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      02-19-2013, 08:57 PM   #23
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is comfort level pretty bad? im driving around today and come to a stop and a bus is behind me. my brakes squeal twice as loud as the bus! starting to feel like race car. no interior so louder, brake squeal, still running numbers, no turning radius because of ducts, have to ramp in and out of driveway soon, camera and aim solo mounted in there, harness used all the time, feel like cops are gonna be on me! what a poseur.
lol! that's the way to do it! .......the comfort level is not bad at all.. just not cushy like before. you're welcome to swing by one of these days to try the car out in my seat..

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Very nice! So fixed seats work just fine with regular belts huh?
yep.. I do have a six point harness coming in next week though.. I plan to run both belts... the 3pt for street and 6pt for track
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      02-19-2013, 09:11 PM   #24
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Almost sounds like my car.
you do realize don't you that your laguna seca videos and your car build is a major source of inspiration for a lot of othe track rats .. like me..
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      02-19-2013, 09:15 PM   #25
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you do realize don't you that your laguna seca videos and your car build is a major source of inspiration for a lot of othe track rats .. like me..
Well you are a step ahead with seats. I know they make a huge difference. I wasted money on aero first to look cool.
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Biggest nightmare I had with mine was getting perfect fix point for the 6 point harness. Found out the anti-subs doesnt work well with every floor mount
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Someone needs a Challenge Harness bar for those harnesses!
A half cage is the least amount of protection you'd want if you are putting in full harnesses.
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      06-11-2013, 02:40 PM   #28
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A half cage is the least amount of protection you'd want if you are putting in full harnesses.
Yep. Half cage going in soon!
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      06-11-2013, 03:18 PM   #29
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Yep. Half cage going in soon!
really!
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really!
well soon meaning a month or two depending on budget..
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well soon meaning a month or two depending on budget..
thats soon. your car is legit!
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A half cage is the least amount of protection you'd want if you are putting in full harnesses.
While agree 100% a half cage is safer, just isn't realistic for most daily drivers. The harness bar is a compromise.
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While agree 100% a half cage is safer, just isn't realistic for most daily drivers. The harness bar is a compromise.
sorry this is a track junkie thread... daily driver fluff puff stay away please
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Yep. Half cage going in soon!
Nice setup!! What cage? Im leaning toward autopower. I have quotes from 3 others and can't touch em at these prices.

I wish we had more east coast folks with seats in so I can try them out..
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      06-11-2013, 11:58 PM   #35
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Nice setup!! What cage? Im leaning toward autopower. I have quotes from 3 others and can't touch em at these prices.

I wish we had more east coast folks with seats in so I can try them out..
We have two great race shops here in Seattle - 425 Motorsports and Cantrell - will be going to one of them most likely..
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      06-12-2013, 12:28 AM   #36
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sorry this is a track junkie thread... daily driver fluff puff stay away please
it is your daily also, no?
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While agree 100% a half cage is safer, just isn't realistic for most daily drivers. The harness bar is a compromise.
It's a bad compromise. If you can't put a half cage in then don't run harnesses. It's a matter of choice I suppose but running real harnesses (not quick-fits) without a cage is not a choice I'd make with my safety.
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      06-12-2013, 09:35 AM   #38
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it is your daily also, no?
well technically the only use I put it to is a 20 minute drive to work and back - I don't drive it around anywhere else - for everything else we use my wife's SUV.
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pretty soon you will have a junker for that also! your getting pretty close to the deep end.
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Very nice! So fixed seats work just fine with regular belts huh?
not really no. the belt receptacle needs to be routed into the hole, otherwise if you crash the pretensioner will destroy the seat and will not hug your hips (since the belt is routed over the seat) so you will slide under the belt and injure yourself further.

this is the reason i never bought a seat!
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not really no. the belt receptacle needs to be routed into the hole, otherwise if you crash the pretensioner will destroy the seat and will not hug your hips (since the belt is routed over the seat) so you will slide under the belt and injure yourself further.

this is the reason i never bought a seat!
Yup. harness/seat/roll structure/mounting should definitely be considered and installed as a system, it's not a piecemeal process IMO, not if you're actually prioritizing safety first, though I understand we all have different priorities and risk tolerance

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pretty soon you will have a junker for that also! your getting pretty close to the deep end.
you're probably right.. I already have fleeting thoughts about getting a trailer/pickup and turning into a full on track car..
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you're probably right.. I already have fleeting thoughts about getting a trailer/pickup and turning into a full on track car..
I'm with you. I'm planning on trading my x5 in for x5d and getting a trailer next year maybe so I can do ORP, PIR, Thunderhill without having to drive my car so far with a less than friendly street set up. Make that call before you do the cage so you can go full cage right off. Best never to need it but better safe than sorry. Accidents happen!

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I'm with you. I'm planning on trading my x5 in for x5d and getting a trailer next year maybe so I can do ORP, PIR, Thunderhill without having to drive my car so far with a less than friendly street set up. Make that call before you do the cage so you can go full cage right off. Best never to need it but better safe than sorry. Accidents happen!
brilliant! ... I once went to thunderhill... fantastic track. I really want to go back.

got your text btw.. good stuff about the upcoming trackdays... See you on the 29th
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