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Mercury Montego, Ford Five Hundred, Sedan
Jul 01, 2003 (2:30 pm)
what do u mean you plead the 5th?
Jul 01, 2003 (2:31 pm)
OMG. LOL. LMAO.
yeah, yeah I know what u mean
#59 of 96 Pleading the 5th.....
Jul 01, 2003 (3:29 pm)
What do you think he means, LC? What does anybody mean when they plead the 5th? Why would you plead the 5th? I figured that out a month ago. I've just been trying to figure out what he does for Ford........ And I really enjoy his information. Don't go away, ANT!
#60 of 96 he means a tow truck, I thought that was obvious.
Jul 01, 2003 (4:04 pm)
I assume you see the post I'm referring to.
#61 of 96 Please join me in the "2006 Mercury Ford Futura twin" conversation
Jul 01, 2003 (4:06 pm)
#62 of 96 Crown Vic Body Strength
Jul 01, 2003 (6:38 pm)
Something to note about total body & frame strength in a crash.
In a front end crash, the impact on a Crown Vic is distributed by more than just the front motor mounts as in a front wheel drive car. Energy is transferred to the engine mounts, transmission mounts, through the drive shaft to the rear axle mounts and also adsorbed into the full frame ... with out ever affecting the driver compartment.
To crunch the driver compartment, you have to rip out the whole drive train and destroy a major portion of the frame.
Forget the collapsing steering column, give me a full frame and twice the mass.
Mass of the vehicle also helps with the ride characteristics.
If you add a 200 lb. man to a 5000 lb. vehicle, only a 4% change in total weight. Add a 200 lb. man to a 2000 lb vehicle, 10% change.
This new Montego has a lot to live up to.
Jul 01, 2003 (6:42 pm)
That's a good analogy, I'm glad more people are aware of the benefits of full frame vehicles. IN this age of crash-can vehicles, most have forgotten the benefits of body on frame vehicles.
Jul 01, 2003 (8:41 pm)
I got the toq-tow truck thing, I was referring to the post on pleading the 5th.
Jul 02, 2003 (4:10 am)
Interesting points. I'm learning a lot about the auto industry from you. I feel that your Crown Vic/Altima situation is a bit circumstantial, and there are a lot of unknowns, such as speed, seatbelt usage, etc, but point taken.
Thanks for your continued info on this board.
#66 of 96 I don't know what pleading the fifth is either
Jul 02, 2003 (6:01 pm)
ANT, what is pleading the 5th?????????