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Old 07-09-2010, 12:17 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Tank Track Wrangler

What does everyone think of this? I think it's pretty nasty and wouldn't mind one for winter driving myself.

http://www.americantracktruck.com

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Old 07-09-2010, 12:20 PM   #2
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You can get tracks that bolt on in place of your wheels that are triangular shaped... I assume that's what this picture is, but it's not showing up.

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Old 07-09-2010, 12:23 PM   #3
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Old 07-09-2010, 12:24 PM   #4
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I thought you were talking about the Wagner-Tracs at first, but now I can see the pic. those look cool, but I wonder if there is any advantage in sand or mud.
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Clicked the link.. those are awesome. Exactly what I was thinking about. I saw them a long time ago in Peterson's 4Wheel mag.. If I lived up in the North Country I'd have to have some.
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I think they work great in sand....not sure about mud......It spreads out the weight so it's something like 3-5psi over the points of contact
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The best part is that the setup looks to only be a steel with the welded frame and such...I thought it'd be more complicated than that
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I don't know if these are them or not, but the ones I saw used your wheel nuts and mounted in place of your wheels.
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This looks to be the same thing. I think I just found my new set of winter treads if the price is right!
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This looks to be the same thing. I think I just found my new set of winter treads if the price is right!
For some reason I doubt it will be.. sadly
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True. ok maybe if the price isnt ridiclous....These would be amazing to have, probably a one of a kind thing where I live
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my question would be would they clear the leaf springs on a yj if so then id have to get these and the other is i wonder if you could run them on dry pavement and i read through the product info it spreads the weight of the vehicle out to 2 pounds per square inche and they are supposed to be amazing in mud sand and snow. They claimed its almost impossible to get stuck. My other question is what do you do if one of the tracks breaks while your out and about. Also how expensive would it be to replace the tracks.
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I think they have a video or two on the website with them attached to a YJ....I saw a video with them hooked up to a Blazer running on dry pavement becasue they were clocking the speed with a radar gun....In the one pic of the YJ, they have an extra track or two strapped on to where you'd mount a normal spare tire...how easy they are to change i dont know....I sent them an e-mail asking what the prices run for a '97 TJ
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Old 07-09-2010, 01:48 PM   #14
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I think im going to ask for a price on a 95 yj with a bolt pattern of 5x4.5 and thats good to know you can carry an extra track just incase of an emergency i just would want to change from wheels to tracks every time it snowed id rather just keep them on all winter.
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Agreed....Only thing I'm thinking is how it affects your speedo/odom and drivetrain since you dont have tires and really just a rim.
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But that rim would spin the 136 inche long track too. You are right also what about gearing would it be slow and sluggish or would it rev up extremely fast.
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I was thinking rev up really fast. Guess I'll just have to ask them.
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Im in the progress of swapping a chevy 350 and 700r4 tranny in my jeep i let them know so well see what they say about it holding up to the power and weight of that.

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