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What do you mean by "roll" a car?<br><br><br><br>
If you mean push it forward, just put it in neutral first and then push it from behind.<br><br><br><br>
If you mean "roll it over" in the sense of rolling it on its side, then rolling it further until it is upside down, etc., I think you would probably need a number of people to do this, or else some sort of winch or something. But if this is what you mean, why the heck would you want to do that? Some cars have "jack points" on the sides, so it is possible that you could jack it up from the side to the point where it would not be that difficult to roll over.<br><br><br><br>
If you are talking about some sort of stunt driving like in the movies, they typically have a ramp for the wheel on one side but not on the other. The torque from driving up the ramp causes the car to roll over.
 

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What I mean is closer to the last one, but not really so much a stunt. Every now and then we get old cars for a few hundred and then take them out to an old gravel airstrip and wreck them in the most entertaining ways available.<br><br><br><br>
I merely decided it would be interesting to see what it's like to roll one.
 

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What I mean is closer to the last one, but not really so much a stunt. Every now and then we get old cars for a few hundred and then take them out to an old gravel airstrip and wreck them in the most entertaining ways available.<br><br><br><br>
I merely decided it would be interesting to see what it's like to roll one.</div>
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i think you'd have to find a downgrade in the pavement. then speed towards it, but at an arc.like a big big left turn...and as soon as the front tires hit the downgrade turn left, really really hard.
 

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Usually when it's a stunt like you see in the movies, there is either a slanted ramp, or a post which is ejected from underneath the car that pushes it over. I'm not familiar with stunt rolls that are done any other way...
 

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My husband, a car enthusiast, says, "get a Bronco ll, or some other vehicle with a very high center of gravity, get going as fast as you can (or up to 60), then put on the brake and turn the wheel as far over as you can, preferably into a soft shoulder."<br><br><br><br>
He said "You'll die, but you will have successfully rolled a vehicle."
 

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i survived a accident where the car rolled 5 times. not saying everyone should try it, but it doesn't automatically mean you'll die.
 

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No, I don't think he believes it means you will necessarily die... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
Lots of people survive unintentional flips. But lots of people do die...
 

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Old models of Vdubs are good for rolling. It's something to do with the rounded body shape and the angle of the wheels and thinness of the tyres.<br><br><br><br>
I was talking to my BF one day about roll-overs and he asked me if I'd ever seen a VW do it. He said it's not uncommon for them to just spontaniously do it around corners. I thought he was making it up until about 3 weeks later when I was waiting at a stop light in my car, a VDub on the other side of the road approached the corner a little too fast and flipped straight over onto it's back...I p****d myself laughing.
 

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How about a practical question like, "Anyone know how to keep a car from rolling if you're turning too fast around a corner?"
 

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No, I don't think he believes it means you will necessarily die... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
Lots of people survive unintentional flips. But lots of people do die...</div>
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This reminds me of an incident that happenned almost 20 years ago. A young man in a pickup truck was driving his sister home from high school. It had just started to rain. He skidded off the road in front of my neighbor's house and went into the drainage ditch, flipped the truck over causing it to land on its roof. He was not wearing a seat belt. He died. They loaded his body into the ambulance in my driveway. His sister was wearing a seatbelt. She was knocked unconscious but otherwise unharmed.<br><br><br><br>
Their parents came by to talk to us a few weeks later, to try to get more details on what happenned. I remember them sitting in our living room and crying.
 

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Matt? Is that you?</div>
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No idea who you're talking about...<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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My husband, a car enthusiast, says, "get a Bronco ll, or some other vehicle with a very high center of gravity, get going as fast as you can (or up to 60), then put on the brake and turn the wheel as far over as you can, preferably into a soft shoulder."<br><br><br><br>
He said "You'll die, but you will have successfully rolled a vehicle."</div>
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We don't really have that much choice over what we get. It's just based on whatever is cheap or if someone owns it already and it breaks.<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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How many of you get hurt at these things?</div>
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Not nearly as many as when we go out with dirt bikes.
 

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How about a practical question like, "Anyone know how to keep a car from rolling if you're turning too fast around a corner?"</div>
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Stop turning so fast around corners?
 

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Thanks for contributing that. It really made the thread so much better. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:">
 

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Stop turning so fast around corners?</div>
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I meant, if you're beginning or half-way through the turn and fear you will flip, what can you do to prevent it?
 
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