Originally Posted by himanshugoswami
Airbag compliant nudge guard? thats the first Im hearing of something like that? when you say airbag compliant, are there conectors in the nudge guard that are linked to the Airbag sensors in the front bumpers?
i checked around the net and TML website but didnt get any information on this. If you could please point me to the right source on this, I would appreciate it, since this could be a very helpful point in deciding what nudge guard to install.
Vehicles with airbags have a control system to ensure the airbags inflate at the right time to protect you (and make sure the airbags aren't set off by minor crashes).
If a vehicle has been designed and manufactured with both an airbag and a bullbar, then the controls of the airbag will be designed to work properly for the whole vehicle, with the bullbar fitted.
If you add a bullbar later to a vehicle with airbags, you might be placing yourself and your passengers at risk:
There's some evidence that a bullbar may affect the airbag's timing in a high-speed crash, making the airbag inflate too soon or too late to protect you fully. In extreme cases, the driver or passenger may be injured by the inflating airbag.
Bullbars can cause airbags to inflate during minor frontal-impact crashes that wouldn't normally have activated the airbags. The airbags can, in these situations, cause more injury than the impact. Having the airbags replaced once they've been activated can be expensive, too.
What's the safest option?
The safest option is to not fit a bullbar to a vehicle, especially if the vehicle has airbags. Usually there's no need for a bullbar. There are also legal restrictions that can prevent you from having a bullbar fitted. If, however, you think a bullbar is necessary for your occupational or off-road driving, you might be able to find one that has been tested and certified by the vehicle manufacturer as compatible with the airbag system in your make and model of vehicle.
Source:- Bullbars (Factsheet 22) | NZ Transport Agency
Video to understand a bit more about it.
PS:- I bought the explorer edition kit so got the TML nudge guard along with it.
Placement and design of the nudge guard’s also play a vital role in airbags functionality.
Though 15 16K may be on a bit higher side but while a buying a 1.5Million vehicle its considered an ok amount (my perspective)