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Why its GOOD to have a ROLL CAGE!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Depdog, Apr 30, 2002.

  1. Depdog

    Depdog 1/2 ton status Author

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    This is a pics and video of a Jeep rollover on Hells Gate. Go to the link and take a look. The video is 6mb and will play on Windows Media Player the best. Whoee!

    http://www.stu-offroad.com/rollcage/roll-3.htm

    Depdog
     
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    Nonesuch 1/2 ton status

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    that is pretty crazy! I would have had two messes to clean up after that one, the jeep and you know the rest.
    Justin
     
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    All I gotta say is the driver of that jeep wasn't very bright. Spotter clearly directs RIGHT, and they keep left and keep going. He even yells STOP and the driver keeps on going.
     
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    Yahoo I think next time they will have the spoter where they can see him and not go for it when you can't see him either...mike
     
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    ouch!
    at least it wasnt a blazer, that would have pained me a lot more to watch than a jeep with an owner who thinks hes smarter than the spotter
     
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    I agree bad driver. I think she learned to lay off the pedal for next time. All she had to do was let off before she went over.

    Ken H.
     
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    Man, that took Fo-ever to load up on this rinky dink computer I have.

    Anyhow, I'm glad she's alright...that looked like a spendy rollover. Definately agree if she listened to the spotter (turn right), she would've avoided that....or not to be harsh with the gas....
    Boss
     
  8. Depdog

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    Yep, looked like a big OUCH in the checkbook to me. At least she was not hurt and drove the jeep out (bent) but under its own power.

    Depdog
     
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    I rolled my Jimmy 5 and 3/4 times down slick rock with no cage. The hill was about 75 feet high and a good 65-70 degree angle up in most places, where I broke and started to roll down was almost vertical. Of course the only thing that saved me was the factory intergrated rollbar. I did get a concusion from it. After that roll though, I put a full cage in it. Rock does not give, I would recomend a cage to anyone.

    But as to that video, I thing a little more flex could of helped preventing that, along with letting go of the skinny pedal. It could just be me, but every jeep I go out wheeling with, if the cant make it up it, instead of backing down and trying again, they just give it more gas.
     
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    Vicious!
    I don't think the spotter was standing where the driver could see him. And if that is what happened, I woulda stopped the moment I lost my spotter.
     
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    i always wondered how those dinky dash mount cages held up to a solid roll. Not too shabby...
     
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    Is it me or did that jeep sound like a trash can with a rock in it rolling down a hill? Driver error all the way.
     
  13. Depdog

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    ROFLMAO, yep, that is a very good description of the sound alright.

    Depdog
     

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