Originally Posted by chriszeh
right did anyone purchase them as they are extra to help with the tightening process? lot of discussion about getting the belt tight havent heard anyone mention their use.
I have the "adjusting grips" or dowels on mine--both for shoulder and lap belts. They do help you snug the belts down, but the issue is that unless you're a 36+ waist, or have a JLo-sized booty to push you out of the seat, the lap belts don't fully tighten around you at the low waist level. As VictorH reports above, the lap belts can only be tightened so much until they run out of adjustability. The final tightening occurs as the shoulder belts get tightened and the center lock gets pulled upwards a bit.