just out of curiousity...... - Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups
Jeep-Short Wheelbase All discussion of short wheelbase Jeeps: CJ, TJ, YJ and JK

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-12-2000, 12:00 AM Thread Starter
Keyboard Implanted
 
JeepnGreg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Eureka IL
Posts: 4,676
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
just out of curiousity......

does anyone know if it would be possible to put steering wheel mounted airbags on a CJ? of course i'd have an on/off switch so they dont go off when i am off road.,.......anyone do this or know if its possible?

thanks

Jeep'n Greg
1985 CJ7, 258, t-5, d-300,
2000 TJ 4.0L, jamboree edition
JeepnGreg is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of (permalink) Old 06-12-2000, 12:41 AM
**DONOTDELETE**
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: just out of curiousity......

i'll take a stab at this...
As long as you swap EVERYTHING (steering column, computer system, sensors, etc....) it should be possible.
Could be wrong though, thought i was wrong once... must have been mistaken.

BJ

"If you chose not to decide, you still have made a Choice" RUSH
post #3 of (permalink) Old 06-12-2000, 05:03 AM
Keyboard Implanted
 
elusive's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: temecula, CA
Posts: 4,893
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
 
Re: just out of curiousity......

don't do it, the air bag system will cost you about $1000 in a junkyard to start, and they are designed very specifically. If you don't put them at the exact angle/distance they were designed for, you could easily injure or kill yourself and/or passengers. build a roll cage..one you can trust

~~Elusive~~
it's sort of still a cj thingy....see it at http://www.jeepgod.net
elusive is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of (permalink) Old 06-12-2000, 06:22 AM
I Do This For The Glory
 
JEEPN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Nobleboro, Maine
Posts: 7,958
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: just out of curiousity......

They are also designed for a specific voltage and a specific impact is required to set them off. If you install it wrong, you could set it off putting it in or even worse, set it off driving down a bumpy road. The only time you'd really want one was during a head on collision, even then the jeep (including older ones) is very capable (see attached pic) and will hold it's own with the best of them. We have wheeled with the TJ a lot, and despite the bumps (one 12" culvert at 30 mph, ouch), lots of impacts from rocks, and numerous trails, it never went off (thank you!). When it does, I'm sure we'll need it. It has a specific purpose, and like everything engineered right, I'm sure its time will come, but until then I want it to stay exactly where it is.

JEEPN
'81 CJ-8 Scrambled!
GM151/SM465/NP205 twinstick/7"Lift/33"TSL's/IHC D44's 4.10's Lock'd
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 9-150149-front.jpg (33.2 KB, 0 views)
JEEPN is offline  
post #5 of (permalink) Old 06-12-2000, 06:23 AM
Keyboard Implanted
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Southeast Iowa
Posts: 6,394
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: just out of curiousity......

[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]I agree with elusive.....the air bag system is just about the most research-intensive, complex system on a modern auto. If you feel the need for more security, get a better seat, and a racing harness to hold you in it. At nearly 4000 pounds, and with a "true" front axle, the Jeep CJ is a pretty good contender when stacked up against the majority of the little econoboxes that people drive all day. As long as I had a good restraint, I wouldn't be afraid to head-on most of this modern stuff with our SNOJEEP. The CJ is by no means a "deformable shape" engineered vehicle, but most of the modern junk is, so you will have the benefit of their car gradually disintegrating as it slows your CJ. Of course you'll have to watch as the winch enters the passenger spaces and kills the occupants in the other car, but maybe their air bags will block your view, at least partially, of the ghastly scene.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] Probably the worst thing that you will have to endure is listening to the Klintunoid Liberals cry and bitch about how unfair it was that you survived when the carload of Sierra Club members; who were on their way back from pouring sugar in the fuel tanks of ten pieces of valuable logging machinery; crossed the center line and were all killed because YOU weren't driving an Iron Curtain Caddillac (Yugo) like they were.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif[/img]

CJDave
Quadra-Trac modified by the crack moonguy[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img][img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img][img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img] transfer case team.
CJDave is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome