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Unread 21st October 2015, 02:51 AM
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Yeah at the worse it would delay the airbag deployment but only by hundredths of a second and it would have to help absorb some of the impact force. It could even stop airbag deployment in situations when they do not need to be deployed.
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Unread 21st October 2015, 03:04 AM
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^ timing of airbags and pre-tensioner seat belts is of the order of microseconds ...

It may also prevent deployment when it is necessary ...
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But - at some point after my MY'97 Outback they changed deployment to not fully deploy under certain conditions; maybe this physical barrier will produce the same result ;-)

My Outback fully deployed when it need not have so the only injuries (minor) were from the airbags themselves.
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Unread 21st October 2015, 11:57 PM
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I've worked for a towing company for many years and have seen some horrific wrecked vehicles. When i was younger and more reckless i ran an acura into a tree at about 60 and survived with no airbag, i'm lucky to be alive. Your seat belt and distance from the steering wheel is critical to safety. Personally i feel a large chunk of metal in the front is beneficial but that's just my personal preference. I always wear my seatbelt and will do my best to teach my kids the same.
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So no modification needed to the mounting hardware? I've got one I pulled off a Suzuki SUV this weekend that I've gotta have a fabricator make mounts for (not sure if the stock ones would have fit mine, they were rusted to the subframe so I only salvaged the bar and lights)
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Unread 29th November 2015, 11:35 PM
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I used the existing 4 bolt locations for the standard splash gaurd. I got longer bolts and 10.9 grade because they arent that big. Holds the weight just fine. I can jump and stand on it and it doesnt move at all (175lbs). The under support i made, youll probably have to make one similar, i chose 1" square mild steel tubing.
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