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I really wish there was an app for this but alas there is not. Say you were struck while parked in the rea tire well hard enough to push the whole "hip" in by a vehicle that was large and had a high bumper. Would the resulting torsion on the frame cause stress to the front end of the vehicle too on the same side? Where would be the damage and stress that you would see on a frame that lacked subframe connectors so therefore more body flex? I would like to query the gentleman that wrote this article. http://www.bodyshopbusiness.com/Article/71355/new_icar_damage_analysis_course_now_available.aspx

If you are unsure of the answer could you point me to anyone that would? Thanks in advance
 

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The only way you're really going to know is to put the car on an alignment machine.

But it's more likely the car would slide on its tires than twist, the tires would be the path of least resistance.
I would agree with you but the difficult part is that the car was parked near a curb so any "sode to side" motion would be effectively stopped. Also, due to the frame's construction and less than optimal rigidity of rubber bushings, I think there would be a great degree of body flex. Perhaps not to bend the more solid frame but the more at risk parts such as a les than optimal material wise front end. If there is a rusty bit, a unplanned, unengineered stress would snap it, right I see damage to the front end of the same side rear of where it was struck and it just makes sense. It did not happen directly but on the way to the body shop.
 
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