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Re: Side impact beams?
I've never personally been broad sided in any car. I'm speaking in
reference to the cars in my salvage yard. Sometimes I get the story,
sometimes I don't. The SAAB I referred to was my cousin's 87 convertable
that got blasted in the driver's door by an Explorer doing 40-50 mph and he
walked away. Not that I'm advocating driving SAABs (they are worse than
Audi for maintenance) but that's impressive any way you slice it.
Paul R Anderson wrote:
> How fast was the vehicle that t-boned you? Mine did is job
> "smashingly" and saved my then fiance and current wife from
> serious injury.
> (85 5KS)
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> On Mon, 23 Feb 1998 14:22:01 -0500 harrison <email@example.com>
> >No, I didn't mean the side impact bars were the rubber outside. They
> >still not very effective. They just snap in two on impact.
> >Armstead, Brian wrote:
> >> Harrison wrote:>On a type 44 car, the side impact beams are the body
> >> moldings. They aren't very effective, I've seen some bad wrecks.
> >> feel bad though,
> >> except SAAB, there aren't any cars with good side impact
> >> Harrison: The side impact beams are beams UNDER the body side
> >> The way your response is worded leads one to think that 1/2" of
> >> is all the protection you get in an Audi. I've seen some Audis in
> >> boneyard that have held up pretty well to intrusion. I disagree
> >> your statement on cars with side impact protection, as Volvo and
> >> (among others) also have pretty hefty beams in their doors (along
> >> enhanced SI protection that utilizes the "B" pillar to offset crash
> >> energy.), and that's before we talk about advances in side airbag
> >> technology, including BMW's bag for the head that stretches from the
> >> to the "B" pillar.
> >> Brian
> >> (P.S. - When I used "spell check" for this note, BMW was called a
> >> mistake, the suggested correction was - "Bummers!")
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