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Author Topic: Front Bumper Replacement: To Change or Not to Change... That is the question...  (Read 1572 times)

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Dom

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Front Bumper Replacement: To Change or Not to Change... That is the question...
« Reply #-1 on: December 24, 2012, 01:28:19 PM »

Ok... so my factory front bumper took a hit and has an ugly dent. I was going to replace it but then to to thinking an nice after-market with winch might be nice.

I'm hearing that there is a danger that the air bag might not deploy with an after-market bumper. Any thoughts on this?

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Not sure with your specific vehicle but an aftermarket bumper probably won't give much reason to deploy. What ever gets in your way though eh I feel bad for them. Find out where all the sensors are located for the air bags. 1 being by the front bumper. A good enough accident will bend that bumper and hit the sesnor and let's pray to god you never have to worry about that
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They don't effect them. The sensors are not in the bumper
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Ok... so my factory front bumper took a hit and has an ugly dent. I was going to replace it but then to to thinking an nice after-market with winch might be nice.

I'm hearing that there is a danger that the air bag might not deploy with an after-market bumper. Any thoughts on this?
somebody hit you?
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Yeah... that came out wrong. I did the hitting.
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Yeah... that came out wrong. I did the hitting.
well it still took a hit.coulda been either way.i hit someone on thursday and got rear ended on sunday! lol
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All the things that determine airbag deployment (accelerometers and the computer) are NOT in the bumper.  The 'crush cans' only dampen kinetic transfer between the bumper and frame.  You want an aftermarket bumper to house your winch and potentially lights.  The cost of a winchplate for a stock bumper can be anywhere from 1/4 to 1/2 the cost of a new bumper with a builtin winchplate.  There's no hidden downside, aside from the obvious changes in physical presence. 
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no prob with deployment because the sensor is looking for a high shock.if any thing it would make it dep on a low inpact hit.but i have never heard of any probs
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