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Jensenman
Jensenman SuperDork
9/25/09 1:56 p.m.
Shaun wrote:
bludroptop wrote:
WilD wrote:
Anyone else surprised how the a-pillar folded?
I sure was.

I wasn't.

John Brown
John Brown GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
9/25/09 1:59 p.m.

Primary lesson learned...

Don't do rolling burnouts over patched sections of country roads in your hot rod pickup.

I guarantee that if the rear end did not get unsettled by the patched road he would still be burning the tires..

andrave
andrave HalfDork
9/25/09 3:08 p.m.

I believe what happened was:

burnout, truck's rear end hit a bump, stepped out. driver panics, yanks wheel to left, eases off gas. As overspeeded tires slow to closer to the speed the vehicle is traveling at, they catch and lurch the vehicle forward in the direction the steering wheel is turned. Happened to catch while it was turned hard to the left, shoving the truck straight into the ditch. something like that... maybe combined with some lift throttle oversteer once it had already started its lurch.

Keith
Keith GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
9/25/09 3:31 p.m.

Looks like there are burnout marks right into the ditch. I think the truck just steered left when it hit that pavement patch and the driver didn't react in time. It's not like we see a lot of steering action.

Carson
Carson Dork
9/25/09 3:38 p.m.

He could've been steering hard, the racks in those things (regular Ram anyway) are sloooooooow, but likely he didn't.

poopshovel
poopshovel SuperDork
9/25/09 3:42 p.m.
andrave wrote: I believe what happened was: some idiot said "HEY Y'ALL! WATCH THIS!"

fixed.

Seriously though: I don't think the patches had squat to do with it. The back end gets a LITTLE squirrely, he lifts, then panics and stabs the throttle again. By the looks of it, his hands were off the steering wheel and over his eyes by the time he hit the grass.

PS: Wow. I feel dumber for analyzing this.

PPS: I would be berkeleying pissed if the guy with the camera had stopped taping.

JohnGalt
JohnGalt Reader
9/25/09 3:47 p.m.

Do these things have a third pedal? Because two feet in would have stopped that i think.

mad_machine
mad_machine GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
9/25/09 4:44 p.m.

he definatly lost it when he hit that patch in the road. Judging how dark it was.. the patch has less stones in it. so had a stickier surface than the road itself. Spinning tyre hits stickier surface, and send that side out as it grabbed some traction

wearymicrobe
wearymicrobe New Reader
9/25/09 4:48 p.m.
JohnGalt wrote: Do these things have a third pedal? Because two feet in would have stopped that i think.

Single cab, three peddles. Quad Cab two pedals.

The steering racks on them are speed up a bit from the factory 1500.

hotrodlarry
hotrodlarry Reader
9/25/09 9:25 p.m.

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!!!!!

aussiesmg
aussiesmg SuperDork
9/25/09 9:31 p.m.

QOTD "That's not berkeleying good"

spdracer315
spdracer315 Reader
9/25/09 11:35 p.m.

As hard as i laughed a little piece of me died along with that truck. Idk, i have a soft spot for performance pick ups, and its one of the few chrysler products i ever cared about.

thatsnowinnebago
thatsnowinnebago GRM+ Memberand Dork
9/25/09 11:59 p.m.

I don't wholly understand how that happened.

confuZion3
confuZion3 SuperDork
9/26/09 7:37 a.m.
Carson wrote: Would have been a really lame way to go. Imagine standing in line at the gates of heaven and God is laughing at you as he watches your lame burn out/roll over and over on YouTube.

That's really funny!

karlt_10
karlt_10 New Reader
9/26/09 9:47 a.m.

Hmmm.... "Video removed by the user"

Do you suppose they tried to lie and claim insurance? Report it as stolen? Say they just lost control?

Gotta be some reason to actually remove the video instead of just closing-out comments.

JFX001
JFX001 Dork
9/26/09 11:13 a.m.
karlt_10 wrote: Hmmm.... "Video removed by the user" Do you suppose they tried to lie and claim insurance? Report it as stolen? Say they just lost control? Gotta be some reason to actually remove the video instead of just closing-out comments.

Maybe because it's extremely embarassing?

curtis73
curtis73 GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
9/26/09 6:41 p.m.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXgNdLxCx0o

Found it

Duke
Duke SuperDork
9/28/09 8:21 a.m.
wearymicrobe wrote: Single cab, three peddles. Quad Cab two pedals.

See, what I want to know is, WHY do manufacturers do crap like this? Why can't you buy a 4-door with a stick? What is the berkeleying difference?

Why does BMW put cool taillights on the coupe and dorky traillights on the sedan?

Why couldn't you get a Civic Si sedan until this generation?

It is possible to want a cool-looking, performance-oriented vehicle with 4 doors. It's just difficult to buy one, for completely arbitrary reasons.

wearymicrobe
wearymicrobe New Reader
9/28/09 10:47 a.m.

In reply to Duke:

Because the freaking 4 door truck weight 5K+ pounds and the T-56 was designed for a 3200lb Viper. Two you can actually use the 4 door as a truck. The bed rating on the regular cabs is around 450lbs with no tow ability.

You would also laugh at the clutch life in the single cabs.

andrave
andrave HalfDork
9/28/09 11:18 a.m.

I've seen too many pictures of SRT-10 regular cabs towing vipers on a car hauler to believe that the towing ability is really 0.

And I wouldn't laugh at the clutch life in them. I've yet to see one driven by someone who didn't believe in driving it... well...

pretty much like the guy in the video.

you put a viper motor in a dodge ram. That brings out the mullet millionaires. know whut i'm sayin?

Buckhead
Buckhead New Reader
9/28/09 11:46 a.m.

I guess the video was pulled again.

2002maniac
2002maniac Reader
9/28/09 12:28 p.m.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VLSfrEymoA

someone save this and upload it when it gets pulled again.

DustoffDave
DustoffDave Reader
9/28/09 1:11 p.m.

^^ Done and done

SirCharles
SirCharles New Reader
10/27/09 12:58 p.m.

That is so funny.

John Brown
John Brown GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
10/27/09 1:22 p.m.
This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Brad Hauver.

The geniouses at SRT4rums is tracking down Mr. Hauver... you know, to see how his insurance company is treating him.

http://forums.fourtitude.com/zerothread?id=4578370&page=6

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