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So I swapped my car about a year ago and i did a WRX dash conversion.

My old dash was painted white and then back to grey without being takin out of the car so it looked like @$$.

Anyways back then i was so excited about swapping my car that i didnt really think about the airbags.

I figured WRX bags were close to the same as my 95 system.

I bought the WRX bags and controller only to realize that the WRX system is much more complicated. And never ended up installing them.

Well after a year of driving around with no airbags, I am starting to think it is a bad idea.

I daily drive the car, and if it were just me in the car most of the time it wouldn't be a big deal. But i always have my girlfriend in the car, or my sisters.

I have been thinking about selling my car and getting a safer GD (or maybe a RS), and later build another GC track car. Because i cant afford to buy a daily driver right now and not drive my GC all the time. Tucson sucks like that.

I was hoping to move to northern AZ this january and hopefully have a bike to ride to school everyday. or walk. so i wouldnt use my car as much.

What do you guys think i should do?
 

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Everybody's different but I don't think airbags are anything worth messing around with, and I know i'd really regret it if someone got hurt because I didn't take care of the problem.
 

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Get in a crash with airbags. If you are wearing your seatbelt the airbag will do very little for you. I hit a concrete center barrier on a highway going 80MPH. I never contacted the airbag the seatbelt held me inplace so I didnt hit the airbag. Infact the damn thing burned me on my arms.

There is a reason it is called supplimental restrant system. Thats what it does. However if you wear your seatbelt and keep you seat where it should be I dont see a problem driving a car without them. Modern cars are much safer because of the crumple zone not the airbag.


If you really are concerned that much about safety get a GD.
 

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Get in a crash with airbags. If you are wearing your seatbelt the airbag will do very little for you. I hit a concrete center barrier on a highway going 80MPH. I never contacted the airbag the seatbelt held me inplace so I didnt hit the airbag. Infact the damn thing burned me on my arms.

There is a reason it is called supplimental restrant system. Thats what it does. However if you wear your seatbelt and keep you seat where it should be I dont see a problem driving a car without them. Modern cars are much safer because of the crumple zone not the airbag.


If you really are concerned that much about safety get a GD.
The air bag keeps you from hyper extending your neck, like what happened to Dale Earnheart....
 

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The air bag keeps you from hyper extending your neck, like what happened to Dale Earnheart....


If that is the case it needs to come out alot farther then. The stock suby airbag only comes out 6-8 inches. I am only 6ft and keep the seat one click from vertical too. If you are firmly in place with the seat belt you wont hit the airbag. Or if you do your neck will already be very far extended and you wont hit it correctly.


Also nascar is much different than a street car. A tube chassic car has alot less crash absorption than a unibody oem car. That is why they have the HANs device. The G forces seen in a crash from a race car of any kind is normaly much higher than you will see on the street unless you are going stupid fast into another stupid fast car. In this case airbags wont help anyway.


Airbags arent these awesome devices that make you survive any crash. Hell they might kill you if you have to sit close to the wheel. There are many documented cases of this. They are supplimental. Personaly they are not that benficial if a seatbelt is worn properly. You can have what ever opinion you want its a free country.
 
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