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Old 06-16-2011, 11:56 PM
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looks like we did better than the s-10s.

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Old 06-17-2011, 01:05 AM
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wow, look how weak the ranger is tho right behind the cab, the frame damn near bent in half!
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Old 06-17-2011, 01:48 AM
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wtf, why did the cab fold...

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Old 06-17-2011, 07:58 AM
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Cars are meant to fold. You guys have to keep in mind that this technology is from 1995. Nothing on the Ranger has really changed in terms of safety and structure. What was considered good in 1995 is not good at all in 2010. When each of you buy a Ranger, you take this risk of lack of safety features. In the end, it's all about consumer responsibility and research. If you're worried about crash safety, read up on the safety features of the Ranger. If they're not to your standards, the Ranger isn't for you. If you sustain an injury in an accident due to the Ranger's lack of certain safety features, the true fault is on you for not being a responsible consumer and proceeding with your purchase. The information is out there. People put way too much responsibility on the auto manufacturers and not on themselves.

I don't care what car you own, or what kind of safety features it has. There will always be a crash that defies logic and ends up with a fatality. No car is falling boulder proof, no car is end over end roll proof, etc. The only thing crash tests study are impacts from other vehicles. But if you tested the impacts from other sources such as falling boulders, off of cliffs, etc, then every vehicle ever made would fail horribly.

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Old 06-17-2011, 08:05 AM
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wow...i didnt know it was that bad...lol

doesnt make me wannna get rid of my ranger tho

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Old 06-17-2011, 08:05 AM
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the rangers frame changed designed somewhere after 97 I know fo sho. my 01 has a 2 piece frame bolted together. Prior frames where all one piece. I suspect this changed occured in 98 when the frames got wider, I think I would rather have a solid frame, I think its stronger
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Old 06-17-2011, 08:18 AM
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Yeah, doesn't look that great but, if that doesn't kill me something else will. I'd rather die in my Ranger than any other vehicle that's for sure.
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Old 06-17-2011, 10:10 AM
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id rather drive right and not die at all, but if i had to go out in a car, itd be my truck
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Old 06-17-2011, 10:48 AM
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I didn't see the frame folding. I see the body being pushed up off the frame. Doesn't really matter though, its totaled anyway...

Vehicles are designed to collapse on themselves around the passenger area to dissipate the crash energy. You'll notice that even with everything else buckling and falling apart, the cab interior stays mostly untouched from the frontal collision. The force is absorbed by the nose collapsing and the engine breaking away and dropping, and then the energy is transmitted through the frame, around the cab, and to the back. And remember, you won't be getting in many high speed 60+ mph head on crashes since most roads where traffic moves that fast have median dividers.

The old way to build cars was like a tank. Solid steel. You could plow into a tree and it would make a little dent. But the whole force of the impact then gets transmitted to your thoracic cavity and brain.

As for the side impact, that is going to be the result of any vehicle without side airbags and crazy high strength reinforcement cross members that most vehicles don't have. Taking anything to the door at 40mph in any "normal" vehicle is not going to end well for the person sitting in the seat. We are actually better off since we're higher up. The majority of vehicles on the road are cars. Cars are much lower. If we get hit broadside to the door by a car, the intrusion will be into the seat rather than your chest. Your head will still get smacked around though.


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I don't care what car you own, or what kind of safety features it has. There will always be a crash that defies logic and ends up with a fatality. No car is falling boulder proof, no car is end over end roll proof, etc. The only thing crash tests study are impacts from other vehicles.
When I get home, I'll post a picture or two of a crash I was at that involved a 7 series BMW... one of the safest cars on the market. It looks like it got hit by a missile, and then run over by a train. It pretty much illustrates your point that no matter how safe it is, nothing is retard proof.
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Old 06-17-2011, 12:47 PM
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I dont care what People say, This truck is solid as fuck.
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Old 06-19-2011, 05:55 AM
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This was a 7-series BMW. Nothing is invincible if you try hard enough to destroy it and the occupants.
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Old 06-19-2011, 06:31 AM
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I remember back in 2004 My City work ranger x Cab was totaled when some drunk idiot jaywalker stepped in front of my truck when I was doing 60 mph.......that's when I learned that some homeless people drink mouthwash to get drunk. I hit a bridge imbankment head on at an estimated 50 mph....walked away from it without a scratch. The Ranger was a 4 door and the 4 doors are no where near as structurally stable as the 2 door Rangers......4 REAL doors would solve that.
Who cares how bad the truck is mangled as long as the driver and passengers are OK.
The 97-present F150s were designed so that the engine will submarine the cab in the event of a violent front end collision.
It's all about safety....trucks can be replaced or even rebuilt but only Dr Frankenstein can bring a dead body back to life.
Insurance companies would rather pay $20,000 to replace a truck than $100,000 in medical bills plus the $20,000.
For the record a Chevy Colorado and Dodge Dakotas are nice, rock solid trucks but they just use way too much fuel.
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Old 06-19-2011, 06:32 AM
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Wonder how a ranger with a boxed frame and a lift would fare.
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