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Old 03-09-2016, 07:24 AM   #26
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I'm thinking whoever was driving that car didn't survive
You would be surprised.

I've seen similar damage to cobalts, and the driver has survived.

Not saying that is the case here, but you never know.
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Old 03-09-2016, 12:28 PM   #27
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Well I hope they did survive that crash
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Cobalts have been known to be pretty safe in a frontal collision
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Old 03-09-2016, 12:33 PM   #29
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Damn that thread it's cool but sucks lol
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Old 03-09-2016, 05:15 PM   #31
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Our cars are not really that safe. Watch the a pillar bend in the crash test videos. Huge ass kink
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Our cars are not really that safe. Watch the a pillar bend in the crash test videos. Huge ass kink
It's designed to do that....

They tested pretty well in crash tests actually.

http://www.safercar.gov/Vehicle+Shop...vehicleId=2615
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Our cars are not really that safe. Watch the a pillar bend in the crash test videos. Huge ass kink
It is supposed to do that.
It bends in and up.
Basically, they work to design the parts to collapse in a way that the most space is left in the passenger compartment. Pillars crush in and up instead of straight into the cabin.
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It is supposed to do that.
It bends in and up.
Basically, they work to design the parts to collapse in a way that the most space is left in the passenger compartment. Pillars crush in and up instead of straight into the cabin.
Can confirm. The entire front end is so thin. Dad was surprised when he cut the rad support to find out it was only ~1/16" thick. Thing is flexible as hell. Fender too. It's all so thin and bendable.

Source: i have a project wreck :P
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Cars today are built to be disposable. The cheapest, thinest, and lightest way to do something is what is used to cut costs and make the most money.
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Cars today are built to be disposable. The cheapest, thinest, and lightest way to do something is what is used to cut costs and make the most money.
And that's why even a simple rear end might only appear to be a bumper but then you see a buckled fender and rip the car its totalled. The project i bought had an estimate of $4500 in work...
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And that's why even a simple rear end might only appear to be a bumper but then you see a buckled fender and rip the car its totalled. The project i bought had an estimate of $4500 in work...
Exactly and so many people do not understand that idea lol.
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Old 03-14-2016, 07:54 PM   #38
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A-pillars aren't supposed to kink. Bend and absorb impact but not a kink.

The only place "kinks" should happen are in the frame rails where they have spots meant to fail.
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A-pillars aren't supposed to kink. Bend and absorb impact but not a kink.

The only place "kinks" should happen are in the frame rails where they have spots meant to fail.
Incorrect.
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