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It's not that they are "not" airbag compatible, just that they are not airbag certified. The manufacturer did not crash test them with their bumper for verification. Mainly because it cost a LOT of money.
ARB is one of few companies with the resources to do this.
However, the airbag sensors are very simple acceleration sensors. If you get in a wreck and the force experienced is great enough, the airbags will go off regardless of what bumper is there.
There is they idea that having a solid steel front bumper that gives much less than a stock bumper will actually cause the airbags to go off sooner because they don't allow the front end to crush like stock does.
Side impact sensors are unaffected by a front bumper.
To my knowledge there are no sensors in the rear of the vehicle, 2 front, 2 sides, one in the center. This might have changed since the earlier models though.
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Last edited by Layonnn; 02-15-2013 at 11:58 AM.