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racing belts advice needed,

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by supersize75, Jan 24, 2004.

  1. supersize75

    supersize75 1/2 ton status

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    After my last adventure, I really want 3 inch 5 or 4 point belts, not to mention no one will ride in my truck /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    so any brand preference? I realize for wheeling I will have the sholder straps off alot, but for the high speed driving in the wash and the hills I need it!

    any brand preference?

    cam lock, or latch?

    rjs
    simpsom
    rci

    any others?

    no sparco or bling bling rice brands wanted though

    also what about mounting I have a tube notched and raedy to go behind the seats but I want to have the belts first to figure out where to mount it? any other mounting things I need to know? /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif

    thanks in advance for helping me stay alive "insert BEEGEES song here..."


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    sorry for spelling too /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif
     
  2. SlyDog

    SlyDog 1/2 ton status

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    I'm getting the corbeau 3 point system. They are retractable for added comfort and allow you to move around alittle more then a standard set up...added passenger enjoyment bonus /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  3. Triaged

    Triaged 1/2 ton status

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    Camlock is easier to put on and you don't have to undo the belt to put the sholder straps on if you just have the lap belts...but they are more money and have more parts to go wrong than the regular latch.
     
  4. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    i have RCIs... like these...

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    i dig em. only time they are sorta a pita is when i have to get in/out of my truck like 10 times in an hour (running errands or whatever). Otherwise they are good times. Seriously doubt I have to worry about seat-belt failure. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    j
     
  5. Steve_87K5

    Steve_87K5 1/2 ton status

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    After I totaled my '85 K5 in a rollover, I decided that the
    stock belt was no good because I slipped to the side, out of the belt.

    I put in Schroth asm-autocontrol belts, made in Germany.

    They have been in my '87 K5 since May '92, with no problems. Cops at seatbelt checkpoints love 'em.

    They have an electrical+mechanical retractor, plus an electrical tilt switch. Shoulder straps lock up:
    1. electrically when K5 is at a tilt angle
    2. when the ignition is off
    3. from acceleration of belt pull-out

    Lap belt is always locked.

    You can reach over to stereo or floor without a
    problem. Just move slowly, or shoulders will lock.
    And fast.

    Mounting uses the stock 2 floor points, plus a mounting point I added on my roll cage. 3 points.

    The rollcage point is on center with headrest and behind about 12". The belt comes out of the retractor (mounted on rollcage) and Ys off into the 2 shoulder straps.

    The 2 shoulder straps permanently attach to the lap belt section. Lap belt has girth adjustment; shoulder straps also adjustable.

    Hit the lapbelt button catch, and you're free.

    I bought them from AutoTech 714-458-8000.
     
  6. bablazer73

    bablazer73 1/2 ton status

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    Simpson or RJS wirk fine for me.
     
  7. Resurrection_Joe

    Resurrection_Joe 1 ton status

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    Those eBay belts a few people were talking of a while back, for $35 to your door for a pair, turned out to be really nice (IMO), and may be an option if you dont feel like spending $150 on a set of belts.
     

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