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airbag deployment w/ cheap seat covers

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by emacpgh, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. Aug 27, 2009 at 8:25 AM
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    emacpgh

    emacpgh [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Aries stainless steel bull bar , afe pro dry s filter , secondary air filter removal, scangauge II
    does anyone know if there would be an airbag deployment issue when using cheap seatcovers without a breakaway section. i get very greasy at work, i change my cloths and wash arms and face but grease still finds a way to the covers, hence i am reluctant to buy the oem $? or wet oks 235$ .still dont want to risk my life. does grease clean up from the wet ok easily?
     
  2. Aug 27, 2009 at 12:07 PM
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    Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

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    Advantage Torza top (tri-fold), Husky floor mats, RuffTuff seat covers, C2C hood struts, Homelink mirror, USA Spec PA15-Toy (120gig Classic & 8gig nano), Garmin Nuvi 660, Protecta Bed mat, Pop-n-lock, TSB Springs, Scangauge II, Heated drivers seat, Fumoto drain valve, Aries pushbar, PIAA 540 fog lights, Hood scoop grahics, Flowmaster 50 series dual catback exhaust, RainX Latitude windshield wipers, Husky rear floor liner (ontop of folded down seats). Console Vault.
    I wouldn't take any chances.....

    Get seat covers that are compatible to your seat covers. Bite the bullet and pay for them.

    Or....simply use a large t-shirt or towel and put it over top the seat. Cut the sides of the t-shirt where the airbag is.

    I don't have side airbags, but I can totally relate to the 'grease' thing. I've had seat covers in my truck for 2 years and I've probably washed them about 4 times (they get nasty).
     
  3. Aug 28, 2009 at 9:50 AM
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    emacpgh

    emacpgh [OP] Well-Known Member

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    do you have oem, wet okle, or something else? can you machine wash? does scotch guard work with grease? sorry lots of questions, first new truck, never bothered with these precautions before and all my seats ended up looking like hell. its not easy being beautiful!! lol.
     
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