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Old 06-28-2000, 08:30 AM   #1
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Cool Stock Harness Mounts???

I just got my 2000rs last night. It is great I have been trying to get this car for 3 years and everything finally fell into place. I love IT.

But, I digress, I noticed 3 tie down points on the back deck (this may be 2000 only as I have never heard anyone else mention it). They look like attachment points for a 4/5 point harness. Is this possible? I looked underneath the rear deck, in the trunk and they are bolted into tabs on the rear seat cross member with grade 8 bolts and the tabs are fully welded to the crossmember not just tack or spot welded! What's Up? Could these be stock attachment points for a race harness?
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Old 06-28-2000, 08:38 AM   #2
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First of all, congratulations on buying the car.

I guess you haven't gotten around to reading the owner's manual all the way through yet.

Those attachments are for child safety seats.
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Old 06-28-2000, 08:42 AM   #3
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Wow! I feel really dumb! I got in at 1AM last night and haven't even opened the manual yet!
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Old 06-28-2000, 08:43 AM   #4
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Actually, those are for child seat tethers. The harnesses tie into the seatbelt bolts. For my Schroth Rallye 4 I used the two mounts for the bottom of the left rear seat belt. This is what the instructions from Schroth said to do. I think the angle of the belt would be a bit to straight it you went straight back to the rear deck with it. Its real easy to put in a harness, 3 of the 4 mount points took a combined 10 minutes to put in place, the one on the inside of the drivers seat took a little longer because it is so tight to work in there. Smaller hands could get it done in a total of 15-20min, start to finish (if that).

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Old 06-28-2000, 08:47 AM   #5
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well could these points be used for the shoulder straps of a harness?
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Old 06-28-2000, 09:50 AM   #6
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those points should definitely NOT be used to mount a harness. They may hold the weight of a child, but not that of a grown person!!
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Old 06-28-2000, 10:09 AM   #7
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Skidplatz,
I think you may not have understood Eric. To mount a four-point harness all four pints get bolted to stock seatbelt locations. The two "lap" belt points get bolted in with the regular driver lap belt hardware, the two shoulder points get bolted in with the hardware of the rear-drivers-side lap belt. This is the safest location since the harware at these lacations is designed for this use. The angle the shoulder straps makes with the seat back is within the recommended limits. There are dozens of people (including me) who have it set up this way and it works. Hope this helps.

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Old 06-28-2000, 10:31 AM   #8
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Can you easily convert a 4-pt harness to a 5 or 6 pt harness? & where's a good place to buy these? If I get some, I'll be sure to do a documented installation to make things easier for everybody.

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Old 06-28-2000, 11:05 AM   #9
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Old 06-28-2000, 01:39 PM   #10
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I dont know about converting a 4 to a 5. Maybe if its already set up like that and you can simply plug in the extra belt. There are definitly 5's available, but the 4 works just fine. And unless you are thinking about hitting a wall head on, the antisubmarine crotch cramper belt really isnt necessary and is more of a pain in the you-know-what than it is effective at keeping you planted in the seat. And my 4 point has a setup that acts to the same end (on paper atleast). I got it more to keep me in the seat while racing, not for the pure crash protection it provides. Cones tend to flop over rather than stop you in your tracks like a concrete wall does.

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edit-call/email rallispec. I bet if its out there, they can get it for ya. www.rallispec.com

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