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Sad sight, but noone got hurt, and the roof structure is surprisingly intact.

http://www.offroad.no/snitz/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=28038
 

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My horribly broken understanding of the Norweigan language tells me that the driver was so busy talking to his passenger (he was "gossipping") that he accidently let the vehicle go too much to one side of the road when his tires made contact with a deep edge on the curb. This began the rollover.

I could be wrong, but that's my understanding.
 

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I'm guessing that it would be parted out...

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Brent, you're sligtly wrong in your translation. He didn't gossip (sladre), he oversteered (sladdet), presumably because of slippery conditions. They ended up in i field, going sideways. No wonder the car rolled. It was a friend of the owner who drove the car.

Otherwise it was a good effort of translating this obscure language. [;)]

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Martin, ahh, see I thought that was something bizarre to admit: two grown men sitting in a G-class Mercedes gossiping. The gossip is so delicious that it causes them to flip over, literally.

Haha about my mistake. [:D] Not "haha" about them rolling over and destroying their G. [:(] They're very fortunate to be alive. Martin, thank you for clearing that up.

From what I understood on the forum, this was a W463 Mercedes priced as a W460 and (after the rollover) there wasn't a side of the G that wasn't bent.

I have a slightly off topic question. Would anyone like to hazard a guess as to the other two vehicles pictured in the far left side of this picture?

I want to say that these vehicles look similar to the upcoming X164 G-class. Then again, the car in the picture looks too much like a Ford Freestar minivan. What do you guys think?

 

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The viechles to the left are SsangYoung Rextons, a Korean offroader/suv with a 270 CDi engine, not bad at all. The rolled G is a 1986 300 GD with some 463-add-ons, I've seen it myself before the rollover, such a shame, as it was a VERY nice example!
The owner is proably putting a new body on it, a he's a mechanic at Fjeldstad, Norways biggest G-dealer, with a spare part access that would make anyone jellaous[:p]
 

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RE: Ssangyong

And like the Musso sport they have a mercedes grill.
Gs will go a long way before they roll, well at least they used to.
What are the tyreson the N. G.
It just occured to me, what a web site. An Ausie correcting a Californians translation of Norwegian.
 

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The aussie has a very Norwegian name, but that could just be a Norwegian coming to his senses and seeking a decent climate ;-)

I am not sure about the tyres, but I think they are 35". They are mounted on Porsche Cup III rims, 12,5x17.
 

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Martin is my co-pilot and petrol head-fellow when not studying in Australia[;)]
 

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See there is a simple explanation to every thing in Norway, such level headed people.
 

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RE: Ssangyong

4x4rancher - 3/6/2005 5:19 AM

And like the Musso sport they have a mercedes grill.
Gs will go a long way before they roll, well at least they used to.
What are the tyreson the N. G.
It just occured to me, what a web site. An Ausie correcting a Californians translation of Norwegian.
The picture of the G at a very extreme angle -

Just out of curiosity, what would be the proper action for the driver to take once in this situation (other than pray, soil ones' shorts, etc)?
 

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Actually, I would let off the gas and the brakes and steer right as quickly as possible.

Since stopping has a priority over going, braking would most likely cause your vehicle to roll to the side.
 

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Actually from all the off-roading classes I have been too you are suppose to gas it and countersteer the rollover.
 

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I take it by counter steer you mean turn into the roll, which in this case would be turn right.
And what would gassing it do with two wheels in the air or did your class suggest you engage diff locks first.
I would prefer to stop quickly if I do stop the roll before I hit a tree off the track.
 

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But if you gas it with two wheels in the air nothing is going to happen, providing the difflocks are not engaged which they shouldn't be at that speed, because the power will just go to the wheels with the least resistance, the ones in the air.

Also wouldn't braking provide a 'pivot' by the vehicle inertia on the right front wheel to rotate round back to the status quo? (he said, desperately trying to remember his physics lessons!!)

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Richard
 
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