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Old 07-15-2008, 12:27 PM   #1
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I've been thinking about getting a sparco steering wheel. However, since my car has the gay *** stretch belts, should I keep the stock wheel for the airbag so if I did wreck it, the airbag may help my torso?
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cut the stretch section, then proceed to grow *****.
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Old 07-15-2008, 12:42 PM   #3
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maybe a good wreck is what he needs to get his ***** to drop down
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What stretch belts?
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I've been thinking about getting a sparco steering wheel. However, since my car has the gay *** stretch belts, should I keep the stock wheel for the airbag so if I did wreck it, the airbag may help my torso?
This coming from a guy who passed out from hitting his head on the roll bar while hauling ***?
WTF has happened to you?
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never heard of stretch belts. my steering wheel is fine, if you get hit hard enough in a miata and the airbag is the l east of your problems
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What stretch belts?
Seat belts in cars originally equipped with airbags tend to allow the occupant to travel about 3" toward the deployed airbag in a crash. This is not desirable once the airbags have been removed.
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Miata airbags tend to be the cause of injuries in my experience. I ditch them without hesitation.
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I read over there on M.net that even the non airbag Canadian cars had the stretch loops too. I wonder how much of a difference they really make? I bought a momo hub over the cheapies b/c the momo is collaspseable in the event of a really bad accident...
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Just don't wreck, problem solved!
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the jerk store called, they're running out of you. lolol

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I've been thinking about getting a sparco steering wheel. However, since my car has the gay *** stretch belts, should I keep the stock wheel for the airbag so if I did wreck it, the airbag may help my torso?

Well, you don't have to worry about going that fast in a non-turbo Miata, now do you?
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well, You Don't Have To Worry About Going That Fast In A Non-turbo Miata, Now Do You?
Ooohhhh Buuurrnnn!
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Well, you don't have to worry about going that fast in a non-turbo Miata, now do you?
I have a friend with a Non-Turbo miata that runs 14.0s in the 1/4...

When he kicks someones *** they always ask if its turbo, he assures them its "non turbo."
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I'm about to use some of these frequent flies miles to deltsmash your skulls. You've been warned. If I didn't have an 18-year old coming over, I'd write some long, drawn out description of house I'm going to horsefuck your soul.
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anywho... belts have a loop that is stitched together. When you crash, theoretically they tear and that tearing gives you a more gradual movement into the airbag. Just guessing, but if it works it probably protects your neck by preventing you head from whipping forward and then getting smacked backwards by the airbag. The tearing belt would allow your whole body to move forward instead of just you head.

The worry is if you still have the loop and crash you have an extra couple inches of movement in which to smash your face on the steering wheel. The stitching can be carefully cut and pulled out without damaging the belt.
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