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Old 07-01-2002, 20:32   #1 (permalink)
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Falcon Safe-T-Cell

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Not that i was paying much attention, but the ford dealer who sold me my XR8 said that Ford (because they own Volvo) have also introduced the Safe-T-Cell into their Falcons.

If this is true, in what models do they exist?

How strong are they....As good as a roll cage?

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Old 07-01-2002, 20:52   #2 (permalink)
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Safe-T-cell? If I remember correctly, that is a term Toyota uses for the Avalon.

All modern cars have a strengthened passenger compartment with front and rear crumple zones - including Falcon and Commodore. The difference is that Volvo, Mercedes, etc are able to dedicate more resources towards getting their safety systems optimal - plus of course they have more than 2 or 4 airbags.
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Sounds like yet another salesman talking out his arse if you ask me. Safe-T-Cell™ would just be Volvo's (or whoever's) brandname for what everyone is doing in any case.

Just like the Falcon Wide-Trac™ Hotchkiss rearend looks just like a leaf srung live axle (OK, with the shocks at the outer extremities).

Off-Topic: How do you put the trademark (TM) as a superscript on this board?

[edit] Thanks DK, I've got the hang of it now.
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Old 07-02-2002, 02:16   #5 (permalink)
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The dealer could have meant 'personal safety system' which may come to the Falcon sometime soon.
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The dealer could have meant 'personal safety system' which may come to the Falcon sometime soon.
mmm, yes, if this is what i've heard about, and it is coming to falcon from what i've heard, then it is fantastic.
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For those unfamiliar with Ford's 'Personal Safety System™'

The Personal Safety System has more than a dozen components. It collects information to determine how closely a driver is sitting to the steering wheel, whether front seat occupants are wearing safety belts and how severe an accident is.

Within milliseconds, the system uses this information to decide which restraints to deploy.

These restraints include:

Pretensioners in the safety belt system that can tighten the front belts and help enhance the effectiveness of the restraint system during a crash.

Energy management retractors that slowly lets safety belt webbing loosen to reduce the risk of injuries.

Dual stage air bags that, depending on the crash severity, offer two energy levels of air bag deployment. A high percent of accidents result in the lower-level air bag deployment, again further reducing the risk of injury from air bags.
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For those unfamiliar with Ford's 'Personal Safety System™'

The Personal Safety System has more than a dozen components. It collects information to determine how closely a driver is sitting to the steering wheel, whether front seat occupants are wearing safety belts and how severe an accident is.

Within milliseconds, the system uses this information to decide which restraints to deploy.

These restraints include:

Pretensioners in the safety belt system that can tighten the front belts and help enhance the effectiveness of the restraint system during a crash.

Energy management retractors that slowly lets safety belt webbing loosen to reduce the risk of injuries.

Dual stage air bags that, depending on the crash severity, offer two energy levels of air bag deployment. A high percent of accidents result in the lower-level air bag deployment, again further reducing the risk of injury from air bags.
Yep, this is what i was thinking it was. I think there is a real good chance that we will see it barra.
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