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Old 04-23-2019, 07:41 AM
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Usually the opposite gets asked and it turns into a safety debate. But what about using the stock steering wheel with a harness?

My Kirk rollbar is on its way. I already have the seat, 6 point harness, and a hans device. I completely forgot about the wheel.
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The racing harness will not be a problem, but any time you are in a situation where both an airbag and helmet are being used concurrently, there is a chance the airbag could deploy and cause injury. Why? The explosive airbag could impact in the jaw section of a full face helmet and slam the helmet into your face. If you want to avoid this, simply deactivate and remove the airbag from your OEM steering wheel.
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I agree. And let's not forget to mention any unintentional deployment of the airbag due to an off track incident. An airbag deploying unexpectedly could turn a situation from controlled to totalled.

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Thanks for the input. That got me thinking. I bought a resistor for when I replace the OEM seat. I believe its to keep the airbag light off and the system functional.

Sounds like I could just unplug the seat resistor when I go to the track and it should disable the airbags right?

I got carried away and bought to much stuff so I'm putting a quick release and a new wheel on hold haha
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Originally Posted by coletrickle74 View Post
Sounds like I could just unplug the seat resistor when I go to the track and it should disable the airbags right?
No- when you unplug the airbag itself, you'll still get the airbag light on your dash.
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Thanks, I'll probably do that for the first few events and see how long I can last before buying a setup.
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