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(vanity post) Low-speed crash tests show tough trucks have wimpy bumpers

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Ancient_4X4, Dec 31, 2001.

  1. Ancient_4X4

    Ancient_4X4 Registered Member

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    They mention a Dodge Ram that sustained more than $8,000 damage during the 5 mph crash test HAHAHHAHAHA!!!!!

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  2. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    yikes! Glad I have my KMA. =) Nice to know that I can smack down a F-350 in a 5mph frontal collision...not that I'd like to try it! =p

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  3. muddin4fun

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    Damn! Sounds like a 500 dollar repair bill for brushing your leg against the bumpers. [​IMG]

    <font color=blue>Answers: $1, Short: $5, Correct: $25, dumb looks are still free.</font color=blue>

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  4. Danno

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    Re: (vanity post) Low-speed crash tests show tough trucks have wimpy bumper

    They just don't make trucks like they used to. We live in sad times, people.

    1984 K5 Blazer 4x4 Silverado
    6.2L diesel, 700R4, 3.42 gears, 31x10.5" tires
     
  5. White Knight

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    Re: (vanity post) Low-speed crash tests show tough trucks have wimpy bumper

    Lets see that would mean in a parking lot, lets say a Grocery store averageing 200 cars and in Texas 1/2 of them would be trucks, and 1/2 of that new ones would mean 50 brand new trux....given 5 mph collisions at intervals of 3 minutes to find and engage...lets see in a little over 2 hours in my K-5 with MY built bumpers I could inflict over $400,000[​IMG] dollars damage to them new wimpie wuss trucks[​IMG] with zero damage to my K-5. no wait it would most likely knock dirt loose from my undercarraige and mar up my nice coat of rust I've built up on the bumpers...LOL[​IMG][​IMG]....JK

    White Knight...owwwwww my drain is bamaged after all that
     
  6. chevyfumes

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    Re: (vanity post) Low-speed crash tests show tough trucks have wimpy bumper

    LMAO!!!!

    <font color=blue> I'd rather have a bottle in front of me, than a frontal lobotomy!
     
  7. 79ChevySB

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    And I thought that painted plastic/chrome bumpers would fair better, gee what was I thinking? HAHA
     
  8. 90BlazerK5

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    Yup... gotta love those new styrafoam injected plastic bumpers....

    Where did all these damned dirty apes come from!?!
     
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    you gotta love AMERICAN MADE STEEL!!



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  10. Ancient_4X4

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    Hehe, an update. My loaded 77' Chevy didn't even cost $8,000 new. LoL!
     
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    Re: (vanity post) Low-speed crash tests show tough trucks have wimpy bumper

    what does that mean?

    16, 88 jimmy, kearning, but still need help
     
  12. riz

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    Re: (vanity post) Low-speed crash tests show tough trucks have wimpy bumper

    <font color=purple> My friend has an AZTEK and he was surprised to hear that they wouldn't withstand a rear end collission very well ! I just laughed .......... 1st , because he bought an AZTEK ........ and 2nd, what was he thinking ? The @$$ end is already half way through the vehicle ! LOL!

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    Re: (vanity post) Low-speed crash tests show tough trucks have wimpy bumper

    its because of people like u white knight, i put a ranchhand on my dad's suburban.

    phill
     
  14. Ancient_4X4

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    Re: (vanity post) Low-speed crash tests show tough trucks have wimpy bumper

    Hehe, yer cool
     
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    Sounds good to me.......all those wonderful newer driveline and interior parts for my K5 and "project"........

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    Re: (vanity post) Low-speed crash tests show tough trucks have wimpy bumper

    I flipped and rolled twice in my '90. The adjuster said there was $18,000 damage. The truck was only $15,000 new in '90. That was at 70 - 80 kph or around 45 mph. It was a ride and a half. I'm glad I was wrapped in steel rather than plastic.
    Shawnboy.

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