[MR2] 5 point harness
steveslike at aol.com
Mon Jan 24 22:36:54 EST 2011
Yes, a system is only as strong as the weakest link.
Here is a bit of helpful information:
On Mon, 2011-01-24 at 22:02 -0500, David Hillman wrote:
> It is astonishing to me that we have people on here suggesting that
> strapping yourself to a stock seat is safer than a 5-point harness bolted
> to the firewall. What are you guys thinking? Stock seats are not very
> strong in the first place, and not at all built to support you in a crash.
> The firewall is not the strongest thing in the world, no, but it is
> pretty stout and, more to the point, quite a bit stronger than your neck.
> Unless you are wearing a HANS, your neck is going to break before your
> harness causes structural failure in the firewall ( or probably any other
> part of the chassis ).
> Yes, I race my mk1 w2w with a harness bolted to the firewall. The car
> has about 175 races on it now, and the firewall is, not surprisingly,
> intact, despite the fact that we've been hit hard enough to bend the
> chassis into a ).
> David Hillman
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