HoustonRunner last edited by
Has anyone seen the youtuber who jumped his new Ram TRX? I saw an article on The Drive, but haven't viewed the video. Not sure if I want to give this guy views. It appears from the article that it was done on private land and the only person that could get hurt was himself. I guess depending on where he is there could be a shortage of hospital services available. I'll probably watch it later for the carnage.
Link to The Drive article, you can make your own choice on whether to watch.
nth256 last edited by
@houstonrunner - Good for him. Moronic thing to do, but if you've got the cash to burn, why the fuck not.
onlytwowheels last edited by
Without watching the video, but reading the article, this person had more money than brains. I have been in a vehicle with a driver that launched us in similar fashion. I was front seat passenger, there was one in the back seat too. The vehicle was an early 70's Bronco with a 4" Rancho lift kit and a body lift too. We were 8 feet in the air and came down on the right front. There was an incredible amount of damage, relatively minor injuries, although I did have to sleep on the floor for a month. The Bronco was a total loss.
Wacko last edited by
He did the same to the new raptor he bought about a month ago, but didn't trash it
derp last edited by
Why am I not surprised that someone in the comments said the guy who made the video should die because he made it?
Thedrive commentariat is just as toxic as Jalopnik.
That reminds me, I haven't checked jalopnik in weeks. Oh well.
davesaddiction last edited by
@houstonrunner Dumbasses gonna dumbass.
HoustonRunner last edited by HoustonRunner
@davesaddiction Most dumbass thing - he put a dumbbell (or two, not sure) in the bed for more weight. Maybe 50lbs max, but he was sure they weren't going anywhere because he, you know, put them in a cardboard box with a towel in it. Clearly doesn't know how momentum works. I would bet that is what broke his rear window, and luckily didn't take him out.
nermal last edited by
@houstonrunner Let's do some math!
$93k truck + taxes
$6k extended warranty
$10k negative equity rolled into fincancing
84 month loan @ 7%
(general assumptions based on FCA product + dealer)
Works out to right about a $1,750 payment.
Youtube pays somewhere between $2k and $5k for 1M views, depending on.... stuff. Assume the middle here @ $3,500 per 1M. I count a little under 1.5M views on all of the TRX stuff from this channel, so about $5,250 in income from just the views so far. That's three payments! Not counting additional income from other sources. Not counting expenses for paying buddies to film, or costs saved by not buying a goddam helment.
Overall, so far looks like a good business decision yet questionable safety one. He'll probably thrash on the truck for 6-12 more months, sell at a sizable loss yet still make $$$ off it from the views and stuff.
ttyymmnn last edited by
At least he wore all the appropriate safety gear. He could have gotten hurt.
Albino Kangaroo last edited by
@houstonrunner If I thought not clicking would have any impact on anything I wouldn't have clicked. Thankfully the post from the Drive has it queued up to almost the right time. Looks stupid, no one was hurt (that you could tell, 10 yrs from now his lower back is going to suck). While damage on the outside as minimal, anything that could tweak that cab like it did to break all the rear glass means it was a pretty hard hit.
HoustonRunner last edited by
@66p1800inpieces I think it was the (literal) dumbbell in the truck bed that broke the glass. If you look at the aftermath when he surveys the back window damage, I think there is a clear impact point from a blunt object.