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WildBill88
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Any?

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G-Force from Saferacer or the HANS Belts from Safequip, I've been happy with both.

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+1 for Gforce belts from Saferacer. They are half the money of a lot of belts out there and are great quality.

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Safecraft

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Safecraft or Schroth. You get what yo pay for!

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What you pay for is only good for 2-5 years though. +1 G-Force Pro from Saferacer.

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Safecraft hybrid belts. The hardware and belts are first class and easy to adjust. They will re-web for free after 2 years.

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IN MY opinion the Safecraft belts are the nicest out there. Best adjuster, best material and good guys to deal with. But they are pricey

In MY opinion the best inexpensive belts are the Simpson XF line.

Both of these belts have the adjuster and lap buckle as one piece. It eliminates the 4" piece of webbing between the buckle and adjuster. This makes adjusting the lap belt easy.

G-force makes the least expensive FIA rated cam lock belts on the market. They are made in Tiawan. Look at the tags and make your own decision.

Dave

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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.

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Schroth here. I like the fact that mine have the cam-lock buckle permanently attached to the two sub belts.

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Schroth profi, hybrid, or enduro. All are great products and worth every penny!

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WOW. Thanks. I guess I have some to choose from.

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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.

ONLY FOR SINGLE-SEATER AND SPORT.

FIA Certified



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quote:
Originally posted by Blake Clements:
G-Force from Saferacer or the HANS Belts from Safequip, I've been happy with both.

I have the Safequip but recently bought some GForce FIA for a friends car. They are great and the price was right. Bill, call Nancy @ Vick Racing.

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I love my Safecraft, first time I've ever been able to really get my lap belts good and tight. It's all in the design and the quality of the materials.

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SABELT all the way, easiest to buckle and take off.

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And, I'm going to give the belts from Safety Solutions a shot this time. They've done great with my Hybrid & I love their right side drivers' net.

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FWIW: HANS do not require 2" belts. 3" are fine.

Paging Howard Bennett!

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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.

Thanks Mike.

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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.

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