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Old 05-18-2004, 06:34 PM   #1
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help with racing harness

ok, I want to install a 4 point harness. I know in a real race car, the 2 shoulder straps attach to the roll bar behind the seat, since I do not have the roll cage, do the straps just bolt to the floor?

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Old 05-21-2004, 01:52 AM   #2
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Re: help with racing harness

Depends on the ones you have. Some bolt to the rear seatbealt postion under the seat, or to the rear seatbelt mount on the C pillar. I wouldn't bother getting harness, they are a pain in the ass, especially if you have rear passengers, and because they suck for mobility.

Some will also argue that without a rollcage, you are endangering yourself, since ina roll over you will be in one position, and suseptible(sp) to being crushed, since they won't allow movement to the side if the roof caves in.

Others will say that you at least need a harness bar, so that in a wreck you don't have you spine compressed, but this can only happen if your seat fails first.


I personally think they are fine until you actualy get in a highspeed, high impact rollover with no rollcage, because in reality this doesn't happen very often.
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Re: help with racing harness

Highspeed, high impact rollover in a honda your not real likely to survive anyway. I'v seen some people attach them to there headrest bars, I wouldnt exactly call that safe, but hey its not my body i'm keeping from going through the windshield. If you dont care about rear passengers... or if there really short... I would weld a bar across between the pillars and attach them to that. But then again while I was at it i would go ahead and add a roll cage.
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Re: help with racing harness

What astonished me that no one has done is to put a buckle in the back strap of the harness. Allow me to explain, lets say you have a 3 point harness. My idea was to add a buckle, like in the rear seat of most cars, build that into the strap. That way if you needed to let someone get into the back you can unclick your harness at the mounting point(like a seatbelt bolt in the back), let them get in and have them reclick it in. Simple concept, difficult execution. If im not mistaken if you were to make this yourself by cutting the strap and sewing in the buckle, the harnesses would no longer be DOT approved because how can they tell if you are a good sewer or not, and if your not, a meeting between your head and the windshield may be in your future. not to mention you could get a ticket if a cop checked it out.
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