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I have a Toyota single cab, shortbed with 3" body, 3" suspension, and 33's. I like to go on trails that have steep slopes, and I am not always able to go strate up. Do I have a big chance of flipping? I'm thinking about taking the 3 body off and downsizing on tires. What do you think?
 

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Yeah, we need to know a lil more about the angles of the hills, but really, the BL isn't hurting much, the heavy parts (engine, tranny, frame, axles) is still in the same place, and the light lil sheetmetal body is lifted some, so ur COG isn't thrown off too much...ive been on a few hills that felt steep drivin on them sideways...but it would take a lot more to flip when u think about it...if you were on 38s or something, it would flip a lil easier, but if you think you can make it, then you most likely can...hills will scare u most of the time before you would actually flip...just go slow and dont make any sharp turns and you should do alright...
 

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RedneckDude said:
if you were on 38s or something, it would flip a lil easier
this may just be stupid, but wouldnt it depend on the tire because if its a wider tire, then it would give the truck a wider stance making it more difficult to roll
 

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pbmang said:
this may just be stupid, but wouldnt it depend on the tire because if its a wider tire, then it would give the truck a wider stance making it more difficult to roll
Its all relative to the COG height i believe...
 

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Doug u dont go up stuff steep enough to flip dont worry about it. leave it as is. If i can make it up it you can.
 

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flipping end over end is highly unlikely. Chances are your truck wil lose traction before you go end over end, unless you are just flying up these slopes like a rocket.
 

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Eisenfaust said:
flipping end over end is highly unlikely. Chances are your truck wil lose traction before you go end over end, unless you are just flying up these slopes like a rocket.
I've seen some jeeps come pretty close, but then again...those are jeeps and this is a pickup, which has an entirely different weight distribution...
 

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Yea i have seen a few jeeps and a fullsize go endo hehe, it was awesome. Honestly tho that was in the rocks, and or in a situation they shouldnt have been in in the first place
 

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Yall havent seen doug drive either so it could happen with doug but he can wheel though i have seen his old bronco 2 when he had it go through some deep shit that any other driver wouldnt be able to go through.
 

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How i interpreted it, since he said he can't always go straight up, that would mean he would have to take them sideways...and when i said if he was up on 38s or sumthin, most 38s aren't all that wide...like what, 14-15 inches wide...that lil bit of extra width won't effect the COG that much on a really tall truck...and good luck gettin the truck to flip backwards...thats really hard to do since the motor is over the front tires and the rear tires is so far back...if you just take hills slowly sideways you have almost no worries...and you don't have much to worry about straight on...
 
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