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Smittybilt "Element" Mud Traction Ramps

Discussion in 'Group Buys' started by Mescalero, Jun 1, 2011.

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  1. Jun 1, 2011 at 2:58 PM
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    Mescalero

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    Talked to the folks at Smittybilt and we can get a group buy on traction ramps.

    Normally these things run $149.99 a pair + shipping.

    With this deal we can get them for as low as $128 + shipping a pair.

    Product info available here: http://www.smittybilt.com/product/index/166.htm

    The first 10 people to "sign up" will get them for $128 + shipping

    The second 10 people, $130 + shipping

    The rest, $132 + shipping

    Just tell me you want a set and i'll create a list. If 10 people dont sign up, then they will be $132 + shipping a pair. Orders placed in batches of 10 or on June 29, whichever comes first.

    Group Buy ends June 29.

    PM me if you have any other questions.

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  2. Jun 1, 2011 at 3:02 PM
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    T@co_Pr3runn3r

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    How do the tires not spin, grip & shoot these out the backside in mud, sand, ice or snow? Product info didn't say.........I could see where they might work for rock ledges.
     
  3. Jun 1, 2011 at 3:09 PM
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    theduck911

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REW5CpdI77E

    Basically the same thing, but for like x2 the price! (Best way I could explain it)

    Might have to get in on this, come in handy when you're stuck by yourself or with one vehicle!
     
  4. Jun 2, 2011 at 6:23 AM
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    T@co_Pr3runn3r

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    Cool stuff. Looks like a prerunner's friend for sand/mud/snow stucks. Probably gonna miss the GB. Have higher priorities right now.
     
  5. Jun 2, 2011 at 2:48 PM
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    Yeah, i have a prerunner so it definitely helps me, but i think even 4x4 could benefit under extreme mud/sand conditions. I know lots of people do extreme beaching...
     
  6. Jun 5, 2011 at 8:34 AM
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  7. Jun 10, 2011 at 5:02 PM
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    These dont seem to be bringing a lot of interest so im going to go ahead and order.

    Consider this thread dead!
     
  8. Jun 10, 2011 at 5:31 PM
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    damn- I want a set
     
  9. Jun 10, 2011 at 6:59 PM
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    these are great!

    I would be interested but I already have some
     
  10. Jun 10, 2011 at 7:14 PM
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    Jesus I could have used a set of these for my pre runner a few weeks back when I was stuck in the middle of daniel boone state forest for 3 hrs.
     
  11. Jun 11, 2011 at 7:11 AM
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    I'll hold out then for 10 if you want..i just didnt think anyone was interested since it had been a week or so....

    Or if you want to go ahead and order now at the 132 price i can go ahead and send in your info, just need a paypal address unless you want to pay credit card. Then they'll handle it a different way.
     
  12. Jun 11, 2011 at 7:13 AM
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    Might as well go ahead and get some now for future visits :D:D
     
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    Where are you buyuing them from, and how much is shipping going to be (33328)?
     
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    They'll be coming as a special order from the manufacturer. Im in SC and shipping will be about $11 dollars for me. Lower 48 should be somewhere between $8-$15 dollars. I believe they ship from CA? so the closer you are the cheaper it is.
     
  15. Jun 12, 2011 at 7:16 AM
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    Im in. PM me please with instructions re: paypal, etc. And Ill hit you back with whatever info you need from me.
     
  16. Jun 12, 2011 at 7:20 AM
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    I'd love to get these, they look like they work great. But other priorities at the moment. Good set up tho.
     
  17. Jun 13, 2011 at 7:28 AM
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    If you are still doin this, I'll take a pair.
     
  18. Jun 13, 2011 at 7:37 AM
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    these things are very popular in the expedition/overland world where you are more likely to be wheeling alone, or when self recovery is the best option. maxtrax have been around for a while and are very well known as the best out there. the there's a decent thread on expedition portal comparing the smittybuilt to the matrax. i'll try to find it. i call the thread decent though, instead of good, because i believe expedition portal is sponsored my matrax, so there is a bias against the smittybilts (lawsuit too if i recal). one member did do a very good side by side comparison of the two, and found similar results. the only difference seemed to be that the smittybilt ones flex a little more, whitch decreases their bidging ability.


    Edit, found the thread: http://www.expeditionportal.com/forum/threads/61779-MAXTRAX-vs-Smittybilt-Element-traction-devices

    after reading, i'd buy either. copy or not, the smittybilt ones seem to get the job done. i'll be getting a set shortly.
     
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