4x4 crash test safety

Submitted: Saturday, Mar 25, 2006 at 12:48
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This is a an amazing crash test video, I could not stop laughing. The first is the X5 bmw and the other is a similar car made in china, these guys may make top winches but I think they have a little R&D to go with cars.

http://autos.msn.com/media/asx/iihs/00023.asx

http://paultan.org/archives/2005/10/07/jiangling-landwind-x6-crash-test-outside-view/
http://paultan.org/archives/2005/10/07/jiangling-landwind-x6-crash-test-passenger-cabin/
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Reply By: Scubaroo - Saturday, Mar 25, 2006 at 13:15

Saturday, Mar 25, 2006 at 13:15
As the crow would say.....

faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaark

Makes you want to buy a BMW doesn't it...
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Saturday, Mar 25, 2006 at 16:57

Saturday, Mar 25, 2006 at 16:57
maybe crow but not appropropriate, I dont want my kids seeing this type of crow worthy talk.
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Follow Up By: Scubaroo - Saturday, Mar 25, 2006 at 23:50

Saturday, Mar 25, 2006 at 23:50
Yeah, guess it got Graham Kennedy into trouble in the day...
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Reply By: Flash - Saturday, Mar 25, 2006 at 13:23

Saturday, Mar 25, 2006 at 13:23
Scary stuff.
Faaaaaaaaaaaaaark sums it up perfectly.
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Saturday, Mar 25, 2006 at 16:57

Saturday, Mar 25, 2006 at 16:57
maybe perfect but not appropropriate, I dont want my kids seeing this type of crow worthy talk.
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Reply By: F4Phantom - Saturday, Mar 25, 2006 at 14:35

Saturday, Mar 25, 2006 at 14:35
China are obviously developing a new airbag system, if it looks like your head may not connect with the airbag, the airbag automaticly readjusts to meet your head, and then keeps going, mashing your head into your head restraint.
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Follow Up By: F4Phantom - Saturday, Mar 25, 2006 at 14:45

Saturday, Mar 25, 2006 at 14:45
I forgot to put in the Ford F150, it has many many benefits in so many areas. People are raving about them, now F150 lovers have a golden bullet in their ammo. This is a must see.

http://autos.msn.com/media/asx/iihs/0110.asx
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Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Sunday, Mar 26, 2006 at 00:15

Sunday, Mar 26, 2006 at 00:15
Just watched the clip of the F150. The dummy has a seat belt on but the seat belt is anchored to the seat and not the "B" pillar. No wonder the dummy went under the dash.

Wayne
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Follow Up By: F4Phantom - Sunday, Mar 26, 2006 at 11:51

Sunday, Mar 26, 2006 at 11:51
B pillar or no, the whole car crushed him like a tin can, that car is a heap of crap no matter what the excuses. But as stated, I think the new F150 is better. Still though, they may be bif, but they aint good.
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Follow Up By: F4Phantom - Sunday, Mar 26, 2006 at 11:52

Sunday, Mar 26, 2006 at 11:52
Thats big, not bif.
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Follow Up By: geocacher (djcache) - Sunday, Mar 26, 2006 at 20:05

Sunday, Mar 26, 2006 at 20:05
Frontal Offset collision is still the hardest barrier test to pass. Australian ADRs changed early this decade to make our 4wds safer but our 4wds still don't have to pass a frontal offset barrier collision test.

They used to be exempt from a lot more than they are now.

There's still room to improve though and market forces will push the manufacturers there before the legislators IMHO.

Dave
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Reply By: Lone Wolf - Saturday, Mar 25, 2006 at 15:15

Saturday, Mar 25, 2006 at 15:15
Actually, if you scroll down, to where it says how they RE TESTED it, at, get this.... 54 kmh, it looks fairly ordinary to me.

If you Google Landwind, all you seem to get is either badly written Chinese websites, or European sites telling you how bad this thing really is.

Gotta wonder, don't you.....

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Reply By: GaryInOz (Vic) - Saturday, Mar 25, 2006 at 16:17

Saturday, Mar 25, 2006 at 16:17
Who needs airbags when you've got a steering wheel to stop your head going through the windscreen.....there again, it didn't sop the windscreen coming up to meet your ead...................
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Reply By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Saturday, Mar 25, 2006 at 16:22

Saturday, Mar 25, 2006 at 16:22
Safety costs money and doesn't always look pretty, look at race cars. How much are we prepared to pay.
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Reply By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Saturday, Mar 25, 2006 at 17:54

Saturday, Mar 25, 2006 at 17:54
the F150 vid was doing the rounds a few years ago... Someone came up with some info detailing that for had completely re-engineered the "F" trucks and that they were now amongst the safest cab chassis combo's in the world... Can't remember where i saw it, might have been Outers...





These give me some faith in my Triton... A 70Mph roll over...
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Saturday, Mar 25, 2006 at 22:44

Saturday, Mar 25, 2006 at 22:44
doesn't look like it at all but hey I wasn't there.
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Follow Up By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Saturday, Mar 25, 2006 at 22:58

Saturday, Mar 25, 2006 at 22:58
Hi there Ray, they're from the L200 forum from the UK... I put them up a while ago with a link to the thread. I got yackin' to the guy and got his permission to share them about the place..The guy claims 70Mph and there was no reason to doubt him. Mind you, I'm in no hurry to test it out...
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Follow Up By: geocacher (djcache) - Sunday, Mar 26, 2006 at 19:48

Sunday, Mar 26, 2006 at 19:48
Maybe it rolled onto it's roof and slid to a stop. Feasible.

Been to a few at half that speed that have looked much worse.

Dave

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Follow Up By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Sunday, Mar 26, 2006 at 20:26

Sunday, Mar 26, 2006 at 20:26
Dave, I'd say it spent most of it's time on the roof... Other pics in the post show damage to every panel on the thing, worst was front left and roof though.
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Follow Up By: geocacher (djcache) - Sunday, Mar 26, 2006 at 20:39

Sunday, Mar 26, 2006 at 20:39
Reckon you're right, look at the top of the intercooler intake. It's definately gone for a slide.

Best way to come to stop though. I'll take a long scary slide to a stop than the impact when you roll into the trees.

Dave
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (QLD) - Saturday, Mar 25, 2006 at 22:23

Saturday, Mar 25, 2006 at 22:23
Good video, Don't like the way that steering wheel came up at the dummy, ..DUMMY I reackon there is a lot of drivers around just like that dummy , no brains and no sense
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