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roll angles

i'm sure there is no written spec for this, but does any one know the angle, in which a ranger will roll (like if i were to drive along the side of a hill or something) i'm thinking somewhere around 45* but i'm just guessing... also the angle where going straight down a hill or up a hill, might cause issues?

i just downloaded a cool clineometer for my phone and want to put in the values that would be accurateish for my truck (granted the numbers are off, due to my lift and tires)
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not sure what the angle is, but i've had this much angle before. and didnt roll. it had me fvckin puckered though
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gotta have a gauge for those MASSIVE curb and gravel piles!
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thats no gravel pile....

nice ty!
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thats no gravel pile....

nice ty!
Lol im pretty sure he was poking fun at weezl and his wicked curb flexage
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go try and tell us what happens
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Im sure there are way too many variables to set a standard angle. Amount of lift, super cab or single, also how fast you are moving or if your wheels are turned.
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you know that point where you're like "oh $hit!!!!".........the limit is just a little before that
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Im sure there are way too many variables to set a standard angle. Amount of lift, super cab or single, also how fast you are moving or if your wheels are turned.
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This is me driving like an idiot. There was a little bit more of a drop off than I thought. lol

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gotta have a gauge for those MASSIVE curb and gravel piles!
yeah, because curbs is all i ever drive over... good call *** hat

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thats no gravel pile....

nice ty!
thanks bro

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Im sure there are way too many variables to set a standard angle. Amount of lift, super cab or single, also how fast you are moving or if your wheels are turned.
true, i'm just looking for something to double ensure that my truck isn't going to roll, i paid WAY too much for my truck to have it on the door or roof...



ty, which ever post was yours (i'm drunks) thgat pic is sicl, i'm guessing yo're about 35* and your stomach was about 270* i can see it in the pic
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^x2


This is me driving like an idiot. There was a little bit more of a drop off than I thought. lol

haha nice

had that happen so many times. you get to that point and theres just no going back lol
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true, i'm just looking for something to double ensure that my truck isn't going to roll, i paid WAY too much for my truck to have it on the door or roof...
Pretty sure if that's how you feel about it then the best thing to do is not get even CLOSE to those situations...
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There are way too many variables.. Lift, wheel base, track width, tire pressure, tire width/height, wheel size, weight in truck, location of weight, spring specs, amount of gas in the tank, terrain you're on, speed, steering angle..

Remember, if you're gonna roll. Turn into the direction of the roll and hammer down. (lots of skinny pedal) that's your best bet to save it.


That being said, an H1 is rated to be able to traverse a 40* side slope so there's no way a ranger will be more than that.


Climbing/Descending is all a ton of variables too. Lockers, brakes, wheels, tires, air pressure.. I'm not gonna say its harder to roll this way, buts its less likely. Its gonna be pretty hard to put yourself in a situation to roll over backwards on a climb with a relatively stock Ranger, but if you do try and get it into reverse and floor it. If you're descending and it starts to go just hit the gas.


I had a few really close calls and the one I do have pictures of doesn't look too bad.

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This is me driving like an idiot. There was a little bit more of a drop off than I thought. lol

TAKE YOUR SWAY BARS OFFF!!! sway bars IMO are flat out dangerous when off roading!
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^^ swaybars offroad ftl

off topic.....yesterday weezle was banned? or am i seeing things.
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i believe he has been banned. lol! took long enough?
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TAKE YOUR SWAY BARS OFFF!!! sway bars IMO are flat out dangerous when off roading!
Sway bars were off.
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^^ swaybars offroad ftl

off topic.....yesterday weezle was banned? or am i seeing things.
yeah he was banned and then made a new name without the -- on each side and started posting so he got perma'd lol
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TAKE YOUR SWAY BARS OFFF!!! sway bars IMO are flat out dangerous when off roading!
uhm, no. not knowing how to drive offroad is flat out dangerous. You can leave them on if you know what you're doing, its not preferable but its in no way dangerous.

Rangers front flex is a joke with or without a sway bar.
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most IFS flex is a joke haha Mine doesn't flex much with these 800#'s
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iv had mine pretty steep up and it still felt fine...

pics never doo the justice..lol

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yeah thats not the way were talking... it would be rather hard to roll this way.... its more of the lateral typer i belive we are discussing atm. thats pretty steep tho
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yeah he was banned and then made a new name without the -- on each side and started posting so he got perma'd lol
hahah funny

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most IFS flex is a joke haha
ya.......thats well......ya hah
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