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    I recently had someone run into the back of me

    I have a tow bar fitted and after the collision, the rear aluminium impact absorber (as shown in spoons' picture below) was completely broken in two!

    So how fast do you reckon you'd need to get hit to do this much damage???

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    i wouldn't like to say mate but alluminium is not the strongest of metals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevedee3 View Post
    So how fast do you reckon you'd need to get hit to do this much damage???
    I'm guessing, but I reckon my damage was about 15mph to 20mph.... impact speed.

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    thats contact velocity i take it.. little below that was what hit my one back in September last year and didnt touch it.

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    Well I suppose it is designed to crumple and take the Impact - I'd Agree with Spoons - Probably 15-20Mph - wouldn't be much faster than that

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