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Oh c'mon - the tracks themselves might be produced, but 

look at that Xj - the main drive wheels are american racing

stock steeles attached to two 2" box iron supports (which

look exactly like my old engine stand insert BTW). I bet

you can find the blueprints on pintrest somewhere. 

 

The biggest issue with tracks is the lateral torsion created

when turning. The front and back of the track has to plow

past the axis to turn the track which is also why you have

to re-enforce the frame and steering. That little single peice

of 2x2 doesnt look strong enough to hold up the truck, let

alone the stress of turning on a dry surface.

 

I could be wrong, thet might work beautifly and a VERY 

cheap alternative to the $20,000+ Mattraks, but I'm not

seeing these being backed up by any manufacturer. I

see these being built in an outhouse by two guys named

Darryl...

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1 hour ago, Bonkers said:

I could be wrong, thet might work beautifly and a VERY 

cheap alternative to the $20,000+ Mattraks, but I'm not

seeing these being backed up by any manufacturer. I

see these being built in an outhouse by two guys named

Darryl...

 

This is Darryl and Darryl's outhouse website.

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Maybe the Xj was a first generation set? They look

similar, but thers no question that jeep has cheap AR

steelies as the power sprockets, and those welds arent

exactly professional...

 

...

 

Hehehe... the site doesnt work either... can only get

three links to open, one of which is the classified:

Standard treads, refurbished $7500... 

 

I'm guessing $10k for a new jeep set? I will give credit

where due though, that warranty is much beefier than

i would have expected.

 

I'm sorry, but i am still not a customer. I think a set of

Mattracks would be insanely fun if i had that kind of 

disposable cash laying around, but for $8-15k those

look way to fragile to trust in the real world.

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I used to be an avid snowmobiler. A camoplast track runs 400 to 700 bucks. There would be four of course. There is at least 2 grand in rubber. I bet somewhere between 50 and 100 idler wheels. Then you have the 4 sets of frame rails. Torsion springs and maybe some shocks as well as linkage and hardware. I honestly don't know how you could make a set of four for under 12k out of snowmobile parts unless of course you went junkyard route😄

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Bonkers - maybe it’s the search engine you’re using. I checked their website and all of the links across the top of the page and down the side of the page opened without any problem. I’m certainly no expert on track systems but they’ve got some good testimonials from users/owners that would make me seriously consider them if I were in need of tracks.


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