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    1. You'd probably have to add 1000lbs of structural...

      You'd probably have to add 1000lbs of structural support to resist the torque, too.
    2. I don't think that many people tow heavy trailers...

      I don't think that many people tow heavy trailers up mountain sides that often. Just sayin'.
    3. It depends on a lot of things like mass, speed,...

      It depends on a lot of things like mass, speed, and what might be restricting the motion of the limo. Then there is the actual impact points of train vs pickup.

      The pickup's frame is likely...
    4. If I were to guess... The parts that are...

      If I were to guess...

      The parts that are required to make up the particular trim level (Hellcat) are indeed constrained due to the limited numbers that were initially estimated. All projects start...
    5. There's got to be some good reads out there about...

      There's got to be some good reads out there about how each of the many brands that shuttered actually declined. Competition, complacency, egos, lack of teamwork, etc. I bet you could find tons of...
    6. Flimsy is relative to how the cabin holds up and...

      Flimsy is relative to how the cabin holds up and it looks like it caved in until the train hit the ladder frame, which bit most likely also bent.

      The reason you don't see the limo folded is...
    7. Having worked for 25 years in a few auto plants,...

      Having worked for 25 years in a few auto plants, let me make something clear about reality vs perception (i.e. People painting broad strokes).

      1) Are there bad apples? Yes. In what population......
    8. Complicit is a strong word and...

      Complicit is a strong word and incorrect/exaggeration.
    9. Yeah, I noticed that, too. Failures like this...

      Yeah, I noticed that, too.

      Failures like this are built up over a lot of time. If given a fresh environment (NUMMI or any new facility with a different group) then the potential for improvement is...
    10. People can do stupid things depending on the...

      People can do stupid things depending on the scenario/circumstances present. And building to fix something later (while not the most logical) was not invented by GM. My buddy who works as a major...
    11. One thing I learned as an engineer is digging for...

      One thing I learned as an engineer is digging for the root cause. Complex issues have a complex path of many root causes that can be derived from many other root causes. You can literally dig and dig...
    12. I like names far more than the nomenclature, but...

      I like names far more than the nomenclature, but I don't think names like Fleetwood should return. They have too much bad baggage that Cadillac does not need to explain away.

      The amount of effort...
    13. This is why I am always cautious about others...

      This is why I am always cautious about others drivers in situations of potential crashes. Even when I have a green light I check both ways. That has saved me from t bones a few times over the years.
    14. The scenario you described seems plausible to me....

      The scenario you described seems plausible to me. Add a drunk that cannot see or think straight and you have sad statistics.

      Stupid u turn plus stupid drunk equals guaranteed catastrophe.
    15. The actual invention was made separately IIRC......

      The actual invention was made separately IIRC... by a German and American around the same time (patented). Neither were associated with car mfrs, I believe. 1950s??? That was the concept though. I...
    16. You talk as if Buick mandates used car prices....

      You talk as if Buick mandates used car prices. :screwy:
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      The wifey says powertrain mount brackets and...

      The wifey says powertrain mount brackets and steering mount brackets. Alpha platforms.

      In the old days of torque converters we used to use magnesium Stators.

      Parts of the C6 and C7 space frame...
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      Magic? :P I saw that, too. I am going to chalk...

      Magic? :P

      I saw that, too. I am going to chalk that up to them adding a filler piece.... prior to the main tire install.

      I'm no wheel expert, but I have to think there are a plethora of wheel...
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      It's been a great discussion and I appreciate...

      It's been a great discussion and I appreciate those that have done so in an adult manner. :beer:

      While Googling about the manufacturing process for these airless tires I found an interesting...
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      It does so by requiring a wheel designed to mate...

      It does so by requiring a wheel designed to mate up to its full rim width flatness needs... plain and simple. You're not going to extrude or mold the lattice work of spokes if the wheel is a...
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