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Old 11-12-2019, 05:29 PM #16
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Personally I used them once on a trip with some friends and was so impressed with their effectiveness that I ordered 4 official MaxTraxx over the front winch set up. only needed them 2 or 3 times this year but they worked perfect every time!
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I have theseÖ
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If I am wheeling over hardpack or rocks and get stuck, itís usually because I donít have lockers. Deploying traction pads did very little to help. It generally requires a friend and a tow strap/winch to pull me over the obstacle.

I like to spend most of my time in the desert and drive in the sand/dunes. I easily convinced myself years ago this was a necessity for the type of off-road driving I do but I was glad to prove myself wrong. Over the years I have improved my off-road driving skills and equipment, namely tires which made a massive difference. I can confidently say I havenít gotten myself stuck nearly as much as I used to after learning how to drive in sand.

Truthfully I find little value in owning traction pads. I havenít used mine in 3 years. I think the last handful of trips I didnít even bother taking them because I was familiar with the area and terrain. The confidence level to leave without them is pretty high if I go to my usual spots. If I trek out to someplace new Iíll bring them as cheap insurance.

From my own experiences, I couldnít see myself spending Maxtrax money if I had to buy again today considering I can barely justify what I already own.

On a side noteÖ people have been doing traction recovery for years with firewood, floormats, rocks, plywoodÖ there are ways to get this done for a lot less if one was really in a pinch. Mother nature can provide you with a lot in times of need. Bring a shovel, bring 4 if you want passengers to help. Buy the best damn shovel money can buy. Itís probably the best recovery tool I own.
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I picked up a set of these cheapie traction boards from ebay 6 months ago for $40.98. Haven't used them yet, plus I have a winch.

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How did we go 4wheeling and survive all these years without them?
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I have been contemplating getting a set of Maxtrax or cheaper ones and it there was a good but cheap option i would go with them. But for $300 i would invest that in a good winch.
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