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PostSubject: Tracks for 2wd   Tracks for 2wd Icon_minitimeFri Feb 22, 2013 2:44 am

Ok so I have the house to my self this week and decided on a fun little project
Ok so 4x4 is better becouse of more traction
4x2 has half that even with good tires it still slips
I have 150 ft of this bike chain stuff that is huge its like 1 in thick
So I am planing on spacing them at every 6in then building a ring in the center to hold and remove them
So hopefully this will give me the traction in the rear to do what u guys can do
Also no more getting stuck I get to a trail put them on leave and take them off
It will not be a smooth ride but as long as the wheel is touching something it will have grip
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PostSubject: Re: Tracks for 2wd   Tracks for 2wd Icon_minitimeFri Feb 22, 2013 7:52 am

I'm having trouble visualizing what your plan is. Are these chain things going around your tires? I honestly believe if you invest in a winch and avoid mud, you'll be just fine. Not wheeling alone is also a good solution because if you do get stuck, it won't be for quite as long Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Tracks for 2wd   Tracks for 2wd Icon_minitimeFri Feb 22, 2013 8:45 am

Personally I think this is brilliant!!! There is absolutely noy way this could end badly for you!
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PostSubject: Re: Tracks for 2wd   Tracks for 2wd Icon_minitimeFri Feb 22, 2013 9:21 am

I get it. Essentially giant snow chains.

Still ain't going to get you out of mud lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Tracks for 2wd   Tracks for 2wd Icon_minitimeFri Feb 22, 2013 9:44 am

Oh I see now. I bet it would actually make traction worse but we will never know unless you try it
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PostSubject: Re: Tracks for 2wd   Tracks for 2wd Icon_minitimeFri Feb 22, 2013 9:52 am

Sell it and buy a 4runner that is 4x4.
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PostSubject: Re: Tracks for 2wd   Tracks for 2wd Icon_minitimeFri Feb 22, 2013 10:17 am

Did you find the key to the liquor cabinet when your parents went away?
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PostSubject: Re: Tracks for 2wd   Tracks for 2wd Icon_minitimeFri Feb 22, 2013 10:43 am

lols
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PostSubject: Re: Tracks for 2wd   Tracks for 2wd Icon_minitimeFri Feb 22, 2013 11:36 am

Not locked
Plus I don't drink
I am glad I finally came up with a similar good idea
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PostSubject: Re: Tracks for 2wd   Tracks for 2wd Icon_minitimeFri Feb 22, 2013 11:42 am

On a serious note, assuming you were serious about this - it's a terrible idea.

First, you would actually reduce your traction trying to get over rocks.
Second, everyone around you would be in danger if they broke free.
Third, I can't imagine the damage they would do to the trails.
Fourth, I can imagine the damage they will do to your truck when they break.
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PostSubject: Re: Tracks for 2wd   Tracks for 2wd Icon_minitimeFri Feb 22, 2013 12:00 pm

Two big reasons snow chains are ilegal to use all year round:

1: damage to the road

2: Dangerous because traction is worsened.

That is what I learned in Alaska about chains on tires.
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PostSubject: Re: Tracks for 2wd   Tracks for 2wd Icon_minitimeFri Feb 22, 2013 12:47 pm

OMG...i agree with Brian....ITS BRILLIANT!! absolutely a great idea...what would make it a better idea is if you could link the front tires with the rear tires and come up with some sort of "caterpillar track" that way it would even act as if it had a locker in the front and the rear...absolutely a brilliant idea...and when the parents are not home that is always the best time for ideas ....noone around to distract you from brilliance!!!

or you could get a winch bumper, a winch and stay the hell away from mud!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Tracks for 2wd   Tracks for 2wd Icon_minitimeFri Feb 22, 2013 2:05 pm

Here ya go. This will work perfectly!

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=eeb_1345418975
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PostSubject: Re: Tracks for 2wd   Tracks for 2wd Icon_minitimeFri Feb 22, 2013 2:07 pm

MadToy wrote:
Here ya go. This will work perfectly!

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=eeb_1345418975

Something about "Proud Canadian invention" doesn't sit well with me.
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PostSubject: Re: Tracks for 2wd   Tracks for 2wd Icon_minitimeFri Feb 22, 2013 3:45 pm

those crazy Canadians !!! that music got me pumped to go sledding...!! and those tracks are awesome will work on any 2 wheel drive FJ cruiser!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Tracks for 2wd   Tracks for 2wd Icon_minitimeFri Feb 22, 2013 4:25 pm

[quote="MadToy"]Here ya go. This will work perfectly!

