Maxtrax- Got Them! No Expo Group Buy for us Canadians, Guess we need our own dealer for that!
Thanks again! I didn't bring anything for the fishing, just a camera and a few ideas on the maps for this trip! The tires are working great and have impressed me at every chance. Just need a proper air compressor so I can let the air down on the harder trails! Enjoy the K10 for your adventures!!AWESOME!!! I always loved seeing your trip reports. How are you liking the Baja Claws? Hopefully they're treating you well. I absolutely loved mine. I just sold my X...'twas a sad day. Had to trade in for a van for the family. Now it's just my K10 for adventures.
Do you do any brookie fishing up there? That water looks primo.
Your pics are just epic. Please keep them coming. It reminds me of northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula. Remote, beautiful country.
Cheers! The hood decal was done at a local shop with just a google image of the compass as a guide for them to work off. Was easy for them to size it to the hood.Awesome trip report...Where did you get the Compass Hood Decal? I'm looking for something similar for my FJ Cruiser.
Aloha and Mahalo,
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Thanks, the worst was where the branches were rubbing non stop for a few minutes on the tight part of the trail.Those are some sweet pics and a really cool exploration trip! Reminded me of a place down here in Washington actually, although the road was in a little better condition.
Birds were everywhere. Every 10 min I could stop on the trail and tag dinner if I tried (no hunting on this trip)Awesome pics, man. Love seeing that X going through the thick of it. Looks like dynamite country for grouse hunting =)
I used a 2.25 stainless u-bolt and an old section of shelf framing to create two crossbars that sit below the original roof rack side bars. This allows the 4 maxtrax to sit below the height of the Thule cross bars that I use for the canoe. I did post a link earlier in the thread and the u-bolts used were this- http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Stainless-Steel-Exhaust-Muffler-Tube-Clamps,1699.html ---- they are too short if you wanted to use a Thule flat bar under the factory side tubes (that was my original plan so I could side mount bike racks below the height of the garage) I might order longer U-bolts so I can have a lower thule bar for a bike mount/maxtrax/3 gal Rotopax x2/bike mount going left to right on the lower bar and the canoe on the upper bar.(and still be able to drive into the garage)I always look forward to glimpsing your trip updates and photos. Stellar stuff, man.
Question: That cross bar setup you're using to mount your MaxTrax that suits lower than the roof rack, itself; care to elaborate? It looks like I might be able to use something similar to squeeze mine in under my tent.
Thanks! I did have a previous history of hardcore 4x4 exploring and had made trails sponsored by Warn Industries/ Canadian 4 Wheel Drive Magazine etc. Used to run dual lockers/80-1 first gear/high travel suspensions/tires/winches/snorkels and waterproofed electronics and a complete spare parts bin including driveshafts and 3rd members with lockers etc.. I am trying very hard to behave now The X is amazing at what it can do with a set of tires and a factory setup.Damn man, you don't mess around. Looks like you're having a blast and using the Xterra the way you should. I love it.