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Old 04-17-2007, 12:20 AM   #1
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Cool Rolled It 5 time's and Walked Away!!!!!!

This was my old tow vehicle, 1991 2500 2wd 454 Suburban..

What do you think
I was In rush hour traffic bumper to bumper on I-75, About 4 miles north of Bowling Green Oh. running 75mph + when some ass came right over at me, I had to go Into the median of the Interstate on wet grass, tried to get back on the road but by now every one was slowing down to see what was going to happen. I was still full speed so I had to turn back In to the median, well she rolled "5" times!!! Walked a way two small cuts 1/4" a peace and a black and blue left side!!! I believe If I would have been In any thing other the a Burban I would be, DOA
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Old 04-17-2007, 12:34 AM   #2
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This was like a year ago!!
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Old 04-17-2007, 12:51 AM   #3
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We have our first Suburban and I am feeling safe in it. I'm hoping I don't have to roll 5 times to find out for sure though!

Glad you were OK, that's a lot of rolling. It looks pretty bad. Remarkable that you walked away as you did. Scary.
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Old 04-17-2007, 06:21 AM   #4
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Yup, they roll pretty good. I lost a 17,000 mile 1988 454 two wheel drive a long time ago the same way. It scrubbed a tire off coming back on to the paved surface.
An employee had borrowed it to go pick up half a ton of dog food and lost it into the median. She only rolled it 3 times but twisted the frame in two spots.
Aren't seat belts a great invention?
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Old 04-17-2007, 06:54 AM   #5
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I was In rush hour traffic bumper to bumper on I-75, About 4 miles north of Bowling Green Oh. running 75mph +
Rush hour traffic ? Sounds more like a NASCAR race !
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Old 04-17-2007, 07:16 AM   #6
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how do you go 75 mph in rush hour traffic...sounds like an accident looking for a place to happen.
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Old 04-17-2007, 07:21 AM   #7
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I believe If I would have been In any thing other the a Burban I would be, DOA
Wow, you are lucky to have survived.

The exact same thing happened to me on the 401 years ago except I was driving a Mazda 626 and was able to drive out of the medium and continue on my way without incident.
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Yea, that Burb took one for the team. Glad yer OK.
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Old 04-17-2007, 07:40 AM   #9
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how do you go 75 mph in rush hour traffic...sounds like an accident looking for a place to happen.
Having driven that road, I know the traffic pattern is 75mph--STOP--75mph--STOP...
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Same happen to me-almost

My first trip across country with Bambi Feb 2007..El paso Tx.Driving the 10 west thru El paso about 1pm.Driver falls asleep in #3 lane.I am in lane #2 Tractor trailor lane #1. I could not move,about 1 foot from TT in lane #1.Driver in lane#3 wakes up, half in my lane.I almost lost bambi.big accident avoided.Second almost in El-paso.A mexican driver,enters Rt -10 west does not yield,my horse power just got my bambi cleared from his front end.I return thru El-paso rt 10 east @ 4:40 am no traffic, no problems.no stress.
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Firedog - you need to avoid El Paso in the future.

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Old 04-17-2007, 09:39 AM   #13
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I tow in fear of that happening when we go through busy cities - Boston, Detroit, Chicago, etc.
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Old 04-17-2007, 10:39 AM   #14
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Perhaps the lifted suspension raised the center of gravity high enough to encourage the rollover in the first place. Surviving an accident is a great thing, not having one in the first place is even better.
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