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yeah he was hanging upside down and pressed the button...lol head to roof
The one rollover I've ever been in the driver did the same thing. Just a little cut to his bald head but still. I braced my feet on the ceiling THEN hit the seat belt release.

Sorry I couldn't chime in earlier. I was out of the house. Any updates?

X2 on what Sean said above. Whatever he does, tell him not to try using the roof rack. It'll just come off. If it's on its side, he should be able to pull it over with a strap.

EDIT! If he can get to the emergency brake safely, tell him to pull it! And put the vehicle into park.

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Update... FJ on all fours... in bad shape...
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Sorry to here this. But glad everyone is ok and the Fj is back on all 4.


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I'm thinking one word... INSURANCE. Forget working on it draining oil etc Get it towed and let the professionals deal with it, so you don't do anything that won't be covered, because you caused more damage.
File a claim and be done with it. It sounds like they will total it anyway

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hope it works out for youre friend

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I'm thinking one word... INSURANCE. Forget working on it draining oil etc Get it towed and let the professionals deal with it, so you don't do anything that won't be covered, because you caused more damage.
File a claim and be done with it. It sounds like they will total it anyway
That's some sound advice, Don. Unless the guy is a mechanic and knows what to do. Even then...

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I'm thinking one word... INSURANCE. Forget working on it draining oil etc Get it towed and let the professionals deal with it, so you don't do anything that won't be covered, because you caused more damage.
File a claim and be done with it. It sounds like they will total it anyway
I'm with you 100% !! I think it may be done... thats upsetting I did a lot of stuff to that ride he better get those TRD rims off it!!
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How much MPG would we lose if Toyota included some kind of (even minor) roll-cage in the FJ?

Not that it would have really helped save the vehicle from being 'totaled' in the eyes of the insurance company in this particular situation, but if it hadn't been in snow, and if it had been going faster (doesn't seem like it was a very fast roll-over event), who knows what could have happened to the occupants.

I'm really glad everyone's OK (well, except for the driver's scalp).

Man, this must really suck.
I feel for you (him), bro.
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How much MPG would we lose if Toyota included some kind of (even minor) roll-cage in the FJ?

Not that it would have really helped save the vehicle from being 'totaled' in the eyes of the insurance company in this particular situation, but if it hadn't been in snow, and if it had been going faster (doesn't seem like it was a very fast roll-over event), who knows what could have happened to the occupants.

I'm really glad everyone's OK (well, except for the driver's scalp).

Man, this must really suck.
I feel for you (him), bro.
The FJ does really well in roll overs, at lest in all the ones I've seen (3 or 4). And adding a roll cage isn't needed unless your racing around in the desert at high speed or doing some extreme rock crawling.

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Update more pics!!!
That doesn't look as bad as I was expecting, the windshield didn't even break.


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