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post #1 of 22 Old 09-25-2008, 12:15 PM Thread Starter
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rock crawler? :)

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post #2 of 22 Old 09-25-2008, 12:16 PM
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That thing is sweet looking....idk if it would work that great though...

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Cool concept, but not too many uses for it. I'll stick with my wheels
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That would be awesome in the snow!!!!

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yea but it seems like the tsl boggers are more aggressive than those flat tracks.

all terrain tracks huh...... were are the mud tracks?????
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yea but it seems like the tsl boggers are more aggressive than those flat tracks.

all terrain tracks huh...... were are the mud tracks?????
ya, but the contact patch is HUGE

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ya, but the contact patch is HUGE
yeah but zero sidewall

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yeah but zero sidewall
you would not need a sidewall. your side wall when rockcrawling is flat when you laet the air out of the tires. You are just maximizing your contact area patch with the use of the sidewall flattened out

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really the only place that would work properly would be deep snow because the big contact patch would let it float on top instead of sinking in (like a snowmobile)

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a river bed?
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post #11 of 22 Old 09-26-2008, 11:22 AM
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Cool concept, but not too many uses for it. I'll stick with my wheels
yeah....right!

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here you go...they're called Mattracks
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looks like they could rip off really easy. just my opinion.

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I would get them if I lived somewhere that required them for daily use; like the in Yukon where snowmobiles outnumber cars or if I lived in a swamp.

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looks like they could rip off really easy. just my opinion.

Funny you should say that. I believe the tracks are kevlar re-inforced, just like your BFG's....

And as far as going over obstacles, those smaller wheels inside the track move independently, allowing the track to conform to the terrain...

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post #15 of 22 Old 02-13-2009, 09:22 AM
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tread tracks

Those have been on the market for over 35 years. They are now a much better design than they were at first. Most of the parts (driving gears) were made of plastic and would wear out very fast. Now they are better design with better materials and do quite well. They do increase ground clearance, they do conform to the terrain and the tread stays on now. The bad side is that they cost way to much. The set on that Jeep cost as much if not more than the Jeep. puttputt56
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