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Re: Side impact beams?

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 <hsapir@multiverse.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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