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Old 03-23-2012, 12:59 PM   #1
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Airbag disable for track / drifting?

I was wondering if there would be any way to easily disable the airbags, or at least the side ones, for a day at the track, especially for those that want to drift. After some digging I have found that some newer cars don't play nice with G-forces in all different directions

http://www.autoblog.com/2011/08/14/c...hile-drifting/

Maybe there is some info on this hidden within brochure's for the stripped down version? Just curious, thanks!
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Most racing groups require you to pull the fuse
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Don't know, but I plan on removing all the airbags completly.
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Most racing groups require you to pull the fuse
I've never once seen this with NASA, Trackdaze, SCCA, PCA, BMW-CCA, or a few smaller groups.

But if you are concerned, yeah, just pull the fuse.
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I've never once seen this with NASA, Trackdaze, SCCA, PCA, BMW-CCA, or a few smaller groups.

But if you are concerned, yeah, just pull the fuse.

I looked that up and you are right. I'm not sure where I picked that up at, I remember reading to pull the fuse somewhere.
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Easy enough with just ripping the fuse. I only asked because this car seemed like a possible candidate for an airbag disable switch or something to a similar tune.

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Will it throw a CEL that has to be re-set if you pull the fuse, though?
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If you look at the Owner's Manual (pg 111-112), the side airbags won't deploy like the those on the Camaro. In fact, the side airbags are "unlikely to deploy" in the event of a roll over, which is why the Camaro's bags deployed; it thought the car was going to roll over and deployed them as an pre-emptive measure.
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