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bad ass tank quad :)

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by pissedoffsol, Aug 24, 2004.

  1. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

  2. hcivic.com

    hcivic.com Senior Member

    there called tracks and we have them on trucks and car alike up heree on most of the skit hills
  3. NissanNiNjA2nd

    NissanNiNjA2nd Senior Member

    Rode in a jeep once with tracks on it..... screw it... for how much they cost... gimmie some 33x1250 anyday..
  4. hcivic.com

    hcivic.com Senior Member

    1250 what are you a pussy 33x1650 tsl
  5. TDaddy

    TDaddy Senior Member

  6. Loco Honkey

    Loco Honkey Banned

    No thanks. Other than flotation, they offer no advantage over tires, and even then, it can be argued that the flotation advantage is minimal and not worth the cost.
  7. SasSi

    SasSi Senior Member

    I saw so many of those in Canada. They look like so much fun!
  8. driverunknown

    driverunknown Senior Member

    I've seen tracks on an hummer h2, looks cool. :shrug2:
  9. hcivic.com

    hcivic.com Senior Member

    wrong they offer way more traction on snow and ice which is what there meant for
  10. MikeBergy

    MikeBergy Blah blah blah....


    There is an atv rental/towing company here in pismo that put tracks on one of their hummers to promote their dune-riding tours. The tracks get completely tore up by the sand. I'd stick with reg. tires, unless I was going deep into snow country. Unpacked fresh powder is a biatch.
  11. Celerity

    Celerity Well-Known Member

    The angle of approach makes it so you can't climb anything taller than 4". Which is substantially limiting.

    However, for snow they cant' be beat. The setup costs $2500 for my truck, but all of my snow trails are also full of obstacles.

    But if you're working a resort mountain or ski slope, then nothing beats the tracks. For trails you're boned.

    -> Steve
  12. K2e2vin

    K2e2vin Senior Member

    actually they should be able to "crawl" up things, like what real tanks do.
  13. Celerity

    Celerity Well-Known Member

    straight upwards traction on completely, possibly obtuse vertical surfaces ?

    Spider man !

    -> Steve
  14. K2e2vin

    K2e2vin Senior Member

    not obtuse or that high, i think the height can be like half of the "tank's" wheelbase.
  15. hcivic.com

    hcivic.com Senior Member

    What are you tring to say
  16. K2e2vin

    K2e2vin Senior Member

    the height of a wall that a tracked car/vehicle can climb over would be just a little less then the length of the wheel base; ie. if that tracked atv had a wheel base of lets say 5 ft., it should be able to climb a wall that is about 2.5ft high.
  17. hcivic.com

    hcivic.com Senior Member

    ok not true but ya just like a vehicle with tires it will climb and object as high as the center of the veichle. the reason those guys are saying they wont work is the fact that they think it will hit a 6" object and get stuch they dont relize they flex and pivot and will climb up and over
  18. K2e2vin

    K2e2vin Senior Member

    what do you mean not true???

    heres a pic of what im trying to say
    i couldnt find the pic of a abram climbing a wall like i saw on cnn way back, but it went up like a 6 ft wall.
  19. hcivic.com

    hcivic.com Senior Member

    yes but a tank has i constant tread and a track truck dosen't so it would get high centerd on any object to high
  20. K2e2vin

    K2e2vin Senior Member

    i was thinking as long as you have part/set of tracks on the ground, and other like on top or on the wall off the object youre trying to go over, you can go over it(one set pushes the vehicle, other set pulls it up). take trial bikes for instance, they can get up anything they can get their front wheel on, but they also use a whole lot of weight transfer...

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