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Harness pro & cons

Discussion in 'Car Styling' started by clarkey1984, 28 October 2017.

  1. clarkey1984

    clarkey1984 Wrench Pro

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    United Kingdom leicester
    Car:
    Ford st
    hi , do any of you have safety harness seatbelt fitted in your car ?
    Do you just have the harness or still have the standard seatbelt also?

    What point harness do you have and do you always use the crotch strap (sub belt)

    Do you make sure your passenger use the harness?
     
  2. TCJBOLDIE

    TCJBOLDIE Torque King

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    JB Starion
    Hi and welcome to a great site with knowledgeable and helpful people |B :)

    Would definitely not recommend them for a daily drive road car as they need adjusting for different individuals body size and seat position.

    When mounted correctly the shoulder straps will prevent use of the rear seats unless they are fixed to a "taxi bar" in a 4 seater.

    I would advise you to also check with your transport authority regarding the legality of a harness in a road registered car as well.

    I have them in the car in the pic BUT use the factory retractable belts when on the road and the harness when on the track.

    FYI click on the link for more info on the best/safest way to mount a harness http://docs.cams.com.au/Manual/GeneralRequirements/GQ10-Schedule-I-2017-1.pdf
     
    Last edited: 28 October 2017
  3. stamford

    stamford Pro Tuner

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    From:
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    MG ZS200
    I have 4 point harnesses in the track car. When my car was still used as a commuter I purchased a quick release harness. The rear point had a quick release buckle which meant the rear strap could tuck behind the rear seat and the front when set up right could be unclipped leaving you free to use the rear seats and inertia belts.
    As said any passenger would mean adjusting to suit. Other points to bear in mind if fitting harnesses and removing the inertia belts is the SRS light and requirements. A grey area for some with regards MOT tests and whether they should be present if not standard, assuming the OE ones have been removed. Personally I like harnesses as they make me feel snug, however only as good as the seat you are in and correctly fitted of course.
     
  4. SLEEPER

    SLEEPER Pro Tuner

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    I have takata harnesses in the stagea but it is fair to say it isnt close to a daily driver.
    It is possible to use the harnesses and take passengers in the back as Ive had a custom rail made that fits behind the back seat.
    Of course here is a lot more space in the back of a stagea than in a starion
    Re the legality . As long as the fitment meets the MOT regs they are definately legal in the UK.
     
  5. clarkey1984

    clarkey1984 Wrench Pro

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    From:
    United Kingdom leicester
    Car:
    Ford st
    Cheers folks some good points , so for those who like a harness are you fussed about the timing of getting the harness on as I’m sure it takes longer than a standard seatbelt?
     
  6. stamford

    stamford Pro Tuner

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    Never an issue with how long it takes, only an issue getting out of it if upside down and the car is on fire! ;)
     
  7. clarkey1984

    clarkey1984 Wrench Pro

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    From:
    United Kingdom leicester
    Car:
    Ford st
    So did it take you much time to figure it out the first time you worn a harness ? Do you have harness fitted in passenger seats to ?
     
  8. SLEEPER

    SLEEPER Pro Tuner

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    A quick release harness is arguably simpler to get out of than a normal seat belt because the release is easier to get at.
     
  9. clarkey1984

    clarkey1984 Wrench Pro

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    From:
    United Kingdom leicester
    Car:
    Ford st
    Cheers, what type of harness do you have fitted in your car?
     
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