Yes, it`s an Omega Speedmaster “Broad Arrow” that I`m wearing. Thank you for the question. Even if close to the steering wheel, however, we face another problem with the control of the vehicle. Most road cars can produce 1 g or more on a race track. The Audi R8 I, which was tested at MSR Houston two years ago, generated transition forces of 1.18g at a 90 mph entry into a curve. That`s more lateral power than if the driver`s seat was mounted on the side of a wall and I tried to sit on it. So it`s no wonder we slip into the seat a lot when driving fast. Our recommendation depends on the type of activity you use the belt for, whether it`s a road car or a race car, the type of seat to use it with, whether or not you`re wearing a HANS device, and how many belt points you need. So if you need additional advice and would like to talk to us, give us a call and we will be happy to help. Note 3 on page 3 of section 5.1 of the TÜV Inspection Manual states that an adult harness (complete) is acceptable if it bears a standard British mark or an acceptable alternative. Whether you`re a track runner or a pro, a running harness can help ensure your safety by covering all important areas of the body and securing against the race seat to absorb and compensate for the effects of an impact. Designed, tested and developed for motorsport; All four- and six-point race belts must meet the FIA`s strict approval levels so you know you`re getting the best.
For track-day use, there are also a number of UNECE-approved wiring harnesses to choose from. The EC Road strap can be noticed by some key features. First, they have the same clip buckle with red button that you`re used to with your standard seat belt. 1 shoulder strap and 1 lap strap are sown together so that when the mechanism is released, you can easily get out. My daughter has a 78 Jeep CJ5 and with the risk of turning around, I built a full roll cage and 4-point belts for the driver and passenger with a passenger safety handle to keep your arms in the vehicle. I realize that the article is not about a Jeep, but you cannot divide all road vehicles into one group. I also added wider axles and a small Chevrolet 302 block built with 1000 cfm MPI fuel injection so that the accelerator pedal could get it out of as many problems as the brake pedal. Many people mount seat belts to improve the safety features of their sports car. Some are obliged to do so if they participate in motorsport competitions. Passengers wearing 4 or more point belts are known to perform better in serious accidents than passengers wearing the equivalent of 3-point inertial rollers. Unless your head and shoulders are positioned by shoulder straps.
What happens then? Simple. Your neck supports the power of a rolling car that lands on the roof. I hope you have a strong neck. If you don`t, you`re dead or paralyzed. The type of attachment depends on how you want to install your strap. The strap is completely universal due to the nature of the product. Installation must be carried out by a qualified professional. Adjusted angles and heights should be tracked to ensure that the harness belt provides maximum support and safety.
Schroth has developed a very well-fitting manual, which we highly recommend. When you`re on the track, a normal seat belt just doesn`t cut. It doesn`t give you the support or freedom of movement needed to stay safe in your racing seat while moving the steering wheel, pressing pedals, changing gears and, if necessary, escaping from the car. Racing belts, on the other hand, do all of this and are available in a variety of different styles to provide the safety and comfort you need when you`re behind the wheel of a race car. Standard 8854/98 for 3- and 4-point belts (English from page 41): argent.fia.com/web/fia-public.nsf/5DA162B206693ED2C12574430044D116/$FILE/8854-98_Harness.pdf There is a safety system for racing cars consisting of a full cage, five-point belts, a helmet and a full race suit. There is a road safety system consisting of three-point inertial belts, airbags and soft interior surfaces. Do not mix the two. The results are never good. It`s mandatory to wear a helmet most track days unless you get in the ring, so it`s just something we have to live with. However, the rest of the time, you should be smart. Leave the racing equipment on the track.
If you think your car is too fast to drive on the track without a half-cage or five-point belts, you should ask yourself if you and your enormous talent really shouldn`t be sitting in a real race car. Enter the harness bar. It allows us to use four- or five-point belts in a tram. Solves all problems. We are safely locked in the seat. We can brake with our left foot, we can control the car with our fingertips because we don`t cling to the steering wheel in corners. It`s perfect. Despite the advantages of the motorsport harness, there are a number of pitfalls that must be overcome during the test of the Ministry of Transport (TÜV). There are misunderstandings about the suitability of a motorsport harness in road vehicles. The following information was obtained directly from the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA). These motorsport straps come standard with a 3-inch strap or there are 2-inch variants specifically designed for use with HANS devices.
The 3-inch strap allows load distribution to cover more of the shell and is generally more comfortable when used without HANS. The 2-inch variant when used with a HANS device fits perfectly into the device`s groves and in turn offers the right level of support and comfort for the application. For more information about HANS wiring harnesses, please contact us. Road belts tend to use the same 2-inch strap used for a standard seat belt. This is true for 90% of wiring harness belts on the market, with a few exceptions to OMP and Takata. This too should be very close to the specification of the standard seat belt of a road vehicle. This is specially designed in road belts, so the mechanism for getting in and out of the seat is well known. In the event of an accident, the emergency services know how to operate the new belt and buckle. This is really a key feature of the road belts we have available. Not only that, all racing belts are compatible with racing seats, giving you the freedom to choose the style that suits your needs and the style of bucket seat you have in the car. With racing harnesses from the biggest names in motorsport such as Sparco, OMP, TRS, Sabelt, Schroth and many others; With a racing harness from Demon Tweeks, you`re in good hands. Everyone loves the look of fia straps, which come with a 3-inch strap and buckle clearance.
But depending on your project, what your vehicles are for, they may not be suitable. There is a wide range of road belts designed for a completely different application, so what is this difference and why choose one? Those engaged in competitive motorsport will usually assemble a harness approved according to FIA 8854/98 standards for 3- and 4-point belts and 8853/98 for 5- and 6-point belts. These standards are widely considered to be the highest standard for passenger belts. C&U Regg 47(4)(c)(i) states that a belt may display a British standard sign or a sign with specification numbers, BS 3254:1960 or BS3254:Part 1 1988, and we would accept a harness with these markings.