in the corners. The new rider forward snowmobile designs enhance this feature.

My sled has one of the new single ply tracks. Can I stud this track?

Yes, Woody’s manufactures the only stud and support plate tested and approved by snowmobile manufacturers for single ply tracks. Woody’s was contracted by BRP to assist in developing a stud and support plate specifically for single ply tracks. After repeated experimentation and testing, the 1.200″ head diameter achieved the mandatory tensile strength to pass the required pull-through test.

 Woody’s can now sell that same stud in our Woody’s line as the Grand Master. The Grand Master stud for single ply tracks has a 1.200″ head, 5/16″ shank and 60° carbide tip, the same as the BRP stud. The larger, aluminum support plates to accommodate the 1.200′ head are available in single round, square and double digger. The square plate is only available through Woody’s and Arctic Cat Accessories, the Double Grand Digger is available only in the Woody’s line.

 Our application guide has the studding recommendations and runner application for single ply tracks. See if your sled has a single ply track. Because it is essential that the correct support plate is used with the Grand Master, we have a standard package which includes both the single round and square support plates and nuts.
Woody’s templates with studding patterns for the 2.52, 2.86 and 3.0 pitch tracks are also available.


Woody’s Application Guide

Woody’s Application Guide helps answer these questions for your sled. Try it out.

1. What is the lug height on your snowmobile track?
2. Do you have adequate tunnel protection?
3. What are the snowmobile or track manufacturer’s studding recommendations?
4. What is your riding style?
5. What kind of terrain do you ride on?
6. Is this the original track or is it aftermarket?

Questions to decide which carbide runner you will need to balance the amount of studs installed:
1. What year, make and model is your sled?
2. The number of studs installed in the track?
3. Do you have composite, steel or aftermarket skis?
4. Where and how do you ride most of the time?