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Old 07-09-2005, 05:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Who's got the best prices on harnesses?

Looks like I missed the deal that was in the vendors section for the $45 harnesses with free shipping (searched for it, its gone).

I'm a lazy fawker and dont feel like PM'in, posting, and calling every vendor or supplier of harnesses out there for the best price. From what I've been able to find price wise the lowest out there is about $69 (summit, stock car products).

I'm looking for the V mount shoulder belts, snap on mounts would be great, but I can deal with bolt on.

If your a vendor and dont want to post a price, pm's will work, same with anyone who doesnt want to post a deal of a price from a vendor on the board.

So what have you guys found? I'm sure someone has already done the homework, why repeat the process?

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Old 07-09-2005, 05:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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theres some on ebay for around 50-60 dollars
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I went to the drag strip and asked the drives if they had any out of date belts they wanted to sell, for my rig, I found more than I wanted for $25 and less.
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theres a vendor here on pirate that has nice 5 pt harnesses for 49 bucks each. thats what im running and i was very impressed with the quality. on par with any of the big names, but lots cheaper.
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I went to the drag strip and asked the drives if they had any out of date belts they wanted to sell, for my rig, I found more than I wanted for $25 and less.

I 2nd this route. I got 2 new in the box RCI 5 points for $50 for both (expired) and they are not the cheap ones.
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theres a vendor here on pirate that has nice 5 pt harnesses for 49 bucks each. thats what im running and i was very impressed with the quality. on par with any of the big names, but lots cheaper.
Thats the ad I was searching for, cant find it and searched 4 different ways. Still got any contact info?
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the RCI harnesses I bought were junk..they rusted fast ,jambed up,hard to adjust and the webbing was realy stiff..I'm a cheap bastard but I have been really happy with the set of Crow lap belts I have..I say spend the extra money for a good set

not to say that they weren't safe,just a pain in the ass and I regreted buying them
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Might want to look in the vendor section next time....
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Old 07-09-2005, 10:11 PM   #9 (permalink)
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the drag strip and circle track are good places to get belts if you are NOT competing. they can't run them if they are out of date, and many times, they will just give them to you.

if you are gonna compete, you need to ante up and buy some good ones that aren't out of date.

My RCI's are great, and they have been washed a couple of times with no rust or problems (had to get the mud out of the webbing).
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I got a pair of Simpson cam locks new in the box at the swap meet for $50 because they were outdated before the guy got a chance to install them in his car. check ebay i saw plenty of cheap ones there too
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Old 07-10-2005, 12:23 AM   #11 (permalink)
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the drag strip and circle track are good places to get belts if you are NOT competing. they can't run them if they are out of date, and many times, they will just give them to you.

if you are gonna compete, you need to ante up and buy some good ones that aren't out of date.

My RCI's are great, and they have been washed a couple of times with no rust or problems (had to get the mud out of the webbing).

Competing in what? No rockcrawling sanctioning bodies require up-to-date harness tags. I bought both sets of mine new and now wish I would've just gone used.
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I went through 29 pages of threads with harness in the title, who'e have thought he listed em under seatbelts. Shit happens.

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Competing in what? No rockcrawling sanctioning bodies require up-to-date harness tags. I bought both sets of mine new and now wish I would've just gone used.
I assumed (yeah, bad thing) that the rock crawling events required up to date seatbelts. It seems kinda stupid to me to require a roll cage, but not up to date harnesses.
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Rock crawling doesn't have the same potential for stress on a harness. Dragsters go about 150 miles per hour. you'd have to fall like a thousand feet to crash at a similar speed.
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Rock crawling doesn't have the same potential for stress on a harness. Dragsters go about 150 miles per hour. you'd have to fall like a thousand feet to crash at a similar speed.

True, but the seatbelt is never really stressed, unless you hit something at that speed.

and define stress........if my 250 lbs body is held up by them, i'd call that stress......lol!
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I think they are dated because UV rays might break down the material, which could lead to failure. I see this happening even worse in a trail rig, because you will also introduce mud and dirt, which is very abrasive and can weaken the belts further. Any sort of harness is still better than none tho.
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I highly recommend running a set of Sand Buggy harness' over traditional 5 point. With the shoulder harness sewn into the lap belt you do not need to worry about latching in the shoulder harness. I know there are a lot of people that only run laps, or use the shoulder harness when in peril, but I almost smashed my hand messing around in a rig with regular 5 points. I did not have the shoulder harness on because it's a PITA to deal with each time. We nosed into a crevice and flipped forward, without the shoulder harness I fell forward and almost smashed my hand between the grab bar side of the crevice.

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http://www.crowenterprizes.com/3X3-DUNE-BUGGY-RE.html

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I think they are dated because UV rays might break down the material, which could lead to failure. I see this happening even worse in a trail rig, because you will also introduce mud and dirt, which is very abrasive and can weaken the belts further. Any sort of harness is still better than none tho.
This is exactly why. But the truth is, sfi/nhra have quite a few dumb rules that are either over-the-top or unbelievably stupid. The truth is, you can leave your buggy out in the sun for years and roll it thirty times and the harness will be no worse for the wear.

And fwiw, I ordered those same $49 harnesses for the mustang as it's belts had to be sfi approved. They came quickly and were basically the exact same as all the other latch-type harnesses of that sort. In the bronco I've got the 3pt corbeaus with the car-style latch and 2" straps that are also softer than most. They aren't sfi approved, but in the future they will be the only thing I buy or suggest anyone else to buy. At least 30x more comfortable than traditional harnesses and just as easy to use.
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I used Simpson belts in my sprintcar,when the date came up I mailed them back to Simpson and they check and re-web them with a new date.I think I paid $50- for that service.
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