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What would you rather crash into a wall?

Discussion in 'Other Vehicle Discussions' started by imzjustplayin, Aug 1, 2009.

What would you rather crash into a wall?

  1. A 5 Star Rated Car w/o Airbags

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  2. A 1 Star Rated Car with Airbags

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  1. imzjustplayin

    imzjustplayin New Member

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    If you had to choose a vehicle to crash into a wall, which one would it be?
    Crash a 5 Star rated car w/o airbags into a wall
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    Crash a 1 Star rated car w/airbags into a wall.
     
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    Jeef NO MA'AM Moderator VIP

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    I took a hit going 45mph and a drunk hit me head on doing atleast 80 in my 04 Silverado. I know that wasn't a 5 star rated truck. I walked out of the truck with a hurt arm and a sore neck. I think the air bag helped with me not getting hurt worse.
     
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    INJEN78 HS LEGEND

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    id rather not hit anything..but if it was mandatory id rather be hit in something without bags
     
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    no stars, no air bags, cage + helmet
     
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    serrilion In my own little world! VIP

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    5 stars aint what what they call a rally car??? haha
     
  6. imzjustplayin

    imzjustplayin New Member

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    That had nothing or little to do with the airbags, but because the Silverado was probably heavier than the car that hit you. Also the Silverado isn't 1 star but 3 star rated which means you only have a 20-30% chance for serious injury, so that coupled with you being in a larger vehicle being crashed into by a smaller vehicle (assuming), I'd say the outcome wasn't entirely unbelievable. But a few weeks ago, where I live, some idiot woman and her kids drove on the WRONG SIDE OF THE HIGHWAY in her minivan doing like 60mph and crashed into a big SUV with 3 men whom all of which died, and in her vehicle, she and all of the passengers died except for her son who is in critical condition. It was a pretty bad accident but it shows that the only instance an SUV/Big vehicle is "safer" is against small cars, otherwise it usually isn't any safer at all.
     
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    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

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    whats with you and these crash threads? or how to make a civic safer... :lame:
     
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    why the fuck would you crash into a wall? learn how to fucking drive!
     
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    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    A 1 star crash rating would indicate that you would likely suffer severe trauma in a crash.
    A 5 star rating indicates that you have the smallest chance of injury.

    The airbag point is moot.
     
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    awptickes unimpressed by you VIP

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    part of the IHSA star rating system is the airbags. If you disable airbags in a 5-star car, it's no longer a 5-star rated car.
     
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    Some people just don't learn.
     
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    Well I was just really worried/annoyed that I wouldn't be able to have an OBD-I car if I had to go with the '96 civics, but after reading some more, I realized that there are people who temporarily convert their car to OBD-I and then convert back to OBD-II for the Smog check, so hopefully that will be enough for me in terms of "safety". I could obviously try to study both cars and see what they did differently but that'll have to be something very far into the future, assuming there isn't some bullshit cash for clunkers program for these vehicles.
     
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    converting obd does nothing about safety...
     
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    imzjustplayin New Member

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    WOW, are you really THAT THICK???? :confused::p
     
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    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    He isn't, but apparently you are.

    Emissions and safety are two entirely different things. Enjoy the neg rep.
     
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    :werd:
     
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    hahaha. so funny... No, the reason why "emissions" and "safety" are related is because I had started an infamous thread discussing making a '92-'95 civic safer because it was OBD-I and I wanted an OBD-I car and couldn't figure out why the '96-'00 was "substantially safer" despite not being all that different. I didn't want the '96-'00 because it is OBD-II but now I've realized, that maybe I'll just have a conversion harness so that when I need to do smog, I'll use the OBD-II ECU but otherwise for everything else, I'll be using the OBD-I ECU, therefore somewhat resolving the "safety" issue.
     
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    or you could just not worry about any of that and walk
     
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    id rather no bags with a bride seat and a 6 point harness. then im gooingg noo wheree
     
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    awptickes unimpressed by you VIP

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    How the hell does converting an OBD2 car to OBD1 make it safer?

    Did I miss something?


    And, uh, why would a brand-name seat make you any safer?
     
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