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Where to find Maxtrax in US?
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OverlandTraveller
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:26 pm    Post subject: Where to find Maxtrax in US? Reply with quote

I'm looking for a set of Maxtrax for the FJ and it seems they are out of stock wherever I look. Can anyone recommend a good US re-seller for these?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 4:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Where to find Maxtrax in US? Reply with quote

are you stuck on Maxtrax? (pun intended)


www.smittybilt.com/pro...ex/166.htm

you can find these everywhere [amazon reviews are NOT kind]
www.amazon.com/Smittyb...004K23I5I/


or the generic version of the MaxTrax with MUCH better reviews
www.amazon.com/Innovat...00AV2HONS/

still want MaxTrax, I dont think anyone would steer you away from these guys: www.sierraexpeditions....ail&p=1012

or

www.dirtyparts.com/sto.../pid-75575



and hard to believe this entire list is out of stock:
us.maxtrax.com.au/stockists/
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 4:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Where to find Maxtrax in US? Reply with quote

I second the Sierra Expeditions recommendation. Go talk with Wil and see what he can do for you.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Where to find Maxtrax in US? Reply with quote

another idea that is used quite frequently is Marston Mat.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marston_Mat

www.okoffroad.com/stuf...adders.htm
(other nifty products found here as well)
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 8:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Where to find Maxtrax in US? Reply with quote

Thanks everyone. I've done a bit of research on the durability, stackability, reliability, etc. on these various options, and have concluded that I'm willing to pay a bit more for the Maxtrax.

@Calichaos - I hadn't considered the Marston Mat, but I'm not sure I want to strap a bunch of extra steel to my roof rack.

Thanks for all the tips. I'll check in with Sierra and Dirty Parts tomorrow.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2016 1:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Where to find Maxtrax in US? Reply with quote

i have TRED use it frequently at Lone rock for other vehicles. Not one problem with them.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2016 7:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Where to find Maxtrax in US? Reply with quote

desert_fj wrote:
i have TRED use it frequently at Lone rock for other vehicles. Not one problem with them.

product link for the curious:
www.tred4x4.com/
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2016 6:48 am    Post subject: Re: Where to find Maxtrax in US? Reply with quote

Go with Tred's... Life Time Warranty. Matrix only has One Year Warranty...
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2016 8:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Where to find Maxtrax in US? Reply with quote

My Treds have worked well. DIY Rack mount with $5 propane tank holder wing nuts and I am out for a lot less money than the MaxTraxs.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 9:01 am    Post subject: Re: Where to find Maxtrax in US? Reply with quote

I ended up receiving a pair of MAXSA Innovations Escaper Buddy (available on Amazon) as a birthday gift. They seem well-built, half the price of MaxTrax, and they mount to my Baja Rack easily. But I haven't put them to the test yet.

This video comparing Maxtrax and Treds, put me off the Treds, but I can't find any similar comparisons for the Escaper Buddy.

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