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4x4 Rollover Safety - Hang On!

Fred Williams
| Brand Manager, Petersen’s 4Wheel & Off Road
Posted April 1, 2006

Rollover safety before it happens

It's not unusual anymore to see trucks sunning their underbelly on the trail, but the fact is that many rolls happen on easy to moderate trails, and are the result of too much throttle, the wrong line, misjudging the edge of the trail, or some combination of the three.

We're not here to tell you how to keep the shiny side up, because rolls happen to the best of us. Plus, they can be both fun to do (though expensive) and exciting to watch, but we want you as prepared as possible for the tumble.

As you can tell by the photo, we were involved in a rollover that made mincemeat of our Tacoma. We would love to say that we were attempting an extreme obstacle or that this was all done as testing, but the truth is closer revealed with a morning pastry on flat ground. (You figure it out.) In the end, all that matters is that no one got killed, and we remembered a fair bit about making our 4x4 safer, and now we can pass all that info on to you. As for the Tacoma? It's got more wrinkles than a bull walrus but it's been rebuilt to wheel even harder now.


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