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Tracks on the Tacoma?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by mrbadwrench, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. Jul 20, 2010 at 7:25 PM
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    mrbadwrench

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    Anyone here running Mattracks or equivalent caterpillar tracks on their Tacoma? Specifically any of the Mattracks 105 series? Curious if wheel well modification is required. A Mattracks engineer wasn't able to give me an answer as they haven't tested Tacomas specifically.

    We have a soft ground situation which we need our 2WD Tacoma to be able to access without leaving ruts. Tires don't have enough surface area and won't "float" on the top of the bog.

    Thanks in advance from all here at the farm!

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Jul 20, 2010 at 7:32 PM
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    i thought i saw a video a while back with one in it .. let me look

    i spent a little time looking , i know there is some , i saw some older non tacos with em , and this


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  3. Jul 20, 2010 at 8:00 PM
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    From pulling farm equipment to wanting tracks on a 2wd base tacoma...you really want to do the craziest things with this truck. A 2wd base truck is basically a car with a bed and a nice 4 cyl engine...but hey to each his own.

    I'd like to see you get through next winter in the midwest with that thing.
     
  4. Jul 20, 2010 at 10:52 PM
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    EricT

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    I can't stop giggling at the little ford suv with the tank treads. You need a cannon on top of that thing man! Also, don't you want 4x with these, otherwise youre just pushing the front treads around instead of having them pull you. Or are you doing this on the rears only?

    I would suspect clearance issues best answered by the manufacturer of the refurbished tank parts.
     
  5. Jul 20, 2010 at 11:16 PM
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    wait, what? you want these on a 2wd? 5lug?? ...wtf? you will use more power pushing the front end along....no. just no.
     
  6. Jul 20, 2010 at 11:21 PM
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  7. Jul 20, 2010 at 11:24 PM
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    OZ-T

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    Maybe you need to rent a small " gator " type rig with tracks or a tracked skid steer , we use some small tracked machines up here for construction on soft ground . Seems like it would be a lot cheaper to rent a rig for your use than buy tracks and set up a 2wd Tacoma .

    Maybe you could look into a surplus Bren Gun Carrier like this

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AF2Ia1SVvUM
     
  8. Jul 20, 2010 at 11:53 PM
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    The fact that matrax are basically more than the cost of the truck, I would say not many people are doing this.
     
  9. Jul 21, 2010 at 7:40 AM
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    Sounds awesome! Do it. :D
     
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    For the money you spend on tracks and problems you get with it running on 2wd truck. I would trade your 2wd for 4wd and put super wide tires and rims with beadlocks on it so you can run them at 5psi or something crazy like that.
    PS. I dont think you can even run those on 2wd truck
     
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    I know I talked to JT from Mattracks a few times, and they are coming out with a new series of tracks for lighter trucks, but didn't get specs cause they were almost the same price as my truck.

    All the info is saying that you need 4wheel drive to run them.
    http://www.mattracks.com/html/selecting_track_models.htm
     
  14. Jul 21, 2010 at 8:10 AM
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    I've seen this one on the site

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  15. Jul 21, 2010 at 8:13 AM
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    get a 4wheeler or a snowmobile. way cheaper than 30,000 dollar trax
     
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    sweet!
     
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    I would think they not going to have too many buyers for them. Smaller trucks are light enough to use good tires and achieve the same thing.
    If my 5000 LB Lc can travel on the top of snow powder with out disturbing it. 3000 lb pickup can do the same thing even better.
     
  19. Jul 21, 2010 at 8:34 AM
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    x2 but make sure you get the LGP version of the machine if you're looking to not disturb the ground (low ground pressure)
     
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