Tires vs. Mattracks
This is a short comparison demonstrating the difference between tires and
tracks. 44" tires with Dana 60's and lockers would not get you through the
snow like the Mattracks. Yes, they are more expensive, and not for
everyone, but if you need to get through snow, mud, sand or any other soft
material they cannot be beat.
Chainlink extreme 4x4
Cams hydraulic Chain-drive 4x4, about 7 feet of up OR down motion on each
tire: specs below Engine is a fuel injected Ford 5.0 V8 out of a '93 cobra
Mustang, c4 transmission
out of an early bronco. 9" w/ 5.38 gears and ARB air locker mounted in the
center (below driver) running chain gears on the ends where the swing arms
pivot. Swing arms are hydraulically controlled individually or together,
and there is coil spring and shock suspension as well. large chains running
inside the swing arms turn hummer gear reduction (2:1) hubs at each wheel.
tires are 39.5". The steering is linked through the swing arms as well and
the steering box is mounted just infront of the axle below the driver. body
construction is steel tubing (mostly DOM) and the total weight is 5900 LB..
Will this bug float? You dont want to miss this next contestant try in a
Extreme AMPHIBIOUS Russian offroad vehicle: Aton-Impulse VIKING-2992
4x4xAMPHIBIOUS, VIKING combines the best of extreme off-road with internal
floatation and water-jet powered amphibious capability.
The ATON IMPULSE VIKING-2992 is a unique special purpose vehicle, ideal for
heavy industry, exploration, arctic use, flood-relief, NGOs, rescue and
emergency services. VIKING is the only amphibious off-road vehicle in the
world to have passed through certification to meet UN/ECE regulations for
unrestricted ON-ROAD USE.
VIKING's world-leading amphibious capabilities are based around its
purpose-designed flotation construction, centrally mounted engine and
powerful water-jet propulsion enable it to ford open water at speeds of up
to 15 km/h. The vehicle's wheels may be optionally engaged while in
amphibious mode, providing unique ability to cope with shallow water and to
transit the challenging littoral zone, where other vehicles commonly become
stuck in soft mud.
Off-road, VIKING is overwhelmingly superior to comparable amphibians, with
cross-country ability akin to tracked vehicles. High maneuverability,
turn-over resistance and endurance provide safety and comfort in remote or
With a curb weight of only 1.46 tonnes, riding on giant 1300x600x533 tires,
VIKING's exceptionally low ground pressure enables it to "float" on soft
snow surfaces and avoids damage to sensitive environments. VIKING has
independent pneumatic front and rear wheel suspension with adjustable
clearance and a tire air-pressure adjustment system operable from the cab
while driving the vehicle.
VIKING's is designed for security and endurance rather than high speed,
which in any case is hazardous on rough terrain. Top speed on-road is 50
mph at 16.8 mpg; off-road at 11.8 mpg, currently limited by the tires (cost
$700 each) speed rating. ATON IMPULSE is bringing out new, higher-speed
rated, custom tires, as well as bullet proof tires. More powerful engine
models will be fitted in future models.
The VIKING-2992 will for the first time be available for international
purchase in late 2012.
For more information check out ATON IMPULSE at http://www.atonimpulse.com
Music: Madelin Zero // Gotta Know // Lance Jordan REMIX
modified jeep cherokee snorkels very deep water and floats Jake's Place
Check out my other jeep videos and rate thumbs up if you like to 4x4.
My 87 jeep cherokee. I'm playing around in my pond. It is at least 7ft
at the deep end. When you get in too deep, the whole jeep floats. Good
times. Private property. No pollution. If there was, an oil sheen would
form on my pond, and I never got one.
Steam from leaky muffler, lets water into Exhaust, then it burns off
update. Lots more water play caused starter to go out. As soon as I get
my ass down to pull n save, I'll do it again. Snow is melting, pond is
Mods include: Snorkel, cpu relocated and sealed, relays relocated, all
diff, trans, and t case vents were extended to the roof. Extended Exhaust to roof. new sealed shifter boot.
Sealed tub and firewall. Sealed all water entry points to engine. Sealed
distributer with lots of silicone, and multiple tries.. Extended dist vent
tube. Many tubes of silicone
Real Man's 4WD Track
A Land Rover Defender drives up a "Real Man's" 4WD track.
One brave soul attempted it in a Landcruiser but failed before even getting
both sets of wheels on the ramp. He is currently at home trying to fix his
The video was taken at the Maitland 4WD & Camping Show 2009 and the
ramp is 5.5M above the ground.
The majority of the drive is done with the driver seeing nothing but sky.
4x4 Fails 2012
This is our group's 4WD Fail Compilation of 2012, OK - fun times of 2012.
That is over a one year period of regular wheeling. All vehicles are daily
Vehicles featured (in order of appearance):
- Jeep Grand Cherokee WH HEMI (locked front and rear) with AT's
- Toyota Land Cruiser 100-series (open diffs) with HT's
- Toyota Hilux 2010 - silver (locked front and rear) with AT's
- Nissan Navara 2010 (open diffs) with MT's
- Daihatsu Feroza 2nd Gen (open diffs) with MT's
- Toyota Hilux 7th Gen - black (open diffs) with MT's
- Toyota Land Cruiser 80-series (open diffs) with MT's
- Toyota Land Cruiser 80-series (open diffs) with MT's
- Nissan Patrol GU (front locker) with MT's
- Jeep Wrangler TJ (locked front and rear) with MT's
- Toyota Land Cruiser 200-series (traction control) with AT's
If anyone wants to see some real action, please watch this video, I'm sure
you'll enjoy it:
4x4 Trucks Mud pit Unlimted Class Part 2 Good Times 4x4's June 7 2009
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Airless tire test Humvee vs Hummer
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Non-pneumatic tires (NPT), or Airless tires, are tires that are not
supported by air pressure. They are used on some small vehicles such as
riding lawn mowers and motorized golf carts. They are also used on heavy
equipment such as backhoes, which are required to operate on sites such as
building demolition, where tire puncture is likely. Tires composed of
closed-cell polyurethane foam are also made for bicycles and wheelchairs.
The main advantage of airless tires is that they cannot go flat, but they
are far less common than air filled tires.
Airless tires generally have higher rolling resistance and provide much
less suspension than similarly shaped and sized pneumatic tires. Other
problems for airless tires include dissipating the heat buildup that occurs
when they are driven. Airless tires are often filled with compressed
polymers (plastic), rather than air.
Michelin is currently developing an integrated tire and wheel combination,
the "Tweel" (derived from "tire" and "wheel," which, as the name "Tweel"
suggests, are combined into one new, fused part), that operates entirely
without air. Michelin claims its "Tweel" has load carrying, shock
absorbing, and handling characteristics that compare favorably to
conventional pneumatic tires. Automotive engineering group of mechanical
engineering department at Clemson University is developing a low energy
loss airless tire with Michelin through the NIST ATP project.
Resilient Technologies and the University of Wisconsin--Madison's Polymer
Engineering Center are creating a "non-pneumatic tire", which is basically
a round polymeric honeycomb wrapped with a thick, black tread. The initial
version of the tire is for the Humvee and is expected to be available in
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