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Old 08-29-2007, 05:43 PM   #11
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what? is that an attack on my vehicles? no, actually i agree that imports(especially japanese) are better made vehicles. problem is that GMs are cheaper to buy/maintain for this diy. don't know imports. as far as size and subsequent FE loss, my kids are safer in the tank(olds) than an econo box. no, that's not an attack on your vehicles. in fact, i'd consider owning one when the kids are grown, hopefully with deeper pockets.
No disrespect, but the size of the vehicle isn't necessarily directly proportional to its collision/impact rating. Crumple zones, design, ABS, airbags, stability control, etc. help out considerably. Check out the IIHS ratings...

'95 88 Ratings

'95 Honda Accord
Same ratings, for example.

Fun fact: the Mini Cooper is safer in a frontal collision than a modern-day F-150.

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Old 08-30-2007, 06:16 AM   #12
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Fun fact: the Mini Cooper is safer in a frontal collision than a modern-day F-150.
Frontal collision with a barrier, right? In actual collisions between vehicles there is a momentum factor. Still, the ratings have value, and I especially like watching the videos at the IIHS site.
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No disrespect, but the size of the vehicle isn't necessarily directly proportional to its collision/impact rating. Crumple zones, design, ABS, airbags, stability control, etc. help out considerably. Check out the IIHS ratings...

'95 88 Ratings

'95 Honda Accord
Same ratings, for example.

Fun fact: the Mini Cooper is safer in a frontal collision than a modern-day F-150.

RH77
I think there is a big hole in frontal collision tests. The working assumption is that the car you are crashing into is the same year/model. Therefore, it's always a Mini colliding into a Mini, not a Mini colliding into an F150. I think this is something like what Bill is talking about (momentum).

For the side collision, I think the test is uniform, aka a 3000 pound object.

Please correct me if I am wrong!!!!!!!

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I use a K+N drop-in panel filter in my SVT. Various dyno tests show a modest increase in power (ca. 3hp), but considering it's almost as much as with most popular intake systems (4-10hp) and a whole lot cheaper, it works for me. Gas mileage hasn't changed much, but I like the idea of not having to buy a new filter all the time.
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