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E36General discussion and technical help for (E36) 1992-1999 3 series cars. 318, 323, 325, 328.
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Your Ride: 1995 325i
Amanda, you've got every reason to be upset with what happened, a similar but very much minor thing happened to me many years ago, but as drz says, good thing it wasn't your windshield, on the driver's side no less. I can remember enough high school physics to figure out that f=ma at highway speeds can overcome break resistant glass. All things considered, better it be the grill than your smile.
True, but I don't think that it would have broken the glass straight through. Shattered and completely ruined? Sure, but I don't think that the tire would have gone through.
And about F=ma, not so much. The modulus of elasticity of steel versus glass? Yeah. Plus, I was going at a constant speed, so no acceleration. The tire was just flung up in the air, so almost no x component of v either. Sorry, I'll stop talking about school, cause I'm done!!!
Originally Posted by c1apton
- "The DIY Goddess" - nice job (She's "schoolin'" the boyZ)