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#1 subie94

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Posted 19 March 2005 - 09:15 AM

has anyone ever consider mattrack system instead of tires.now i'm not trying to give a sales pitch or anything.not able to load pic cause i reached my limit of 1 pic a day,but here's the link to their site.http://www.mattracks.com

i think it would be cool to see a tracked subie.

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Posted 19 March 2005 - 12:32 PM

i have been seeing those tracks around here for the last year or so:slobber: i have had dreams of them on my brat.........oh the possibilities

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Posted 19 March 2005 - 12:34 PM

Basically, they are only good for smooth terrain. I saw a episode of "Trucks" where they put a set on a 3/4T Chevy and put it thru alot of different terrain. It had problems in mud and on rocks, but did well on snow and smooth stuff.
The rougher it got the more the suspension got hammered. It had problems with the track staying on and debris getting in the system.

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Posted 19 March 2005 - 12:53 PM

Uh, do you think they make one in 4x140? :D

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Posted 19 March 2005 - 12:59 PM

did you watch the vids?

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Posted 19 March 2005 - 01:14 PM

did you watch the vids?


did who??
didn't watch them all though

#7 monstaru

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Posted 19 March 2005 - 01:18 PM

i was talking to turbone......they seemed to have all inkds of skills on uneven ground,then again ,it would be wise to see the flex rates on suspension.

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Posted 21 March 2005 - 10:50 AM

$$$$Money$$$$

Has anyone priced these things???

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Posted 21 March 2005 - 04:03 PM

lat i checked, the cheap ones were like $27k, they go to like $50k or so. at least thats what it said last year.

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Posted 21 March 2005 - 06:33 PM

lat i checked, the cheap ones were like $27k, they go to like $50k or so. at least thats what it said last year.


ROFLOL!!! :lol:

"excuse me mr bank, but can I get a loan on $50,000 Mattracks for my $2,000 brat?"

:drunk:

man if I had the money I guess it wouldn't matter, but I dunno if I could still justify that kinda cash for these trax ... guess they look better than they are ... but of course you don't see them having any trouble with un-even terrain in the vids ... but if they did, they would just not show anything but positive stuff on the site ... interesting idea tho :burnout:

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Posted 21 March 2005 - 07:58 PM

something tells me my hatch would fly up that hill the hummer is on, with street tires.

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Posted 21 March 2005 - 10:09 PM

I called them about three years ago and they will put any bolt pattern you want on them. BUT they were about $14,000. Thats almost as much as my 05 Impreza!!!!!! Still a cool idea. Tim

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Posted 22 March 2005 - 10:48 AM

Rather than 4 tracks, We've been toying with the idea of 2 tracks Full car Length....This is For Off-Road Use only ....

Pull the Subi Tranny, and Stick a Small hydralic Pump behind a Pumped up Subaru Engine or Little Diesel Engine.....Doing it this way you get skid steer like the Tracked vehicles do.....

Then you get an Arctic-Roo.......Would love to do it to an Outback Wagon or something Newer....Find one with dead Drive train , and Go to town....:)

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Posted 22 March 2005 - 12:29 PM

Just buy a Bobcat and put the tread conversion on the tires. Much easier and pretty much go anywhere you point it :) Get stuck? Time to work the bucket! :lol:

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Posted 22 March 2005 - 06:46 PM

I went to the site yesterday and put in my personal info, and believe it or not, I got a call from them on my cell phone today :cool:

He quoted me approximatly $24,000 to get some for my brat, so it's ONLY $24k :D

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Posted 23 March 2005 - 06:51 PM

Just buy a Bobcat and put the tread conversion on the tires. Much easier and pretty much go anywhere you point it :) Get stuck? Time to work the bucket! :lol:


Or get one of mini backhoe
http://www.newhollan...ini_backhoe.jpg
Then you can pull your self up

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Posted 23 March 2005 - 07:07 PM

Didn't they do this on Monster Garage :confused:

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Posted 24 March 2005 - 08:56 PM

i think they did do it on monster garage,but it wasn't to a subie:brow:
ok here is the plan....
i am going to buy a lottery ticket......and hope for the best 24,000!damnit

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Posted 25 March 2005 - 12:51 PM

i think they did do it on monster garage,but it wasn't to a subie:brow:
ok here is the plan....
i am going to buy a lottery ticket......and hope for the best 24,000!damnit


Lottery ticket..... the lottery is a tax on the mathematically challenged...

but there is that one in 26 million chance... heck I'm feeling lucky, I just found a 87 GL-10 for $150.00 w/36K on the odo. oh yeah.. I forgot it's got no engine. but it has LSD :banana:

(edit) Ohhh.. I have to buy a ticket now.. this is my 500th post

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Posted 30 July 2005 - 06:18 PM

reviving the thread from the dead, it looks like they finally made a perfect track for a subaru:

http://litefootatv.com/

Thier new version of the ATV tracks has a load rating of 3500 pounds. And it would seem that they are only $5K now. Who would like to test those out?

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Posted 30 July 2005 - 08:28 PM

I thought about what it would do to your gear ratio. I think cos its only running only little wheels (the bit that puts the power from the hub to the track) it would make it very low gearing. Great for offroad by the looks of it. But I like the challenge of wheels. And I also don't want to visit the bank this week! Looks like a great idea tho.

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 09:31 PM

I would love to put tracks on my GLHB or BRAT just for the wintertime around here.
I have one of those jobs that require you to be available 24-7, mission essential personnel.

Maybe if one gets a good look at them and a few pictures, one could fabricate something similar from some 4 old snowmobile parts and subie wheels
Thats prbly where they got the idea from.
Being from Minn-eh-sota and all, eh?

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 10:47 PM

I cant find it right now and I know its been posted on here b4but there is a video on the net of a gl hatch on tracks.

Cant seem to find it.

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 09:57 PM

saw this on ebay
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