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Old 5th February 2008, 11:31   #1
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Exclamation price of crash guard?

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i'm planning to install a crash guard(like the one's fitted in santro/indica) on the fromt bumper for my getz. Can anybody suggest the approximate price in chennai/blore

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Old 5th February 2008, 13:43   #2
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would cost you 2.5~3k for the same .

however i would say no to it as these cars have crumple zones . so installing a crash gaurd as it is called would invariably be worthless , it would affect the car adversely when it meets an accident as the whole of the impact would be carried inside to the other parts rather than shock to be absorbed less damage to passengers.
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It starts from 2000 Rs +
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hello guys,

i'm planning to install a crash guard(like the one's fitted in santro/indica) on the fromt bumper for my getz. Can anybody suggest the approximate price in chennai/blore

thanks.
Are u talking about the kind which is in nicejits zen in the post above mine?
If yes please stay away from it.I had it in my 800 since more than 6 years and since it was connected by steel plates to the cross member in the front it ended up rusting the crossmember and i had to get the entire cross member replaced and the maruti people said that this usually happens all the time.
Also in an event of a crash i ll be more harmful than useful.I ll only save u from 5 kmph touches.
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Old 5th February 2008, 14:51   #5
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Bangalore - check out it Shivajinagar at one of those 'Gujris' or workshops, they'll source it for you (new or used), you will get it for dirt cheap

Or walk into Hyundai showroom/service centre, ask the service folks for a crash guard from other vehicles (scrapped, accident prone, parts returned from users), you may get it for cheap.

You can always get a new one for Hyndai authorized sales. Suggest don't install one. Not only does it spoil the look of you car, but in an event of an accident, all impact is xferred over to chassis.
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thanks a lot. i also had a chance to go through another thread in this site about bumper/crash guard and found most people say its worthless and now this has made me to think again.
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Also in an event of a crash i ll be more harmful than useful.I ll only save u from 5 kmph touches.
. A friend's 800 had a similar crash guard and someone from his family rammed it into a pig. The pig is alive, car's bumper is intact, but the car's structure has suffered damage. The front wheel axis is no longer parallel to the rear one.
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a strict no to such crash guards and stuffs. had one on my alto. when i just dashed very slowly on a bolder kept at roadside the crash guard bended and damaged my bonet. costed me 1500 crashgaurd itself and 4 k other painting damages
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...someone from his family rammed it into a pig. The pig is alive...
OT, but I just couldn't help laughing at this. Especially when read with your signature.
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There was an unfortunate accident in the Bombay suburb of Lokhandwala over a year ago, when a woman who was learning to drive attempted to park her car (a Santro, I believe) and rammed into a neighbour who was innocently sitting in a chair. The photo accompanying the article revealed that the car had a massive bull-bar (crash guard). If this lethal weapon wasn't there, I feel the unfortunate victim may have survived.
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I'm glad to hear that the pig survived --- but these things are lethal to unwarry pedestrians.

All cars are lethal weapons, but giving your weapon a sharp edge does not make sense.

Stay away from these things!

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. A friend's 800 had a similar crash guard and someone from his family rammed it into a pig. The pig is alive, car's bumper is intact, but the car's structure has suffered damage. The front wheel axis is no longer parallel to the rear one.
Perhaps he should strap a pig to his front bumper.
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Crash guards may save the bumper from little scratches that happen at a speed of 5 KM/H or less !
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Perhaps he should strap a pig to his front bumper.
ROFLMAO
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Beware if your car is equipped with Airbags, Airbag sensors may not work properly if you have crash guard or something similar in front, because they may divert the impact of carsh rather than coming to bumper and initializing sensors.
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