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Old 03-20-2012, 10:20 PM   #1
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How did he not flip?

My nerves would be shot after this. It starts at the 1mn mark. For those who saw the first 2011 JK rollover video I posted last year, this is the same spot that has claimed many jeeps.


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Old 03-21-2012, 01:01 AM   #2
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Pretty gnarly stuff! Don't think I'll be trying that area anytime soon.

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Old 03-21-2012, 07:22 AM   #3
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Good lines and good spotter....makes it look easy.
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:44 AM   #4
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Good lines and good spotter....makes it look easy.
thats an understatement! holy crap.. one slip or just a small bounce and that guys' gone!

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Old 03-21-2012, 07:55 AM   #5
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If he'd had his change in his back pocket instead of his front pocket, I think he'd have flipped it. Damn.
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question about his tire in the back versus on the gate, he put it in the cargo area instead of on the gate FOR off roading, right? better balance in cases to prevent potential tip over right? just curious.
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question about his tire in the back versus on the gate, he put it in the cargo area instead of on the gate FOR off roading, right? better balance in cases to prevent potential tip over right? just curious.
Yeah technically it would be better balance. It could have also been that he didn't want to hurt his carrier with all the jolts associated with off roading
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Yeah technically it would be better balance. It could have also been that he didn't want to hurt his carrier with all the jolts associated with off roading

that makes sense.

I figured the further 80+lbs are away from cg the worse it would be for going up verticals for traction to the front wheels especially. wasn't sure what else he would do it for...thanks.
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Damn it! Vid not available on mobile.
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I'd rather be up to my knees in mud stuck than upside down on some rocks.

F rock crawling. That s is too extreme.
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Yeah technically it would be better balance. It could have also been that he didn't want to hurt his carrier with all the jolts associated with off roading
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that makes sense.

I figured the further 80+lbs are away from cg the worse it would be for going up verticals for traction to the front wheels especially. wasn't sure what else he would do it for...thanks.
and approach angles. with the spare inside you can almost stand the JK straight up, and not worry about bouncing the spare on something back there...

as said.. that looks pretty freaking badarse but it's a little too extreme for me.... i'll stick to the mountains, fire roads, double track, and the swampy areas that Florida has to offer...

some day i'd like to go to Moab, but there's no way (unless money doesn't matter anymore) i'm doing that stuff in my only mode of transportation... i know there's other fun stuff that's a little less crazy out there... and that's where you'll find me!

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Going to try and get to Moab this summer, but not going to be that extreme.
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I've seen countless crawling videos from Moab, and while I appreciate the technical skill, this just doesn't look like fun to me. The trails around Moab and out west generally look great, but this video and others like it . . . ugh. Just straight stressful.
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Certainly in a jeep that looks as nice as that one...

Now in a beater with a 5-point harness, neck brace, helmet and a true roll cage, sure!
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Certainly in a jeep that looks as nice as that one...

Now in a beater with a 5-point harness, neck brace, helmet and a true roll cage, sure!
I can get with that, yes. If it was a dedicated crawler with reasonable safety features, then it'd be cool. But that jeep could've been a daily driver (surely your "average" insurance wouldn't cover any damage?) and the guy didn't look to have much (anything?) extra in the way of safety gear. I'd be sweating bullets.
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I agree. The most extreme I've done was at fort Hood, Hot springs, Ark, and Palo Duro Canyon, Texas and there are plenty of stuff at those places to get a Jeep screwed up. I have no experience on sandstone, or Moab and watching the videos makes my butt draw up.

Give me a piney woods logging road or the Texas beaches and I am good to go!

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were his tires too full?
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I noticed that too. Not too much sidewall squatting and I kept trying to spot him. He was terribly in danger of rolling sideways it looked to me, but his spotter didn't seem alarmed. I know from experience when you feel your Jeep lift sideways, it is scary. To his credit, he crawled it. I couldn't get sound on it, so I could tell how much pedal he was using.

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Very cool.

I'd love to try stuff like that once my Jeep is not my DD.

Of course, I'd be sweating bullets, but the sense of relief/accomplishment when gaining the top probably feels awesome.
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Very cool.

I'd love to try stuff like that once my Jeep is not my DD.

Of course, I'd be sweating bullets, but the sense of relief/accomplishment when gaining the top probably feels awesome.
Yes but imagine the feeling of being turned over with a blown out windshield staring over a mangled front end.
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dude i was about to puke i was scared and excited.
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With no sound its a little harder to tell, but looks to me like great throttle control, and over use of lockers... When he kept sliding to the side that was from the lockers letting both tires spin so the jeep started to slide sideways down the hills. If he would have been heavy on the throttle it could have turned disastrous in a hurry.

I've never been out there, but I'd love to go!
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I just watched it again. Even scarier the second time!

Crazy s#*t! Not only would I not want to do ANY of those in my Jeep, I wouldn't even want to be a passenger.
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I'll be trying that area anytime soon.
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Old 03-22-2012, 08:31 AM   #25
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I just watched it again. Even scarier the second time!

Crazy s#*t! Not only would I not want to do ANY of those in my Jeep, I wouldn't even want to be a passenger.
And that's coming from a guy with suicide in his name.
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So for those that have done this kind of rock crawling was he as close as it looked to rolling over a couple of different times? Neat to watch but I have to admit it made me nervous and I was sitting in an office chair

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