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I have a Troy Bilt Storm 2410, and I've always had a problem with the chute clogging. I read that a great upgrade would be an an impeller kit. Any thoughts on this one: https://www.ebay.com/itm/SNOW-BLOWER....c100408.m2460 ?

There's another one with 3/8" paddles instead of 1/4". Which would be better?

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I looked at that but decided it'd be simpler buying a kit or using baler belting.

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easy is expensive !! jmo
I feel like using a tire would be riskier.
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I used baler belt (from Tractor Supply Company) for mine. I didn't measure it, but I doubt it's more than 1/4" thick.

3/8" sounds quite thick to me. At some point, it's plenty strong, and extra thickness at the inside edge (towards the center of the impeller) will just try to catch the snow that's supposed to be sliding past the belt.

The baler belt is reinforced, and quite stiff, in my opinion. If buying the kit online, I'd probably go 1/4".

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I feel like using a tire would be riskier.
please explain " riskier" ? unless you plan on removing a section of sidewall from your neighbors tire, i cant see it being riskier !

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please explain " riskier" ? unless you plan on removing a section of sidewall from your neighbors tire, i cant see it being riskier !
By riskier, I mean won't work. I read that for one, it's more of a hassle, and two, the thickness isn't consistent.
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By riskier, I mean won't work. I read that for one, it's more of a hassle, and two, the thickness isn't consistent.
One user on the forum used the online kit, and due to some miscalculations in the installation, the paddles broke. I don't think the online paddles are reinforced with nylon or any other cord, just rubber.

I think you would be better off with baler belting, which is reinforced and cheaper.

I could not find any up here in Canada, so I bought a reinforced mudflap from a truck service centre for $5.00 canadian. Theres enough rubber there for several sets of paddles. It was only 3/16 thick, so I cut two paddles for each blade, and bolted them on with #14 self tapping bolts and fender washers. Three bolts per paddle. The paddles are doubled up for a total of 3/8" thickness and they worked very well in the first and only wet snowfall we had. It was moving wet snow, slush and water about 20 or so feet. In past years that kind of stuff went about 2-3 feet. In the one other dry snowfall we had, snow went a long way, but then it used to go a long way even without the kit.

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One user on the forum used the online kit, and due to some miscalculations in the installation, the paddles broke. I don't think the online paddles are reinforced with nylon or any other cord, just rubber.

I think you would be better off with baler belting, which is reinforced and cheaper.

I could not find any up here in Canada, so I bought a reinforced mudflap from a truck service centre for $5.00 canadian. Theres enough rubber there for several sets of paddles. It was only 3/16 thick, so I cut two paddles for each blade, and bolted them on with #14 self tapping bolts and fender washers. Three bolts per paddle. The paddles are doubled up for a total of 3/8" thickness and they worked very well in the first and only wet snowfall we had. It was moving wet snow, slush and water about 20 or so feet. In past years that kind of stuff went about 2-3 feet. In the one other dry snowfall we had, snow went a long way, but then it used to go a long way even without the kit.
Is it this forum: https://www.snowblowerforum.com/forum...lt-2410-a.html ?

It looks like the guy used a different kit.
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