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Old 10-05-2010, 03:23 PM   #1
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Hi- I just bought a 2000 TJ and haven't had the chance to use it off-road yet. I just put a new set of 31x10.5.15 BFG AT with stock height. I am not planning to lift it. After couple of hours watching youtube how the wrangler flip and flop. Now I am very scare of happening to me. I have a few questions about it and hopefully someone out there can give some insight about it.

1. Does it take much to flip/flop them?
2. Any safety tips on how to avoid these kind of situations?
3. Any websites about offroading safety in a jeep?


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Old 10-05-2010, 03:27 PM   #2
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basically dont do something your not comfortable with if you feel ready to tip over stop and reverse. jeeps are kinda top heavy especially lifted, of course it gets more top heavy the higher you go.

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Old 10-05-2010, 04:08 PM   #3
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Don't worry about flipping, it's normal to feel that even on the street when you turn. As you drive it more you will get used to it, but wranglers aren't actually as top heavy as people make them out to be. If you think about it, the weight of the top of the jeep is extremely outnumbered by the weight of the lower half of the jeep. The square-ness of the vehicle is what causes this feeling, however it is normal, within reason, to feel like you're tipping, especially when you are getting out of a corolla and into a wrangler. If you want to mitigate the feeling of instability, I would suggest adding wider rims which push your tires out as well. This will make it feel much more stable.
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Old 10-05-2010, 04:18 PM   #4
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Thank you for the input. Should I add wheel spacers and if so what size? I have stock Canyon wheels.
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Old 10-05-2010, 05:08 PM   #5
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Hell, man. You don't earn your Jeepn Wings untill you've rolled one. Just be sure you buckle up, hold the wheel with both hands and keep your head down.
Jim: Rollover survivor in 1990 in a '77 CJ-5. Woohoo!
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