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    Default Sand tracks which won't break the bank

    Looking to get a set of sand tracks.
    Would obviously love max trax but they're a bit pricy.

    Any opinions on the front runner sand trax mat?
    https://www.frontrunneroutfitters.co...yABEgKcgvD_BwE

    Any other recommendations?

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    Default Re: Sand tracks which won't break the bank

    They didn't get a very good rating in the latest SA4x4 Mag.
    Some nice info to check out on the exact subject.
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    Default Re: Sand tracks which won't break the bank

    Quote Originally Posted by Shwam View Post
    From what I recall, they are quite heavy...

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    Some of the advantages of the MaxTrax is that they can be used as a spade and a short bridge. (Done both)
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    Default Re: Sand tracks which won't break the bank

    The maxtrax are an excellent product, and probably worth saving up for.

    Sand Trax are like a winch, or a highlift jack. Most of the time they are bolted to the vehicle just to make it look good. But on those odd occasions where a serious offroader needs to actually use them, you appreciate the quality product

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shwam View Post
    Looking to get a set of sand tracks.
    Would obviously love max trax but they're a bit pricy.

    Any opinions on the front runner sand trax mat?
    https://www.frontrunneroutfitters.co...yABEgKcgvD_BwE

    Any other recommendations?
    Those front runner mats work okay in sand, but thats about it. They arent nearlt as good as a solid track. And they are no good in mud. They become as slippery as an eel.

    The benefit is they pack nicely, and double up well as shower mats when in camp (which is what ours are used for 99% of the time)

    On trick when using these in sand recoveries, is to attach them to the rear bumper with a rope, so once you get going you keep your momentum, and the mat just drags along behind till you have a safe place to stop

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    Default Re: Sand tracks which won't break the bank

    Would obviously love maxtrax but out of my price range right now.
    The trip I'm intending to get them for will have quite a lot of sand driving.
    Would prefer to get something that will be decent in mud so maybe the mats aren't the best idea.

    What do you guys think of this max trax rip off below. They're pretty cheap...
    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...9093453017488/

    Also these by front runner
    https://www.frontrunneroutfitters.co...xoCUb0QAvD_BwE

    And these
    https://www.frontrunneroutfitters.co...BoCphYQAvD_BwE

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    Default Re: Sand tracks which won't break the bank

    Have a look at these.

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    Default Re: Sand tracks which won't break the bank

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeOD View Post
    Have a look at these.
    Thanks. Just enquired about them.

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    Default Re: Sand tracks which won't break the bank

    The Pioneer Plastics recovery tracks are R410 ex vat.
    Think I'll get a pair of those

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    Default Re: Sand tracks which won't break the bank

    Quote Originally Posted by Shwam View Post
    The Pioneer Plastics recovery tracks are R410 ex vat.
    Think I'll get a pair of those
    That's cheap, but they don't look like they're going to do well in mud..

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohanRoux View Post
    That's cheap, but they don't look like they're going to do well in mud..
    They'll most probably only be used for sand in my next trip if I do get stuck.
    Planning to hopefully not use them haha

    Do they not look good for mud because they're quite smooth?

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    Default Re: Sand tracks which won't break the bank

    Quote Originally Posted by Shwam View Post
    They'll most probably only be used for sand in my next trip if I do get stuck.
    Planning to hopefully not use them haha

    Do they not look good for mud because they're quite smooth?
    Yes, the shape of the maxtrax is there for a reason. Frontrunner also have a sandladder which can be folded, and so stored a bit smaller. If I recall correctly, they're going for about R1500. Might be worth looking at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohanRoux View Post
    Yes, the shape of the maxtrax is there for a reason. Frontrunner also have a sandladder which can be folded, and so stored a bit smaller. If I recall correctly, they're going for about R1500. Might be worth looking at.
    Talking about these ones?
    https://www.frontrunneroutfitters.co...BoCphYQAvD_BwE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shwam View Post
    Yes, I think they make sense if you can't store your maxtrax outside the vehicle or in a canopy. But, you obviously can't use them as a bridge. You can also connect them end-to-end so they will probably work well in sand.

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    Yea I think those front runner tracks are probably the way to go.
    Not intending to any serious 4x4 routes but if I do I'll make sure someone else has maxtrax haha

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    Default Re: Sand tracks which won't break the bank

    I saw these at 4x4 direct the other day
    cannot comment on quality and/or effectiveness.
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    this youtube comparison between ebay cheapies and Max trax.
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    Default Re: Sand tracks which won't break the bank

    I really enjoy the grip n go fold able sand tracks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuSfNyTbv1k
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    Default Re: Sand tracks which won't break the bank

    To the OP, all I can say is save and get the Max Trax.

    I made the mistake of buying a R1500 pair at Tentco that looked the business... first recovery and they were in pieces.

    Got some MaxTrax and obviously Murphy came with the purchase and have not needed them in two years... But when the day comes I know they won't shatter like the previous ones.

    There is a Youtube video of a University in Oz that wrapped a maxtrax around an AT tyre without it shattering.

    There is a very good reason why they cost, mostly the correct combination of nylons and plastics etc to make them rigid enough without being brittle.

    I saw them on special somewhere yesterday for R4k.

    Goodluck.

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    Default Re: Sand tracks which won't break the bank

    Would love a set of maxtrax but not going to spend that kind of cash on it right now.
    Many other bits of kit that are on the shopping list.

    Probably going to go for the maxtrax knock off (they look alright in that vid posted above) or the folding tracks.

    Don't intend on doing any intense off-roading or mudding.
    Will just be for sandy tracks around moz and kosi bay.
    Hopefully won't even need them.

    Thanks for all the advice!

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