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post #1 of 15 Old 09-28-2014, 12:28 PM Thread Starter
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Mattracks?

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post #2 of 15 Old 09-28-2014, 12:52 PM
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Love the look of those things. I'd love to try them out some time!

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Love the look of those things. I'd love to try them out some time!
They look cool, I think they would be great in snow but probably not much else. I know a guy that has them on a CanAm ATV for the snow but he has not used them much.
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post #4 of 15 Old 09-28-2014, 10:18 PM
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Here's my winter jeep

We get over 300 inches of snow at my hunting camp in the UP of Michigan.
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post #5 of 15 Old 09-29-2014, 06:57 AM
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There was a picture of a wheel mounted track that got flipped over and DESTROYED the vehicle side on the internet not too long ago...

I LOVE snow cats! If you are going to go tracks, GO FULL TRACKS!
There is a picture of an old CJ-5 that someone converted to full tracks and it's COOL!
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I live on a 1/2 mile long bush track and would love a set of those for mine in the winter.

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I've heard the Mattracks require a lot more power, and they will turn a relatively stock Jeep into a gutless novelty.

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We get over 300 inches of snow at my hunting camp in the UP of Michigan.
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post #9 of 15 Old 09-29-2014, 08:32 AM Thread Starter
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I've heard the Mattracks require a lot more power, and they will turn a relatively stock Jeep into a gutless novelty.

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They look like they would make steering a bit of a chore as well.
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They look like they would make steering a bit of a chore as well.
If they are done correctly they make steering easier.
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I can't even imagine what it does to the front end steering leverage, I bet ball studs, tie rod ends, steering box, ect. are screaming for mercy!
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post #12 of 15 Old 09-29-2014, 07:40 PM
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I can't even imagine what it does to the front end steering leverage, I bet ball studs, tie rod ends, steering box, ect. are screaming for mercy!
That's right. You'd be putting a huge strain on the steering system. I can't see the stock steering hardware even turning those treads without a huge stress on the parts. Even on ice, the treads might tend to cut into the surface and stay locked there. Even if the thing was moving, you're still talking about a lot more effort required to steer because there is a lot of contact with the ground and at a much longer distance from the axle than a regular tire.

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That's right. You'd be putting a huge strain on the steering system. I can't see the stock steering hardware even turning those treads without a huge stress on the parts. Even on ice, the treads might tend to cut into the surface and stay locked there. Even if the thing was moving, you're still talking about a lot more effort required to steer because there is a lot of contact with the ground and at a much longer distance from the axle than a regular tire.
Their site sucks for info on turning. Guessing your right on the stress. Only thing I see is they supply some hardware and their specs say it wont change turning radius. Sucks it doesn't turn like a true track vehicle with different track speeds.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pcig4g93-AE

Some other vids show, they're pretty impressive in mud/swamps, too.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pcig4g93-AE

Some other vids show, they're pretty impressive in mud/swamps, too.
Typical youtube got me clickn and now I have to build one of these:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKJIbaEKa3o
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