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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-25-2008, 03:18 PM Thread Starter
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Tip over angle. This aint it.

I remember someone asking about the max angle the Commander can drive on before it tips over. Someone else mentione that you would probably chicken out before that angle was found.

Well, I dicided to make my own angle indicator out of a protractor, some fishing line and a couple of fishing weights.

I taped it to the little cubby above the rearview mirror and found an angle to test it on.

Here is the result.





As you can see this is about 14 degrees and I think I could go to about 18 degrees before I would completly chicken out. 14 was pretty close though.
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you could go up to 20* i bet if you were slow before you'd flop over. stock. no lift no tires, no spacers.

how was the pucker factor?
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I've had my bubble level at just about 30 without tipping. No spacers, 2" lift. I need pics now I see. =)

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Good tool you came up with ,,, creative ,,,
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Great experiment, Fohn!
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Have you ever seen this "offroad" course at Camp Jeep (New York International Auto Show)? Part of the course is a similar angle to your pics, but I believe it's a bit steeper. The Jeep drivers know all the facts and tell you when you're on each part of the course. Unfortunately, I don't remember the exact angle, but it sure felt pretty steep when you're on it.
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That Camp Jeep course was also set up at the DC Auto show a few years back. Was my first ride in an XK... and I was sold.
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There really wasn't much of a pucker factor. I was hoping to go a little more that that is the most I was willing to try without a spotter!

There is some steep sided hills on the sides of the roads here. I may have to try again sometime.

This is an example of the topography of Bella Vista, AR.

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Thats a really flat area of AR. Even the cars,trees, and the buildings are all flat! lol

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Yeah, but the hills are HUGE!
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