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How far do airbags extend?

Most offroaders mount things inside their vehicles, but there’s airbags to worry about.

MODERN VEHICLES have plenty of airbags, and when they activate – actually, more explode – then you really don’t want anything between you and the bag.  Pretty simple rule, but just how far do those airbags extend when open? That space changes from car to car, but here’s example from a Ford Ranger:

And here’s what it looks like as a cutaway:


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Robert Pepper

Robert Pepper