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Jim Daniels
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FYI

I was at Daytona and the Hans guy said my straps, 2 years old, needed to be replaced. Not sure the life of them but maybe you all need to have your Hans looked at from time to time.

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Jim, did yours have any fraying or visible wear? Did the HANS rep explain what he saw that indicated replacement was needed?

A lot of folks have HANS dealers nearby, but not all HANS dealers are likely qualified to inspect these straps and declare them safe or unsafe.
Does HANS have an inspection program?

Thanks,

Pat

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What is the best way to go with HANS straps for a SM? Fixed or the floating? Is there any advantage to either?

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J - we'll have to wait a few weeks to get some real SM in-race experience with the new tether.

Can't imagine a disadvantage to the new system, but that's not the same as in-car experience...

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Well...they did change them from polyester to nylon during this time so maybe that was the reasoning...

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quote:
Originally posted by Jim Daniels:
FYI

I was at Daytona and the Hans guy said my straps, 2 years old, needed to be replaced. Not sure the life of them but maybe you all need to have your Hans looked at from time to time.

Did he mention a cost with that?

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Its probably like window nets and belts, the straps lose strength in the sunlight and heat.

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Jim Daniels
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quote:
Originally posted by Pat Newton:
Jim, did yours have any fraying or visible wear? Did the HANS rep explain what he saw that indicated replacement was needed?

A lot of folks have HANS dealers nearby, but not all HANS dealers are likely qualified to inspect these straps and declare them safe or unsafe.
Does HANS have an inspection program?

Thanks,

Pat

For some reason Godaddy is not sending me the site notifications, sorry behind on posts and PMs.

Im not sure it is a program, he just said "looks weak Jim, Id replace it".

I wish I knew more or had a time schedule, not really wanting to flirt with how long they will last!!

I got them waiting for me at the track next week, did not ask cost, trying to avoid adding expenses up, to early in the year... [Smile] I will post it once I get back.

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We recommend the tethers be replaced every two years if not involved in a crash. They should also be replaced if they are frayed or torn. Believe it or not, I spoke with a guy who had his MSD ignition box fray his tether because it was so close. I don't how he did not lobotimize himself.

The first way to check the tethers is if they don't have the FIA/SFI tag sewn onto them. SFI came our in October 2004. Saferacer should be able to provide you with replacement tethers. You can call Saferacer or us direct if you have any questions.

Howard Bennett
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