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Old 02-07-2012, 10:14 AM   #1
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Default Harnesses in daily driver

ok....so I looked at theese, http://wescoperformance.stores.yahoo.net/am4point.html and they seem awesome, except, I would prefer a "name brand" like corbeau, or Sparco..whatever...So, long story short, Wesco 4 point seat belts are labeled Federal Safety Standard approved #302, and labeled "seat belt"...Sparco has some AWESOME (http://www.sparcousa.com/pharness_tuning.asp?id=373 ) (http://www.corbeau.com/products/harn...arness_belts/#) ones, as does Corbeau, retractable for comfort of children, pretty colors, thick webbing...blah blah..but labeled 'racing, or off-road".....Wesco says they work fine, and have been tested, no issues and the directions say IT BOLTS TO THE FLOOR..nothing said of using a "harness bar"...Sparco and Corbeau state that the shoulder portion MUST BE MOUNTED NO LESS THAN 45 DEG ANGLE/ or USE OF HARNESSBAR to prevent downward preassure and compression of spine??????? I would love to go the Corbeau route, but is there any truth in this?? I would think a shoulder harness is an upgrade to any seat that ONLY HAS A LAPBELT???
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Any time you have a shoulder harness, it needs to mount within 10* or so of parallel to the floor. Those harnesses are meant as a bolt in for the front seat, and you use the long shoulder part to connect to a factory point in the back seat.

If you want to attach the shoulder harness to the floor, then yes they are dangerous in a high speed collision. Id just make a harness bar.
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