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PostSubject: Maxtrax extraction and recovery   Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:54 pm

These guys are sponsors at the FJ Summit and if I get a deal, I was thinking of getting a set for the beach.....any thoughts?

http://www.maxtrax.com.au/

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PostSubject: Re: Maxtrax extraction and recovery   Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:18 am

if your in really soft sand by yourself and like to dig... sure go for it.

I honestly think that a 2x6 would do the same thing for sand though
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PostSubject: Re: Maxtrax extraction and recovery   Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:33 am

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if your in really soft sand by yourself and like to dig... sure go for it.

I honestly think that a 2x6 would do the same thing for sand though

Good thinking.....just figured it would be good to have these on hand

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PostSubject: Re: Maxtrax extraction and recovery   Wed Jun 29, 2011 3:17 pm

Interesting concept. I guess theyre saying the raised upper part would grab the tire better than, say, a 2x6? If theyre not too expensive (relative statement of course!) Id say go for it. I wouldnt personally spend too much unless I planned on moving to the beach.
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PostSubject: Re: Maxtrax extraction and recovery   Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:15 pm

David B wrote:
These guys are sponsors at the FJ Summit and if I get a deal, I was thinking of getting a set for the beach.....any thoughts?

http://www.maxtrax.com.au/

David, I meant to tell you, when I was at 4 Wheel Parts on Glenwood Ave
last week I saw these. It was a different brand but the exact same product.
If I remember correctly, they were $150 for a set (2) and they were in a
huge box right up front by the register.
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PostSubject: Re: Maxtrax extraction and recovery   Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:21 am

CarolinaCruiser15 wrote:
David B wrote:
These guys are sponsors at the FJ Summit and if I get a deal, I was thinking of getting a set for the beach.....any thoughts?

http://www.maxtrax.com.au/

David, I meant to tell you, when I was at 4 Wheel Parts on Glenwood Ave
last week I saw these. It was a different brand but the exact same product.
If I remember correctly, they were $150 for a set (2) and they were in a
huge box right up front by the register.

Thanks for the heads up. I will see what the vendor is selling them for at the Summit (usually they offer good discounts), and pending that, I may make a trip to 4wParts to check them out.

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PostSubject: Re: Maxtrax extraction and recovery   Sun Jul 10, 2011 11:41 pm

I am thinking these are worth the money.....


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PostSubject: Re: Maxtrax extraction and recovery   Mon Jul 11, 2011 5:05 pm

David B wrote:
I am thinking these are worth the money.....


Whoa. Ok, Im impressed. Im not sure a piece of wood could work since there would be no traction. Never tried it before though so I dont know. I like those things.

Notice how there wasnt a single stuck FJ! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Maxtrax extraction and recovery   Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:09 pm

My lovely wife got me a set of Maxtrax for my birthday (but won't let me open them until the 4th.....)

Thank you sweetie!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Maxtrax extraction and recovery   Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:17 pm

Man, I might get stuck in the OBX on purpose just to see those things in action!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Maxtrax extraction and recovery   Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:49 pm

Hey Rolando, I think David should give everyone a demonstration while we're out there. They definitely look to be a very useful product. I seriously doubt a 2x6 would work as easily especially in muddy situations.

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PostSubject: Re: Maxtrax extraction and recovery   Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:50 pm

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Hey Rolando, I think David should give everyone a demonstration while we're out there. They definitely look to be a very useful product. I seriously doubt a 2x6 would work as easily especially in muddy situations.

Agreed on the 2x6...we can try to get stuck away from the water....LOL Jami, feel free to dig in!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Maxtrax extraction and recovery   Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:51 pm

I agree Jami... I saw the videos on their website and it looks damn impressive. I definitely need to see it with my own two eyes.
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PostSubject: Re: Maxtrax extraction and recovery   Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:20 am

For those that will not be at the OBX run, I will post pics of the Maxtrax soon....for those that will be at OBX, you may be using them.......LOL

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PostSubject: Re: Maxtrax extraction and recovery   Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:05 am

So who is the first that is going to get stuck on the beach and try out the Maxtrax? Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Maxtrax extraction and recovery   Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:10 am

David that unfortunately will probably be me, hahahaha!
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PostSubject: Re: Maxtrax extraction and recovery   Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:21 am

SIGN ME UP!!!!!!

As long as the caption to the video online says that I INTENTIONALLY got stuck!!! haha
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PostSubject: Re: Maxtrax extraction and recovery   Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:32 am

we will get video for sure!!!! of all that get stuck.....LOL

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PostSubject: Re: Maxtrax extraction and recovery   Fri Nov 04, 2011 1:32 pm

Well? Where is the video of the maxtrax?
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PostSubject: Re: Maxtrax extraction and recovery   Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:14 pm

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Well? Where is the video of the maxtrax?

Well....the only time anyone got stuck, I was not there and had the Maxtrax with me.....my fail.... Rolling Eyes

However, we were fortunate enough to have Cliff and his winch along to get Scott and himself out by attaching to Rolando....now THAT should have been caught on film, but I only think they took still pics....

So maybe next time or, hopefully, this winter will bring some snow to try them out...

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PostSubject: Re: Maxtrax extraction and recovery   Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:09 pm

A MAXTRAX is designed with rough top and bottom surfaces to assist with grip where as a 2x6 is smooth, doesn't have leash points, lashing points, ramps, designed to dig with, handles, storage points, etc.

Much of the price of a set of MAXTRAX is in the materials used. It is very strong and durable but does have a significant price. The Smittybilt copies are not made with the same material and appear to me to be reverse engineered (copies) from the original MAXTRAX design. I don't expect the copies to be on the market too long...

MSRP on the MAXTRAX are $299. We have them on sale (click here) at $270 and can deliver for free to events.
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PostSubject: Re: Maxtrax extraction and recovery   Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:12 pm

Great info Steve. Thanks for sharing!
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PostSubject: Re: Maxtrax extraction and recovery   Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:20 pm

CarolinaCruiser15 wrote:
Great info Steve. Thanks for sharing!

You are very welcome. I'd be happy to demonstrate a pair at an event. We need to go wheeling!
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PostSubject: Re: Maxtrax extraction and recovery   Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:22 pm

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Great info Steve. Thanks for sharing!

You are very welcome. I'd be happy to demonstrate a pair at an event. We need to go wheeling!

Poor David has had his since before our OBX trip in Oct and hasnt gotten to use them yet. lol. I agree on the wheeling. As soon as URE opens up or if theres anything in your neck of the woods. Im usually down in Gastonia, NC a few weekends a month and could probably shoot down, depending on distance.
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Rip off. pressure trated plywood with herculiner, and roofing screws for metal roofing have a hex head almost identical to the traction on maxx traxxs. Plus only about 20 bucks, and just redo in 10 years when they are toast.
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