Not your typical suspension topic

Submitted: Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013 at 21:41
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Travelling on the main road this afternoon, and some clown (called him something else at the time) decided to do a U turn in front of me. Common occurance. I'm sure we have all seen it.
What I was mostly concerned about was what he did it in. He was driving what looked like a Hilux, with suspension raised that high i would need a ladder to get in. As he made his turn, the front drivers wheel left the ground, by almost a foot, and the rear was skipping.
How the hell can these things be legal? Centre of balance is gone. Stopping distance would be up the creek. Seen what turning does. Hate to think how the performance would be at highway speed, especially on country roads.
I have seen three different ones here in town. Would not surprise me if they all know each other.
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Reply By: Robin Miller - Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013 at 21:57

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013 at 21:57
Contentious subject SDG

I have often criticized many of our more popular wagons whose rollover point is 6 or more degrees below that of the GU Patrols.

The car you saw is probably less than another 6 degrees below those I criticize, so where do you stop !
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Follow Up By: SDG - Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013 at 22:16

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013 at 22:16
I had to look up Contentious. lol
Not meaning to cause a heated discussion. I just could not get over how high this thing was.
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Follow Up By: Member - PJR (NSW) - Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013 at 10:19

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013 at 10:19
Knock it off. I thought that I was the contentious one. (insert smiley here). I am losing my touch.

Personally I don't care what they do and that the only damage, injury or fatality, God forbit it happening, is to themselves. This "I didn't know" doesn't wash with me. They know only too well that they are being irresponsible.

The bigger problem is what The Landy mention a bit further down about the rest of us being "tainted" with the same brush.

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Reply By: Ross M - Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013 at 23:18

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013 at 23:18
SDG
If you ask at any local wreckers or 4wd wreckers they can tell you how well they handle on road and also off road.
They will even have some "Used Ones" to back up their response.

Ps Usually when you are skipping, you have to have a foot off the ground.
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Follow Up By: Ross M - Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013 at 23:20

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013 at 23:20
I suppose you could call it a PartRoll.
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Reply By: The Landy - Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013 at 08:22

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013 at 08:22
The legal and insurance issues may be something the person will answer for at some stage.

Unfortunately, the other 20 people who saw it are probably tarring all four-wheel drive enthusiasts with the same brush this morning...
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Follow Up By: pop2jocem - Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013 at 11:39

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013 at 11:39
Yeah, also when he/she initiates the manouver that qualifies him/her for a mention in the Darwin Award's they might involve some other innocent party.

Cheers
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Reply By: allein m - Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013 at 12:46

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013 at 12:46
what is more annoying is we see 4x4 drive with suspension that is more than likely make the vehicle roadworthy but the traffic police do not stop them but the do stop people like the member few months back who received a ticket for a light bar on his roo bar .

does not comput.
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Reply By: fisho64 - Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013 at 22:49

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013 at 22:49
yep, us baby boomer/grey army types were the only generation born sensible and grew up without ever throwing caution to the wind as young fellas....

And we never wasted money or bought/fixed/drove cars that were impractical, dodgy or "extreme" cos they were only invented in the new millenium :-)

And we never had rowdy parties or turned the wireless up too loud either
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Follow Up By: AlbyNSW - Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 at 06:36

Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 at 06:36
LOL
I think they call it grumpy old mans disease, I am starting to show symptoms of it myself every now and then :(
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Follow Up By: Axle - Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 at 10:22

Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 at 10:22
Nah never did anything Stupid!!, Can remember coming up the F3 in my new valiant ute, pouring rain foot flat to the floor 85mph, and then wondered why I was looking at scenery in another direction, the thing was sideways taking up near two lanes , still don't know how I got away with that!, a lot less traffic in those days helped our mad antics I think..lol


Cheers Axle.
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Follow Up By: The Landy - Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 at 10:23

Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 at 10:23
Get out of here, 85mph in a Valiant Ute, dreaming ;)
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Follow Up By: Axle - Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 at 10:34

Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 at 10:34
Mate they where good for 105mph, if you had the 265 hemi........I know.....:))))))).

Axle.
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Follow Up By: fisho64 - Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 at 11:17

Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 at 11:17
Funny-there ARE others here with a SOH!
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Follow Up By: The Landy - Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 at 13:21

Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 at 13:21
VE Valiant, best car I ever owned!
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Follow Up By: bigcol - Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 at 23:40

Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 at 23:40
I had a 245 Hemi in a ute and it went well over 105MPH
Don't ask it to turn though
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil 'n Jill (WA) - Friday, Aug 30, 2013 at 00:21

Friday, Aug 30, 2013 at 00:21
The 1970 VF Pacer cracked the old 'ton' no probs - got a bit hairy one time when the pedal linkage 'locked up' - quick shift into angel and switch off the key - good thing they didn't have steering locks in those days....

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