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12-09-2014 01:04 PM
CodaMan Another ridiculous post, and 2 years later. Keep the airbag!!!
12-09-2014 11:54 AM
billiebob
Quote:
Originally Posted by venutoa View Post
I have seen guys bottom out on cars and air bags go off. if you a real jeeper.... then you remove your airbag. because you certainly don't want it going off on the trail at wrong time and possibly killing you. those of you who are not REAL jeepers and driving on street...have no valid points...go back and turn on your AC and radio.

genright are the real jeep guys...check this one out they did.
Well with the cage, harness & seats in that TJ the airbag delete option has little effect on safety. But an easier route would be buying a YJ.

But really.... airbags going off because you hit a bump.... bar room talk. Sober up eh.
12-09-2014 11:41 AM
IndianaBones
Quote:
Originally Posted by venutoa View Post
I have seen guys bottom out on cars and air bags go off. if you a real jeeper.... then you remove your airbag. because you certainly don't want it going off on the trail at wrong time and possibly killing you. those of you who are not REAL jeepers and driving on street...have no valid points...go back and turn on your AC and radio.

genright are the real jeep guys...check this one out they did.
Yea, disregard my jeep and the 5 others I have had. I am not a jeeper because I have airbags.

I also wear seatbelts, does that disqualify me from your "jeeper" club, too?

Dumbest post ever.

Oh PS, my jeep drives on the street every day. Must be a Toyota with a different grill...
12-09-2014 02:08 AM
InvertChaos I guess I'm not a real jeeper then. Oh well.
12-09-2014 12:23 AM
Jerry Bransford Not to mention no amount of up/down impact will set the airbag off. Not many truly understand the airbag system and what is required to set it off. Like the above.
12-09-2014 12:07 AM
freeskier
Quote:
Originally Posted by venutoa View Post
I have seen guys bottom out on cars and air bags go off. if you a real jeeper.... then you remove your airbag. because you certainly don't want it going off on the trail at wrong time and possibly killing you. those of you who are not REAL jeepers and driving on street...have no valid points...go back and turn on your AC and radio.

genright are the real jeep guys...check this one out they did.
Nice 2 year revival with such a ridiculous post.
12-08-2014 11:08 PM
venutoa I have seen guys bottom out on cars and air bags go off. if you a real jeeper.... then you remove your airbag. because you certainly don't want it going off on the trail at wrong time and possibly killing you. those of you who are not REAL jeepers and driving on street...have no valid points...go back and turn on your AC and radio.

genright are the real jeep guys...check this one out they did.
08-25-2012 08:51 AM
Jodfie
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mudweiser View Post
Once again im the odd one. I put a Grant steering wheel in my 01. Take the airbag out...removed the passenger one as well, then replacing the steering wheel is as simple as on the older vehicles. There is some important precautions to take if you do this to keep the airbag from deploying, but nothing hard about it. Not to mention i sold the airbags as well as the controller for 300 a piece on fleabay. I have no use for airbags personally, been a career firefighter for 12 years so be careful before flaming me on this. On my new 06 i will prolly leave the stock wheel as its got my cruise and all that tied into it. But eventually im sure ill design a way around that. Its all personnel preference of c ourse just sharing what i personally do. To each his own
i'm a Firefighter as welll...and im curious of your reasoning?....feel feel to pm me it if you dont want to start a off topic flame war
08-23-2012 05:41 PM
freeskier
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Originally Posted by sircody View Post
Where did you find a price of $60? The Leather one with no controls is...
WHEEL. Steering. .
This fits your 2011 JEEP WRANGLER4x4, 3.8L V6 SMPI, 4-Spd. Automatic VLP 42RLE Trans.
Stock Code 1TT66DX9AB Fitment Notes Trim: (*O0.)Color: (-XV.) List Price $ 447.07
Your Price $ 345.80
You save $ 101.27 (23%) Installation Instructions N/A Additional Notes [SCV], [X81],[SCV] Without [LAZ], [X81],[SCV],[LAZ] Without [AAH] And/Or [AC7] And/Or [XXB], [X91],[SCV] Without [LAZ]. Alternate Stock Code 1TT66DX9AA Categories Steering > Steering Wheel Assemblies Steering Wheel; Steering Wheel Assembly; Steering Wheels; Manufacturer Mopar....................................
The Vinyl Wrapped Foam one is...

