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Pass air bag on or off?

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by dodge15004x45.9, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. dodge15004x45.9

    dodge15004x45.9 Senior Member
    from malvern
    Messages: 361

    I can turn my passenger side air bag off should I turn if off while plowing or leave it on?
     
  2. sidthss

    sidthss Senior Member
    from GR MI
    Messages: 182

    I usually always leave mine off, one less thing to listen to if I do get in an accident, I will turn it on if somebody rides with me, but rarely happens.
     
  3. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    I say leave it on, that way your dont forget to turn it back on. If you airbags go off while plowing you hit something pretty damn hard. I just dont see any reason for it to be off I guess.
     
  4. asps4u

    asps4u Senior Member
    Messages: 543

    No offense, but what difference does it make for you plowing? Unless you have someone riding with you, than it shouldn't matter either way.
     
  5. dodge15004x45.9

    dodge15004x45.9 Senior Member
    from malvern
    Messages: 361

    IDK I just wanted to ask and see what guys who have been plowing for a while would have to say.
     
  6. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    The airbag wont go off from plowing. Alot of people think if they hit something(man hole, curb ect) the airbags will go off. This is not true. The sensors are in the frame.
     
  7. wenzelosllc

    wenzelosllc Senior Member
    Messages: 394

    Airbags don't go off unless you're going faster than 20 or 30 and come to a stop in under like 3 seconds (Don't remember the real numbers but its something like that) or if you get hit with the same amount of force as doing the previous.

    However, if you turn it off when no ones riding with you you will have less damage in cab if for some reason you do crash and they do deploy.
     
  8. MarksTLC

    MarksTLC Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    I leave mine on all the time. The manual says when to turn it off, but I never run across the situation, so it's on all the time.

    Heck, if it ever goes off, I'm not likely to replace it anyway. Probably total the truck..:cry:
     
  9. gtstang462002

    gtstang462002 Senior Member
    Messages: 182

    The sensors are nothing more than a steel ball stuck to a magnet making a connection with the ball. It takes 15lbs of pressure to rip that 1/4 ounce ball off of that magnet. If you succeed in doing that while plowing you were going way to fast when you came to a sudden stop with a plow. Besides, it isn't the passenger side bag that is going to hurt;).
     
  10. msu1510

    msu1510 Senior Member
    from MI
    Messages: 128

    i leave it on. i have hit a lot of curbs and never had a problem, heck if they go off you will have and ins claim anyway why not let them replace them both
     
  11. dodge15004x45.9

    dodge15004x45.9 Senior Member
    from malvern
    Messages: 361

    I have been told many times don't go over 5mph and if its to deep take half blades don't just bash your truck threw.
     
  12. snowtech

    snowtech Member
    Messages: 66

    we leave ours on and have not had one blow yet
     
  13. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    leave it on
     
  14. dodge15004x45.9

    dodge15004x45.9 Senior Member
    from malvern
    Messages: 361

    I'm showing my green in this thread lol.