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Ok Bronco 2 door 174 L x 76 W 4 door 189 L X 79 W so Like I said 2 door is more prone to tip over then 4 door both laterally and horizontally and diagonally 4 door has a wider stance and length. so unless you know something about angles and gravity that I don't I would say I am right on this one. Either way that goofball would have flipped either I am sure
Is that the body dims or the wheel dims?


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Ok Bronco 2 door 174 L x 76 W 4 door 189 L X 79 W so Like I said 2 door is more prone to tip over then 4 door both laterally and horizontally and diagonally 4 door has a wider stance and length. so unless you know something about angles and gravity that I don't I would say I am right on this one. Either way that goofball would have flipped either I am sure
Both have a track dimension of 65 inches. So … if the 4 door body is actually wider on the same track … but it is 250-300 pounds heavier, but where is the center of gravity? Call it a close on lateral roll over. I don’t think it is as big a deal as one might think. I think a four door might possibly have rolled in this situation as well. Plus the 2 door is less susceptible to high centering.
 

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Both have a track dimension of 65 inches. So … if the 4 door body is actually wider on the same track … but it is 250-300 pounds heavier, but where is the center of gravity? Call it a close on lateral roll over. I don’t think it is as big a deal as one might think. I think a four door might possibly have rolled in this situation as well. Plus the 2 door is less susceptible to high centering.
I agree its negligible and yes that guy would have flipped either in that situation.
 

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I agree its negligible and yes that guy would have flipped either in that situation.
Ah don’t give up so easily … even though the axles are the same width, I suspect the rims have different offset, so to your point, the spread between wheels is probably greater on the four door. Exactly what it is depends on the rim specs. Maybe a two door Squatch is pretty close to a four door base. I think other factors - tire pressure for one play into it.

The biggest is where is the center of gravity? I thought you couldn’t get a roof rack on a four door because of CG concerns? Not slamming you at all - in fact great convo, the debate caused my me re-examine my thoughts and I learned some things! Cheers!
 

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2D vs 4D or Sasquatch vs no Sasquatch or wheel offset isn't what caused this one to end up on its side.
 

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Ah don’t give up so easily … even though the axles are the same width, I suspect the rims have different offset, so to your point, the spread between wheels is probably greater on the four door. Exactly what it is depends on the rim specs. Maybe a two door Squatch is pretty close to a four door base. I think other factors - tire pressure for one play into it.

The biggest is where is the center of gravity? I thought you couldn’t get a roof rack on a four door because of CG concerns? Not slamming you at all - in fact great convo, the debate caused my me re-examine my thoughts and I learned some things! Cheers!
Not giving up:LOL:. You have good points, there are so many factors to this subject we could beat it to death. Ie lift height, wheel offset, tire size, gear on rig on and on. Just need to let all the new off roaders, overlanders know its easier then they think, be smart, use spotters and when in doubt don't try it.
 

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Not giving up:LOL:. You have good points, there are so many factors to this subject we could beat it to death. Ie lift height, wheel offset, tire size, gear on rig on and on. Just need to let all the new off roaders, overlanders know its easier then they think, be smart, use spotters and when in doubt don't try it.
Best approach!! Keep all the rubber on the rock!
 

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I think someone else mentioned the fabricator of the glass roof. They're out of Austin, TX. Looks like they sell a DIY kit for Jeeps. Maybe one for the Bronco is on the horizon.

https://panoramicjeepatx.com/

They also installed another glass roof on a white Bronco recently. Doesn't look like they service the 4 door currently.

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If you look close it appears the hard top roof is what kept him from rolling down the hill. Had this been a soft top, I bet it goes down the hill with multiple roll overs.
I’m guessing the glass made him top-heavy and that’s what caused the rollover!
 

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Ooops. @Fish512_

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After getting all 4 on the ground again. Driver is ok and actually said in his post ‘That’ll buff out”
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Guess shit happens on the trail, glad no one was hurt, do they have offroader insurance for that?
 

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Agreed. Looks like this top has another removable panel over the rear cap? This pic deserves its own thread and some wild speculation
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Where did this HT comes from? I like the glass look.... who makes it?
 

 
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