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alex morgan
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side door X
March 06, 2006 11:44AM
http://www.bmw2002faq.com/component/option,com_forum/Itemid,57/page,download/id,1761/

what do you think of these. uniterupted x with no bends.

i also like padddys

http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/2448/dsc00695small3gg.jpg

or do you think no X just highfrom B to low A straight twice plus a sill bar.



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Re: side door X
March 06, 2006 11:54AM
What's wrong with a well-welded X with tacos?





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Re: side door X
March 06, 2006 12:06PM
The first one looks rather difficult to get out of. Especially if, after having rolled the car, you're not sure which way is up. But it's in a 2002,right, so the picture is probably deceiving. Creative though. Are the tubes bent? Or just cut around each other and welded?

As for Paddy's, why does it look like there is a big gap between the cage and the A-pillar, up by the corner? And not much better for escape. But I've never had to escape from a car, so maybe I shouldn't comment.







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Re: side door X
March 06, 2006 12:34PM
Skye Wrote:
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nothing really.

but i like the idea of a full lenght tube from b-a.


scott:

the tubes are bent to pass eachother. i would not cut mine. hard to tell if he did.








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Re: side door X
March 06, 2006 01:17PM
Two continuous bars are inherently stronger than one and a cut, but provided you gusset the X well, it's really more an engineering quibble, the cut X has worked (and not worked) in the past. FYI, I'm planning on putting a big spreader plate on the outside of my X joint.
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