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:eek: :eek: so a few months ago i thought it would be neeto to have a bomb-proof roof rack. all the work i put into my rig came to a head with a lack of driving experience yesterday. i built a rack out of 1 1/2" 16 ga square tube. it weighed in at around 140lbs, and with a fullsize 35 bfg on a steel wheel up there the weight total of 250lbs on my roof, you know the highest point on the vehicle. this coupled with a 2" body lift and 7lbs of air in my tires (tyres), made an offcamber hill in chivo falls az (only a 3.5 trail) turn real ugly real slowly. i now know the feeling as my worldview changes by 90*:cool: :cool: . so to all you floppers out there, toooooooooooob bugggggyyyyy time!!! another clean 4 runner bites the dust.:cool: :cool: :D :D
maybe some of you guys that weer on the run with me can post some pics otherwise check out www.wheelingarizona.com in the next few days, i believe someone will be posting pics there soon.
 

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You forgot to mention, it was from too much attitude while sidehilling on dirt...

I would have enjoyed the roll more, if I wasn't at the bottom of the hill you were traveling down :eek:

Don't forget the fact that your 1.5 inch square tube was bent by at least 1/2 inch from the impact, your welds broke, and the mounting bolts damn near ripped completely out...it was a pretty heafty 3/8 roll down a 35 degree incline :cool:
 

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what? i dont see anything wrong wit it.;)
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Aside from it being bigger than the basket hanging under a hot air balloon... no. It crushed everything on your truck *EXCEPT* the huge ugly thingy that shoule have died a deserving death. :laughing:
 

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I see the rack held up nicely :flipoff2:
That damned thing was the only thing that saved him (and the three of us that were at the bottom of the hill :eek: )
Basically, it was sitting on the rack and both passenger tires, that's why the side is sooooo clean (it was a heavy roll). But, the bolts for the rack started pulling out of the body, and we were REALLY concerned that it was going to let loose while we are recovering it.

In the pic with me in the flannel with the strap, I'm standing upright, you can get a feel of how steep that whole section is.

Oh yeah, lets ALL ask Aaron why there is only one rear shock, he never did give us a straight answer on that :flipoff2: While we're at it, let's also ask him why he didn't have anything STRAPPED DOWN in his rig, the pic with his door open? See that crap on the window? That's what was in his cooler :D
 

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I don't see why you would buggy that. My truck was bought in worse shape then that. "Tis nearly a flesh wound." Now you get to go wheeling without worrying about the concequences. Out Standing! I like it. Time for a few mods though.
 

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i think he was just tryin to show off that D44 with the blingin red cover :flipoff2: :flipoff2:
 

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:D whooh, oh boy time to defend myself:p
actually there is no defense. i thought i needed a roof rack. so the guy i bought the metal from told me i needed 1 1/2 16 gauge tube and i should build it BIG!!! all i wanted was a 4x5 4in tall rack to put a shovel, air tank, jack, and shovel. it got huge quick. the truth is i did not know enuf about cog issues. there are two schools for guys like me, (both are expensive) one is a four year process and the other is in the fotos on this post:eek: i learned a lot and my truck will be much MUCH lower.
the one shock,.........its a secret:D
 

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Well I really like the look of the roofrack, beefy. I've been working on plans for something like that only with verticle supports for the rack that bolt inbetween the 4runner bed and the top, like a rack would mount on a PU with a canopy.

but y'know, weight up high just isnt a good idea and I'm gonna rethink it :p

hah thats not a body fatal roll, your windshield didnt break and your doors still open and close, you're getting off easy by just joining the "ugly runner" club :p
 

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Well I really like the look of the roofrack, beefy. I've been working on plans for something like that only with verticle supports for the rack that bolt inbetween the 4runner bed and the top, like a rack would mount on a PU with a canopy.

but y'know, weight up high just isnt a good idea and I'm gonna rethink it :p

hah thats not a body fatal roll, your windshield didnt break and your doors still open and close, you're getting off easy by just joining the "ugly runner" club :p
:eek: :eek: duuuuuuuuuude!!!!!!
whatever you do, don't build a rack like i did. it was bar none the dumbest thing i ever did as a mod. i forgot how much that rack wighed until i lifted it off and pulled out my back. it has to be over 210lbs. then that tire was another 100lbs. that was like having andre the giant pulling on a tow strap from the bottom of the hill just to help me roll over:p
in fact if you can put what you carry down near the frame rails just above the axle as sprung low cog weight it will actually keep you on your wheels
 
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