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is rocking on 2 wheels safe?

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by JJ5685, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. Oct 24, 2011 at 4:48 PM
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    JJ5685

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    Im new to off roading but have been trying new hills when I see one I think i can do. so any tips would be greatly appreciated. I tried going up a pretty steep hill but only like 8 feet long. when I started going up it at an angle my truck started rocking. my front right and back left where on the ground but other two was rocking. I had to put it in 4wheel drive and back down cause i chickened out. how hard is it to flip a truck like this. I didnt wont to go straight up cause I didnt want to hit my back bumper on the ground.
     
  2. Oct 24, 2011 at 4:53 PM
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    JLee

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    You would want to hit that head on don't take steep hill climbs at a angle if you can't clear it and you don't want to hit your bumper don't take that line. I've seen way too many guys take really bad lines because they didn't want to hit the rockers or rear bumper. If your truck is not equipped for the line without damage don't take it you can cause more damage that way Like flopping over.
     
  3. Oct 24, 2011 at 4:57 PM
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    So just to be sure is rocking about to flip. I guess new suspension would help and flex better.
     
  4. Oct 24, 2011 at 5:00 PM
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    No not at all you need to know your trucks rollover point you can tip these trucks a lot farther then you would want to before they roll. It just takes time to get a feel for your truck.
     
  5. Oct 24, 2011 at 5:09 PM
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    JJ5685

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    Ok thanks I think ill try again sometime when I get more experience
     
  6. Oct 24, 2011 at 5:17 PM
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    dayNnite4

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    x2 it take more lean than u think to roll
     
  7. Oct 24, 2011 at 5:39 PM
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    I rock mine on two wheels sometimes, actually almost everytime I go riding because one of the trails we ride. My suspension is stock, and it hasnt come close to flippin. They're trucks, not Jeeps! Lol
     
  8. Oct 24, 2011 at 5:41 PM
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    Good to know, I would just hate to flip it trying to find out how far I can lean it , but I feel I need to try so I can accomplished this. Lol
     
  9. Oct 24, 2011 at 5:41 PM
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    Great response! :thumbsup:
     
  10. Oct 24, 2011 at 5:43 PM
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    Not sure if the '08 had side curtain airbags. Be sure to hit the "RSCA OFF" switch before tackling such terrain.
     
  11. Oct 24, 2011 at 5:56 PM
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    Ok, I don't think I have seat airbags I know I don't have that button
     
  12. Oct 24, 2011 at 5:59 PM
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    Go out with experienced riders so you can watch them do it and learn from them.
     
  13. Oct 24, 2011 at 6:04 PM
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    Yea I should
     
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    When you're in the cab it feels like you're leaning a lot more than you actually are. Especially if you're not used to it. One thing that helps to get an idea of how much your truck is leaning is to have a friend take a photo of you while you're leaning in the truck. When you look at the photo you'll probably go "That's all I was leaning?" The photo will give you a better idea at how close you were to rolling.
    At least I know this helped me when I happened to see a photo a buddy took of me.
     
  15. Oct 26, 2011 at 12:03 PM
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    yeah what you felt was nothing.

    I've had rear wheels in the air 3 ft before(fairly stock suspension, so no little to no good amount of flex with stock shackles) and it was still stable.

    you just gotta test your stuff to the limit, have a spotter when your doing it. just don't test it to far and flop it on it's side..it's usually not pretty with newer trucks.
    the older Yotas can take a beating when flopped but these new paper shit they call sheet metal will be NASTY.
     
  16. Oct 26, 2011 at 12:14 PM
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    Watch Glenn (Sierra4x4) (White T/X Pro) @ around the 10:28 min mark
     
  17. Oct 26, 2011 at 12:28 PM
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    I bring my wife along.

    If she says "I'm about to pee" it's not too far.

    I guess if she actually pees I will be in trouble (for the pee and the tipping).
     
  18. Oct 26, 2011 at 3:28 PM
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    thanks for your input, that helped alot and that video was cool too
     
  19. Oct 27, 2011 at 2:15 PM
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