Very nice looking seats, but I would be cautious of messing with the air bag system. With Gen II air bags, the seat has a sensor to determine the person's weight and uses that data for the air bags. There are also tensioners built into the side of the seat for the seat belt that need to be mounted properly to the aftermarket seat. I went down this path before on a car without side air bags and determined it just wasn't worth the risk to myself or my passenger. With removing the side air bags, be aware of the removal steps to avoid tripping the air bag fuses. I did that once and the repair bill was a few hundred dollars. I don't know what, if any, the consequences are if you get into an accident and the insurance company sees a major safety system tampered with.