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Driving Angle

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by broc944, May 26, 2006.

  1. broc944

    broc944 1/2 ton status

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    Is there a formula that one can use to calculate the safe side to side angle a truck can be driven without fear of tipping? I know this changes with speed, etc. etc. But there must be somehow to figure out how steep of a angle you can go safely, and how steep of a angle you can go totally before tipping.
     
  2. readymix

    readymix 3/4 ton status

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    I am sure that there is a formula but you would need to know much more that how heavy and tall the truck is.
    Think COG and the weight at each corner static and dynamic for a start....

    Or you could get a cage and experiment.
     
  3. MTBLAZER89

    MTBLAZER89 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Yeah do some searching for denter of gravity location. Once you find your exact center of gravity you can determine the roll factor, but it only applies to a static truck. If you are bouncing or spinning tires on an obstacle there are outside factors that will affect it.
     
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    X2---:wink1:
     
  5. southernspeed

    southernspeed 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Old skool! lol. My kinda learning!:D
     

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