WHEEL. Steering. .
This fits your 2011 JEEP WRANGLER4x4, 3.8L V6 SMPI, 4-Spd. Automatic VLP 42RLE Trans.
Stock Code 1TT68DX9AC Fitment Notes Trim: (*O0.)Color: (-XV.) List Price $ 255.21
Your Price $ 197.40
You save $ 57.81 (23%)

Additional Notes [SCA], [X81],[SCA]. Alternate Stock Code 1TT68DX9AA; 1TT68DX9AB Categories Steering > Steering Wheel

Manufacturer Mopar
What your quoting is for a 2011 JK, not the same as a TJ.
08-23-2012 05:28 PM
mrobinso I actually like the look of my stocker with the cheapo walmart cover.
08-23-2012 05:12 PM
Atthehop
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Originally Posted by sparkyjeep View Post
i have an aftermarket wheel in my jeep... personally i like it better... i asked my insurance about it and they did not say anything about throwing a fit about it. so, i did it.
anyways, you have to pull out the airbag, steering wheel and i had to pull out the clockspring (adapter interfered with it) and sold it.
use the steering wheel adapter for a YJ, it will fit a TJ. its what i have on mine.
Just try to get something in writing from the insurance company that they will cover your and your passengers injuries when you happen to have a major accident and your airbags were removed because you do not like the look of the steering wheel.
08-23-2012 05:05 PM
sircody
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Originally Posted by Rescue98 View Post
The airbag sensor I do believe is right under the dash/front of shift console

I'm sure he is talking about the front impact sensors which are not located in the bumpers....they are under headlight area
08-23-2012 05:01 PM
sircody
Quote:
Originally Posted by freeskier View Post
You can buy the factory replacement steering wheels that are not wrapped in leather (so its just plastic) for about 60$. That's my plan of action as I've pretty much worn a hole in the top of my steering wheel.

Where did you find a price of $60? The Leather one with no controls is...
WHEEL. Steering. .
This fits your 2011 JEEP WRANGLER4x4, 3.8L V6 SMPI, 4-Spd. Automatic VLP 42RLE Trans.
Stock Code 1TT66DX9AB Fitment Notes Trim: (*O0.)Color: (-XV.) List Price $ 447.07
Your Price $ 345.80
You save $ 101.27 (23%) Installation Instructions N/A Additional Notes [SCV], [X81],[SCV] Without [LAZ], [X81],[SCV],[LAZ] Without [AAH] And/Or [AC7] And/Or [XXB], [X91],[SCV] Without [LAZ]. Alternate Stock Code 1TT66DX9AA Categories Steering > Steering Wheel Assemblies Steering Wheel; Steering Wheel Assembly; Steering Wheels; Manufacturer Mopar....................................
The Vinyl Wrapped Foam one is...

WHEEL. Steering. .
This fits your 2011 JEEP WRANGLER4x4, 3.8L V6 SMPI, 4-Spd. Automatic VLP 42RLE Trans.
Stock Code 1TT68DX9AC Fitment Notes Trim: (*O0.)Color: (-XV.) List Price $ 255.21
Your Price $ 197.40
You save $ 57.81 (23%)

Additional Notes [SCA], [X81],[SCA]. Alternate Stock Code 1TT68DX9AA; 1TT68DX9AB Categories Steering > Steering Wheel

Manufacturer Mopar
02-25-2012 09:37 PM
Rescue98
Quote:
Originally Posted by tailhole
This got me thinking.
Sense most of us put aftermarket bumpers on, does the air bag sender thingy even going to work?
The airbag sensor I do believe is right under the dash/front of shift console
02-25-2012 11:09 AM
Jerry Bransford
Quote:
Originally Posted by freeskier View Post
For some reason I'm not a fan of steering wheel covers, I don't like how they feel. Probably just my weirdness though.
The only type I like are the leather covers that are laced on. They fit so well and are so tight that they don't feel like a cheap cover, they feel and look good. Which reminds me I would like to get one for my '04 like I had on my previous '97.
02-25-2012 10:21 AM
Mudweiser Once again im the odd one. I put a Grant steering wheel in my 01. Take the airbag out...removed the passenger one as well, then replacing the steering wheel is as simple as on the older vehicles. There is some important precautions to take if you do this to keep the airbag from deploying, but nothing hard about it. Not to mention i sold the airbags as well as the controller for 300 a piece on fleabay. I have no use for airbags personally, been a career firefighter for 12 years so be careful before flaming me on this. On my new 06 i will prolly leave the stock wheel as its got my cruise and all that tied into it. But eventually im sure ill design a way around that. Its all personnel preference of c ourse just sharing what i personally do. To each his own
02-25-2012 09:18 AM
wwch99tj
Quote:
Originally Posted by tailhole
This got me thinking.
Sense most of us put aftermarket bumpers on, does the air bag sender thingy even going to work?
http://m.answers.bloglines.com/Car/h...g_sensors_work
02-25-2012 09:05 AM
tailhole This got me thinking.
Sense most of us put aftermarket bumpers on, does the air bag sender thingy even going to work?
02-25-2012 04:14 AM
Rescue98 If you're looking for information on how to remove the airbag / steer wheel. It's a intermediate task.

