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Old 03-07-2010, 04:19 PM   #21
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Re: Tip over point

When I took Badlands off road Adventures, 4X4 training.com class, Tom Severin, owner and trainer, had each of us put our vehicles at 30 degrees to show us that we would not tip over. My SMB was solid even with the cruiser top.

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Old 03-07-2010, 05:35 PM   #22
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Re: Tip over point

With a 67" wheelbase, a 30 degree angle equals a rise of 38"... (Tangent of 30 degrees = Rise divided by Run therefore Rise=tan 30 degrees x 67")...
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Old 03-27-2010, 04:44 PM   #23
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Re: Tip over point

I'm thinking you can apply the radius x sin of the angle to get at the added height your center of gravity will attain when tilted.

Applying that gives me 16.75" using a rear track width of 67" (assuming the center of gravity is at 33.5" horizontal). When added to an E250 2WD van's vertical center of gravity (without conversion) of 32" you get 48.75". After conversion, my van's vertical center of gravity will be 38" off the ground, so it's event worse at 54.75".

30 degree tilt is making me nervous just thinking about it...
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