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Alternatives to MaxTrax?

Discussion in 'Recovery & Gear' started by Pinay, May 4, 2019.

  1. May 4, 2019 at 3:17 AM
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    Pinay

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    MaxTrax are so darn expensive!
    I know they work great, but does anyone have any real experience with less expensive alternatives? Any examples on how you got out of a jam would be appreciated!


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  2. May 4, 2019 at 3:24 AM
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  3. May 4, 2019 at 4:15 AM
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    Getting stuck....
     
  4. May 4, 2019 at 4:16 AM
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    Trying to get unstuck if I get stuck...
     
  5. May 4, 2019 at 4:24 AM
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    I've read several Amazon reviews of cheaper knock offs cracking and even breaking in half during first use.
     
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  6. May 4, 2019 at 4:26 AM
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    That would ruin the day!
    But MaxTrax at $399 for a pair!!?? I’m not going back to being a mall crawler Matt!! I have a bed rack, road shower, and RTT on their way!! No goin back!
     
  7. May 4, 2019 at 4:52 AM
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    I've seen sales on MaxTrax by some of or vendors from time to time. You could possibly contact one of them and initiate a group buy to save some $$. Then there's always the winch option.;):thumbsup:
     
  8. May 4, 2019 at 5:02 AM
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    Great idea!! Certainly won’t hurt to try! Only thing with winch is if there’s nothing for it to attach to! I envision being in Mojave without a tree or rock outcrop to tie into!
    I know, my OCD thinking kicking in! Hahaha
     
  9. May 4, 2019 at 5:08 AM
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    Plenty of nifty options available for winching where there are no trees or other obvious attachment points. I do seem to recall a legit competitor to MaxTrax that wasn't a lot cheaper. I think there was a GB here for it.
     
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  10. May 4, 2019 at 5:10 AM
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    I have a set off Amazon, dont remember brand know, can post later. I have used them a few times, once in a blizzard when I got high centered and also after getting stuck in deep sand. They work very well, imho some of the bad reviews are prob from user error.
     
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  11. May 4, 2019 at 5:12 AM
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    I bought two sets of the X-Bull traction boards off of eBay.
    I have used them in the snow this winter with good results.
    Once with the tundra out in the woods, and once to help a Subaru in town.
    Both times they had no problems. The Subaru spun his tires on them and only caused some minor scuffs.
    I have not bridged them yet, so i haven't tested the flex.
    I paid 59.99 a pair. Well worth it IMHO
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/X-BULL-San...now-Track-Tire-Ladder-4WD-Black-/173890617324
     
  12. May 4, 2019 at 5:13 AM
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    X bull, those are the ones I have. Thanks for jogging the memory.
     
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  13. May 4, 2019 at 5:20 AM
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    The only drawback I see so far is they don't nest together very well, so if space is an issue.....
     
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  14. May 4, 2019 at 5:34 AM
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  15. May 4, 2019 at 5:36 AM
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  16. May 4, 2019 at 5:52 AM
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    So does anyone make grousers that you can attach like this guy did? I know (obviously) 2x4 will do it but they make premade PBJ sandwiches also.
     
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  17. May 4, 2019 at 6:24 AM
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    @eccracer104 uses his husky weather mats. He has a YouTube video showing how to use it :D
     
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  18. May 4, 2019 at 6:35 AM
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    Hahahah that was going to be my suggestion!
     
  19. May 4, 2019 at 6:49 AM
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    Every now and then I think expeditionportal.com has a group buy on Maxx. I don’t remember who organizes it, but will look
     
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  20. May 4, 2019 at 7:47 AM
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    This is a good comparison Monet.
     
  21. May 4, 2019 at 7:52 AM
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  22. May 4, 2019 at 8:10 AM
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    They held up pretty decent actually. The real test would be -25c in the middle of winter by my house :anonymous:
     
  23. May 4, 2019 at 8:18 AM
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    Smittybilt makes a version that are quite a bit cheaper than MaxTraxx. Decent reviews from what I've seen.
     
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    I saw it on a YouTube video during Overland Expo. For that price, I may give it a shot
     
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    Find a Target shopping cart and cut off the sides:anonymous:
     
  29. May 4, 2019 at 4:50 PM
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    :rofl::headbang:
     
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  30. May 4, 2019 at 10:02 PM
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    I'm a little confused. I see the Tred Pros, but I keep seeing Tred Pros by ARB as well.

    Are they the same thing?
     

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