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Old 04-22-2005, 10:47 PM   #1
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why do our cars have the hump on the floor for like a drive shaft? do u know what i talking about. if our cars were ment to be front wheel drive why would that be their for? are other h-bodys in other countrys in RWD? this applys to every FWD im riden in.
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yeah i guess so that would make sense.
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I think its just for looks, maybe durability too.
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I know this one!!! Only because I was with Randy today. The hump in the front all the way under the console is for the ducting for the back seat heat/ac. They most likely continued it all the way for natural look.

How many cars have you seen w/o a hump in the backseat foot area? Plus the engineers wanted to do it for the parents. This way parents can say "keep your feet on your own side"
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As far as I know, it serves two purposes.

1: Place to tuck the exhaust

2: It is typically structural. Try folding a stiff crisp dollar in half. Then fold a hump in it perpendicular to the fold line and fold again. It resists, a little.
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I think Saabs & Citroens years ago had completely flat floor, no tunnel.
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dont forget the 60s and 70s toronado!! i was like sitting on a pool table
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The pathetic Honda Civic has boasted "flat floor" for years.
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