Date: Wed, 08 Mar 2006 18:49:33 GMT From: Paul Halliday <pjghnospamyonder.co.uk> Subject: Re: [Saab_c900] C900 Carbon Fiber Hood Now Available!
in article YPWdneSndbWAVZPZnZ2dnUVZ_tudnZ2dnospamopenwest.com, KeithG at noonenospamay.com wrote on 08/03/2006 12:09: > I will not get into a discussion of the balance implications, but the > safety implications are definitely a good reason to keep your steel > hood. CF is strong, but the c900 hood has been engineered to absorb > energy in a frontal collision. Just changing the material will affect > the buckling performance of the curved hood which will have an unknown > effect on the safety of the vehicle. That is an important aspect to consider. > I find this important. I hit a > barrier at 55+ mph and walked away from the wreck. > > http://www.wideopenwest.com/~kgrider/saab/DSCN0900.JPG Wow! Glad you're okay. That picture really does show how strong our cars are. Without airbags, seatbelt pre-tensioners, WIPS, SIPS, etc, how was it on the inside of the car? I had a head-on with another car in my old '85 900i at a much lower speed and had no damage whatsoever to me or my car, but the front end of the other car looked worse than your picture. Paul 1989 900 Turbo S http://saab.go.dyndns.org/