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Re: Airbags...now your call.

> I'm not sure if this is common knowledge, but I believe there has been a
> recent amendment to the airbag laws.  I believe it is now legal to change an
> airbag equiped steering wheel with a non equipt one for no reason.  The
> choice is now available to get that sweet aftermarket Momo 'wheels...The
> only problem is that I hear shops are refusing to do the swaps due to
> potential legal hassels and I'm a little gun shy about doing it on my own
> ('fraid of having it go off in my face).  Anyone out there made use of this
> law yet?  Was it DYI or did a shop do it for you?
> Audi content:  I'd like to swap out the airbag in the CQ for one of the late
> model Sport wheels w/ airbag.  Is this just another way to needlessly throw
> money at the car or what?

  The only illegal thing about removing the airbag would be if your
  insurance company was giving you a discount for having it, and you
  removed it without telling them.

  The problem that I've ran into on my '92 S4, when I went to put a MOMO
  steering wheel on, is that MOMO does not make a hub that fits
  correctly.  They won't consider making one, either, citing liability

  Speaking of this, does anyone know a shop that could make me a large
  bronze washer?  I need this as part of my plan to fit the MOMO wheel.


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