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=eeb_1345418975]

How would one go about purchasing a set of this awesomeness? And also, how would one convince God to send lots and lots of snow to Charlotte?
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PostSubject: Re: Tracks for 2wd   Tracks for 2wd Icon_minitimeFri Feb 22, 2013 5:45 pm

Brian wrote:
Personally I think this is brilliant!!! There is absolutely noy way this could end badly for you!

Completely ROTFLMAO when I read this. Brian you are so bad. Funny! But bad! Bad boy!

lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Tracks for 2wd   Tracks for 2wd Icon_minitimeFri Feb 22, 2013 6:51 pm

i thought he was being serious....











NOT!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Tracks for 2wd   Tracks for 2wd Icon_minitimeFri Feb 22, 2013 8:20 pm

One day you will come up with a great idea

Sell it and buy something 4x4.

I bought a supercharged 4runner with an e-locker for a hair over 8 grand. And then how much money would you have left over to lift, add bumpers, add a front locker....and more.


OR, you could have a 2wd FJ that will never be anywhere near as capable as a 4x4 counterpart. You will always slow the group down, and possibly make them avoid harder obstacles.

NOW, you might say I am being harsh or whatever, but I am not. I was YOU a little over a year ago, trying to make 2wd work, and try I did. I thought I wouldn't be happy getting rid of my 2wd, but look at me now.
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PostSubject: Re: Tracks for 2wd   Tracks for 2wd Icon_minitimeFri Feb 22, 2013 8:46 pm

I think we can best express the thoughts surround this in two songs.




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PostSubject: Re: Tracks for 2wd   Tracks for 2wd Icon_minitimeFri Feb 22, 2013 8:52 pm

I think having a two wheel drive or two in the group is awesome! Self and aided recovery is something almost never practiced until needed, then its too late. This way we get the benifit of helping him over things, winching, using pulleys to multiply pulling power, hi-lift jacking to clear objects, lots of great skillz to be mastered, I for one would be grateful.
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PostSubject: Re: Tracks for 2wd   Tracks for 2wd Icon_minitimeFri Feb 22, 2013 8:58 pm

...or there is this in Fayetteville right now...

‎1988 4Runner $ 6000, OBO

22RE with solid motor mounts
SAS with 1983 front Toyota Axle with Allpro off-road high steer kit
Rancho 44044 front springs and Chevy 63” rear springs 3” block and 2” add a leaf to level it out
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Rancho 5012 shocks
5, 38”12.50x15 TSL Super Swamper spare is new
Dual cases with Marlin Crawler adapter 21 spline gears 2.28:1 in first and Marlin Crawler 4.70:1 in second one, Marlin twin stick shifter hand throttle
Marlin crawler skid plate
20 Forward and 4 reverse gears to choose from, Low/Low and idle it rolls ½ mile an hour
5.29 Diff gears with Detroit lockers front and rear
Marlin Crawler front winch bumper with Mile Marker 9000# winch mounted with in cab controls
Custom Half doors
Floor has been sprayed with duplicolor bed liner
Custom 2” rock sliders
Steel braded brake lines
APC front seats

It has no problems at crawling any trails in Uwharrie or any other place you could take it.


I dont know if this is a deal or not, sounds like a lot of stuff! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Tracks for 2wd   Tracks for 2wd Icon_minitimeFri Feb 22, 2013 9:01 pm

NC FJ Driver wrote:
...or there is this in Fayetteville right now...

‎1988 4Runner $ 6000, OBO

22RE with solid motor mounts
SAS with 1983 front Toyota Axle with Allpro off-road high steer kit
Rancho 44044 front springs and Chevy 63” rear springs 3” block and 2” add a leaf to level it out
...
Rancho 5012 shocks
5, 38”12.50x15 TSL Super Swamper spare is new
Dual cases with Marlin Crawler adapter 21 spline gears 2.28:1 in first and Marlin Crawler 4.70:1 in second one, Marlin twin stick shifter hand throttle
Marlin crawler skid plate
20 Forward and 4 reverse gears to choose from, Low/Low and idle it rolls ½ mile an hour
5.29 Diff gears with Detroit lockers front and rear
Marlin Crawler front winch bumper with Mile Marker 9000# winch mounted with in cab controls
Custom Half doors
Floor has been sprayed with duplicolor bed liner
Custom 2” rock sliders
Steel braded brake lines
APC front seats

It has no problems at crawling any trails in Uwharrie or any other place you could take it.


I dont know if this is a deal or not, sounds like a lot of stuff! Laughing

Don't buy that it is a pretty poor build. Actually really poor
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PostSubject: Re: Tracks for 2wd   Tracks for 2wd Icon_minitimeFri Feb 22, 2013 9:42 pm

...but lots of stuff!
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