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04-14-2016 05:00 PM
Texican1911
Re: The IIHS confirms The Ford F150 as the safest full size pickup

Screw the truck vs a Spark. These are real-life pictures taken by me. 2000 Dodge Neon vs Freightliner Columbia. My daughter was in the passenger seat of the Freightliner. All 4 in the Neon died. It ran a stop sign and hit the Freightliner perpendicular in the passenger steer tire. The truck was going 30mph, the Neon and estimated 60mph.

edit: btw you can see the Neon's driver door sticking out between the fuel tank and the passenger door of the Freightliner
04-14-2016 04:47 PM
Ed753
Re: The IIHS confirms The Ford F150 as the safest full size pickup

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Originally Posted by Logans Run View Post
Yes, but I think the heavier vehicle would have even a more pronounced advantage in an offset crash against a lighter vehicle.


Suppose an F-150 and a Chevy Spark were coming toward each other, both at a steady 40mph. If one crossed the line and there was an offset crash, the much heavier F-150 would continue forward after the strike, reducing the abruptness of the stop. The Spark would not only stop abruptly, but the force from the F-150 would likely send it backwards, causing the driver to experience much more g-force and potential injuries.
Can't throw in "hypothetical" what if you cross the line and it is a Semi Truck with a Trailer full of Chevy Sparks?..................

I never proclaimed to know/understand anything more than basic physics, but two cars each going 50 MPH running into each other is not the same as one car going into a wall at 100, because even-though the "impact" is at 100, but they both take a portion of the impact.

http://scienceblogs.com/gregladen/20...on-collisions/

Now if they were the same size 50/50 split would be expected, I am not at all sure how much that changes (if at all) when it is a F150 hits a Spark......... What if you are going 40 and the Spark is going 60?

What if, what if, what if..............

What if you were in a Silverado..........

What if you were in a Ram................

04-14-2016 11:51 AM
FordCosworth
Re: The IIHS confirms The Ford F150 as the safest full size pickup

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Originally Posted by Ed753 View Post
Neither did the loud-mouths over at GMI; most are speechless..........



I saw your discussion with " America123 " over there.

Quite comical, to say the least.

Durp durp, how about those 2014's....durp durp
04-13-2016 03:55 PM
Logans Run
Re: The IIHS confirms The Ford F150 as the safest full size pickup

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Every car you pass on the road has the potential to cross the center-line, I have never witnessed a pole crossing into my lane.
Yes, but I think the heavier vehicle would have even a more pronounced advantage in an offset crash against a lighter vehicle.


Suppose an F-150 and a Chevy Spark were coming toward each other, both at a steady 40mph. If one crossed the line and there was an offset crash, the much heavier F-150 would continue forward after the strike, reducing the abruptness of the stop. The Spark would not only stop abruptly, but the force from the F-150 would likely send it backwards, causing the driver to experience much more g-force and potential injuries.
04-13-2016 02:52 PM
Ed753
Re: The IIHS confirms The Ford F150 as the safest full size pickup

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Originally Posted by Logans Run View Post
Because of their weight, trucks have a huge disadvantage in this test. In reality, they should use a standard pole, which would likely be snapped off when a heavier vehicle strikes it, reducing the deceleration rate of force, and the damage to the vehicle/occupants.
The small off-set test was created because of the number of fatalities in this situation. The emphasis has always been full head-on, or making contact with one of the frame rails (moderate off-set).

Every car you pass on the road has the potential to cross the center-line, I have never witnessed a pole crossing into my lane.
04-13-2016 09:54 AM
Logans Run
Re: The IIHS confirms The Ford F150 as the safest full size pickup

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The toughest test by IIHS, the one that has tripped makers of cars and trucks alike, is what is called the small overlap crash test. In it, a vehicle is crashed in a way that simulates hitting a pole or other narrow object on one side of the front or the other.
Because of their weight, trucks have a huge disadvantage in this test. In reality, they should use a standard pole, which would likely be snapped off when a heavier vehicle strikes it, reducing the deceleration rate of force, and the damage to the vehicle/occupants.
04-12-2016 06:36 PM
Ed753
Re: The IIHS confirms The Ford F150 as the safest full size pickup

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Does the Chevy shake manifest itself on the new trucks also, or limited to the previous ones only. Apparently some Ram trucks also seem to have this problem...

Someone at Ford marketing must make use of this... A clear home run... Especially rub it in to the Ram faithful....
Or the Chevy guys with their Grizzly Bear and steel/aluminum cages ...............

Something like, yeah this truck is aluminum, and this one is steel, but after seeing the IIHS video, which one do you want to put your wife and children into!?

04-12-2016 04:08 PM
BrianAAA
Re: The IIHS confirms The Ford F150 as the safest full size pickup

Does the Chevy shake manifest itself on the new trucks also, or limited to the previous ones only. Apparently some Ram trucks also seem to have this problem...

Someone at Ford marketing must make use of this... A clear home run... Especially rub it in to the Ram faithful....
04-12-2016 03:34 PM
Ed753
Re: The IIHS confirms The Ford F150 as the safest full size pickup

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Indeed.
Also, I did not realize GM trucks rated so poor.
Neither did the loud-mouths over at GMI; most are speechless..........



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I'm most impressed on how quickly Ford updated the "wheel bars" across the whole lineup.
The K2XX's came out 3 years ago now, the new F-150 is 18 months into its life-cycle.

How long do you think Ford knew about this problem? but I agree the fix was implemented expeditiously!

And the Crew Cab, by far the most popular body-style tested well from day-one; I wonder how long GM has known their trucks were so bad? And to make bad worse, their most popular style is the worst.
04-12-2016 01:26 PM
iculookn
Re: The IIHS confirms The Ford F150 as the safest full size pickup

I'm most impressed on how quickly Ford updated the "wheel bars" across the whole lineup.
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