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Old 02-09-2005, 10:37 AM   #16
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I would leave the air bag alone. They are there to save your life and you will never know when you might need one. Legally you can remove the airbag out of the car however the car will not pass the safety. The other matter to consider is the insurance company (how we love them) if you remove the air bag out of the vehicle this will void your insurance, since you are removing a safety feature that originally came with the vehicle. This is what my friend who works in the insurance field explained to me. Everything is legal till you get caught.

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Old 02-09-2005, 10:55 AM   #17
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Legally you can remove the airbag out of the car however the car will not pass the safety.
Sure it will. I won't pass safety if you remove something like a seatbelt, but removing the airbag will not render your car unsafetyable.
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Old 02-09-2005, 11:02 AM   #18
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u'd be surprised what kinda cars can pass safety's these days....
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Old 02-09-2005, 11:04 AM   #19
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I ripped my airbag wheel off and went with something smaller for my e36.
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Old 02-09-2005, 11:55 AM   #20
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Sure it will. I won't pass safety if you remove something like a seatbelt, but removing the airbag will not render your car unsafetyable.
Are you sure? I know if cars who were not equipped with seatbelts would pass. If cars who were originally equipped with seatbelts and those seatbelts were removed the vehicle would not pass saftey. From what I understood these applies to the airbags also. But then I could be wrong.
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Old 02-09-2005, 11:57 AM   #21
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I ripped my airbag wheel off and went with something smaller for my e36.

Well worth the risk factor. I hope you have a good dental plan. LOL
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Old 02-09-2005, 12:14 PM   #22
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just about anything voids your insurance these days, if they dont get you for the steering wheel they will get you for the head lights or the clear corners or some stupid shit,

this summer im stripping down im insurance to absolute bar minumim, cause i know that if i get into an accident my car wont even be close to getting fixed the way it was, i know they would not buy me new aftermarket rims, or repair a roll cage or ect ect

it will be dropped to as low was 140/ month


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Old 02-09-2005, 12:22 PM   #23
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just about anything voids your insurance these days, if they dont get you for the steering wheel they will get you for the head lights or the clear corners or some stupid shit,
Agreed insurance companies will do anything not to pay out.

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this summer im stripping down im insurance to absolute bar minumim, cause i know that if i get into an accident my car wont even be close to getting fixed the way it was, i know they would not buy me new aftermarket rims, or repair a roll cage or ect ect

it will be dropped to as low was 140/ month


i say if u wana mod keep modin!
The insurance company will insure you as long you get your vehicle appraised, down side your insurance goes up.
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Old 02-09-2005, 12:35 PM   #24
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Well worth the risk factor. I hope you have a good dental plan. LOL

Seriously....Nope, airbags all the way, I sit far enough away from the wheel so I'm not scared of breaking something....
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Old 02-09-2005, 01:09 PM   #25
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I say go for the aftermarket wheel. How often do you get in major frontal collisions?? Odds are you wont in this car if you drive like a sane man.

Airbags can cause a lot of damage. A lot of people drive with one hand on the top of the wheel. If the airbag blows then your hand (and watch) will be smashed into your face extremely hard.

As for an Airbag affecting a Safety check? If you live in ontario and your mechanic is not a super tight ass it will pass no problem.
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Old 02-09-2005, 01:12 PM   #26
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Agreed insurance companies will do anything not to pay out.

The insurance company will insure you as long you get your vehicle appraised, down side your insurance goes up.
If not just drop you for having a modded car....
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Old 02-09-2005, 02:01 PM   #27
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Of what ive heard, the momo s-wheels are awesome..my bud has one and loves it ill most likley get one once i get a new car.

But the again like some of you say "is it worth the risk"...
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i say yes to the risk and geting rid of my boat sized steering wheel
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Old 02-09-2005, 05:28 PM   #29
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I say go for the aftermarket wheel. How often do you get in major frontal collisions?? Odds are you wont in this car if you drive like a sane man.

Airbags can cause a lot of damage. A lot of people drive with one hand on the top of the wheel. If the airbag blows then your hand (and watch) will be smashed into your face extremely hard.

As for an Airbag affecting a Safety check? If you live in ontario and your mechanic is not a super tight ass it will pass no problem.
It's like playing Russian Rullet. But what are the chances of finding the right chamber?
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Old 02-09-2005, 07:00 PM   #30
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Sure you can use that example but most revolvers have 6 or 8 bullets... If we're talking 1000-1 odds (of major frontal collision) i'll pull the trigger...
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