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Old 07-09-2004, 09:19 AM   #1
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Smile CG-Lock - what a great product/idea...




Yes, I know they've been discussed before, but I received two yesterday, and both the lady and I are quite impressed. The instructions are fairly easy to follow, the build quality is top notch, and best of all.......yes, they work!

While the bolstering in the shoulders is still sub-par (as is the rest of the STi stock seat) the locking feature of these really GLUE you to your seat bottom. I found myself not bracing my legs at all, as I just wasn't bouncing around. They're quite an impressive "mod", especially for their under $40 cost of admission. I'm a fan - check 'em out.

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Old 07-09-2004, 01:26 PM   #2
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I have it too. Works nice... when I'm competitively racing autoxs and stuff. However, it's a bit of a PITA during day to day driving. I did a 2 hour drive with it, and I couldn't shift around to stretch my back or anything.

I originally thought that there would be a way to deactivate it without removing it so the seatbelt and the belt would slide freely. However, it doesn't seemed to be designed that way? It always seems to catch when I have it "unlocked" which led me to believe it was just for adjusting.
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Old 07-09-2004, 01:56 PM   #3
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Hmmmm.....I think it works GREAT! All I do, is use the "roller" type switch on the side to loosen it quite a bit for getting out, and when I get back in it tends to be approx. as tight as my normal belt would be. Then, I push my lower back as far as is possible into the seat and pull the shoulder strap till it's tight, but still comfortable. Then, as I drive, I can tighten as necessary just via the shoulder strap pull. If it gets too tight I just flip the roller (on the outside of the main body) and lift my legs a smidge. I find it to be pretty easily adjustable, even whilst driving (although they include in their instructions to pull over for adjustments).

If you remove the slide entirely (which they advise if anyone unfamiliar with the device may be driving) it does slide freely. Am I misunderstanding you somehow? (trying to be helpful, that's all)

Funny - I'm not good at bar puzzle kinda things, and spent over 30mins. trying to figure out how to get these on.....fiancee pulls into the driveway, sees me (looking VERY exasperated, I'm certain)......I toss the instructions up in the air and walk inside. Five minutes later she walks in - "You're all set - just tighten up the allen keys to where you want them."

Can you be grateful and hateful at the same time? (me, the dumb_ss)

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Old 07-09-2004, 04:41 PM   #4
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Hmm... I hadn't considered removing the bar completely... Maybe I'll try that.
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Old 07-09-2004, 05:16 PM   #5
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Yup. It'll take some gentle pressure, but slide it off and you're set for "free slide" mode. Great product though, without a doubt.
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Old 11-13-2004, 08:49 AM   #6
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Glad to have found this thread. I bought the CG-Lock for my STi. I have installed it several times, only to have it slip off the buckle. The plastic on the back end of the buckle where the CG-Lock attaches is slightly tapered, not to mention very smooth. No matter how much I tighten the allen bolts, it eventually falls off. And, I mean I TIGHTEN them. It works great when it's attached. But, I can't get it to stay on!

Any help appreciated!

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Old 11-13-2004, 01:15 PM   #7
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Just a few tips with the CG Lock...

If you need to loosen the Lock, with your thumb, push the geared wheel forward and with your hip push against the lap belt. This should loosen it enough to stretch and gain some movement.


You don't need to overtighten the allen bolts. When you do, it actually, 'walks' of the buckle.

BTW, mine is used everyday for the last 4 months. No issues. It is all in the install guys!
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Old 11-13-2004, 02:01 PM   #8
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I think part, if not all, of the problem is the STi belt buckle has very little plastic for the CG-Lock to grip. It's very narrow and tapers towards the ends. The CG-Lock "jaws" aren't very deep, either. So, this thing is barely hanging on there, and it seems no matter how tight, or loose, I make the allen bolts, the darned thing slips off. It won't stay on for even a day at the track. Very frustrating. I even bought one for the passenger seat! But, both sit in my glove box....

I'll try not to "over-tighten" the bolts, but I'm quite certain it's going to slip off due to the lack of fit between the "jaws" and the buckle.

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Old 09-05-2010, 01:39 AM   #9
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I think part, if not all, of the problem is the STi belt buckle has very little plastic for the CG-Lock to grip. It's very narrow and tapers towards the ends. The CG-Lock "jaws" aren't very deep, either. So, this thing is barely hanging on there, and it seems no matter how tight, or loose, I make the allen bolts, the darned thing slips off. It won't stay on for even a day at the track. Very frustrating. I even bought one for the passenger seat! But, both sit in my glove box....

I'll try not to "over-tighten" the bolts, but I'm quite certain it's going to slip off due to the lack of fit between the "jaws" and the buckle.

Mike
I just bought one and am having this same problem. It's fallen off once on me... did you (or anyone else) find a resolution to this?
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Old 09-05-2010, 02:48 AM   #10
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6 years later...dayum
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Old 09-05-2010, 02:57 AM   #11
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I am pretty sure there are people that post on here that weren't even born when this thread was started.
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Old 09-05-2010, 01:11 PM   #12
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i used a CG lock for a few seasons of autox.


hands down one of the best products ive ever used.


i upgraded to a 6 point harness, and i gave the cg lock to a buddy of mine, who still uses it for autox. not bad for 40 bucks.
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Old 09-05-2010, 01:20 PM   #13
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Old 09-05-2010, 08:26 PM   #14
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met the guy who made GC lock. he is in the local Porsche club. he rolls in a miata....this is a great product! +1
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Old 09-05-2010, 08:28 PM   #15
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Still confused on this.
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Old 09-05-2010, 10:24 PM   #16
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what is this?
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Old 09-05-2010, 10:33 PM   #17
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http://www.cg-lock.com/general/about
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Old 09-06-2010, 01:34 AM   #18
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I'd rather continue an existing post then make yet another one. Who care's how old it is, it's irrelevant to my question.


So, has anyone else experienced their's slipping off?
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