almost flipped the truck - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


General Ford Ranger Discussion General discussion of the Ford Ranger that does not fit in any other sub-forum.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 04-18-2007
Urandaman's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: wher ever uncle sam wants
Posts: 1,193
almost flipped the truck

for any of yal who have been out to marble falls... the turn from 71 onto 281 is where this event happened...
it was just misting when i was driving to work out there, the oils from the road came to the top, but not enough water to wash em away.
i was comming into that turn and the rear end just broke loose, and i counter steered it and eased into the brakes just a tad to slow the tires, i when off into the ditch and then it 180* and slid across the grass, the rear tires started to drop off into the drainage ditch, and when they came up the other side, it thru the drivers side tires in the air while still sliding...
i finnaly came to a complete stop ya... i did about 5mph under the speed limit the rest of the day...
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-18-2007
gatorblue92's Avatar
RF Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Delaware
Posts: 8,238
wow sounds like you got lucky
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-18-2007
Urandaman's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: wher ever uncle sam wants
Posts: 1,193
ha ya, i showed my boss/teacher where i went off the road today on the way to the job site and he was like "god dam, that could have been real fawking bad in a heart beat" ahha
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-18-2007
RanJerEDGE's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Austin/Houston, Tx
Posts: 689
dang, eric.

glad you are okay, ive done something like that on the curve on kluge near hamilton
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-18-2007
enraged_hunter's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Pittsburgh, Pa
Posts: 728
you are lucky, i did that with my 97 ranger in WV. the only diff was i went over a roughly 20ft wall. truck landed on all four, needlessto say i totaled that truck. they had just put tar on the road but must of forgot the chips to go with it. But hey i'm hear all worked out.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-18-2007
Needforspeed3685's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Lowell, AR
Posts: 1,836
Wow...it sounds to me like you guys need to grow up and drive a little more respectfully. Fast driving is meant for the track and strip. If you have an family or friends, you should drive so you'll be there tomorrow....ya know?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-18-2007
04blackedge's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 23,426
What the **** are you talking about, he didnt say he was going fast or anything, just shut the hell up next time.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-18-2007
Needforspeed3685's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Lowell, AR
Posts: 1,836
Quote:
Originally Posted by 04blackedge
What the **** are you talking about, he didnt say he was going fast or anything, just shut the hell up next time.
Wow where did you come from, you damned loser? It plainly states the road conditions were dangerous, which meant he should have been doing the speed limit at the VERY MOST.

It also plainly states he drove 5mph UNDER the speed limit after the incident occurred, further proving my point he entered the turn too fast!

How about you shut the hell up, now.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-19-2007
enraged_hunter's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Pittsburgh, Pa
Posts: 728

the thing is a road that has oil or tar coming to the surface is going to be slick no matter what your speed is. when i wrecked there were also 2 others in the same stretch, so you mean to tell me they were all speeding or driving wrecklessly. so tell me if you are walking not running on an oil slick can you still fall, this is the same thing.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-19-2007
Needforspeed3685's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Lowell, AR
Posts: 1,836
There a big difference in driving safely and driving normally. (fast, for most of us)

If wet, oily conditions, I follow the speed limits at the most! I've had that back end swing around me on occasion too, and I've always told myself I better never let it happen at high-speed.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 04-19-2007
enraged_hunter's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Pittsburgh, Pa
Posts: 728
Quote:
Originally Posted by Needforspeed3685
There a big difference in driving safely and driving normally. (fast, for most of us)

If wet, oily conditions, I follow the speed limits at the most! I've had that back end swing around me on occasion too, and I've always told myself I better never let it happen at high-speed.

I do agree that most things like this happen because of unsafe speeds. But this thing is sometimes even if you are driving on the defense, it may not help. An uneven road that is slick on a turn, i don't care who you are or what your driving, if all goes wrong your done. Speed is not always at fault.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 04-19-2007
RanJerEDGE's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Austin/Houston, Tx
Posts: 689
Quote:
Originally Posted by Needforspeed3685
Wow...it sounds to me like you guys need to grow up and drive a little more respectfully. Fast driving is meant for the track and strip. If you have an family or friends, you should drive so you'll be there tomorrow....ya know?
since you said "you guys" i assume you were also talking to me, i was going under the speed limit (35mph). Or were you stereotyping the general teenage driver?
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 04-19-2007
enraged_hunter's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Pittsburgh, Pa
Posts: 728
THANK YOU, we may be young but so is he.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
almost(ALMOST) too good of a deal to pass up haha darangerdanger General Ford Ranger Discussion 17 08-25-2010 02:29 PM
Almost done pics...almost...new paint! wvcat Snapshots 38 06-18-2009 06:13 AM
Flipped my truck last night SanityAside Snapshots 65 07-01-2008 01:02 PM
flipped my truck oilersfan_39 General Ford Ranger Discussion 19 04-08-2007 09:04 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:31 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.