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Re: Making my US Bumpers smaller
Well I was recently in a crash in an MR2 at about 5mph. We hit a tree and
destroyed the front bumper, front left fender, and headlight assembly. The
driver just missed the brake and went off the road around a slow corner. Don't
ask, it wasn't funny. Anyway, if I'd been in my Rabbit, nothing would have
happened to it except maybe a slightly bent bumper. I think if I'd been in my
Rabbit with drilled bumper shocks, it might have allowed the fender, etc to get
messed up too. I don't know really of course, just speculating, and I agree
that bumpers aren't protection in a "real" accident.
Ever driven an MR2? Balanced REALLY nicely... awesome car. I've been
driving one around for the last few days. A first generation, that is... '87,
normally aspirated. Now I have to drive a tricked out supercharged one like my
friend Jay used to have. It had 190bhp... whee! : ) Almost dangerous with the
odd weight distribution. Scary on dirt until you're used to it. But around a
skidpad (read: big parking lot late at night with no cars) it's TONS of fun!
But I still like my GTI.
Mark A Peele wrote:
> Do you really think bumpers are a safety measure in a real accident?
> The body has crumple zones and the bumpers simply move as the body
> crumples . . .
> The shocks (one of Ralph Nader's gems - along with the 85mph speedo) were
> later abandoned as the the 2.5 mph bumper law replaced the 5 mph
> Mark . . . (THINK VW)
> Scirocco 1982, Golf GT 1987
> Previous Sciroccos: 1981S (RIP), 1980S, 1975TS, 1975
> On Thu, 26 Nov 1998 12:01:48 -0500 "Wm. Josiah Erikson"
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> >Somebody once mentioned drilling holes in the bumper shocks and then
> >them in. I personally wouldn't do it because of compromised safety,
> >but it
> >might indeed look better.
> > -Josiah
> > '84 GTI (off the road for the winter)
> > '86 Scirocco 8v (buy me!)
> > '87 QSW (daily driver)
> > http://www.gsinet.net/~josiah
> >Paul Maione wrote:
> >> Hey,
> >> Has anyone out there tried or sucessfully made
> >> they're US bumpers smaller? I've seen it done
> >> before but I have no idea on how to do it. I think
> >> it would be a cheaper alternative than Euro bumpers...
> >> Thanks
> >> ==
> >> -Paul-
> >> Scirocco 86' 8v
> >> In search for a Rabbit GTI
> >> 2-door!
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