SureTrax Max-Pax

  1. Welcome to Toyota Tundra Forums : Tundra Solutions Forums General discussion forum for Toyota Trucks

    Welcome to Toyota Tundra Forums : Tundra Solutions Forums - a website dedicated to all things Toyota Tundra.

    You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, Join Toyota Tundra Forums : Tundra Solutions Forums today!
     
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 24
Like Tree5Likes

Thread: SureTrax Max-Pax

  1. #1
    Supporter mossman77's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Montclair, VA
    Posts
    895
    Liked
    81 times
    Rep Power
    4384

    Default SureTrax Max-Pax

    Does anyone have a SureTrax Max-Pax in the bed of their 2WD Tundra? I'm looking for something similar to add weight to the bed of my truck to give it better traction. The bag is designed to freeze, but what about when the water is not frozen? Doesn't the bag/water slosh around making handling worse?

  2. Remove Advertisements
    Toyota Tundra Forum
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Junior Member seanpistol's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    666, Utah
    Age
    27
    Posts
    435
    Liked
    198 times
    Images
    36
    Rep Power
    11309

    Default Re: SureTrax Max-Pax

    it probably wouldn't slosh around if it were full?

    01 Tundra 4.7L 4x4 AC
    Camburg UCAs, OME coils, Bilstein shocks, Nitto Grappler M/T on AR teflon wheels
    ARB air locker, 4.10 gears, electric fans, undercover snorkel, extended breathers, dvd player, remote start


    build thread - http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...ol-s-01-Tundra

  4. #3
    Supporter mossman77's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Montclair, VA
    Posts
    895
    Liked
    81 times
    Rep Power
    4384
    Thread Starter

    Default Re: SureTrax Max-Pax

    I would hope not, but it appears to be a flexible bladder. It looks to be pretty low profile so any sloshing/shifting should hopefully be minimal. It's the "designed to freeze" statement in the advertisement that has me a little worried. Does this thing only work if frozen?

  5. #4
    Supporter kerryman71's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Worcester, MA
    Age
    43
    Posts
    2,696
    Liked
    802 times
    Images
    27
    Rep Power
    229046

    Default Re: SureTrax Max-Pax

    Buckets of sand don't freeze nor slosh around. As an added bonus, you could use the sand for traction of needed.

    FWIW, I work on a truck that has a 500 gallon tank of water on it. Never had a problem with sloshing or shifting if the driver knows how to operate it.

    John
    The fools, the fools the fools! They have left us
    our Fenian dead, and while Ireland holds these
    graves, Ireland unfree shall never be at peace!

    Padraig Mac Piarais (Patrick Pearse)

  6. #5
    Supporter mossman77's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Montclair, VA
    Posts
    895
    Liked
    81 times
    Rep Power
    4384
    Thread Starter

    Default Re: SureTrax Max-Pax

    Has anyone used a twin air mattress and filled it with water? I can get one of those for $12 whereas the ShurTrax costs $125. If it eventually leaks, so what, hopefully it would last a few months and it's only $12. Like this one: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Intex-Viny...ndingMethod=rr
    Last edited by mossman77; 01-25-2013 at 10:37 AM.

  7. #6
    Supporter 4doubleyaD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Western Slope, Colorado
    Posts
    143
    Liked
    42 times
    Rep Power
    1997

    Default Re: SureTrax Max-Pax

    They have welded baffles inside that prevent sloshing.... Pretty smart idea, but not as smart as having 4WD...

  8. #7
    Supporter SuckersWalk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    4,098
    Liked
    1799 times
    Images
    17
    Rep Power
    61455

    Default Re: SureTrax Max-Pax

    i've got one. has baffles. no sloshing around preventing weight transfer and getting the truck up on two wheels; and damn it, i've tried much safer than tubes of sand or whatever other flying projectile others decide to use that do go rolling from one side to the other when cornering like danica; been there, done that too. the shurtrax can move around (the bladder itself) a bit when pulling some good g-forces (driving like you stole it) if it isn't strapped to all four corners of the bed; duh!, that's why there are four grommets on the bladder.
    tundra3400 likes this.
    2005 Tundra DC Limited 4wd - Phantom Gray Pearl


    Search for your answer.
    http://www.tundrasolutions.com/forums/1gen-tundra/106548-how-to-search-this-forum/

  9. #8
    Supporter mossman77's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Montclair, VA
    Posts
    895
    Liked
    81 times
    Rep Power
    4384
    Thread Starter

