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Old 03-08-2010, 03:04 PM   #1
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Jeep clinometer

Anyone have this on their dash? Is it useful at all during off-roading, or does it just look cool? I sure don't see them on any hardcore rigs.
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useful or not, its kinda neat looking. id buy one, even if it never got installed on a jeep.

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Old 03-08-2010, 03:44 PM   #3
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I think it would be pretty cool if it told you the tipping point. Other then that, it's just a nice little toy.
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Old 03-08-2010, 03:48 PM   #4
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I'd put it on my bed






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Old 03-08-2010, 03:53 PM   #5
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I've got one, but I can't locate my photobucket, ofit

My oldest grandkid enjoys watching it, when I throw in some off-camber "tilts", trouble is the compass doesn't work now, because the Rockhard cage bar, is right in front ofit, so that throws off the magnetics (and the jeeps also)

I did have one in my Xterra, but that was a different type, with a light

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Old 03-08-2010, 04:36 PM   #6
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I think it would be pretty cool if it told you the tipping point. Other then that, it's just a nice little toy.
well buy one, mount it take a fork lift and lift one side til it flips, take a sharpie and mark it on the clinometer. (free mod)
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Old 03-08-2010, 04:42 PM   #7
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Allmost all jeeps are good for at least 45 deg, but after that, it depends on topload/passenger load/ruts and speed !!

Good idea to just stay on the shy side of 45 !!

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well buy one, mount it take a fork lift and lift one side til it flips, take a sharpie and mark it on the clinometer. (free mod)
Or tie a rope to the roll cage and to someones hitch so you can see its tipping point but not have it actually roll over and be able to pull is back up

I'm getting one pretty soon but I like the "old school" looking one better

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they're in all the newer trucks downrange... I never really paid attention to it after the day I got that 10-ton bad boy over to almost 40 degrees and was fine. Looks cool, but all it does is make you suck your seat cushions up your... well... you know. I guess if you had it marked off at the no-sh*t tipping point, and you do a bunch of real slow, off-camber crawling it could be useful, but for every day, you'll never use it.
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Old 03-09-2010, 05:38 PM   #10
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I had one but with all the bouncing around the ball breaks off the axis and just floats around, but it does look pretty cool..

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