• Seat belt harnesses
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Seat belt harnesses
on: November 16, 2006, 06:08:49 PM
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 04:00:00 PM by Guest »
Ok, I just stumbled across some information regarding the racing harnesses that frankly, harshens my mellow.....

They may not be legal.

Why would a seat belt that keeps you in the seat not be legal I have no idea, it seems to me the harnesses work better than a normal belt, and I was starting to look forward to removing the stock belts.   :x

Thoughts?
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Re: Seat belt harnesses
Reply #1 on: November 16, 2006, 06:17:17 PM
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I don't have an official answer, but a lot of harnesses aren't installed properly, there's supposed to be mounted to a bar directly behind the seat. Cglocks are a good product and is cheap. http://www.cg-lock.com I'll try to find a write up of a proper harness bar installation...
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Re: Seat belt harnesses
Reply #2 on: November 16, 2006, 06:21:20 PM
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Thanks
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Re: Seat belt harnesses
Reply #3 on: November 16, 2006, 06:38:45 PM
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Best I could find so far... I have an issue of Sport Compact Car that explained it, when I go home I'll write it down and type it up.
http://www.takataracingproducts.com/guide.html
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Re: Seat belt harnesses
Reply #4 on: November 17, 2006, 01:11:25 AM
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Hmm. They HAVE to be linked to the back seat?
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Re: Seat belt harnesses
Reply #5 on: November 17, 2006, 09:43:58 AM
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I always thought for the street Harnesses were illegel. I heard that on the street you could have the harnesses but you have to wear the stock seat belts.
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Re: Seat belt harnesses
Reply #6 on: November 17, 2006, 10:49:08 AM
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I've found some conflicting information. I'll post it once I've sorted through it.
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Re: Seat belt harnesses
Reply #7 on: November 17, 2006, 06:53:09 PM
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I found an interesting .pdf file: http://www.gforce.com/pdf/harnessinstall.pdf
Also I was reading some stuff on the http://www.fia.com on safety equipment( http://www.fia.com/sport/Regulations/dr ... pregs.html ), didn't read it throughly though.
And another: http://www.soloracer.com/harnessfaq.html
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Re: Seat belt harnesses
Reply #8 on: November 18, 2006, 12:54:33 PM
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Heres another one. They have DOT legal belts it seems, but the prices are a bit up there.

http://www.schrothracing.com/
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Re: Seat belt harnesses
Reply #9 on: November 18, 2006, 01:13:54 PM
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hi, i am from canada

i have harness installed. but i will never use them on the street.

they are suppose to be mount on a rear bar on the roll cage.  or the back seat seat belt mount on a 45 degree angle to the back of your driver seat.

i think they are safe, but if you get stopped by a cop in those safty belt, it might lead to more trouble. 


Re: Seat belt harnesses
Reply #10 on: November 18, 2006, 01:43:22 PM
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That site I posted says they have a series of DOT legal belts. I'm going to investigate further of course, but one of their sets allows for a quick detachment to free up the passenger seats.
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