Topic of Discussion What to do in the event of a rollover.

RockMonkey

Suddenly Enthusiastic
Super Moderator
All of the above advise is great, I would like to add, I have always trained my passenger to grab my lap belt in a roll. When they do this, it pulls them to the center of the compartment, keeps their hands in the vehicle, and also keeps my belt tighter and holds me in position better.

Creepy... :ugh:
 

Craig S

Commando
Location
Delta, Utah
I have read this thread with great amusement. I stopped counting my tips and rolls at 30and that was a few years ago. Here are my Tips:
1. Have and use a helmet.
2. Have and use the best 5 point harness you can get, I use Mastercraft.
3. Have the best suspension seats money can buy, again I use Mastercraft.
4. Don't have anything in the vehicle you don't need, that includes passengers on difficult obstacles.
5. Hit reverse fast before going over backward.
6. If possible, turn into the roll and apply throttle to avoid going over sideways.
7. Free fall or apply throttle down steep descents to avoid the endo roll.
8. Do all the other stuff everybody talked about in the thread.

The helmet, seats and the harness are the most important items to keep you from getting hurt. The helmet protects your head. The seat protects your body and the harness keeps you in the seat. All this assumes you have a good roll cage.
 
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huntinkid

Active Member
I read this after i rolled my runner down a mountain 150 yards and interestingly enough My life got saved because i wore a seatbelt 2 of my other buddies who werent wearing sealtbelts were saved because they didnt....one got ejected and the truck rolled over him (he about kissed the t case) and the other one jumped out.... all i can say is that we are lucky the 4 runner is fubar but i will post pics if ppl want to see because its toyota engineering with their factory roll bar and what not....it was pretty scary i got 5 sets of stitches and lost one tooth and broke the top of my mouth....somethin to say you've done but something to definately learn from....oh and i finally got the guts to lift the dang thing and i only had it lifted for 15 hours and 8 of those i was sleeping and 6 i was wheelin at 5 mile and 1 to roll it....
 

jackjoh

Jack - KC6NAR
Supporting Member
Location
Riverton, UT
Here is my story. Rolled my Scout on Angeles Crest Hwy. doing about 40. I was following the white line painted on the side of the road when I noticed it went down a drainage ditch instead of following the left hand curve in the road. I had it in a four wheel drift when the right front tire roled under and the rim dug into fresh blacktop. The Scout went up in the air and came down on the passenger side corner, went back up in the air and came down on the driver side corner, went back up in the air and came down on the drivers side and slid to a stop in a turn out area. When all this was happening I grabbed the bottom of the stearing wheel with my thumbs out and went into an abbreviated fetal position. With seat belt and roll bar all I got was a few cuts on the back of my head and a sore shoulder from the shoulder strap. I stopped a guy in a pickup and got out the tow strap and pulled it over on the wheels and pushed it further back in the turnout. Moral of this story, fetal position, hands in, seat belt with shoulder harness, nothing loose in the cab, and roll bar.
 

Tacoma

Et incurventur ante non
Location
far enough away
I'll add this after this weekend:

1. after you've been upside down for a while and you pull your plugs to clear the oil out of your hydrolocked engine, but BEFORE you bump the starter-- MAKE SURE NO SHINY VEHICLES ARE BEHIND YOU! because that's where the oil is going when it shoots out of the cylinder. Maintain say.. a 100' radius. :D

heh
 

Sawtooth

Hagisch
Location
Holladay,Utah
Old newspaper clip from the 90's.This was my CJ I flipped,pinning my brothers arm under the rollbar.The Heep was just finished after a build,and had no seat belts installed yet.Since it happened on my own neighborhood street,the local Firefighters used air bags to extract my bro's arm.Lesson learned to install and wear a seat belt.I pulled the plugs at the tow yard,and the freshly built 360 fired right up.
 

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benjy

A lot of loose ends
Supporting Member
Location
Sand Hollow
I'll add this after this weekend:

1. after you've been upside down for a while and you pull your plugs to clear the oil out of your hydrolocked engine, but BEFORE you bump the starter-- MAKE SURE NO SHINY VEHICLES ARE BEHIND YOU! because that's where the oil is going when it shoots out of the cylinder. Maintain say.. a 100' radius. :D

heh

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Old newspaper clip from the 90's.This was my CJ I flipped,pinning my brothers arm under the rollbar.The Heep was just finished after a build,and had no seat belts installed yet.Since it happened on my own neighborhood street,the local Firefighters used air bags to extract my bro's arm.Lesson learned to install and wear a seat belt.I pulled the plugs at the tow yard,and the freshly built 360 fired right up.

:eek: What happened to his arm?
 
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