Author Topic: What's the best set of harnesses to go with? Or things to consider?  (Read 3188 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

lu vr6

  • Posts: 1375
Hi I'm setting up my car to road race, I've got a half cage with a bar across the back at shoulder height. What kind of harnesses should I look into? I'm going to look up minimum requirements at Mission... just looking for some easy advice! Thanks!

Paul

lu vr6

  • Posts: 1375
I guess no one around here uses harnesses :)

syncroboy

  • Posts: 3058
what do you mean by 'half-cage' and to what set of rules are you preparing for?
"..here at Dubberz.com we like to live in the 60's where cars are cool, fitness is awesome, drinking is good for you, and womanizing is encouraged."  TARGET

lu vr6

  • Posts: 1375
I'm referring to a 4pt cage, main hoop, shock towers and an X brace. I just want to road race at Mission. It's looking like almost anything will be fine at this point.  :stupid:

syncroboy

  • Posts: 3058
Look it up  :stupid:

http://www.caccautosport.org/pdf/2012/2012CACCGCRAppendices.pdf

Depending on what car/class you want to compete in, a 4-pt rollbar may not be legal/sufficient.  Again, what rules are you preparing to?
« Last Edit: Apr 18, 12, 22:04 by syncroboy »
"..here at Dubberz.com we like to live in the 60's where cars are cool, fitness is awesome, drinking is good for you, and womanizing is encouraged."  TARGET

TurboPhil

  • Posts: 521
You will have to make a decision on what you are really wanting to do.  If its track days, belts are not necessary, but if you actually want to competitively race you will need to have a full cage.  The other thing is that your car is heavily modified.  I'm pretty sure you will only quality for Solo.  You should really look into doing some track days before jumping both feet in. 
Check out our team running the ChumpCar endurance series
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Martini-Racers-Chumpcar/175740575804511

lu vr6

  • Posts: 1375
I didn't plan on competing, thanks for the advice. I just wanna get out there  :thumbup:

syncroboy

  • Posts: 3058
I'm referring to a 4pt cage, main hoop, shock towers and an X brace. I just want to road race at Mission. It's looking like almost anything will be fine at this point.  :stupid:

Road race = competition.  Which is why I gave you the links.  If it just a track day then you can do it without harnesses or a cage/roll bar
"..here at Dubberz.com we like to live in the 60's where cars are cool, fitness is awesome, drinking is good for you, and womanizing is encouraged."  TARGET

Radvr6t

  • Ministeroffresh
  • Posts: 4355
  • #addictedtoshine
    • VwVortex
I Don't "Build" Cars I Just Make Em Ƥʀὄῥἔʀ
Instagram: @Ministeroffresh

Moofluffen

  • Posts: 4524
  • Road Warrior
PM "Rusty 86" on here. Jeff regularly does the road races at Mission and just recently completed his Scirroco's build to meet the required considerations for racing. He should be able to help you out. :)

the bartender

  • Posts: 5834
  • I control the horizontal, and the vertical
Scroth Belts all the way ---Trust me Paul :thumbup:



http://www.schrothracing.com/?gclid=CJ_ZyJSe8K8CFYcZQgodcn46Wg

please list all the track days and events you'd done with these that back up your statement.

lol

TurboPhil

  • Posts: 521
Scroth Belts all the way ---Trust me Paul :thumbup:
http://www.schrothracing.com/?gclid=CJ_ZyJSe8K8CFYcZQgodcn46Wg

These are most likely 4 point belts, like most schroth "tuner" belts.  While they may look good on the street (box even says 'street wear') I would not use them on the track. 

Paul,  minimum 5 point harness, 6 point is more comfortable on the gonads.  Get a cam lock, pull down harness, 2 or 3".  Even the G-Force belt that Mopac sells is good and also economical.

What seat are you running and what is the height of the harness bar in relation to the holes in your seat and your shoulders.  Do some research on proper seatbelt installation and belt heights and angles
Check out our team running the ChumpCar endurance series
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Martini-Racers-Chumpcar/175740575804511