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Old 11-24-2010, 03:03 AM
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Nice find, Pete!
Thanks Chris. I really stumbled on it and was pleasantly surprised. Poking around in those Austrailian tests is kinda scary though. Makes me glad we have the strict requirements here that we have. Some of those foreign-jobs just crumple like aluminum foil...
I found this test (linked to the Pik-Up test) to be hysterical:
YouTube - Indian Mini-truck Mahindra Maxximo's Frontal Crash Test
Everyone cheers because a paddle didn't crush the trucklet. Just kinda says a lot about the general state of automobiles in some corners...


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just keep in mind that the more the vehicle crumples the less YOU do. Everyone complaines that once in a small wreck their car is totaled or the damage was way more than when everything was made out of solid steel. the smashing and crumpling is for the vehicle to absorb the impact so less kinetic energy makes it to our bodies.

that being said I also don't want to be stuck in an acordian with a steering wheel lodged through my rib cage
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just keep in mind that the more the vehicle crumples the less YOU do. Everyone complaines that once in a small wreck their car is totaled or the damage was way more than when everything was made out of solid steel. the smashing and crumpling is for the vehicle to absorb the impact so less kinetic energy makes it to our bodies.

that being said I also don't want to be stuck in an acordian with a steering wheel lodged through my rib cage
I meant crumple in a bad way... like when the passenger compartment collapses.
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