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Airbags!!!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by colinb17, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. Mar 27, 2009 at 10:12 PM
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    colinb17

    colinb17 [OP] If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    wow, i had quite the experience offroading last weekend, all because of one hill. it was actually part of a quary-like area where on one side was a very steep hill. it is about a 45 degree incline and about 30 feet long. my buddy has an f-150...he and i have made it up and down the hill many times, to the point where it's almost second nature...but we had another friend with us today in a vehicle that is not made for that kind of thing(ford explorer). on top of that, he is not the smartest of drivers...after not listening to my advise on going slow up the hill, he floored it. the explorer left the ground at the top of the hill (about 1 foot of air under the rear tires and 3 under the front) the landing of this resulted in the airbags deploying (that was the only dammage to the vehicle)...this leads me to my question...how much and what kinds of forces can our trucks safely handle without risk of setting off the airbags?
     
  2. Mar 27, 2009 at 10:14 PM
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    colinb17

    colinb17 [OP] If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    here's a picture of the hill. i was stopped part way up the hill in this one, but you can immagine how easy it would be to jump off the top doing 30+ mph.

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  3. Mar 27, 2009 at 10:16 PM
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    straycat241 maXXXed out mid travel

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  4. Mar 27, 2009 at 10:20 PM
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    colinb17

    colinb17 [OP] If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    haha, great, that's encouraging
     
  5. Mar 28, 2009 at 8:25 AM
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    rmb_crew

    rmb_crew My other ride has 18,400HP!!!!!!

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    haha wow... I have never heard of them deploying from the vertical shock i thought it was always from the horizontal shock.
     
  6. Mar 28, 2009 at 8:53 AM
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    colinb17

    colinb17 [OP] If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    that's what surprised me so much/scared me that i was at risk of the same thing happening.
     
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