All Impreza's have had driver and passanger side airbags.
Heck, if it wasnt as big of a deal to remove airbags I would have done it a long time ago from my L... But its just not worth it with the potential legal risks.
not true... all imprezas AFTER 95 had 2 airbags.. 93 and 94 had only a steering wheel bag..
I only removed mine, because I did not want to pay for the repairs needed to make it work again, cause when I drove thru the mud @ gilbert, something with the SRS system got screwey and the airbag light came on... so it wouldnt have worked anyways!
I would guess that the new bumper weighs about 40 to 60 lbs, (it felt the same as the stock bumper when I removed it)
and I used a AC stick welder! with some 6011 lincon rod, at about 100amps
I have not had a chance to try welding with a wire feed yet, but im getting good with a stick arc!