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DIY Recovery Boards

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by PsyGrad, Nov 21, 2019.

  1. Nov 21, 2019 at 12:12 PM
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    PsyGrad

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    Does anyone have a model for a DIY Recovery board that works. I can't afford the store bought, expecially the MaxTraxx
     
  2. Nov 21, 2019 at 12:37 PM
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    ovrlndkull

    ovrlndkull STUKASFK - HC4LIFE

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    Yeah it's called whatever you can find in the woods. But a 2x6 or 8 with grip tape wouldn't be bad.
     
  3. Nov 21, 2019 at 12:56 PM
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    mjp2

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    ^that.

    You could also keep some pieces of 2x4 and ratchet straps in your truck. In the event of a stuck, straps a board to the wheel/tire without traction and let it limp you out of a stuck. Just be careful so you don't spin the wheels fast and/or damage anyone/anything.

    There are also manufactured options available that are WAY less expensive than MaxTrax.

    If $60 is in your budget: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07R5HYGDN/
    $49: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RYSL9V4

    As stated above, wood works just fine too but can be slippery. Scavenging gets you stuff for free. $10 will get you nicer wood.
     
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    Jim Wolf

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    Cut the sides off of a milk crate and ziptie them together.

    Screenshot_20210923-231027_DuckDuckGo.jpg
     
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    Bro Amazon boards are like 60-70 bucks. If you can't afford that you can't afford fixing your truck when it breaks off roading. Hell, I spend that on gas almost every off roading trip.
     
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  7. Sep 23, 2021 at 8:55 PM
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    Has any one used the Go Tracks? They are foldable and I'm interested because they take up way less space than my current boards.
     
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  8. Sep 23, 2021 at 9:14 PM
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    Sprig

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    Check Amazon and other sites. There are lots of pairs of recovery boards way under $100 .
     
  9. Sep 24, 2021 at 4:29 AM
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    TacoTuesday603

    TacoTuesday603 I welded it helded

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    I built mine out of 1/2" Plywood 3 layers of it with a bunch of hex head self tappers and glue
     
  10. Sep 24, 2021 at 6:12 AM
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    tacoman45

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    I’m kind of surprised nobody uses a couple of sections of gripstrut. I saw some scrap at a job site and thought about snagging it haha
     

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