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  1. grey_juce
    02-19-2019 02:52 AM - permalink
    Stopped for a night at local hotel just off I-80, stopped 1 hour or hour and a half earlier than planned... because of "scary" feelings. We still have to drive another 150 miles, and than >> back to NY 1,500 miles. My wife is saying: get rental car, and ship FJ Cruiser home - sounds crazy, and extreme!! Don't know what to think... is this "us" (psychology, scared intuition, guts)... or it could be SOME TECHNICAL CONDITION ??
  2. grey_juce
    02-19-2019 02:51 AM - permalink
    Its scary, I reduced speed to 55 or even 52 (way too slow in 70 to 75 time limit)... at that speed I was driving for about an hour... No "wiggling" feelings observed, or may be with reduction of speed to 55 mi/h -- feeling no obvious, we don't feel it as it seemed.
  3. grey_juce
    02-19-2019 02:50 AM - permalink
    Third stage of thinking (or feeling), after tow truck pulled car back on road, next morning I took FJ Cruiser to local tire shop. New tires on rear, re-balanced front tires, mechanic for tire shop says "all good". So, we went on I-80 W - continue to drive to Kansas. It was sunny day, roads dry - normal condition. Drove about 74-75 mi/h for 2.5 - 3 hours. ... And (bingo) "wiggling" back - appears one time, we both, myself and my wife feel it, car just waved a little for a moment ... scary feeling on 75!! ... In a little while - it appeared again, getting really scary... I started clicking down Cruiser Control handle, got speed down to 65, and 60 -- reducing speed - reduce "feelings" from "wiggling effect". At a moment it was busy on highway, I got to right lane, all trucks and cars passing me at higher speed. Even on speed of 60 - "wiggling" feelings appeared (periodically, 30 seconds, or more, no definite pattern of time...).
  4. grey_juce
    02-19-2019 02:48 AM - permalink
    Next - my psychology, by superstition, or/and my feelings, or may be something else - technical... prior to spin, speed was appx 55 or more, as other cars / trucks were going -- I feel like little "wiggling" -- its hard to describe, feel like coming from rear of the car, -- it just "wiggled", or waved, or shake side-wise for a moment, it "appeared for split second" -- on a speed 70 or 60 - remember the feelings, it instinctively scared for a second... in a little while (next 30 seconds or so), this "wiggling" feeling came again, and seems repeat again... and post-the-accident seems can not get rid of these memory, or reflections feelings, is this, or could this "wiggling" happened on snow, and car wen to spin??
  5. grey_juce
    02-19-2019 02:46 AM - permalink
    My FJ Cruiser 2007 (150K mi) driving from NY >> to Kansas, on I-80 W .. on a way through Iowa, was snowing, roads had some snow, car went to spin, lost control and went off road in deep snow. Myself and my wife in the car, she got some bruises - but its OK.

    Thinking of What caused this spin, first technical things: both rear tires - worn. Second, feel vibration on steering wheel, likely coming from front tires, likely front tire or both front tire balance is off - on 60-70 vibration was noticeable. These two technical factors - definitely "contributed" to situation when car went to spin, I realize this!!
  6. grey_juce
    02-19-2019 02:37 AM - permalink
    I'm trying to put post - started as New Thread - it didn't work - giving an Error msg:
    This page isn’t working is currently unable to handle this request.
    HTTP ERROR 500
  7. jguth434
    06-11-2017 01:42 PM - permalink
    Need your help in getting a solution posted. I have been on this site since 8-2006 and don't post, I just read. Not really good at this stuff. Can you help?
  8. rjcruisers
    06-02-2015 08:26 PM - permalink
    how do i become a vendor for your site , i sell fj cruiser related items
  9. rjcruisers
    05-21-2015 05:00 PM - permalink
    hi is there any where i can post in this forum with some fj trail team apparel, and link to my etsy?
  10. Geezer
    02-11-2015 02:00 PM - permalink
    I listed an item on the For Sale Non FJ forum. My question is how do you remove the post when the item is no longer available or sold? I have tried to find by looking myself and can not find how.

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