Belt harnesses for new GT


Awsum GT

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Is there a reason other than cost for not buying the Sparco belts?
 

Simon

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Should be getting my set in a couple weeks. This is a very cost efficient alternative for a first class safety harness system. As a track junkie, no matter what set up you have I can’t say enough about the importance of a HANS device on the track.
Big Inch is right. This is especially important if one is fully restrained with a racing harness with extra weight/helmet on ones head. A flexion cervical spine injury is devastating and typically results in quadriplegia. Attached is an animation of the mechanism of injury.
 

Triheart7

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That's a pretty sobering video!
 

Biginch Blake

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Is there a reason other than cost for not buying the Sparco belts?
I think cost is one reason and the ease of removing the lap belts when not needed is another. These can also be somewhat customized. The cam locking devise is easer to use than others.
 

fjpikul

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I think pull UPS are better and easier to use in a limited space.
 

texas mongrel

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Talked with SA Belt yesterday and mine are on their way from Italy, should reach me on Saturday. I ordered mine with the non-slip section for the HANS. In my case the reason for not going Sparco was timing, but I’ve heard from a couple of guys that the Sparco belts (depending on your size) are difficult to cinch up because of their stiched-on logo location.
 

fjpikul

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SpecRacer, I do not have my service CD yet. Can you look up the torque value for the side bolts on the seat back. Thanks.
 

Ed Sims

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SpecRacer, I do not have my service CD yet. Can you look up the torque value for the side bolts on the seat back. Thanks.
 

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texas mongrel

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SpecRacer, I do not have my service CD yet. Can you look up the torque value for the side bolts on the seat back. Thanks.
Mine had yellow paint marks so I just tightened them back to where they were
 

texas mongrel

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Put both sets in yesterday. First side took a couple of hours while I figured things out but the other side was done be in45 minutes. You’ll need a 13 mm wrench for all the bolts, a 6mm hex head for the harness brackets, and a T32(?) for the seatbelt bolts. Easy-peasy554235542455425
 
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texas mongrel

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Total mystery why multiple images were inserted
 

texas mongrel

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fjpikul

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Click to open for info on new GT racing harnesses and order forms.
 

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DakotaGT

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Sounds like a great option. Really appreciate the effort from you, BigInch, and Stormcat! Thank you.
 

Biginch Blake

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Should be getting my set in a couple weeks. This is a very cost efficient alternative for a first class safety harness system. As a track junkie, no matter what set up you have I can’t say enough about the importance of a HANS device on the track.
 

Specracer

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Agreed!!! I have a Hans that I use with harnesses.

What a lot of people dont know, it there is also a head restraint system that is available for use with "normal" 3 point OEM belts. Simpson Hybrid. I have one of these also when the car doesn't have a harness.



I can’t say enough about the importance of a HANS device on the track.
 

CanadaGT

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Is there a picture of them installed?
 

texas mongrel

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Anxiously waiting on my set, I put a rush order on them because I need them in time for next week’s Big Bend Open Road Race. Will post pics when they’re in

Frank and Blake did a great job organising this!
 
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fjpikul

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I am on my way out of town will post in a couple days unless Stormkitty has the inclination. He seems to be MIA.
 
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Ed Sims

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What a lot of people dont know, it there is also a head restraint system that is available for use with "normal" 3 point OEM belts. Simpson Hybrid. I have one of these also when the car doesn't have a harness.

There is a Hybrid S, Hybrid Pro & a Hybrid Sport. Is one better than the other?

Ed