Has anyone used just the maxtrax pins to mount their maxtrax to the side panel? I know a lot of people use Expedition Essentials mount, but I really dont want to spend that kind of money on that
yup, we are running a set on the driver’s side with just the pins, though we did upgrade the gas struts to help support the additional weight.
With a back plate … I wouldn’t think there would be a problem. Just using a washer might cause the panel to deform over time
Wow cool! Do you have a pic of the inside mounts?
Made some support brackets out of 1/8 thick, 1-1/2 aluminum. Seems to do the trick!
Nice! Did it add any noticeable wind noise?
I did the same thing, but just used fender washers inside. 2 years later, with lots of use, everything is holding up fine.
Oh, and I used 40lbs gas struts. Just call customer service and they’ll know what to do.