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Airbags and ARB Bumpers

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Ruger357, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. Oct 4, 2010 at 1:58 PM
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    Ruger357

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    Can someone explain to me the amount of damage/speed that it takes to set off your frontal airbags? Reason i ask is because i want to install an ARB bumper but worry about the airbag not deploying in the event i get in a real wreck....See i want the bad ass look and protection it offers on the trail etc but if it sacrifices my family's safety its gotta be a no-go. Thanks for the help.
     
  2. Oct 4, 2010 at 2:00 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    the airbags are inertial driven and not impact driven. no aftermarket bumper should affect this, AFAIK
     
  3. Oct 4, 2010 at 2:02 PM
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    ^^ I didn't know that either. Thanks!
     
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    Wow yea thats good info, I always thought impact never thought to find out.
     
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    ARB claims they are air bag compliant or something too the effect and that is because down under you can't change bumpers for an aftermarket unless it has been tested not to interfere with the air bags.

    It is a marketing ploy because like jhodge said it is inertia that sets them off so it shouldn't matter if you have the factory tupperware or a steel bumper up front.
     
  6. Oct 4, 2010 at 2:21 PM
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    Thanks for the info ya'll.
     
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