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Unread 08-05-2008, 03:47 PM   #16
mofo46
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if it snowed alot more where i live these would be on in a heart beat theyre soo sickk

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Unread 08-05-2008, 06:15 PM   #17
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mattracks 101...... they use a serious gear reduction to get the power to the ground. so unless you plan to regear the front, going "half tracked" would only damage the drivetrain. there are alot of moving parts, but in it's defense they are strong as hell and last a long time. debris generally isn't a issue either. as I said, I have them on my sportsman 700. water, mud, brush, sand, rocks, etc... nothing hurts them. they ride unusually well, speed wasn't affected much, and power is there. nowhere near like riding on flat tires.
I inquired about them for my dodge, the price is too high for my blood. also, the steering has to be upgraded. they suggest hydrolic steering.... specifically a brand called rock ram. also said turning the wheel while standing still would either damage the tracks, or the steering... you must be moving. they are also street legal. but speeds over 45 isn't recommended. they are very heavy, about 200lbs each. (depending on application). I hope this answered some questions. as I said, I have them now on my atv and was wanting them on my dodge. oh, one last thing. depending on the vehicle, a lift is sometimes required. on a cherokee, for it to work properly you'd need roughly a 2" lift.
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Unread 08-06-2008, 11:50 AM   #18
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So what do you do about track wear and tear. I figure they wear away eventually.
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Unread 08-06-2008, 11:51 AM   #19
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yea really especially if u were driving in anything besides snow.
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Unread 08-06-2008, 02:48 PM   #20
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So what do you do about track wear and tear. I figure they wear away eventually.
When the tracks wear to a certain point they need to be replaced, not unlike tires. Another problem, as the guy who owned the XJ in the pics found out, is when they sit unused for a long period of time they dry rot. You can't see it, but the tracks in the pics had cracks in them 3-4 inches long and a quarter inch deep in some places.
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