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Overland Expedition pics/specs with bs thread

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by BuzzardsGottaEat, May 16, 2012.

  1. zscott

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    I think that the consensus should be that Maxtrax are high quality and work pretty much 100% percent of the time when used correctly. The other brands are kind of hit and miss.

    I have used my smittybilt ones over a dozen times now on my vehicle and others for recovery. I use them almost every time we go camping to help level the truck a little to get the RTT level and they continue to amaze me. But I have also seen the many videos and pictures of people breaking them with their bare hands or after minimal use with a vehicle. Sounds like the Treds, TJMs, and these Explorer models are probably hit and miss as well.
     
  2. CanisLupus

    CanisLupus Previously "MGMTacoFF"

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    I have been fairly set on getting the TRED 1100's since I started looking at traction aids, but I think I will end up dropping the extra +/- $140 for Maxtrax's to have the peace of mind that they will reliably work the times that I need them...which will often be an "oh shit" moment where I need them to work.

    Matt
     
  3. skygear

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    space is still a premium on my build. I think once I get my rear bumper figured out, I'll decide on the type of of traction assist.

    I still have a pic imbedded in my mind of the aluminum ones used in Camel Trophy. I really like that style and being able to 'build a bridge' feature..
     
  4. 2008taco

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    want to have some real fun, cut the legs of your sliders off at the frame, weld in a receiving post in its place and use quick release pins to retain them. Add some dimple died plates to the top and some tabs to the bottom and now you have 6 foot slider/sand ladder/gap bridging all in one nice compact package. Just don't bend them or they may never go back in the receivers.
     
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    Box Rocket Neighborhood Know-it-all

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    lift, tires, armor and stuff
    If that's what you're after look for surplus landing mats. A quick search found this.
    http://www.calumetindustries.com/?s=mats

    They're more commonly known as sand ladders in the 4WD community. FWIW, you can use Maxtrax as bridges too.
    http://www.diytrade.com/china/pd/10248102/Sand_Ladder.html

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  6. skygear

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    Now thats an Idea. Would really take some over engineered sliders to work though. Not to mention, I already wanted to make my sliders Air Tank sliders. Could put quick connect fittings on the inside of the hitch/esque connectors with a small length of hose.
     
  7. Spencer

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    I think some super heavy gauge pipe could work well for removing them
    But I wouldn't try air tank sliders- they're there to get slammed, scraped and bashed on rocks. You'd never do that to a regular air tank or risk blowing a hole outta one without warning. Bashing them on the outside + corrosion from condensed water on the inside will not end well down the road

    Just my two cents. I considered it before too
     
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    Sub'd. Good stuff in here!
     
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  11. Spencer

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    Hey guys I need some advice
    Ive got 5 days left before I leave for my hunting trip
    I've only got 600 lb rate springs up front and deaver leaf springs with full skids so I'm already overloaded....

    Our spot is about 600 miles away and we'll be there with zero infrastructure for up to ten days

    Not sure how to pack extremely light for ten days... I'm thinking I'll have to take a trailer to pack up camp.

    This was much easier before we sold the motor home with a fridge haha
     
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    Trailer if you like to pack heavy. My .$02
     
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    If you can get an RV up there, take a trailer, you can have less worry about the truck, and be more comfortable.
     
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    Are the skids going to be needed? Can take those off to lighten the load
     
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    I'll take those skids ;) :spy:
     
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    While taking the skids off would save a couple pounds.... I JUST put them on.
    With loctite.
    And cranked everything down to PFT torque rating.

    After laying everything out and seeing the mess...
    We've decided not to partake in MRE constipation and were just gonna throw the Rhino on the trailer & pack up, then set up my bed tent and shower hut and leave it all parked at camp.
    Soon soon I'll have my RTT over a bed rack
     
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    amaes Cuz Stock Sucks

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    I found my next years Overland Expo outfit to fit in.

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