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Ms. Toad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 08:14 PM
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15. and more cost to replace, since they can't be repaired
and the slightest bump to the bumper makes it look like a disaster.
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  -Why aren't car bumpers at a 'standard' height? trof  Aug-06-09 05:49 PM   #0 
  - There is a (somewhat loose) standard bumper height for passenger cars  slackmaster   Aug-06-09 05:52 PM   #1 
  - You could have a hydraulic lift to raise them for off-roading.  FarCenter   Aug-06-09 06:34 PM   #9 
  - An engineering fix - Not a bad idea in principle  slackmaster   Aug-06-09 08:10 PM   #14 
  - If you had an electrical winch, you could probably figure a way to use that  FarCenter   Aug-06-09 08:38 PM   #19 
     - I think it could be accomplished with a simple set of levers, cams, catches, etc.  slackmaster   Aug-06-09 09:09 PM   #21 
        - I just worry that anything that can't be done with the push of a button  FarCenter   Aug-07-09 08:23 AM   #31 
  - Keeping it aligned with the appropriate crach support frame  One_Life_To_Give   Aug-07-09 09:20 AM   #32 
  - Actually it varies from state to state. Here in VA they must have  pokercat999   Aug-06-09 06:52 PM   #11 
  - We'll get back to you just as soon as we pass a Universal Health Care Bill.  jody   Aug-06-09 05:53 PM   #2 
  - Here's some info on that...  rfranklin   Aug-06-09 05:54 PM   #3 
  - IIHS: No Mid-Size Cars Score "Good" In Low-Speed Collisions  flvegan   Aug-06-09 05:55 PM   #4 
  - Holy dyslexia contagious?  Atman   Aug-06-09 05:57 PM   #5 
  - And why aren't they real BUMPERS  Warpy   Aug-06-09 06:06 PM   #6 
  - Lighter weight meaning less fuel and exhaust, less expensive than metals  Better Today   Aug-06-09 06:13 PM   #8 
  - and more cost to replace, since they can't be repaired  Ms. Toad   Aug-06-09 08:14 PM   #15 
     - So you're either guaranteed to pay it in gas and environment, or  Better Today   Aug-07-09 03:59 AM   #27 
        - The damage to my bumpers  Ms. Toad   Aug-07-09 08:12 AM   #30 
           - I guess we will just disagree then, because I don't want a heavy bumper forcing  Better Today   Aug-07-09 01:09 PM   #37 
  - Oh heck yes  JerseygirlCT   Aug-06-09 08:18 PM   #18 
  - and that same 15 mph bump in a 58 buick  uncle ray   Aug-07-09 10:52 AM   #36 
     - Well, my parents had a Ford station wagon that certainly took  JerseygirlCT   Aug-07-09 01:41 PM   #41 
  - Because they're designed to crumple, not "bump" nowadays  Mariana   Aug-06-09 08:58 PM   #20 
  - don't a lot of them still work fairly well in more life-threatening kinds of collisions?  Posteritatis   Aug-06-09 09:29 PM   #24 
     - You're correct about that  Warpy   Aug-07-09 09:40 AM   #33 
        - Definitely true  Posteritatis   Aug-07-09 09:57 AM   #34 
  - Because bumpers are to protect the occupants of the vehicle, and  Better Today   Aug-06-09 06:12 PM   #7 
  - I think the OP's concern is that that means some bumpers are at other drivers' face height. (nt)  Posteritatis   Aug-06-09 09:38 PM   #25 
     - True, but I don't see how that could ever happen since cars, trucks, buses,  Better Today   Aug-07-09 01:14 PM   #38 
  - So they can break things in a wide range of heights.  TheCowsCameHome   Aug-06-09 06:40 PM   #10 
  - LOL  Canuckistanian   Aug-06-09 08:15 PM   #16 
  - How would you match up a Lamborghini bumper with a pick-up truck bumper?  NNN0LHI   Aug-06-09 06:56 PM   #12 
  - That's the first thing I thought of, though it was an SUV and a Triumph  pipi_k   Aug-07-09 01:27 PM   #39 
  - Or a Kenworth with a VW Beetle. . . .  B Calm   Aug-07-09 01:28 PM   #40 
  - driving isn't a right  Johonny   Aug-07-09 02:04 PM   #44 
  - Where would you put the standard bumper on an SUV - below it?  stray cat   Aug-06-09 06:59 PM   #13 
  - Here in Florida we used to have a law covering bumper height  csziggy   Aug-06-09 08:16 PM   #17 
  - I'd like to know why these things are street legal?  nini   Aug-06-09 09:16 PM   #22 
  - Imagine what it would look like with a bumper that spanned from 16 - 20 inches off the ground  slackmaster   Aug-06-09 09:18 PM   #23 
  - Why do you hate auto body shops?  MindPilot   Aug-06-09 09:51 PM   #26 
  - 'cause that would be communism  daedalus_dude   Aug-07-09 04:03 AM   #28 
  - Short answer.. My jeep needs more clearance than your miata...  Cid_B   Aug-07-09 04:35 AM   #29 
  - because this is America.  uncle ray   Aug-07-09 10:28 AM   #35 
  - A VW for all!  RPG Codex   Aug-07-09 01:43 PM   #42 
  - I'm 100 % for this  Johonny   Aug-07-09 02:02 PM   #43 

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