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Old 01-11-2013, 05:37 PM   #1
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armor vs airbags

I noticed that ARB seems to be the only bumper maker that states "airbag approved" for their front bumpers. Relentless and some others say "offroad only".

What exactly does it mean to be "airbag approved" and does it really matter?

Besides airbags, are there other sensors or safety devices that might have reduced effectiveness after installing trail armor (skids, sliders, bumpers, etc)?
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airbags are activated based on inertia and not being crushed. they will work the same no matter what bumper is on there.
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airbags are activated based on inertia and not being crushed. they will work the same no matter what bumper is on there.
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good to know. thanks guys.
I've always assumed it was like a limit switch or crush sensor or something in the front bumper for airbags. never thought about inertia.
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