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Awesome, but we knew it would be from what we've seen/heard about accidents thus far.
 

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I didn't want the side impact air bags when I went to buy but the vehicle on the lot had them. makes me glad that I got them now.
 

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The other day I was in the left-most right turn lane of a two-turn lane onto a freeway. The guy in the right lane, in a Mitsubishi something-or-other decided he wanted to drive straight through the intersection (and me) instead of turning right.

I felt the truck jump up and a bit to the left, heard this nasty crunching sound and when I looked in my rear view mirror the guy was pushing a bumper cover along as he slowed. I thought sure he had ripped off my rear bumper cover.

But, as I got out and quickly surveyed the FJ I saw no immediate visible damage. So, I then placed my heart back into my chest and went over to the other guy across the road.

As I turned, and he tried to go straight, he turned into my vehicle right before the my right-side rear tire. My tire actually rolled onto his bumper cover, ripping the entire front end of his car off, grill and all! There was a gnarly tire mark on the bumper and it got pushed in a bit.

In going back to the FJ to survey the damage further the ONLY thing was a slight scuff on the outside of the tire. It didn't even scuff the BFG white letters!!! Not even a mark on the wheel!!!

Needless to say I was thrilled. Yet another reason I'm happy I lifted my FJ!!!!
 

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...As I turned, and he tried to go straight, he turned into my vehicle right before the my right-side rear tire. My tire actually rolled onto his bumper cover, ripping the entire front end of his car off, grill and all! There was a gnarly tire mark on the bumper and it got pushed in a bit.
Oh, man, I would love to see a picture of that! Glad to hear you're okay. I hate when people do retarded things like that.
 

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Yep, got to love Toyota. I walked away form a head on crash with a 2007 peterbuilt tractor trailer doing 65mph. Not a scratch on me. Driving my 97 Toyota 4Runner.
 

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Yep, got to love Toyota. I walked away form a head on crash with a 2007 peterbuilt tractor trailer doing 65mph. Not a scratch on me. Driving my 97 Toyota 4Runner.
Shadow-Warrior, sometimes I worry about you. DON'T GET OUT OF THE TANK. :ninja:
 

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Shadow-Warrior, sometimes I worry about you. DON'T GET OUT OF THE TANK. :ninja:
:rofl: :rofl: I know...I know...:cowsmile:
 

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not bad...glad I got the side curtains. Not by choice because I probably would have skipped the expense, they just happen to be an option on the rig I bought.
 

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No doubt. I wonder if they are scheduled to be mandatory yet...I know it is being pushed.

"It’s hard to nail the figure down precisely, but there’s little doubt the average 2007 model car or truck is carrying at least $2,500 in additional “up front” costs for recently-mandated safety equipment — as well as ever-higher “lifetime” costs (insurance premiums, repair and maintenance, etc.). Add side-impact/curtain air bags, back-up cameras, lane departure warning, intelligent cruise control and stability control to the equation and it’s probably low-balling it to say $4,000 per vehicle in government-mandated (or potentially soon-to-be-mandated) safety gear"

For once a dealer said something that was true. :)
 

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i wasnt going to buy one without the side airbags. i too often have precious cargo with me to skimp out on something that can possibly save a life.
 

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No doubt. I wonder if they are scheduled to be mandatory yet...I know it is being pushed.

"It’s hard to nail the figure down precisely, but there’s little doubt the average 2007 model car or truck is carrying at least $2,500 in additional “up front” costs for recently-mandated safety equipment — as well as ever-higher “lifetime” costs (insurance premiums, repair and maintenance, etc.). Add side-impact/curtain air bags, back-up cameras, lane departure warning, intelligent cruise control and stability control to the equation and it’s probably low-balling it to say $4,000 per vehicle in government-mandated (or potentially soon-to-be-mandated) safety gear"
I thought I read they will be standard equipment on next year's FJC.

Wow, that's a lot of money when you think about it.
 

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I happened to catch footage of a FJ Cruiser side impact crash test on The History Channel. It was a 40mph test and it looked like the FJ could have driven away from it. The FJ didn't move but about 6-9ft sideways and it had little cabin intrusionm with the doors taking the brunt of the impact.

If anyone is interested, the show was called "Boneyard", the episode was "automobiles" and it was right about in the middle of the episode.
-Trev
 

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I thought I read they will be standard equipment on next year's FJC.

Wow, that's a lot of money when you think about it.
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