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DaveInDenver

Expedition Leader
It’s only approved because it’s been tested. Air bags don’t deploy based on crushing a sensor. It’s the g force reading/ sudden stop that makes them deploy so with any aftermarket bumpers. They will still deploy like normal. The biggest difference is the bumper won’t absorb the hit as well and more forces is passed into the passengers. I’m ok with this so I rather have a fixed hard mounted bumper than one that crumpled.
The airbags don't necessary deploy as normal with an aftermarket bumper. They will deploy regardless which bumper you have or even if you don't have one at all due to those g-force sensors. Their timing is dependent on how the stock bumper absorbs energy and collapses. What ARB I think claims is that for any given crash the time from impact to when the airbag inflates won't be changed. With an aftermarket bumper that is completely rigid it's anyone's guess. They might fire at a lower speed or sooner in the impact sequence. That's the main problem in my view, that the airbags might have inflated and have already started deflating before they would have done any good in a major crash.
 

Christian P.

Expedition Leader
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This is the 4Runner that Chris Collard and myself bought in Santiago 3 years ago. It was driven down from Alaska to Tierra Del Fuego over a period of 2 years (from these guys: https://www.flightlesskiwis.com/4runner/).
Since we picked it up at the airport, we drove it through Chile, Peru, Argentina and Ecuador. Every time either Chris or myself go down there we bring parts with us and improve it. Eventually we will bring it back up to the states.


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4runnerteq

Explorer
This is the 4Runner that Chris Collard and myself bought in Santiago 3 years ago. It was driven down from Alaska to Tierra Del Fuego over a period of 2 years (from these guys: https://www.flightlesskiwis.com/4runner/).
Since we picked it up at the airport, we drove it through Chile, Peru, Argentina and Ecuador. Every time either Chris or myself go down there we bring parts with us and improve it. Eventually we will bring it back up to the states.


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Man, awesome build on that rig. How well thought out
 
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