2 years ago I was in a direct head on collission at 70 MPH and ruined my back for life (totaled my scion TC in the process), hence why I went from being a 210 lb OX benching nearly 400 pounds, to the 240 pounds I now weigh (benching is not relevant to anything, just making a point here).. I just can't lift anymore, so I am well aware of intelligent safetey.
Hog rings are a joke as long as you have a hog ring clamp, if I was able to re-do the entire interior of my car I think I can handle hog rings... the only reason I didn't use them in the first place is the 3 stores I went to either didn't carry them, or were sold out, so I said fuk this and went with nylon ties. The airbag unit is located in a place where I don't feel it will make much of a difference, regardless of the research.. the unit doesn't actually attach to the hog ring bars, I handled the unit directly even though your not really supposed to, the wiring goes down through the fabric to the bottom of the seat, where it connects directly to the floor board wiring (not that this is really important...)
Not to mention, in my 70 MPH car crash, the airbags never even went off (hard to believe, but I promise it's true)... my car went directly under the car I hit and while my engine bay, windshield, steering colum etc were completely destroyed, my bumper didn't even have a scratch, so after a 70 MPH crash with the airbags failing to deploy, I say fuk it.
Current - 2013 Charger R/T Plus - 5.7L Hemi | Heated/Ventilated Seats | Heated/Cooled Cup Holders | 8.9 Inch Touch Screen | Electronic Adjustable Pedals | Full Memory Control Push Button EKF | Debating Exhaust.
Past - 2011 Mustang 3.7, Kona Blue, 6MT - | FRPP Sport Exhaust | Airaid CAI | OEM Black Leather | Boss302 Steering Wheel | Stack Racing Chrome Tower Brace | GrabberPony Custom Shift Knob | Rear Black Out Panel | Auto Headlights | 15% Tint All Around |