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I was wondering if there anyone out there has deployed the airbags while wheeling from bottoming out on some rocks or anything?

i dont think theres a way to disable the airbags while wheeling is there?
 

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I was wondering if there anyone out there has deployed the airbags while wheeling from bottoming out on some rocks or anything?

i dont think theres a way to disable the airbags while wheeling is there?
The airbag sensor box is under the FJammer. When in 4L it is disabled.
 

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Someone told me once that the airbags are disabled if you are going under 15mph. Or some other slow speed number, I can't remember. Perhaps that is just because the sensor won't be triggered at that speed. That doesn't seem to make sense though... because if someone else hits you headon... then your impact force is immediately doubled... tripled... etc?

I have never heard of the 4low thing? I was just thinking about this topic the other day and kept forgetting to post up. I'ld be interested as well. I remember hearing about Honda Ridglines deploying on the first nasty bump.
 

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Someone told me once that the airbags are disabled if you are going under 15mph. Or some other slow speed number, I can't remember. Perhaps that is just because the sensor won't be triggered at that speed. That doesn't seem to make sense though... because if someone else hits you headon... then your impact force is immediately doubled... tripled... etc?

I have never heard of the 4low thing? I was just thinking about this topic the other day and kept forgetting to post up. I'ld be interested as well. I remember hearing about Honda Ridglines deploying on the first nasty bump.
Toyota calls it a roll code. My black FJ that I rolled did not deploy the airbags, I asked my service writer and my salesman they said the FJ's airbags are turned off when in 4L. If you buy the RS3200VIP it will turn the airbags off when in 4h or 4l and has the "roll code" what ever that means.
 

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my fjs taken some pretty hard bottom outs on trails out here and at pismo in the sand, and no air bag issues so far...*crosses fingers*
 

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I saw a video on youtube where a guy was jumping a dune, and upon landing his bags went off. He hit it pretty good though. I don't know details just saw the vid. The 4 lo thing makes sense, but I don't know if it's true or not.:cheers:
 

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Airbags only deploy when a certain force "limit" is exceeded. I'd imagine most wheeling scenarios do not generate enough force when bumping in to things to trigger the airbags, except for jumping sand dunes at high speeds!
 

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My 2010 has a side airbag deactivation switch in the center switch panel for offroading.

I guess the front airbags conform to the 'off in 4low' scenario.
 

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Air bags require input from sensors throughout the front of the engine compartment. Damage to just one is not going to set the bag off, damage to two or more is required. this damage only occurs if the limit of the bumper has been surpassed, which means that if you have a 5 or 10 mph bumper you have to be going in excess of that particular speed to exceed the "breaking point" of the bumper, or what ever hitting you is in excess of that speed or pressure required to produce said effect, at which time the sensors will register damage and deploy that air bags. This is why if you are hit in the rear, your air bags do not deploy, engineers in there infinite wisdom deems that a rear impact is not a necessary situation for the airbag deployment. The role over code is for the sensors that detect a, strangely enough, a role over of the vehicle and deploys the side curtain airbags, these are activated by an attitude switch that if you go passed a certain angle it registers a role over and blows the bags. I am uncertain in older models but in my 2010 I have a switch that i flip to turn this function off. If they have provided a function in which in 4 -h or 4-l that the air bags are turned off i am unaware, though i do believe that you should be safe for wheeling if you hit hard or jarring the heck out of yourself in normal situations, if you plan on crawling i would address this issue. If that is not the case, HAVE FUN and if it blows, breath deep and cough out all the cornstarch that comes with it!
 

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ALL new vehicles have Low speed settings under certain speeds. It takes a certain amount of Gforce to set those off. I have seen several videos of guys tag trees or rocks with out setting them off.. all where under 20mph..I have replaced air bags in a car that was parked, engine running, was hit hard in the front end and the bags deployed... The "off" setting in 4low I didnt know about on the FJ. Thats cool to know If it is indeed the case...:rocker:
 
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