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Old 03-03-16
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Just my two bobs worth
I bought 2 x 1100mm TREDS when I first got the Paj and hardly needed them, only used them twice.
Before going on a 7 week road trip over Christmas both on and off road with the trailer, (after much deliberating as to whether I needed a 2nd pair) I decided to buy a 2nd pair (just in case).
The first time I needed them when I got stuck with the trailer on, they proved their weight in gold. Used them quite a few more times on the trip as they are quick and easy to use and was very impressed. I have had no probs with cracking or melting lugs.
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Old 25-03-16
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I only have two, MaxTrax, and they've always got me unstuck from mud. However, I can see situations where having 4 would be a bonus.

It's just the cost stopping me getting another pair. I'll be sticking with MaxTracks, if I can afford another pair, partly as I know they are good, and partly so they will all stack correctly.
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Old 03-06-16
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Anyone tried the cheap ones off eBay? 4 1200 long for $165
I've never been in a position where I though gee I wish I had maxtrax so if I buy cheapie a I may never use them anyway.
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Old 03-06-16
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Brought Treds and they cracked first use. While at times anything is better than nothing in a recovery position you are already at plan B so often nice if things just work.

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Old 04-06-16
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I've had just 2 of the 900mm long treds for going on 4yrs now and can honestly say they've been brilliant. I can count on 2 hands how many times I've used them but they've been more than enough in those situitions. 4 would probably be handier, but unless I start towing a trailer, I think using the winch would be just as easy.
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Old 14-06-16
serapax serapax is offline
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Originally Posted by GOSSAMER View Post
Anyone tried the cheap ones off eBay? 4 1200 long for $165
I've never been in a position where I though gee I wish I had maxtrax so if I buy cheapie a I may never use them anyway.
I haven't tried those particular cheapies, but have had the Aldi ones for a couple of years now. From memory, they were around the $130 mark (for the pair), came with shackles and strapping to join them together for extra length, and seem very solid.
I did a course with a guy who had the Maxtrax and the edges all splintered off both of them on the rocks, making them pretty much junked. If they're likely to break anyway, I'm happy to go cheap

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