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Unread 11-30-2011, 11:27 AM   #1
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Bumpers and airbags

Does anyone know if the airbag activation will still work as design with hefty steel armor that we bolt the front of our wranglers? Just curious, thanks.

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Unread 11-30-2011, 11:54 AM   #2
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The ab is triggered by an inertial switch, so yeah, it still works with our heavy bolt-ons.
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Unread 11-30-2011, 12:06 PM   #3
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Is that a "oh $h!t" possibility for when off roading? Do people add cut off switches to both airbags when playing in the weeds? I'm not sure how severe the impact needs to be to activate? God that would not make for a happy mrs. Haha
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Unread 11-30-2011, 12:10 PM   #4
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I was thinking about the same thing not too long ago...I wasn't sure if I should hook up a switch (to SOMETHING...) or pull the airbag fuses before going offroad, maybe??
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Unread 11-30-2011, 12:12 PM   #5
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Is that a "oh $h!t" possibility for when off roading? Do people add cut off switches to both airbags when playing in the weeds? I'm not sure how severe the impact needs to be to activate? God that would not make for a happy mrs. Haha
Not likely to trigger when not needed or wanted. I'm not sure what the threshold is, but I'd imagine you'd have to go from at least 5-7 mph to zero in almost no distance. I've also seen plenty of sideways rolls and flops that failed to set it off.
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Unread 11-30-2011, 01:07 PM   #6
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Don't disable them unless you are carrying a small child in the front. If you hit something hard enough to deploy the bags, you will be glad you aren't eating the steering wheel.
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Unread 12-01-2011, 10:22 AM   #7
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Read somewhere that you need at least 15 to 20 mph deceleration to 0 mph before air bags deploy.
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Unread 12-01-2011, 10:33 AM   #8
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Don't disable them unless you are carrying a small child in the front. If you hit something hard enough to deploy the bags, you will be glad you aren't eating the steering wheel.
X2. The JK's with side bags have to worry more since they will go off if they get off camber a certain amount of degrees.

Airbags save morons like this.

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