Re: [DML] crumple tube.
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Re: [DML] crumple tube.

Sorry I'm a bit late on this thread. That photo looks VERY familiar. 
Have a lok at this

This was caused when the car in quesion hit a kerb at 30 mph. It broke 
the steering rack as well and took a nice chunk out of the wheel for 
good measure. It didn't hit anything head on. This car had a new 
extension fitted and is back on the road.

I do have another customer who's saving up for a frame extension after 
an altercation with a wall. He demolished it and ended up sitting on top 
of a pile of bricks. Being a later car, it already had the frame 
extension recall and it certainly did its job! The whole front "cone" on 
one side is squashed upwards by about 1/2" with a perfect imprint of the 
recall plate impressed underneath. It stayed in one piece though. Sorry, 
I didn't take a snap of that one.


Dave Swingle wrote:

>I'm not sure that the reinforcement kit would have helped this one. 
>This looks like what happens when you run into a concrete parking 
>stop, and hard. This is a long way from normal wear and tear, and I 
>don't see how you could get this from bad roads without ripping the 
>ball joints out first. 
>This could also concievebly happen by dragging the car up ramps onto 
>a trailer with the front tires flat, but the operator would have to 
>have been using a winch and also be somewhat brain-dead at the time. 
>Dave Swingle

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