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Re: Pure aesthetics and not much safety compromise (archive)

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Posted by Scottie on January 15, 2001 at 01:12:39:

In Reply to: Pure aesthetics and not much safety compromise... posted by chris_in_vermont on January 15, 2001 at 00:15:22:

The US bumpers were created to appease our facist beaurocracy. Other than protect you in straight on parking lot bumps, they don't do much else. The way I figure it, if you get hit hard, you're going to have a lot of repairs to do, regardless of weather your bumpers absorbed 5mph (isn't that the rating?) of shock or not. FWIW, euro bumpers offer very little protection...

Scottie


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