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Old 10-22-2001, 03:44 PM   #1
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Thumbs up HarnessBars.Com (WRX)

Just got my new WRX Competion harness bar from harnessbars.com and I gotta say it is Sweet. The fit is perfect and it is sturdy as hell. Talk to Matt at harnessbars, he is the man . They even custom did a camera mount for me to my spec. Nice. (I dont have a pic of the floor area where the bolts are, but it is really really clean.. I will post one as soon as I shoot some more pics. The Stock seatbelts are still in place so I can use either system. ROCK!



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Old 10-24-2001, 02:44 AM   #2
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Nice - i've been waiting for somebody to get a set. How's the quality of the finish and weld.

I talked to speedware and pregridmotorsports about harness bars. Pregrid cautioned me....saying that a bend in the harness bar, will be like adding crumple zones. In the even of a accident - the bar will not be as ridgid as a straight bar.

You got to PIR? I am going on the 27/28 of this month. Would love to check out your setup.

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Old 10-25-2001, 12:52 AM   #3
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Nice - i've been waiting for somebody to get a set. How's the quality of the finish and weld.

I talked to speedware and pregridmotorsports about harness bars. Pregrid cautioned me....saying that a bend in the harness bar, will be like adding crumple zones. In the even of a accident - the bar will not be as ridgid as a straight bar.

You got to PIR? I am going on the 27/28 of this month. Would love to check out your setup.

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hmm.. the product itself seems very well done.. I couldnt comment on the welds as I'm not qualified. I dont know about the bends either.. the people who built it seemed to know what was up. I will be at SIR tomorrow, I havent been to PIR yet (although I'ts on my todo list!). I'm in the overlake area weekdays if you want to come by sometime and check it out.

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Old 11-01-2001, 09:55 PM   #4
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Nice - ...saying that a bend in the harness bar, will be like adding crumple zones. In the even of a accident - the bar will not be as ridgid as a straight bar.


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have you seen a straight bar I haven't--- a bended bar is still stronger then no bar at all
these are for harness not sold as cage bar still they give more protection then none IMHO
most roll cages have bends in bars Ken
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Old 11-07-2001, 01:22 PM   #5
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Now are these harness bars safe? I heard that they are not race legal. Also I heard that they are not as strong as mounting the harness to the car itself.

Can anyone verify? The harness bars looks pretty sweet.
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Old 11-07-2001, 01:48 PM   #6
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Now are these harness bars safe? I heard that they are not race legal. Also I heard that they are not as strong as mounting the harness to the car itself.

Can anyone verify? The harness bars looks pretty sweet.
good question.. I'll leave the technical stuff for MVB .. (larry, you might want to drop a line to sales@harnessbars.com and see what the official line is). The bar is bolted to the frame with grade 8 bolts, and it itself is very solidy built.. The ends mount to the original 3pt shoulder bolt holes, and then wrap around the B pillar so there is no way the bar can move forward. The bar is then braced to the drive hump, again with grade 8 hardware, to keep the bar from moving up or down. Theres no way to rotate it or move it forward without busting the bar, and that would be very hard to do.

I only use it for lapping and aggresive driving, so I dont know what the scca or anyone has to say about it, however. Hope this helps..

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Old 11-07-2001, 10:24 PM   #7
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Now are these harness bars safe? I heard that they are not race legal. Also I heard that they are not as strong as mounting the harness to the car itself.

Can anyone verify? The harness bars looks pretty sweet.
they are not used for races
great for track days where are you going to mount the harness to car- the lower seat belt holder in lower rear seat -then the pressure is to low and pulling you down into seat and will cause spinal injuries and you can't mount to upper hookups ontop of rears seat where shoulder straps are then they are on an angle if you are going to race then youll need a lot more then harness holder ;-) these are perfect for track days and autox or everyday driving I will be getting one as soon as im back on my feet from knee operation Ken thanks for taking time to read this
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Old 02-04-2002, 06:05 PM   #8
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... ditto on the thanks for the post and the pictures ...

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Old 02-19-2002, 01:18 AM   #9
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Does the mounting for the autocross style simply mount to the seat belt bolts without drilling?

Also, where did you get the leather seat covers ??? Nice.
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Old 02-19-2002, 11:15 AM   #10
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Does the mounting for the autocross style simply mount to the seat belt bolts without drilling?

Also, where did you get the leather seat covers ??? Nice.
Yes, without the additional vertical support, you can just remove the covers and unbolt the shoulder mount points and then bolt the bar in (you will probably need longer bolts, make sure you get those with the kit! - they have to be grade 8).. the leather seats came with the car (apparently the dealer did it - probably katskins)..

hope that helps,

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Old 02-25-2002, 01:56 PM   #11
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For racing this is not legal. It looks fairly stout, and from the description seems like it would hold reasonably well in a wreck. The thing that scares me is the harnesses, as it is I wouldn't want to get into a wreck with any 4 point harness system. With out some kinda anti sub system the shoulder harnesses pull up on the lap belts. The lap belts then begin a journey through your abdomen to your spine and stop somewhere under your rib cage.
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Old 03-01-2002, 10:00 PM   #12
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Harness bars are intended for auto-xing and light tack day eventss. They are designed in a way to easily attach harnesses to hold you in place. They are not a safety device.

If you are concerned with frontal impacts severe enough to damage you insides then you need a full, multipoint weld-in roll cage.

Racing can cause serious injury or death.
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Old 03-30-2002, 09:36 PM   #13
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I am trying to go to your web page but i keep getting this error

"You are not authorized to view this page
You might not have permission to view this directory or page using the credentials you supplied"

I would like to buy a bar for my WRX

Please advise about web page.
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Old 04-11-2002, 02:39 PM   #14
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Bump for web page issue.
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Old 04-11-2002, 09:21 PM   #15
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I think they're out of business. There's another thread discussing it in msports.
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Old 04-13-2002, 02:01 PM   #16
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I like it!! to bad they are out of business anyone find another vendor??

What leather seat kit is that looks great!!!

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Old 04-19-2002, 12:58 AM   #17
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Yep, still down
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