I'm not reliable for how you use my information-
I strongly suggest disconnecting the battery and possibly the fuses as well.
There are two bolts behide the steer wheel. Remove those and Carefully Lift horn/airbag out. There should be two wires on there if It's just a basic Jeep Steering wheel with no cruise control or Toggles.
One is in the center which is alittle had to unclamp and one that mounted under a bolt.
After that you should be at the bolt and under that is a clock spring, Which it's easy to break its three points that snaps it in place.

I hope this may help. But I suggest asking and looking at diagrams or talking to another member who is more experienced than I am on this....and I'm not reliable.
02-25-2012 02:18 AM
Redsand use an ohm meter and test the airbags resistance, then put a resistor of the same resistance in the airbag plug in, so the computer doesent know it gone
02-24-2012 10:52 PM
sparkyjeep i have an aftermarket wheel in my jeep... personally i like it better... i asked my insurance about it and they did not say anything about throwing a fit about it. so, i did it.
anyways, you have to pull out the airbag, steering wheel and i had to pull out the clockspring (adapter interfered with it) and sold it.
use the steering wheel adapter for a YJ, it will fit a TJ. its what i have on mine.
02-24-2012 10:40 PM
freeskier
Quote:
Originally Posted by Westbrook
Just a thought, I got a pretty awesome Jeep steering wheel cover for Christmas, I imagine a little cheaper than a new one.
For some reason I'm not a fan of steering wheel covers, I don't like how they feel. Probably just my weirdness though.
02-24-2012 10:37 PM
Westbrook Just a thought, I got a pretty awesome Jeep steering wheel cover for Christmas, I imagine a little cheaper than a new one.
02-24-2012 10:28 PM
wwch99tj Www.dontfearthejeeper.com
02-24-2012 10:25 PM
freeskier Pretty much any of the online mopar vendor.

I can't link to it, but go to dontfearthejeeper.com. Put in your jeep info, choose steering column, then steering wheel and then look for steering wheel w/o leather. They have it for 53$.

Or here:
Jeep Steering Wheel Leather or Molded Wrangler or Cherokee OEM 97-02
02-24-2012 10:13 PM
fabrikate_it
Quote:
Originally Posted by freeskier View Post
You can buy the factory replacement steering wheels that are not wrapped in leather (so its just plastic) for about 60$. That's my plan of action as I've pretty much worn a hole in the top of my steering wheel.
where?
02-24-2012 10:05 PM
freeskier
Quote:
Originally Posted by Johnboy11 View Post
Ya airbag all the way, My sahara Steering wheel is ugly on the top. The dye has came of and in the summer its tacky. But I have no other choice.
You can buy the factory replacement steering wheels that are not wrapped in leather (so its just plastic) for about 60$. That's my plan of action as I've pretty much worn a hole in the top of my steering wheel.
02-24-2012 09:13 PM
Johnboy11 Ya airbag all the way, My sahara Steering wheel is ugly on the top. The dye has came of and in the summer its tacky. But I have no other choice.
02-24-2012 09:10 PM
Jerry Bransford I'd rather have an airbag in front of me than a cool aftermarket steering wheel. I can live with the OE steering wheel, I would rather worry about function than form. I'd feel especially stupid and pissed at myself if I had removed my airbag and found myself in intensive care in the hospital with major face/chest injuries after some kind of a major frontal accident.
02-24-2012 08:42 PM
Atthehop Your insurance company may not be happy the air bags have been removed
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