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MaxTrax offroading ramps or similar

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by johnecon2001, May 6, 2009.

  1. May 6, 2009 at 12:30 AM
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    johnecon2001

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    I was watching old Dakar episodes the other day and they were using a metal ramp with chamfered holes to aid in recovery when stuck.
    I've done some searching and found the MaxTrax.. but at a cost of nearly $300... it leaves me a little open mouthed. :eek:

    Anything similar out there?
     
  2. May 8, 2009 at 9:52 PM
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    I used to carry (2) 5' 2x6's with griptape on them for snow wheeling. They worked ok but the grip tape did nothing for traction and they got slippery... but they did save my ass at least once. Timmer's idea with the milk crates sounds feasable.

    You might be able to modify a couple of those 1-track dirtbike loading ramps to save a little cash but those things aren't cheap either.
     
  3. Oct 25, 2009 at 11:40 PM
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    I've always liked the idea of MaxTrax, but at $300 plus shipping for pieces of plastic that probably only cost $20 each to manufacture just kind of makes me cringe.

    I can see how much easier these things can be to use in less extreme stuck situations than a hi lift or a winch. Just shove 'em under and drive away!

    I like both your ideas of dirtbike ramps and milk crates, since I'm a dirtbiker and will most of the time be carrying a ramp anyways, why not combine the two functions?

    Has anybody had any success with strapping together milk crates without them falling apart?

    I might fab some up eventually...but I have to "acquire" some milk crates first :D
     
  4. Oct 26, 2009 at 12:59 AM
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    The things required to pull bitches
    get a piece of 2x6 drill 4 rows of holes and spread the holes out 3-4 inches a part. drill from end to end. make it 6 ft long. size of bed. Then go get some nuts and bolts. and put them in the holes. Make sure the bolts is quarter inch taller then the nut.


    and there you have a cheap version of this http://sandmats.com/
     
  5. Oct 26, 2009 at 3:13 AM
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    Those things dont work when your bottomed out... haha Thats when a highlift or winch comes into play
     
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    Not that I have any experience with them...but yeah - they'd only be good on flat surfaces (sand/mud/etc).

    Don't go offroad alone and have a recovery strap handy. It's much more fun to go wheeling with a buddy (another vehicle) and a strap is cheaper.
     
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