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Old 11-01-2016, 01:56 PM   #31
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I need some help with a dimension. I went to the Maxtrax website and couldn't find what I was looking for....

When laid flat, as in when attached to a roof rack, what is the height of one Maxtrax? Also, when nested together, what is the height of two Maxtrax's?
Ballpark? I'd say 2.5-3 inches... each additional one stacked adds another 1/2-3/4 of an inch.

But that's just my recollection.
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So what are your thoughts on the cost of TREDS and Maxtrax?? Kinda costly for something that can crack in cold or melt with your tires if you don't air down enough and spin your tires to much...

What's the forum consunsus on an quality recovery tread at a reasonable price that has been field test and works really well?? Since I've gotten into the the van life, I've been playing with a few cool projects (at least to me) out side of working on the fixed tops I've had a few other irons in the fire… and recovery tracks have been one of those cool projects.

I'm thinking of offering these up to forum members at an introductory group rate buy of $110.00 a set. They are 5ton load range and we've made sure they won't burn up as well…Personally I think it's a killer deal.

Thoughts?? These are in production as I speak and a few forum members have already been able to check them out. I might add that I have the ability to make a 10ton recovery track as well… tread patter is a little different.
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Those look pretty cool. One major design flaw that I see is the ability to clean out. Put those in some sticky mud and youll be there for hours with a twig poking mud out of the center like some kind of primate.

By the way, maxtrax do not crack. Period.
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What is the width and depth of the internal rectangular area? Does the tire set nit out it or ride on the edges?
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Those look pretty cool. One major design flaw that I see is the ability to clean out. Put those in some sticky mud and youll be there for hours with a twig poking mud out of the center like some kind of primate.

By the way maxtrax do not crack. Period.
I've seen and have pictures of Matrax cracking, so it does happen… Anything can crack in a Cold climate like Colorado, Wyoming and so on...

In regards to clean out, they actually clean out nice even with thick peanut butter pacific NW mud! Flip it over and whack it on the ground and they are clean, simple as that… no twig needed So they are Primate approved
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Those look nice MSD. Won't they all gather mud? I'm fine with cleaning up muddy things when I'm back home but I'd like to get unstuck NOW.


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What is the width and depth of the internal rectangular area? Does the tire set nit out it or ride on the edges?
Larrie,

I'll send you a PM of the dimensions when I get back to the shop tomorrow. Where the tire sits will depend on your width but you'll never have a tire narrow enough on a van that would sit in the internal rectangular area of these recovery tracks.

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Those look pretty cool. One major design flaw that I see is the ability to clean out. Put those in some sticky mud and youll be there for hours with a twig poking mud out of the center like some kind of primate.

By the way, maxtrax do not crack. Period.
Never… really. Maxtrax cracked… They make a good product but anything can crack and fail… I've been at this game a long time (production, testing and fabrication).

Thanks for the honest feedback as well, I always try to make a product that can perform.
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Those look nice MSD. Won't they all gather mud? I'm fine with cleaning up muddy things when I'm back home but I'd like to get unstuck NOW.


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You're correct 86Scotty they all pack mud, we basically played with several tread patterns to see what works best and cleans out fast if needed. There are up sides and down sides to every tread pattern on the market.
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Id be interested in seeing a photo of maxtrax cracking.

Seems this would have been a good opportunity for them to crack:

temp hovering around 0 deg, using them as a base for a hydraulic jack holding approximately 1800 lbs on a 4"x4" jack base. THe jack actually turned the maxtrax inside out. When we were finished changing the tire, the maxtrax returned to its original position, no worse for wear.




Here are some action shots of our maxtrax:

Here they are being used to bridge on a very unstable mud bank. center had completely washed out and undercut, wouldnt hold human weight, but we took 6 trucks across with maxtrax. Going over meant certain rollover. Wouldnt want them to break here!




Here, we used them as a ramp up a 100degree rock face. Pulling full force with the winch against them. At one point the ramps were U shaped. Cheapys arent going to handle that at all!





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I need some help with a dimension. I went to the Maxtrax website and couldn't find what I was looking for....

When laid flat, as in when attached to a roof rack, what is the height of one Maxtrax? Also, when nested together, what is the height of two Maxtrax's?
Ill take some measurements and post them here tomorrow.
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