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Old 10-26-2012, 12:23 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by daveyboy View Post
A friend of friend told me that they are going to coat the magnesium with a white phosphorus impregnated shellac... .

Is this a new mil-spec design?

Originally Posted by ADaughen
It's all the federal safety requirements. Crumple zones, ABS required, DSC required, traction control required, air bags required. Add on six speed auto trans, leather, coffee maker, panoramic sunroof, 18 cup holders, quad DVD entertainment systems...
Strangely a decent amount of it comes from safety towards what you hit. The ever-raising body lines and such in cars (which means more body in general also) comes from someone who decided it's safer for pedestrians when they are struck by cars.
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