squatch said:Great vid. What it doesn't tell is that this was done on purpose. If I recall correctly someone from Consumers union came forward with video showing an exec coming out and saying that the Trooper would be rolled if he had to do it himself and he was the one driving. Same deal with the Sami. I'm convinced they were paid off by another domestic car company myself. At the time of the hoopla about the Sami. In the real world the Ford Bronco 2 was rolling over at 6 times the rate of the Sami per 100 cars. Most of the Sami roll overs involved drunk kids. The BII rollovers were random drivers.
As for the Ford explorer thing There were many factors. Yes the Firestone tires from certain factories overseas were found to not be constructed to specs. There was also the issue of Ford recommending a tire pressure much lower than the tire manufacturer spec'ed for those tires. This was to make the trucks ride better.
Around that time I had my 2000 Trooper. I was sitting at a corner intersection by work at a light. I was sitting at a T. A young woman coming from the right made a left turn around the corner in a Ford Explorer. She was going a little too fast but not crazy so. She almost banged the outside curb and over corrected to the left. The truck dived on it's nose and lifted the back tire. She was heading straight for me. She then over corrected the other direction and the same thing happened. It lifted the rear tire severely! The truck looked like it slammed its shoulder into the ground at each turn. She almost hit my Trooper.This went on for a couple of times back and forth. I have never seen a vehicle got so untidy at a modest speed. I was amazed it didn't flip. I remember thinking at the time that my old 1st gen Trooper in stock form would have laughed off the steering inputs she threw into that truck. And also thinking how crazy that was. Because there are very few trucks that "FEEL" as tippy as a 1st gen Trooper under severe inputs on the road. I've never driven a vehicle that would have acted like that in that situation. I've never liked Fords Twin Traction beam front suspension. And that demo drove it home for me.[/quote
THERE WAS A LOT MORE INFO THAN THIS VID SHOWED ALL SO THAT SHOWED CLEARLY THAT THE TROOPER WAS DELIBERATELY FLIPPED UP ON THE LEFT SDIE AND DRIVEN THAT WAY FOR ABOUT 20 FT ON TWO WHEELS. THAT VID WAS NEVER RELEASED TO THE PUBLIC, BUT IT STILL EXIST, AND YOU CAN SEE PLAIN AS DAY THE LEFT FRT WHEEL BEING MOVED BACK AND FORTH AS THOUGH THEY WERE THE CHIT WOODS DRIVING, , WHEN THIS WENT TO COURT THEY COULD NOT EXPLAIN WHY THEY RATED THE 94 TROOPER AS A VERY SAFE AND RELIABLE VEH, AND THEN IN 95 WITH A 4 IN WIDER TRACK SAID IT WAS PRONE TO ROLL OVER , SHORTLY AFTER THIS CASE WENT THRU COURT , ISUZU WON A JUDGEMENT THAT SIMPLY SAID THAT CONSUMERS REPORT WOULD AN D COULD NOT MENTION ANYTHING GOOD BAD OR OTHER WISE ABOUT ISUZU VEH, OR GET OUT YOUR CHECK BOOK AND MAKE SOME BIG NO,S FROM THEN ON ANY TIME THE TROOPERS WERE INCLUDED IN ANY OF THEIR RAGS ANY INFO ON THE TROOPERS WAS SIMPLY LISTED NO DATA AVAILABLE OF NOT ENOUGH INFO TO MAKE A DETERMINATION, SUZUKI WAS SO KIND AND NAILED THEIR *** TO THE WALL ABOUT THE SAMMY ,,
AND THIS OUT FIT CONTINUALLY ADVERTISES , WE DONT GET ANY GOV ,MONEY OR ADVERTISING MONEY , WELL GUESS WHAT EVER HEAR OF THE INSURANCE INSTITUTE FOR HI WAY SAFETY, ALL MOST FULLY SUPPORTED BY THE U,S GOV, AND INS CO.S , AND THEY ARE V ERY BIG CONTRIBUTORS TO CONSUMER REPORTS AND CONSUMERS UNION, AND YET THEY ADVERTISE THAT THEIR ONLY INCOME IS FROM SELLING THE MAGS , YEAH RIGHT . 3-4 DAYS AFTER THIS CRAP STARTED WE WERE LITERALLY FLOODED WITH CALLS FROM ALL OVE R THE COUNTRY, WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH THESE PEOPLE ,AND LETTERS STARTED PORING IN, TROOPER OWNERS WERE SO UP IN ARMS, OVER THIS, NOT AGAINST ISUZU BUT THE RAG MAG,S