|05-11-2013 02:06 PM|
This is the "V notch" in Tillamook State Forest.
When Jeeps pass, you can see the tops of their rigs from the trail.
|05-11-2013 01:17 PM|
|05-11-2013 08:14 AM|
Wild Drop Off - YouTube
|05-11-2013 08:08 AM|
We've started a thread in the Virginia section, where we're trying to organize a trip up there on the 18th.
|05-11-2013 07:51 AM|
|05-11-2013 05:47 AM|
|05-10-2013 11:31 PM|
Here's one more.
|05-10-2013 11:28 PM|
Pucker meter hit a 10 here.
|05-10-2013 08:38 PM|
Where did you take this class?
|05-10-2013 08:04 PM|
Down and off camber is fun too!
|05-10-2013 07:23 PM|
|convict27||When I was driving this, it felt like I was going to roll over, but in actuality, It was pretty stable. It let me know the importance of securing items inside as everything that was loose fell over to the passenger side.|
|05-10-2013 07:10 PM|
|05-10-2013 06:58 PM|
That's a very good rule of thumb to use, what size lift & tires are you running to measure camber that way?
|05-10-2013 02:50 PM|
|kappaknight||I usually try to level off if my butt in the driver seat is higher than the top of the passenger window. It still doesn't tip but I'm not comfortable doing much more than that.|
|05-10-2013 02:15 PM|
|05-10-2013 02:09 PM|
Another thing that I have learned was that photos and videos never due any of this justice. What looks like a small hill in a photo in reality turns out to be a 40+ degree butt-puckering incline.
|05-09-2013 06:29 PM|
|MudMongrel||This is from way back when I had my 1st rubi (2003)|
|05-09-2013 05:22 PM|
|05-09-2013 05:01 PM|
The only problem I have with all this is that to figure out how much is too much ... means it's going to be too late!
|05-09-2013 04:36 PM|
The worst feeling I've had in my jeep going down a very short steep hill into a pit. When the rear end transitioned, I could feel a rotation start as it came off the springs. I was certain I was going over then, but no, my Jeep handled it with grace. Gotta love a Vehicle that makes you look like a pro, just by hanging on.
|05-09-2013 03:29 PM|
Saw this guy on the trail. He made about 10 very slow and controlled approaches almost to the limit but always slid, lost traction, or almost rolled. He was like right up to the limit, confident, poised and relaxed. In this case he did not go over the limit.
But.....note the Jeep has been rolled before. We asked about this, and he said, "Yes, earlier today". Then I noticed there is no glass in the windshield.
As a side note, they decided to do some quick welding to repair the right front shock tower to get home. Rather than jack it up, they had the solution to getting the tire off the ground in pic two done in about 3 minutes from the comment "let's weld".
These guys were very heavy hitters with seemingly no fear, unlimited experience, and the ability to make every tool on earth suddenly appear. They are conformable testing the limit. I left with good advice for me and you.....Stay below our camber limits and not push our luck too far looking for that limit....lol....I would need a lot more guts, a bigger wallet and plenty of luck to run with these dudes......
|05-09-2013 02:56 PM|
Not too extreme but a nice shot of a CJ:
And for an example of too much/too fast:
|05-09-2013 02:51 PM|
oh i like this thread. being new at this i really felt like i was going to roll the other day even though i was probably no where close. but in the cab, when you aren't used it, it feels like you are.
more pics to embolden me!
|05-09-2013 01:57 PM|
There is a lot you have to know before knowing how much more you can push your jeep in any given spot and sadly I dont have a clue how to even start to explane in. It is just one of those things that comes with seat time.
I am the guy who takes a lot of picks of everone else so I have lots of shots of other jeeps but very few of mine.
This one has just a little lean to it but looks worse then it was. And yes the camera is lvl, I am picky about making sure I hold lvl when shooting jeeps and such
|05-09-2013 01:43 PM|
this one freaked me out the first time on the trail. Cant really tell unless you look at the trees and the CJ in front of me
|05-09-2013 01:36 PM|
|Detrubicon||Zoom in on this one. Had mud coming in the doors|
|05-09-2013 11:48 AM|
that would have been beat if that dude was pushing back and forth on someone's Jeep and it did roll
|05-09-2013 08:11 AM|
Here is my off-camber shot in a totally stock Rubi
|05-09-2013 07:59 AM|
|Jared66||It's not always the angle that makes a vehicle roll. But the speed and or maneuvering while at that angle that makes it roll. Usually a bump or jerk is what cause a vehicle to go over. Once in that red zone.|
|05-09-2013 04:58 AM|
Off Camber Shots Please
This has become an obsession with my Jeep trying to understand how much off camber a Jeep can go before it rolls. I now have felt several times that I was gonna roll my Jeep and was told I was nowhere close. The picture below was taken during a class where the instructor was showing us how much off camber. This picture was the guy in front of me. I didn't get any pictures while I was in the position because I was too white knuckled while he pushed back and forth showing how stable the Jeep is. I am amazed at my Jeeps stability in off camber positions and was hoping to see who has the most off camber shot here.