Region: WDCR - 042
Car #: 75
Year : 93 & 95 & 99 Posts: 3727
Safecraft or Schroth. You get what yo pay for!
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Region: NWR / Oregon
Car #: 88
Year : 95 Posts: 2000
I own the G-force. If I was to do it over again I'd probaby get a different harness for the reasons Schroth and Safecraft can justify the higher price tag.
A couple things to consider to make an informed choice...I believe a Hans brand HNR requires 2" shoulder belts. My DefNder is compatible with 3" belts so it's not an issue. It's reported that 2" belts are actually better the way they fit your hips in a crash. Wider belts distribute load better so I can see the value in the 2"/3" hybrids.
I can see why the other brands mentioned are popular for adjusment reason. Lap belts can be a pain to get snug quickly on the G-force. I definately wouldn't pick their belts for enduro use or if I was sharing the car.
With 6 point belts you won't keep dropping your sub belt down the hole in the seat, they're more secure and easier on "the boys".
I sure wouldn't trust a no-name $60 harness off ebay. Go with a reputable brand plus look at the rules for legality. There are some styles like the Y-shoulder harness that don't pass if I remember.
-------------------- Keith Novak (Will work for tires)
Region: Lone Star
Car #: 18
Year : 99 & 95 Posts: 110
I found this on saferacer as well. Any thoughts on an FIA certified harness for my spec miata. I do have a HANS device.
Sparco 6-Pt. 3" Hans Compatible Harness SKU: 04827HNR Colors: Black,Red,Blue
Competition belts specifically for single-seater and sport. FIA approved, light, durable and safe with 2" lap belt and 3" shoulder straps, 6 fastening points and centre fixing with professional buckle. They are adjustable on the shoulder straps with a very light aluminium adjuster for smooth, quick and perfect clamping. Special steel adjuster. Perforated plate fixing. Load spreader waist pad. HANS compatible device.
I believe Keith in WA may have worded it wrong. I haven't read the SCCA rulebook in a while but the rule said if you use the 2" shoulder straps, you have to use the HANS Device. Either 2" or 3" straps work fine. Some of the formula cars with tight cockpits find the 2" shoulder straps easier. We specifically test with 3" SFI harnesses.
Region: Central Florida
Car #: 3
Year : 1992 Posts: 1304
Mike and Howard are correct. From the 2010 GCR:
An approximately 3 inch shoulder harness; or FIA or SFI 16.5 certified 2 inch shoulder harnesses only if the HANSŪ device is used by the driver. Should the driver, at anytime not utilize the HANSŪ device, then 3 inch shoulder harnesses are required.