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Re: why 4x4 vehicles have nose down "no exception" ??

flipping over is more complicated than looking at your car as a simplified point object.
flipping over has something to do with torque because flipping over is a rotating motion.
going down hill and you have short wheelbase and very light in the back, you are going to start rotating forward if you brake hard enough if torque is strong enough to lift the back end.
same with uphill, if your front is light and you have too much throttle you flipping backwards.
long wheelbase is better than short wheelbase, lower car is better than higher car.

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The reason all trucks and most suv's are taller in the rear is so the vehicle will sit level once loaded. They also do this so the head lights wont blind people if the vehicle is loaded down. It has nothing to do with aerodynamics or off road improvments.
Thats why Yota fit actuators to our headlights so we can adjust them depending on load from the dash....
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Thats why Yota fit actuators to our headlights so we can adjust them depending on load from the dash....
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Aren't those nice. I adjust mine down a bit to get better light in front of me since I'm usually not running fast and it works pretty good.
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Gotta love Myth Busters!
Used to, not so much anymore.


Like some one else mentioned that when loaded you sit level....it's not about where your lights are shining it's about maintaining weight over the front wheels.

If you are squatting in the rear you are light up front this = less steering control and poorer braking. With the load too the rear now your rear brakes are taking working harder than the fronts...not what they are meant for.

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The reason all trucks and most suv's are taller in the rear is so the vehicle will sit level once loaded.
This.

They're designed that way so they don't squat when running with a typical load.

I guarantee Jeep engineers didn't lower the front an inch and a half on every wrangler they sold because they were concerned about the .01% idiot factor rolling his junk over backwards.
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