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Explained: How Jeeps Can Climb Near 90-Degree Rock Walls


We’ve all seen videos of Jeeps climbing extremely steep rock walls, right?

The videos are usually filmed somewhere in the American west, and showcase how Jeeps can slowly crawl up nearly 90-degree rock walls with ease.

The video below from Cars Insider breaks down how Jeeps are able to accomplish these amazing feats. Check it out!

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YouTube is filled with viral videos of Jeeps scaling vertical rock walls. While most of these vehicles are modified, there’s a reason Jeeps are so often the choice of these extreme off-roaders, or rock crawlers.

From their unmatched standard features to the number of ways they can be modified, Jeeps are the perfect tool for crawling. In this video we refer to rock walls as “vertical walls”, this is misstated. While the rock walls shown in the video are steep, they are not at a 90 degree angle.

Also, at 4:21 we showed a cyclist hill-climbing easier by shifting upward on their rear gear cluster. A cyclist climbing hills would ideally shift downward on the rear gear cluster, and lower on the bicycle’s chainrings. Insider regrets the error.”

This article was originally published by Unofficialnetworks.com. Read the original article here.


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