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Unread 07-27-2006, 01:23 AM   #1
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Night Wheelin Incident

I went night wheelin with my friends through this access road to a big construction site. It wasn't that good of an idea. We were going along and went right into an almost waist high ditch. My airbag went off. It sucked. No one got serioisly hurt, my friend hit his head and I got some airbag burn. But, my XJ backed right out and nothing was broken, except for the cover over the airbag. I thought I was going to be stuck but 4low got me right out. Only in an XJ. Sorry I dont have any pics. Also, before anybody starts flaming me I think I learned my lesson. I should have looked before I went over that tiny mound of dirt that was right in front of a ditch.

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Unread 07-27-2006, 01:33 AM   #2
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Construction sites are nasty business. Narrow pipe ditches, Rebar, nails, sheet metal screws, ect.............................

Glad you learned the lesson. All you'll need now is new air bag.
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Unread 07-27-2006, 01:38 AM   #3
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you must have had some speed! Never heard of a jeep airbag going off unless it was actually needed
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Unread 07-27-2006, 01:38 AM   #4
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Yeah. My firend was in town and I promised to take him wheelin. We were supposed to go to Uwharrie (the local OHV park) but plans fell through and I had to settle for the construction site. I will not be going back.
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Unread 07-27-2006, 01:40 AM   #5
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^^ I have heard about a couple incidents. But not many.


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Unread 07-27-2006, 01:40 AM   #6
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I was going about 5 mph. I was expecting to just go over a little mound of dirt. We dropped right into the ditch and hit the back wall of it. Then the airbag went off and the cab filled with smoke (from the airbag).
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Unread 07-27-2006, 02:03 AM   #7
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Yikes!

Glad everyone is OK, and that you learned a valuable lesson.
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Unread 07-27-2006, 02:48 AM   #8
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Construction sites at night are no good. I drove into one once in college (turned my lights off for stealth) and immediately dropped off the edge of the pavement. I slammed my brakes and turned the lights on just in time to see the unfinished edge of concrete in front of my grille with rebar sticking out everywhere. Had I not stopped, my old S-10 4x4 would have been impaled. I got the heck out of there right quick.
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Unread 07-27-2006, 03:13 AM   #9
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Construction sites are good for staring at and imagining how fun it would be to wheel it, but not for wheeling. However, you did learn a lesson and sometimes it just takes the hard way to learn it! Glad everyone's safe.
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Unread 07-27-2006, 03:24 AM   #10
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Around here we have quite a few strip mines, some active, some not. It seems every year someone is wheeling in one and wipes them self out in a very bad way, quite often fatally. Like Cherokee_XJ said, construction sites, strip mines included, should be left to imaginary wheeling .
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Unread 07-27-2006, 11:51 AM   #11
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Also, before anybody starts flaming me I think I learned my lesson. I should have looked before I went over that tiny mound of dirt that was right in front of a ditch.
what about the lesson to not wheel in construction areas? did you have permission to be there?
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Unread 07-27-2006, 01:53 PM   #12
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what about the lesson to not wheel in construction areas? did you have permission to be there?
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please don't wheel illegally
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Unread 07-27-2006, 02:26 PM   #13
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glad everyones ok, nigt wheelin is a little sketchy but kinda fun as long as you know where you are and whats around you.



my buddy had that happen to him in his car, well didnt fall into a ditch more like jumped it dukes of hazzard style on a dirt road out by my house he was tryin to follow me in my f-150 i was goin like 40 and flew and he was behind me i kept going after like 5 minutes i stopped wondering where he was and turned around he was there crawlin outta his car some nice air bag burns and a smokey car, just took some athletic tape and taped the whole thing back together, that marked the begininng of the end for the poor shadow.
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Unread 07-27-2006, 02:33 PM   #14
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That sucks. x10 on the wheeling illegally.

Interestingly, I recently had a bad experience on a construction site of my own. I was wheeling my Savage X (RC monster truck) through a construction site, and hopped into a rut I couldn't see. The truck would not come out of the rut, and I still couldn't see it. I walked over, sure it had just flipped over. I was right, only it had flipped over into a big patch of drywall mud.

I've probably got about 30 hours in cleaning that stupid truck and it's still covered in that crap. My genius self was running it without the body on.

Construction sites are a bad idea, even for 1/8 scale wheeling! LOL!
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Unread 08-14-2006, 01:24 PM   #15
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dude that sucks and well at least you know your air bags work real well but yeah you should just be a little bit more careful, now i just wonder what polaris has to say about this, and it probly wont be a good thing either
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