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Old 02-16-2011, 11:04 PM   #97
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Originally Posted by SCRAPPYDO View Post
wait, are you saying a unibody production car is safer? I am not sure Beaverboy. I have seen roll cage cars survive crashes and impacts that would kill passenger cars. I know you have as well. If it is safe enough for the track, I would wager it is okay for the streets, where speeds and regulations keep things pretty tame. If I am off base, please enlighten me.
Unibody production cars have very complex crush zones engineered into them. Space frames do not. Sure, the frame might survive but your innards will not. On a race track there are far fewer solid objects to hit and there is never oncoming traffic. Frame survivability is not the same thing as safety.
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