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      02-04-2009, 01:14 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by CSMRX7 View Post
For those considering Harness please take the time to think about roll protection. Take it from someone who has been around the track a lot. You do not want to be upside down in the car with a Harness without a rollbar.

At my events I will not let someone run a harness withou a roll bar.
Care to elaborate?

I've heard this argument before, and I don't buy it. The quick fit (or is it rallye?) fastens to the seat belt anchor at shoulder height in the rear. The old argument that you can compress your spine in an accident doesn't apply. There was a valid argument about not using a harness bar due to roll-over concerns (the seat might not collapse in a roll-over). Without a harness bar, I don't see how a 4-point harness isn't better than a three point belt.

There will always be "what-if" arguments regarding safety equipment. You might as well say you won't ride in a car without 4, 5, 6 point belts because you can't support your Hans device. 4 point belts (properly installed and utilized) are safer than 3 point belts in the vast majority of situations.