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I just got a pic's from a friend about how he hit a deer and wreaked his truck. Well it got me thinking, if I was in let’s say a ford F-250 with a brush guard and I hit a zombie. would that wreak the truck hitting a 150-220lb zombie or would the weight if the truck just knocked the zombie out of the way with little to no damage and with would happen if a reg. car, truck or SUV hit a zombie?  Also what kinds of vehicles besides a APC,LAV or something like that can run down zombies with no problem?

 

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It won't last for too long. Remember that most brush guards are bolted to the frame, so the force of the impact is directed to the car's frame (unless it is a unibody and not body-on-frame).  This is fine for small impacts, but at higher speeds or hitting larger or less mobile objects (like a tree or another car) it will actually be worse for the vehicle to have a brush guard on it (in terms of keeping the driver safe and the car relatively ok).  As for that moose guard, the surface area is large enough and the truck's chasis is definately strong enough to withstand it.

Height will be your friend in this and skid plates for the cv axles, radiator, fuel tank, rear diff.  The higher the vehicle, the better for hitting humans, and less for your vehicle to get hung up on when they go under your truck.  Just keep in mind that most vehicles are made with crush points and what not to keep the cabin safe in an accident, so even a larger trucks will be heavily damaged with impacting something like a deer or a bunch of humans


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so i guess i could not pull a zombieland on put a snowplow on a SUV.


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haha you probably could. plows spread the energy across their surface area and have hydralics to take some of it as well.   also just keep in mind im going off what i know, and i wouldnt have any doubt in a large truck being able to withstand a lot of impacts on teh front end from hitting humans, im just thinking extra critically
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Yeah, a METAL snowplow would do wonders, cause I've seen em move alot of hvy snow at slow speeds. A "V" type plow would be ideal. Would be handy for moving wrecked cars as well.


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I think this is a question that is very difficult to come up with a general answer for. 

It all depends on the vehicle used, the speed that the zed was hit at, the technique used, and the precautions used to "up-armor" the vehicle. 

Older trucks, vans, and sedans would fair better than newer vehicles.  By older I mean before the widespread use of crumple zones (IE 1970's to 1980's at the newest).  Size also matters.  A garbage truck will fair better than a Geo Metro.

The fastest speed I'd want to go to run over a zombie would be 30mph, and that might be too fast.  Any faster than that, I'd think you're only doing unnecessary damage to your vehicle with no real gain on taking out zombies.

Doing a glancing blow vs. hitting them head on may be the smarter thing to do if you're trying to keep you vehicle running.  A glancing blow might damage a headlight, but it is less likely that your radiator will be damaged, and it is also less likely that they will come through the windshield or go under the vehicle.

And of course adding a stout, well designed, cattle guard or plow will change the dynamics.  So will strengthening up the engine bay, adding a roll-cage, reinforcing the windshield (IE either adding a grate to it to keep things from actually hitting the windshield or replacing it with armor), adding skid plates underneath, etc..  You still would want to avoid hitting them at too high a speed, and avoid hitting them head on.

Just some of my thoughts on the subject.

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