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Just thought id share my excitement! *PICS! 5 point installed!*
Posted 29 May 2004 - 08:59 PM
And....taking some springs (5 used, 1 new) back to Muscle motorsports today...i was able to work it enough to get a 5 point harness....brand new.
And its all going into the GL-10 tomorrow! IF i can adapt the seat bracket, and make a bar for the shoulder harness. ive got all the tools to do so...I just need to see what kind of materials i need to get, and if I have the $ to get them....which I dont. lol
Pics to come tomorrow!
Posted 30 May 2004 - 11:59 AM
The rear is kinda temporary...until I fab up something like this from boxer4racing.com....
(look at the second item down, the Sparco harness bar)
Anyhow, its temporary, as in the should harness in technically not installed correctly at all. Its a Y harness, meaning the shoulders bolt on at one spot on one peice, instead of two like alot of them do. Ive got 2-2ft sections of 520 lb tensil strength chain bolted to it, and in turn, those two are bolted to the floor where the seat is anchored down at.
Either way, its holding me in the seat 1000000000000000000000000000000 times better than any stock factory seat belt could. Im wearing the car now, not riding in it.
Posted 30 May 2004 - 12:28 PM
Go ahead and rant about how improper that is...i know, i know.
Posted 30 May 2004 - 12:32 PM
Nonetheless, when all is said and done, it's going to look awesome in there!
Where did you attach the anti-submarine belt?
Posted 30 May 2004 - 12:33 PM
Posted 30 May 2004 - 01:54 PM
Let me know how that harness bar goes. That's definately something I want for my Subaru.
Posted 30 May 2004 - 01:55 PM
Posted 30 May 2004 - 03:16 PM
Posted 30 May 2004 - 11:02 PM
Posted 31 May 2004 - 08:11 AM
Posted 31 May 2004 - 10:43 AM
I dont think I will be using the rear seat belt attachment points...simply because I want to retain a full interior as possible.
Why would this affect your interior? The only reason my rear seat is out is because my autocross class (Street Mod) allows it. (In fact, I'm about to reinstall it soon.)
If you mean that you are blocking a rear seat when you are driving, you shouldn't use harnesses on the street for safety reasons. Harnesses will protect you better in normal accidents but they are suicide for rollovers as the roof can collapse and you can't bend down (since the harness doesn't allow that movement like the stock "tensioner-based" belts do). That's why the Schroth belts with the tensioners are the only DOT-legal harnesses out there. Cops can (and in some cases will) write a ticket for that.
Harnesses are intended to be used with roll cages (which prevent collapsing of the roof) and they aren't really safe without a helmet to prevent head-roll cage impacts. So unless you plan on driving around with a helmet (which might attract a little police attention LOL), then I wouldn't drive with the harness on the street...hehe
(That said, people still do it...it's your choice...blah, blah, blah...I just want to make sure you know all the facts before you make the decision...hehe )
Posted 31 May 2004 - 10:52 AM
Posted 31 May 2004 - 02:28 PM
but it looks really good!!!
Posted 01 June 2004 - 11:21 AM
And Im suprised no one has commented on my use of CHAIN.
D'oh...didn't even notice that. :-\ Bad Will...LOL
Posted 01 June 2004 - 02:17 PM
As another board member looking out for your safety, I must say "DO NOT GET IN A HEAD ON WITH THAT SET UP" you'll be a lot shorter when it's over.
I just installed a simson 5 point in my Impreza. For the shoulder strap mounting point I bolted the mount down in the cargo area, under the carpet etc just behind the back seat. The harness runs under the rear seat back.
The cool thing is that when not Auto-Xing, I can tuck the whole shoulder harness into the seat and presto, intact and stock looking interior. Should be applicable to your GL-10
Look around the motorsports forum at NASOIC on the harness bar idea. When I was doing research I found alot of references to "decapitation bars" I believe the problem is if they are not bolted in rock solid and thing go really wrong, you're screwed. It is of course ideal to have a full roll cage but there goes the intact interior....
Of course, If you, like me, are just trying to stay in your seat without jamming your knees into the console and door and pushing back againts the steering wheel, you're not really using this thing for safety, so that needs to be takin into account.
for what it's worth....
Posted 01 June 2004 - 04:41 PM
Get that corbeau and a bar across and then you're off to the races.
Posted 01 June 2004 - 04:47 PM
Posted 02 June 2004 - 11:33 PM
I do enjoy the feedback and ideas!
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