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2016 GT/CS. I have a Watson 4 point bar and 2 Sparco EV seats with brackets and mounts. i am thinking 6 point restraints, but am stymied on what brand and size. I am 5"6" 225 lbs. Weight is high in the front. I have no butt. All of your thoughts on what brand and size are appreciated. This car does street also, but just to go to shows and the track.

Thanks,
Mike
 
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Size of harness? You mean the shoulder belt size? Length is not an issue on anything but weird applications (wrong installs)

There are still orgs out there that won't allow 2inch shoulder belts without a HNR device which may limit you to 3 inch. I find the 2" more comfortable but just autocross and they don't tech the 2-3" thing.

Schroth is still the top of the line, IMO. Best and smoothest operating hardware and a matching price point. That said, Sparco, Lifeline, Racequip, Pyrotect and probably more have introduced premium lines that are pretty close. You don't realize how crappy the standard hardware operated for you for the last 10 years until you get a good harness :) I sell the damn things and was a lte convert to Schroth and never looked back.

DaveW
 
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More importantly...are you using or going to use a Hans device?

If you are NOT..then I would run a Anti Sub 4 point.
If you ARE then run a 5 point.

And why I bring this up...image you hit something. Your body will stay in the seat and your head will not.... dont Dale Earnhardt yourself.

Anything from Comp Motorsports is good. Hard to beat Schroth

competitionmotorsport.com
 
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More importantly...are you using or going to use a Hans device?

If you are NOT..then I would run a Anti Sub 4 point.
If you ARE then run a 5 point.

And why I bring this up...image you hit something. Your body will stay in the seat and your head will not.... dont Dale Earnhardt yourself.

Anything from Comp Motorsports is good. Hard to beat Schroth

competitionmotorsport.com
All opinions...

With a race seat and a bar, I wouldn't run a 4 point. The Schroth ASM ones are decent enough and an improvement over an OEM 3 point in a stock seat, but I am not sure there isn't a less compromised setup when one has a roll bar and race seat.

And for most applications a 6 point is loads better than a 5. The 6 points really aren't even more expensive.

@302BOB - Some sort of inside joke going on? :)

DaveW
 
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Generally rules will tell you pretty much what you need, if the rule doesn't really exist, like in HPDE, you can run stock seats, belts and no HANs because the car has air bags, if you step up to a race seat, 5 or 6 point, etc, then you will want to run the HANs device. The difference is that they are relying on the safety package from the manufacturer, including air bags, to stop you in a basically stock car. Once you start removing those key parts of the factory restraint scheme, you will need a HANs.
 
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More importantly...are you using or going to use a Hans device?

If you are NOT..then I would run a Anti Sub 4 point.
If you ARE then run a 5 point.
Good post but I would run a neck restraint with any harness system, 4-point included. Yes I know about ASM but the Schroth quick fit 4-point has a corresponding neck restraint that goes with it and it works very well as a system. I have factory Recaros.
 

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