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Old 06-28-2012, 09:42 AM   #1
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Red face JK emergency maneuver - successful

So this morning I'm headin into work as usual, highway speed down a country road, nothing unusual. Three vehicles heading towards me... the second one -- a landscaper's pickup truck with trailer -- decides to turn left in front of me.

Not down the road in front of me. Not 1/4 mile away in front of me. Directly in front of me.

I slammed the brakes, swerved hard left to avoid dummy's trailer, swerved back hard right to avoid third oncoming car. And that was that. No fishtailing, no skidding, no sliding. Everything in my Jeep that was not tied down went airborne like I was a spaceman in orbit, but the vehicle stayed 'in control' the whole time.

Color me impressed. Not that I want to try it again, but I hadn't figured the Wrangler for a vehicle that would handle a high-speed emergency maneuver that well.

[I should note that "full speed" was in the 50's. I was not barreling down a country backroad at 90, thank ya.]

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Old 06-28-2012, 09:53 AM   #2
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...obviously you missed the instruction videos on 'mandatory roll-over' in such events....

Good Save!!!

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Old 06-28-2012, 09:58 AM   #3
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I had a very similar incident the other day. Jeep went where I pointed it, and we're all still here to tell the tale. Yay!
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Old 06-28-2012, 11:06 AM   #4
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Nice job of not over-correcting on any of the swerves - that is the hardest part of any avoidance maneuver!
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Old 06-28-2012, 11:26 AM   #5
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Nice job of not over-correcting on any of the swerves - that is the hardest part of any avoidance maneuver!
I did have to check afterwards to make sure that I didn't over-correct in my underwear though, lol...
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Old 06-28-2012, 11:26 AM   #6
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...obviously you missed the instruction videos on 'mandatory roll-over' in such events....

Good Save!!!
Lol, when i tried avoiding someone that pulled out in front of me from a gas station, I almost rolled at 30, i was bouncing left and right!
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Old 06-28-2012, 11:37 AM   #7
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I did have to check afterwards to make sure that I didn't over-correct in my underwear though, lol...

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Old 06-28-2012, 05:25 PM   #8
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Nice.
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Old 06-28-2012, 08:40 PM   #9
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Glad you (and the Jeep) made it through nick free.

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