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  • What's the tipping over point of everyones Jeep ?

    I'm sure Im not alone in this, but I was wondering if anyone knows what the tipping over point is in their Jeep. I have a cheap little Lev-O-guage on my dash board. I've had it at a 33% angle, it felt like I was close to a roll over. I didn't want to push it.
    Dave

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    Good question. I remember when I just got my 4" lift and I took my first turn and it "felt" like it was going to tip. Ofcourse I've gotten use to it since then. All I know is I don't want to find out the hard way.
    “Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way. ”
    -Gen. George S. Patton Jr.

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    • #3
      You'll know when you get there

      Those gauges dont tell you anything. It has alot to do with weight, center of gravity and vehicle width.

      Remember, Turn into the roll!
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      • #4
        Because those tilt guages don't really tell the whole story, I never installed one. Too many variables... passenger weight and placement, how much gas is in the tank, what the tires are sitting on (sand, rocks, mud, etc.).

        But once you've done your first usually gentle tip-over, you won't sweat the next one nearly as much.
        The Geezer Jeep: http://www.greentractortalk.com/jerryb/index.htm

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        • #5
          The point of rollover is usually just past the point of drawer filling.



          Jason
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          • #6
            Mine was getting close when the spotter went "Vow Vow Vow Voooooooooooooow" and started to tip when the crowd said "Aaaaaaaaaaaaa"

            03 Rubicon, 6" FT long arms, 35x12.5 MTRs
            "Jeep is a kind of vehicle for which you have to buy a $250 security console in order to install and store a $40 CB radio. " --Me.

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            • #7
              I have a lev-o-gauge that said I was at 45 degrees and I did not tip. Eventually I did go over at 47 degrees. I laid against a bush and was able to back out without a problem or a scratch. But to answer your question, on my YJ, I go over at 47 degrees. It feels really weird at 45.
              92 YJ, 35s, Atlas 4 speed 10:1, 4.88s SYE, RE 4.5 XD, 2' BL, D44s, Alloys shafts, Lockers, Snorkel, skid plates, roll cage, winch

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              • #8
                By the way, the gauges work great. But each Jeep will have a slightly different tip over point.
                92 YJ, 35s, Atlas 4 speed 10:1, 4.88s SYE, RE 4.5 XD, 2' BL, D44s, Alloys shafts, Lockers, Snorkel, skid plates, roll cage, winch

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                • #9
                  To answer your question, here you go:

                  http://www.jeepaholics.com/tech/cog/

                  ... enjoy!
                  Last edited by arl1984; 07-12-04, 06:33 AM.

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                  • #10
                    Thanks arl1984, I've seen this before but couldn't remember the site. This will give you an approx. idea so that Level-O-Gauge has a function BUT Jerry's correct, many other variables apply. Still it's kinda cool being able to calculate stuff, I'm all over this. Now it's time to get underneath with your tape measure, have fun, be safe.

                    B&T TJ

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                    • #11
                      Momentum is what gets ya. Here's an example:
                      http://www.tommyjeep.com/trips/2004-...eos/Tommy1.wmv

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