|04-11-2014 08:43 AM|
I'll just add my 2 cents in here... Where I live, its prohibited to remove airbags if the vehicle comes equipped with them....
And they'll know if you removed them, because funny enough, the manufacturer has a little airbag symbol on all of the vin plates on the car...
In my honest opinion, I wouldnt remove them unless, yeah, full harness and rollcage....
In my experience, I've been in numerous collisions, as passenger, and once a s a driver (got hit head on by a drunk driver over 100km/h) I owe my life to the airbag. while it hurts, fills your car with dust (tho your car is consider totalled if the airbags do go off), and is loud... I'll admit, I'll keep the bags in my car... I'd rather walk out alive with a headache for a few hours, than have no head, or serious trauma...
As for ABS, sc*w it, I've had it in previous cars, and disabled it because of my years of track, and dirt racing, I can out stop most ABS ridden vehicles.
Anywho, just my 2 cents on the matter.
Peace out Fanatics
Quoted from The Highway Traffic Act
"Disabling or removing air bag prohibited
205.2(2) Except as permitted by subsection (3), no person shall disable or interfere with the proper functioning of an air bag in a motor vehicle or remove it from the vehicle, unless
(a) it is necessary to do so to repair the air bag or to service or modify the motor vehicle; and
(b) without delay after completing the service, repair or modification, the person ensures that the air bag is re-enabled or re-installed and is functioning properly.
205.2(3) As exceptions to subsection (2),
(a) a person may install a manual cut-off switch in a motor vehicle to disable an air bag if the person's installation of the cut-off switch is authorized for the vehicle under the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations, C.R.C., c. 1038, and other persons may disable the air bag by means of the cut-off switch;
(b) if the owner of a motor vehicle has written permission from Transport Canada to have an air bag in the vehicle disabled,
(i) a person may install a device in the motor vehicle that disables the air bag, or may disable the air bag in another manner, if he or she complies with the conditions of the permission, and
(ii) other persons may disable the air bag by means of the disabling device;
(c) a recycler may remove an air bag from a motor vehicle that he or she is recycling or that is being recycled by another recycler; and
(d) a person may remove an air bag from a motor vehicle if
(i) the vehicle is not registered under The Drivers and Vehicles Act or under a comparable Act in another jurisdiction,
(ii) the person owns the vehicle or has permission from its owner to remove the air bag, and
(iii) the vehicle is being dismantled for parts or destroyed for scrap.
Offence and penalty
205.2(4) A person who contravenes subsection (2) is guilty of an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine of not more than $5,000."
|03-28-2013 09:02 PM|
|MrTerryToYou||Nope. I'm good. I'll never own a vehicle with an airbag. My wife's car has it because I care about her more than me. And because she won't let me remove it. But every accident I've ever seen that airbags have been apart of has been a lot worse than it should have been. And I've seen a lot. My dad and my step-mother are both nurses and have both previously been paramedics and my dad is still a paramedic firefighter and a nurse and they both agree that the majority of accidents could have been less damaging to both person driving and passenger and vehicle. Except when there is a rear passenger involved. Then airbags are helpful. But most other times they do more damage than good. My Navy paramedic friends age with me as well. But you know. I'm just angsty. You're right. I haven't done research or asked the people that actually deal with these types of things. Lol.|
|03-28-2013 09:00 PM|
|Blue5ive||I would say front airbags are more of a second measure of defense in case the seatbelt doesn't work properly or fails. Also been in a severe accident going from 50 to 0 in a split second. Seatbelt did its job and when the airbag went off I didn't even hit the airbag so in that one instance its deployment was useless. Most of the adults who get hurt from airbags is because they sit to close to the steering wheel. I see this all the time but especially with woman. They are so close that the airbag hits them b4 the seatbelt can even do its job. If people would learn the correct distance to sit from the steering wheel it wouldn't be such an issue. And unfortunately airbags going off alone can cause a car to be totaled out when otherwise it wouldn't have. Now side airbags are another story. I've thought about removing my driver one to put in a different steering wheel but decided not to just in case. As far as the passenger side goes I would like to remove that one and get a delete pocket if I can find one. I hardly ever have a passenger in the car anyways.|
|03-28-2013 08:24 PM|
|Milton||Hmmmmm. Sounds like your present feelings about air bags are the same as your pre-accident feelings about seat belts. Maybe after your next head on collision???????|
|03-28-2013 04:16 PM|
|MrTerryToYou||I got into a head on collision I was in a Ford probe at the time and the other car was a Nissan maxima. Neither of us had airbags because both cars were older than 96. We both were going roughly 45-50 mph. I hurt afterwards but I walked home from there. I was using a seat belt. No airbag no crushed ribs no broken face or windshield in my face or glass anywhere. The other guy was just as hurt but had no other injuries as well. I thank God I put my seat belt on that day. I was a youngster at the time and thought they were dumb but now I don't start a car with out first putting it on. It would have been worse if we hadn't had just a slight angle on our crash. We both would have engines in our legs but an airbag wouldn't have helped that! I literally walked home from that crash. So Shut the f up about airbags being needed. It's just another expense you have to pay for, when buying a car. They cost so little for the car companies to manufacture and install and they just continue to increase prices for them. They do more damage than good anyways. Medical bills, vehicle damage/cleaning (if still useable) all goes up with the airbag going off. Don't be a pawn of the motor industry and believe everything you hear or read from major car companies.|
|02-28-2013 02:44 AM|
Check UK eBay and such. Can usually find them over there. Just be careful when removing.
Also if you get in an accident that would normally deploy the bag and your insurance finds out during the investigation that the airbag is removed they can deny all claims you may have. Compound that with anybody getting hurt due to this negligence and they can sue you big time. Don't forget to get the light and code turned off if you plan to use it on the street also.
|02-28-2013 12:36 AM|
|mikebontoft||good god that cover is expensive now. $80! I'm pulling my airbags to use a different wheel, and because at this point the whole thing is going to be a track car. Rollcage and harness will be definite requirements.|
|02-27-2013 11:43 PM|
|alpha||i wanna know were to get a delete as well|
|02-25-2013 02:24 PM|
|02-24-2013 06:18 PM|
|VisualFX||Removing factory safety equipment will land you nothing but problems in the event of an accident.|
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