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Old 10-26-2006, 11:43 PM   #16
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i've seen the clip before....but dude, doing 150km/h in that 1m X 1m thingy, you gotta have some steel balls
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Old 10-27-2006, 10:49 AM   #17
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Hehe, yeah, but the smart car is supposed to be pretty safe, I still don't know how, must have ridiculously efficient crumple zones, or else impacts must be jarring as hell! I saw a clip of a smart car in a frontal offset crash test against a S-class, and if my memory serves me correctly, the smart did very well, better than the S-class ... but maybe I was drunk that day!!?
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Old 10-27-2006, 12:36 PM   #18
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i've seen the clip before....but dude, doing 150km/h in that 1m X 1m thingy, you gotta have some steel balls

Randy did it in his Smart during one of the cruises not too long ago, I know because I was right behind him chasing him in my 540


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Hehe, yeah, but the smart car is supposed to be pretty safe, I still don't know how, must have ridiculously efficient crumple zones, or else impacts must be jarring as hell! I saw a clip of a smart car in a frontal offset crash test against a S-class, and if my memory serves me correctly, the smart did very well, better than the S-class ... but maybe I was drunk that day!!?

that test was conducted with a E-Class not a S-Class, and yes it did very well, you have to understand that the tridion cell on the Smart is very strong like a race car roll cage.
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Old 10-27-2006, 05:04 PM   #19
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that test was conducted with a E-Class not a S-Class, and yes it did very well, you have to understand that the tridion cell on the Smart is very strong like a race car roll cage.
That's what I figured, but how is the impact absorption? Is there any? Or does the Smart just rely on the crumple zones of the car it is hitting, or that is hitting it?
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Old 10-27-2006, 05:26 PM   #20
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just watch this...

http://video.google.ca/videoplay?doc...881379&q=smart
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Old 10-27-2006, 08:20 PM   #21
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The cage is impressive, never questioned that. But that video still doesn't say anything about the affects of such a crash on the human body. Plus, the crash was offset slightly, so I'm thinking the passenger compartment might have been damaged more if it was head on. Anyway, I don't want to be a pain in the ass, I can do my own research. Thanks for the vid.
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Old 10-27-2006, 10:07 PM   #22
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This link elaborates a bit. I'm satisfied.

http://www.canadiandriver.com/articles/jk/040908.htm
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Old 10-30-2006, 10:24 AM   #23
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that's funny that you mentioned Echo's, there a few in my area that are done up, I'm like WTF!?!?!?, rims, exhaust, chipped & other bolt-on products from what I can see, it's pretty rice
Believe it or not the echo/yaris hatches are actually pretty quick, not in a straight line but they handle really well.
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