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Posted 26 January 2012 - 10:52 AM
Posted 26 January 2012 - 11:48 AM
They suck, and most of them are broken by now. They only were around from 88-94
I've seen more interest from people who want to take them out, and put conventional belts in.
Posted 26 January 2012 - 11:53 AM
/\---- Former Seatbelt Engineer.
Posted 26 January 2012 - 12:06 PM
Right, usually people want to go the other direction.....getting the belts from a Canadian vehicle such as yours to replace their broken 'auto' belts. Maybe you can work out a trade?
Posted 26 January 2012 - 01:24 PM
Posted 26 January 2012 - 01:44 PM
They're kind of undesireable because they seem to fail eventually, some part of the track comes loose sometimes and comes out, things like that. I think they were supposed to give you an automatic belting in if you didn't or forgot to fasten the belt. But you have to fasten the lap belt manually anyway so what's the point. I think that's part of why manufs got away from using them. Ford used those things too in cars of that era.
Posted 26 January 2012 - 07:58 PM
They are unsafe because the shoulder belt is the only automated part, you still have to do the lap belt manually. It's harder to grab just a lap belt, and it's easier to forget to put it on since you already have the shoulder belt on. When you get in a wreck, the missing lap belt will let you submarine under the shoulder belt, leading to neck injuries and burying your knees in the dash.
The systems themselves are pretty reliable. The ones in my loyale would get flaky for a bit after a submersion, but go back to normal operation once the wiring dried out.
Posted 26 January 2012 - 09:30 PM
Wait, now that I said that I bet I jinxed myself:-\
Posted 26 January 2012 - 09:52 PM
Last winter i was getting into the Legacy after coming out from the bank. Jumped in car, quick backed out, and was heading to gas station to fill up. Soon as i backed out cop turned a u turn and flipped his light on. I was already pulling in to the pump for gas. He thought he was going to give me a seatbelt violation, but by the time he got to me i was at the gas station getting out to pump gas, he saw me open my door and the seatbelt moved forward automatically, and then he verbally gave me window tint ticket for being too dark, didnt even write a warning. I told him i was not a problem.
silly cop thinking he got me for not having time to buckle up.
And I was then asking him to tell measure my tint to tell me how illegal it is. He didn't even have the measuring device to tell me. I still have yet to de tint it, cause they have to prove to you before writing the ticket on that one.
Edited by bheinen74, 26 January 2012 - 09:56 PM.
Posted 26 January 2012 - 10:38 PM
That is far easier then the other way around.
Posted 27 January 2012 - 10:29 PM
Also doesn't make them fun when you put WRX seats in and the bottom belt is lodge between the seat and door. Have to fiddle around to get the damn thing so you can buckle up fully.
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