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Mattracks

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by James90, May 25, 2000.

  1. James90

    James90 1/2 ton status

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    Have you guys seen the mattracks system? What do you thank of them?

    If you have not seen them here is there site. 4x4mattrackc.com I can not get that [/url] stuff to work

    I thank they would look awesome on a blazer![​IMG]

    [​IMG]Go prepared
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  2. Shawn

    Shawn 1/2 ton status Premium Member Author

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    They showed those on TNN Trucks. No flame intended here but after I saw them in action, I wasn't too impressed. They had problems getting over a 12" tall log. They said the tracks would not be ideal for a rock crawler since they also had problems clearing larger rocks. It was also hard to steer at a dead stop. This could put some major stress on your steering components. I'm sure with the cost of those, you could buy some serious axles and tires.

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  3. BlazerGuy

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    I also saw that Trucks! episode. I think they look cool but, their only for bulldozers and show trucks.

    <font color=green>Money</font color=green>--&gt;Blazer
     
  4. James90

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    That does make sense for the price of thoes you could get somes dana70s and 44s.

    But they do cool perrty cool

    I was not going to get them just wondering what yall thank of them way too rich for my blood.

    P.S. TNN is where i saw them.

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  5. That URL did not work.

    '84 K5

    Chevy in my blood.
     
  6. James90

    James90 1/2 ton status

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    I am sorry it was spodes to have an s on the end of it www.4x4mattracks.com

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  7. Rockblazer

    Rockblazer 1/2 ton status

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    My experience with them are they are really cool in snow. Deep snow you would not want to tackle with a tire. However, they are a pain in the butt to install, they suck in anything else other than snow, to include packed snow, and they break about every steering component you can imagine, to include steering pump, tie rods, and knuckles, they are not very friendly with axles or u-joints, and the vehicle is nearly impossible to steer standing still. If you break a track, you are left with either leaving it there or changing to a spare? How does that work? Other than that they are really cool!

    "You're right... I don't understand that Jeep thing!"
     
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    If I could afford those I'd run them on the rear only, instant half-track! It would be unstoppable in Ohio mud because of the low ground contact pressure , open rear diff. would prob'ly help with the steering and breakage probs.
     

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