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...or just let natural selection run its course?
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So moral of the story is don't drive like an *** and you'll minimize the chance of a rollover?
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I bet he got mad drift style points, though.
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Wait, are they saying this person lived?
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I think that fits the definition of full send...
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Minimal injuries? How the F did they pull that off; are they 3 ft. 4in tall?
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Old 06-13-2019, 10:47 PM
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are they 3 ft. 4in tall?
He is now.
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He is now.
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They both walked away according to the article. I still haven't read a report from someone injured by a style bar. They sit to low to hit you in the head and if it gets hit and bent forward, it was going to bend the seat ether way.


Unlike the guy that took his airbag out and had is jaw wired shut.
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Originally Posted by whitrzac View Post
They both walked away according to the article. I still haven't read a report from someone injured by a style bar. They sit to low to hit you in the head and if it gets hit and bent forward, it was going to bend the seat ether way.
Hard evidence is hard to muster, but anecdote is very much to the contrary. The most common collision isn't a spectacular pancake like what's featured in this thread; it's a humdrum rear-end bump...which sends one's head back, into... the style bar. This, one hears, is especially a problem with NA Miatas, and their comparatively short seat-backs. The result is a head-injury, where otherwise there would have been merely an irritated neck.
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I still haven't read a report from someone injured by a style bar.
You haven't looked hard enough, I've definitely seen cars with confirmed fatalities and a collapsed mouse trap.
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A mouse trap situation is still going to bend the seat over or smash your head into whatever hit the style bar.

They're no replacement for a roll bar, but they're not the killers that some people think they are.
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Methinks if you stood still and someone swung a style bar at 35mph and hit you in the back of the head you would need more than an ice cube in a ziploc.
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"white convertible"... I think the news writer was embarrassed to say that it was a Miata.
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Originally Posted by sixshooter View Post
Methinks if you stood still and someone swung a style bar at 35mph and hit you in the back of the head you would need more than an ice cube in a ziploc.

Pls explain how a style bar hits you in the head when it's lower than the seat.
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Originally Posted by whitrzac View Post
Pls explain how a style bar hits you in the head when it's lower than the seat.

This is a worst case scenario, but you can see how much crash test dummies & seats flex during collisions.


With a style bar you get all of the downsides and none of the upsides of an actual rollbar. Traumatic Brain Injury/10
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Loud pipes save lives. Chrome pipes striking your head do not.
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