    Default Re: SureTrax Max-Pax

    I am going to try the air mattress idea. However, I can't fill it up all the way because that would be 1,000 lbs., so I only filled it up 1/3 of the way. I'm thinking this could be a bad idea if the water isn't constantly frozen. Could this increase the rollover risk when it is thawed? If so, I think I may pull the plug. It would be one thing if it were just me driving it, but my wife drives it as well with our 2-year old toddler. Any thoughts? By the way, the mattress spans the entire length of the bed and there is about 2" clearance from the wheel wells on either side. 1/3 full equals about 3" of water, so perhaps rollover risk isn't a concern, but 300+ lbs. of water shifting left/right could make spinning out more likely, which is one of the very reasons I decided to add weight in the first place. Maybe I should just play it safe and fork out the $125 for the ShurTrax.
    Last edited by mossman77; 01-26-2013 at 04:00 PM.

  10. #9
    Supporter SuckersWalk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    4,098
    Liked
    1799 times
    Images
    17
    Rep Power
    61455

    Default Re: SureTrax Max-Pax

    Quote Originally Posted by mossman77 View Post
    It would be one thing if it were just me driving it, but my wife drives it as well with our 2-year old toddler. Any thoughts?
    just install some baffles inside the mattress and put some grommets, one each corner, so you can secure it to prevent shifting weight causing instability in handling. your family will be nice and safe that way, which is your priority.
    2005 Tundra DC Limited 4wd - Phantom Gray Pearl


    Search for your answer.
    http://www.tundrasolutions.com/forums/1gen-tundra/106548-how-to-search-this-forum/

  11. #10
    Supporter 4doubleyaD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Western Slope, Colorado
    Posts
    143
    Liked
    42 times
    Rep Power
    1997

    Default Re: SureTrax Max-Pax

    ^ Worth a try, but for safety's sake make sure that sucker is strapped down tight.

  12. #11
    Supporter mossman77's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Montclair, VA
    Posts
    895
    Liked
    81 times
    Rep Power
    4384
    Thread Starter

    Default Re: SureTrax Max-Pax

    4doubleyaD: It's not strapped down at all. I figured the weight alone would keep it in place. Plus it reaches from the cab all the way to the tail gate and nearly wheel well to wheel well. Is it necessary to secure it?

    SuckersWalk: I have to assume you are being sarcastic when you say install baffles and grommets to an air mattress. I'll likely just buy a ShurTrax tonight once I get a few more drinks in me!

  13. #12
    Supporter 4doubleyaD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Western Slope, Colorado
    Posts
    143
    Liked
    42 times
    Rep Power
    1997

    Default Re: SureTrax Max-Pax

    If the thing freezes solid you will have a 4'x6' 400lb block of ice in the back of your truck... Probably not the best thing to have lying loose in case of an accident... Can't hurt to strap it down. Just thinking out loud here but if you can figure out a way to ratchet-strap it down low to the floor of the bed then it will kind-of act like baffles.

  14. #13
    Supporter mossman77's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Montclair, VA
    Posts
    895
    Liked
    81 times
    Rep Power
    4384
    Thread Starter

    Default Re: SureTrax Max-Pax

    I could install two 2x8's left-to-right, one about a foot from the cab and one a foot from the tailgate (there are notches in my bedliner). Then install tie downs diagonally underneath the 2x8's (forming baffles) and two tie downs over top to hold the 2x8's down tight. Man, sounds like I should just fork out the $125.

  15. #14
    Supporter kerryman71's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Worcester, MA
    Age
    43
    Posts
    2,696
    Liked
    802 times
    Images
    27
    Rep Power
    229046

    Default Re: SureTrax Max-Pax

    By the time you pull the trigger and buy the damn thing it will probably be marked down because of spring time closeout sale.

    John
    SuckersWalk likes this.
    The fools, the fools the fools! They have left us
    our Fenian dead, and while Ireland holds these
    graves, Ireland unfree shall never be at peace!

    Padraig Mac Piarais (Patrick Pearse)

  16. #15
    Supporter mossman77's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Montclair, VA
    Posts
    895
    Liked
    81 times
    Rep Power
    4384
    Thread Starter

    Default Re: SureTrax Max-Pax

    Yeah. Think I'll hold off until the off-season. Hopefully it will be cheaper then. I've seen previous posts where people mentioned $60 for one, but right now they are $125.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •