I did a little searching around using the search feature but couldn't find what I was looking for so I'm just going to ask here.
I have a 09 Rubicon and just swapped out my front bumper with a Smittybilt stinger winch mount bumper. The only harnesses were for the factory fog lights.
I'm curious to know more about air bag deployment. The only reason I ask is because a guy was in our parking garage in his CRV last week. He was busy checking out my Jeep and turned his head while failing to realize there was a concrete support pylon right in front of him. He rammed it at 5 mph or so and his airbag deployed. Opps! He was burnt on his arms and got out of his car stumbling around dazed as if he just hit by Mike Tyson.
That little incident left me wondering... What happens a tree or obstacle (or mini cooper, slow Hummer in the fast lane or a midget) is in my way on the trail one night and I end up loosing my brakes... If I hit it with my stinger, is my air bag going to do the same thing? Where are the sensors? What's the speed and impact type that actually makes them deploy? If it was up to me, I'd be just as fine with no airbag in the JK... I've never thought the idea of a high pressure bag hitting me in the face just because it thought I ran into something a little too hard. I do understand why they are there... so no need to rant about how they save lives. yada yada yada.
Any insight on what makes them deploy, what types of forces, etc would be helpful.
Any stories about them deploying while on the trail would be some good reading too... Feel free to post them!
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