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Old 01-26-2011, 07:26 PM   #1
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TJ Jeep Wrangler Official Crash Test Results. Wrangler is Solid!

I found this video of the TJ Jeep Wrangler's official crash test results. I was not disappointed despite the mediocre rating. The wrangler is solid.

Here is the crash test results video:

1997 - 2006 Jeep Wrangler Crash TEst | Ultimate Street Videos, Car Reviews, Car News

Pretty sweet huh?

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Old 01-26-2011, 07:45 PM   #2
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Seeing those two Jeeps destroyed just made me a little sad. But because of their sacrifice, my Jeep, and my family are safer. Thank you Jeeps.

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Old 01-26-2011, 07:48 PM   #3
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Why did they have to crash one in my color?
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Old 01-26-2011, 09:00 PM   #4
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The passenger in the back seat is going to get a headache in the soft top.
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ok... front tube fenders. arb bull bumper, psc richot rockers, rear full corner armor.. than redo the test!
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The cool thing about soft windows is that it'll never shatter! lol
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Old 01-26-2011, 10:30 PM   #7
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gotpepsi- you have a great point there...lol
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Old 01-26-2011, 11:01 PM   #8
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Except for the fact that "being solid" isn't necessarily a good thing in a crash, you can celebrate.
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Old 01-26-2011, 11:11 PM   #9
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Dude in the back doesn't even have any arms! Poor lil dummy
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Old 01-26-2011, 11:19 PM   #10
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Does better than I thought. I worry about folks in the back seat when rear ended.
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Old 01-26-2011, 11:37 PM   #11
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Why do you think they didn't do a rear crash test? Did they just not do them then?
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Old 01-27-2011, 01:57 PM   #12
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Surprised to see the passenger airbag deploy with no passenger in the seat. Is this normal for US cars, as airbags in UK cars usually don't deploy unless the seat is occupied? I also suspect that 'full doors' would avoid the criticism levelled against the TJ in the test. Having seen the size of rig used in the side impact test, I think we've probably got good side protection over here as the average size of vehicles is much smaller and they're more likely to impact against the TJ's chassis, unless of course it's a truck that hits you!
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Old 01-27-2011, 02:51 PM   #13
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Surprised to see the passenger airbag deploy with no passenger in the seat. Is this normal for US cars, as airbags in UK cars usually don't deploy unless the seat is occupied? I also suspect that 'full doors' would avoid the criticism levelled against the TJ in the test. Having seen the size of rig used in the side impact test, I think we've probably got good side protection over here as the average size of vehicles is much smaller and they're more likely to impact against the TJ's chassis, unless of course it's a truck that hits you!
theres a passenger airbag switch in front of the shifter. they must have had it on is my guess.
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Old 01-27-2011, 03:13 PM   #14
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I saw a Wrangler get nailed in the driver front fender by a car running a red light. Spun the Wrangler around at least a full revolution. The driver of the Wrangler got out after a min or two without injury. That was all the proof I needed.
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theres a passenger airbag switch in front of the shifter. they must have had it on is my guess.
Not fitted to the UK models- must be different vehicle regulations.
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I know my 05' doesn't have an airbag off switch.
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Old 01-27-2011, 03:37 PM   #17
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Neither does my 05
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Old 01-27-2011, 03:43 PM   #18
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Dude in the back doesn't even have any arms! Poor lil dummy
He lost them when they crashed him in the smartcar at 10mph
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I know my 05' doesn't have an airbag off switch.
My 97 did not, my 02 did, and my 05 does not. Guess it wasn't a consistent feature.
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He lost them when they crashed him in the smartcar at 10mph
into a pile of pillows.
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I know my 05' doesn't have an airbag off switch.
I think it was optional on every TJ that rolled out of the factory, my 99 has it but i drove another 99 that didnt have one.
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Old 01-28-2011, 11:05 AM   #23
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Pretty sweet huh?
doesn't load for me...but i'm sure i've seen it on youtube.

and you do understand mediocre is a bad rating right?

this might be useful:
Why seat belts are your friend. - JeepForum.com
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ok... front tube fenders. arb bull bumper, psc richot rockers, rear full corner armor.. than redo the test!
Would likely make things worse. The stiffer the body, the more energy transmitted to the occupants. There's a reason crumple zones were created. Obviously that can't be taken to the extreme - the cabin must remain solid to keep from crushing onto people.

Unfortunately what is good for the vehicle's survivability is not the same as what is good for the occupant's survivability. The vehicle must sacrifice itself to save the occupant.
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Keep in mind this is the more severe insurance industry test. In the offset front end crash the Wrangler hits the barrier at 40 mph. Since the barrier is immovable, this is essentially the same as hitting an identical vehicle also coming at the target vehicle at 40 mph. 40 mph vs. 40 mph, in other words. That is a huge crash.

On the side impact test, the impact is from a barrier that is supposed to mimic a good sized SUV like an Explorer.
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Actually since the barrier is not moving and the Jeep is traveling at 40mph it's similar to a 20 mph vs 20 mph head to head crash. The barrier would need to be moving 40 mph for it to be a 40 mph vs 40 mph.
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Actually since the barrier is not moving and the Jeep is traveling at 40mph it's similar to a 20 mph vs 20 mph head to head crash. The barrier would need to be moving 40 mph for it to be a 40 mph vs 40 mph.
I don't think that's right seems like an 80 mph crash. But I'm so fisix syentist
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Old 01-28-2011, 01:43 PM   #28
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Ha disregard my last post. You're right. This is why I received a C+ in physics.
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Well I looked it up on the ole' internet here and they did some similar testing on MythBusters apparently. He's right it is similar to hitting a barrier at 40 mph.
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And since somebody brought up the Smart Car, it does surprisingly well in such tests, BUT (and this is a big qualifier) it rebounds dramatically off the barrier. As in enough of a bounce to go into opposite lanes for round two.

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