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Race harness - 4 point enough?

Postby HFB » Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:26 pm

Hi all

Am in the process of making car a little more track suitable.

Currently have a bucket seat fitted and a smaller steering wheel.....

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I have also bought an OMP 4 point harness to be fitted when I have the half cage installed my Magellin Motors in Hull 2nd weekend of December.

What are your opinions on the 4 point system and would a 5/6 point system be much better/safer/more beneficial?

If yes, then does it need to be a recognised name (costing £160ish or more) or does anyone have experience of the £70-80 ebay type stuff?

I will not be using it for racing or competitions, just trackdays.

Thanks

HFB
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Re: Race harness - 4 point enough?

Postby MilesH » Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:20 pm

The 5/6th strap will stop you submarining in the harness. Depending on how the seat position puts you will determine whether you 'need' it. Obviously the more fixed in the seat you are the better and so the more harness straps you have the better, but you can drive on a trackday absolutely fine with a 4 point and feel secure if your seating position does not mean you slide forward and under the harness when you brake.

Also if you can't decide you can buy a 4 point harnesses with a hole in the aircraft buckle that allows you to buy a 5/6th strap if you feel you need it.

Cheaper ones are fine just go for a known brand - Luke, TRS etc.
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Re: Race harness - 4 point enough?

Postby JoeCool » Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:50 pm

If yes, then does it need to be a recognised name (costing £160ish or more) or does anyone have experience of the £70-80 ebay type stuff?


Do NOT buy this kind of kit off of ebay. There have been numerous reports of Takata, Sabelt, OMP fakes on ebay. You basically have no way of knowing (unless it's like demontweeks shop on ebay or something). The fakes/cheap options do things like bracket/shank failure that then decapitate you in a collision.

This is safety kit, you can't cheap out on it. Stick with your trusted harness - so long as you can trust it!

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Re: Race harness - 4 point enough?

Postby HFB » Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:34 pm

Thanks gents.
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