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Thought of something today, Airbags? #857602 01/05/08 12:39 AM
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reepersteve Offline OP
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When I was thinking of this New Years trip to the river bottom, And referenced myself to the awesome wall climb I did and the abrupt bunny hop stop at the top.
I came to realize how the day would have ended real quick when the safety devices could have been deployed.
The Q. goes out air bags or no air bags.
I have two Jeeps. The Wrangler is the ORV I'm talking about but it is street legal and I do drive it to work on occasion to resolve problems.


01' TJ Wangler, 6" Ruff Country X Series, 35" x 12.5" Mickey Thompsons On 15 x 10" rims w/ simi Bead Lock, Matching Warn Bumpers, 9500xi Warn Wench, Tom Woods Drive Shaft And SYE, And A K+N Cool Air Intake. Still Improving
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Re: Thought of something today, Airbags? [Re: reepersteve] #857603 01/06/08 02:08 AM
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reepersteve Offline OP
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Is this a sore subject or a dumb question.
To me it is one of those things that I would hate to get rid of,if not needed. But if it is going to go off on me unexpectedly it's going. I don't know how it is operated except for a hard frontal impact. Besides with the new Warn bumper attached to the frame I don't think it will operate seeing that it don't move at all.


01' TJ Wangler, 6" Ruff Country X Series, 35" x 12.5" Mickey Thompsons On 15 x 10" rims w/ simi Bead Lock, Matching Warn Bumpers, 9500xi Warn Wench, Tom Woods Drive Shaft And SYE, And A K+N Cool Air Intake. Still Improving
Re: Thought of something today, Airbags? [Re: reepersteve] #857604 01/06/08 02:56 AM
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BigJim Offline
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Steve all of them that I know of have sort of a pendelum that can swing in a hard frontal stop.. The vehicle crashes and the device swings 1/2 inch or so and triggers the bags which fill before the occupant moves forward 3 inches..
I am not aware of a Jeeper having his bags go off while offroad.. I am sure it has happened and is possible to happen but I'd suspect the Jeeper involved was happy to have the protection.
Others may have more experiences with bags going off...but since nobody has responded my guess is they don't go off much if at all offroading..
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Re: Thought of something today, Airbags? [Re: BigJim] #857605 01/06/08 07:08 AM
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fred1980 Offline
Mudrunner
X2 on BigJims answer, I've "slammed" into things offroad pretty hard and have not set off the airbags (I even have a mangled ARB front bumper to show for it, HA). There is a sensor that detects sudden deceleration like BigJim states (like in the form of a crash or something similar...)

Fred R.


97 ZJ, 5" Long Arm Lift, Beadlocked 35's, 231/D300 Doubler, Locked Front & Rear (Narrowed HP D44 & F8.8), ARB Bull Bar & 9K winch, 1-Ton Hydro-assist steering, "Custom" body work and some other goodies... PICS
Re: Thought of something today, Airbags? [Re: reepersteve] #857606 01/06/08 08:10 AM
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the_other_guy Offline
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My XJ just has 2 fuses marked "Airbags" on the fuse box by the passenger's feet. I always just pull them out when i stop to air down and disconnect the swaybar. Just to play it on the safe side


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Re: Thought of something today, Airbags? [Re: the_other_guy] #857607 01/06/08 01:48 PM
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reepersteve Offline OP
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That's what I feel needs to be done just for off road. They are there for a safety reason, but I know that when they go off, they can mess you up sometimes worse than the accident would've.
My Jeep is to new to go and start doing major extractions that are not incidents (trail wounds).
I will look for the fuses today.
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01' TJ Wangler, 6" Ruff Country X Series, 35" x 12.5" Mickey Thompsons On 15 x 10" rims w/ simi Bead Lock, Matching Warn Bumpers, 9500xi Warn Wench, Tom Woods Drive Shaft And SYE, And A K+N Cool Air Intake. Still Improving
Re: Thought of something today, Airbags? [Re: reepersteve] #857608 01/08/08 07:07 PM
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DBL_DTY97TJ Offline
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Unless you're doing your wheeling WAY to fast, I'd leave them alone. You can hit stuff really hard w/out them going off. Never heard of one going on the trail even in a rollover. If you nose dive off a ledge I suspect you'll be glad they're active.


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Re: Thought of something today, Airbags? [Re: fred1980] #857609 01/09/08 03:28 AM
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jkrubicon Offline
Getting the Wheeling Fever
I have hit pretty hard on my front bumper from droping off of a ledge. the air bags did not deploy even though I still have the factory plastic bumper. the empact was hard enough to push the "crush cans" in a litttle but not enough to make the bags deploy. you should be fine by leaving them how they are.


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Re: Thought of something today, Airbags? [Re: jkrubicon] #857610 01/09/08 06:11 PM
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Brown81CJ5 Offline
Body Damage is Cool
That is what the crush cans are there for...so minor impacts don't set the bags off.


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Re: Thought of something today, Airbags? [Re: Brown81CJ5] #857611 01/10/08 12:51 AM
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reepersteve Offline OP
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The crush cans left the truck way before the first piece of turkey was a thought in anybodies head. The Warn bumpers are mounted as they should be, to the frame. That would make for any hit a hard one.
The thought of the two things together (airbags, hard mounted bumpers) kinda freaked me out. Even after I knew that me and my freind made it. Still a fun day.
Don't want to find some one with a broken nose or black eye over a hard imact due to over protection.
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01' TJ Wangler, 6" Ruff Country X Series, 35" x 12.5" Mickey Thompsons On 15 x 10" rims w/ simi Bead Lock, Matching Warn Bumpers, 9500xi Warn Wench, Tom Woods Drive Shaft And SYE, And A K+N Cool Air Intake. Still Improving

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