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Speed and RPM with tracks


AkBillyBow
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All,

 

I have installed the Apache Backcountry LT tracks on my 2019 Defender XMR crew cab, and I am using the DPM track module.  I have only run it around my house a couple of times, but am concerned with the RPM's and speeds I am seeing.

I am running about 5050 RPMs at speeds around 10mph.  Running in just a couple of feet of snow.  It seems to be a lot higher RPM's than I was expecting.  I am fearful of running a long ways at over 5000 rpms, as it seems to be quite a load on the engine with these tracks on.  Is this normal?  Am I being over cautious?  I really baby this machine so perhaps I am just not used to running the RPMs up that high.

What are your opinions??

Thanks !!!

 

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Tracks definitely change the way your machine operates.  I thought the same thing when I put tracks on for the first time also.  I thought that it almost takes the fun out of driving it because it was so much more noise in the cab and seemed like I was barely moving for how high the RPM's were, but you eventually get used to it and everything is fine.

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Thanks Bad Daddy!  I have seen a lot of your posts and use them for reference.  It is hard to find others using the Backcountry LT's.  I am at sea level and was running in High gear.  I would expect a bit more speed running at sea level, but I haven't gone too far with them on yet.

Anyone changing anything with their clutching?  In the snowmachine world, it is all about clutching.  I am surprised that I don't see anyone talking about clutching with these machines.

Thanks !!

AkBillyBow

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snowmobiles also dont have a low gear, that does help the clutching when they are running in low.  im sure you could but you wont really gain enough to make it worth the testing.  they are slow regardless of what you do to them.  lol

steve

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