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post #1 of 9 Old 04-12-2010, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
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will it flip? and trans prob

i was just wondering the chances of your jeep flipping i want to lift mine 4" at the most and all hear from my mom is its gonna flip just wanted to hear what you guys thought always get the best advice here also the trans is siting on a plate ? or so it seems and the plate is rusting out where can i get a new one or how should i fix it

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post #2 of 9 Old 04-12-2010, 07:07 PM
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I run 4.5" and have never flipped it. lol... Obviously don't drive it like a bat out of $%&@.

That plate is the skid plate and holds up the drivetrain. How bad is it rusting and where?

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I've worked crashes with Corvette's on their tops, those aren't exactly high center of gravity vehicles. Point is driving like a jack *** is how you end up on the top, not having a lift. But if Mom's paying for it, I guess she's got the final say.

BTW, I'm not saying that everyone who rolls was being a jack ***, offroad situations are different, but that doesn't sound like what you were talking about.

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post #4 of 9 Old 04-12-2010, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
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yeah your right i would like to get into some offroading but dont exactly have time right now with school and sports i was gonna get rims and tires but if i do a lift in the future dont wanna have small tires so i was thinking lift first then tires and as for the skid plate its rusted dead center and is kinda rigged up right now dillema is i have a 94 yj and the rust is obviously a problem and mom keeps saying stuff about the rust and how it looks like crap
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You say it's rigged up... Sounds like it's temp fixed and it's bad enough so that it should be replaced. If so, you should just shop around with google since there's aftermarket ones out there. Or try a junkyard to save some $$$'s.

Maybe you could post a pic so you can get more educated advice?

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post #6 of 9 Old 04-12-2010, 08:12 PM
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Will it flip? Yup, I flipped my old one. But then again, it fell off a waterfall. However, I recovered a Jeep Liberty, completely stock, that flipped on a wet road when the jagoff driving was driving it like a vette (corvette, not chevette). Other vehicles I have recovered that were on their lids, chevy astro van, peterbuilt dump truck, mass transit bus, chevy impala, forklift, etc etc. Given the chance, I'm pretty sure I could flop a Smart Car on pavement if I tried hard enough.

Every vehicle on the road can be flipped under certain circumstances, even in stock form. Hell, mine fell off the waterfall and flipped when it wasn't even moving. Now, if you lift your jeep are you going to come out some morning and find it on its roof in the driveway like a playful puppy? No. Is just going fall over going around a bend? No. Going around the same bend at 100mph? Maybe.

Its a jeep, if you drive it like a jeep, it won't be flipping everytime a dog farts towards it.

If they did flip that easily, how long do you think it would take the media to run a week long special on the "convertable coffins being sold by chrysler"? What about the children? Save the children!!!

They are perfectly safe. Even when wheeling, your a$$ will pucker up tighter than a gerbils behind long before it actually flops.

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Welcome to the forum, lots of good advice here. I bought mine from a guy that collects them up in Wappingers fall NY. You can always craigslist search should find a good used one for $70-100 the after market ones are NICE but pretty pricey and mostly do the tummy tuck. I have my old one but it is pretty rusty on the sides. Are you in any club? if not take a look for a local 4x4 club some guy may have one laying around from his mods.
Anyway good luck and yea being young and in a jeep might make your mom nervous but she would be no matter what you drive.
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Jeeps don't flip,people do.
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It's the pilot not the plane. Every vehicle can flip, and that chance is increase when you're off camber. Lifting it 4" won't make you flip it, but if you hit every obstacle from the side and hammer down on it you're going to flip it no matter how much lift you're running.

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