Originally Posted by vette2004
i was talking to a friend the other day and we where discussing what a dodge was made out of. he made the statement that dodge used recylced steel from crushed cars in the manufacturing of their vehicles. i had never heard of this before and i was just wondering if there was any truth to this at all and if so does it have any affect on the safety of their vehicles
Most cars use recyled materials in them. That's the beauty of the car manufacturing business. Most parts are recyclable. Recycled material, however, doesn't mean that they just pound the metal flat again, and restamp it for new fenders. The steel gets melted down and re-forged. As was said, there is no difference in that steel than steel freshly forged from raw ores, other than there isn't any mining that has to be done.
Even the aluminum in the Corvette's suspension has some recyled aluminum can material in it, due to where the suppliers get their aluminum alloys from. Same with the aluminum bodies of the new Jags and Audis.
Recycled material is something to be promoted, not belittled.