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Safety Harnesses, Racing Seats, and Accessories - The Racer's Buyer's Guide

Gear Every Racer Needs

Charles Trieu
Feb 4, 2010
Photographer: Super Street Archives

Before you decide to take your car out to the track you should be aware of some of the gear racers use for safety and performance. One of the most basic upgrades is a seat. You might think anything you can sit on will do the job, but the most important thing about a seat is how it holds you. If a seat doesn't hold you properly, as you enter turns you'll slide around in it and your grip on the steering wheel, shifter and pedals will loosen. Another added benefit is the weight savings of an aftermarket seat over an OEM seat.

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Everything surrounding the seat is a vital upgrade for safety. Make sure you get the proper seat rails for the seat and your car. Do not attempt to modify your stock rails onto aftermarket seats. In case of an accident, you do not want the seat breaking away from the chassis.

Most aftermarket seats are not made for use with factory OEM seat belts, especially bucket race seats. Make sure you check with the seat manufacturer for particular seat requirements. If you do run a harness, 3" camlocking ones are the preferred choice by racers. Smaller 2" versions are not as safe and do not meet tech inspection for most tracks. The final part for the proper setup is a harnesses bar. Regardless of what you see in Japan, racers here are not allowed to mount harness lower than shoulder level, or to the floor behind the seats. This can crush the spine causing major injury in the event of an accident. A harness bar with four mounting points, at shoulder level is the correct way to setup your harness.

SEATS

Who: More Japan
What: Bride Stradia Japan
Where: www.more-japan.com, 888.229.7774
How Much: Inquire







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Who: More Japan
What: Bride Euro II
Where: www.more-japan.com, 888.229.7774
How Much: $900







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Who: More Japan
What: Bride Stradia II (Hybrid Kevlar)
Where: www.more-japan.com, 888.229.7774
How Much: $1925







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Who: More Japan
What: Bride Gias (Mazora Andromeda)
Where: www.more-japan.com, 888.229.7774
How Much: $2000







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Who: Buddy Club
What: Racing Spec Bucket Seat (Regular)
Where: www.buddyclub.us, 909.923.9188
How Much: $400







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Who: Buddy Club
What: Racing Spec Bucket Seat (Wide)
Where: www.buddyclub.us, 909.923.9188
How Much: $415

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Who: Corbeau
What: Forza
Where: www.corbeau.com, 801.255.3737
How Much: $229-704







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Who: Corbeau
What: FX1 Pro
Where: www.corbeau.com, 801.255.3737
How Much: $299-748







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Who: Cobra
What: Evolution S
Where: www.cobraseats.com, 801.255.3737
How Much: Inquire







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Who: Momo
What: T-Frame
Where: www.momousa.com
How Much: $275







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Who: Recaro
What: Speed
Where: www.recaro.com
How Much: $799







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Who: Recaro
What: Sport
Where: www.recaro.com
How Much: $999







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Who: Recaro
What: Profi
Where: www.recaro.com
How Much: $930







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Who: Recaro
What: Pro Racer Hans
Where: www.recaro.com
How Much: $1799







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Who: Sparco
What: Torino 2
Where: www.sparco.com, 800.224.7223
How Much: $599







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Who: Sparco
What: Corsa
Where: www.sparco.com, 800.224.7223
How Much: $769

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OTHER SAFETY EQUIPMENT

Who: Buddy Club
What: Racing Spec Seat Rail
Where: www.buddyclub.us, 909.923.9188
How Much: $160


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Who: Corbeau
What: 3" Five-Point Camlock Harness
Where: www.corbeau.com, 801.255.3737
How Much: $149






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Who: Corbeau
What: Seat Bracket
Where: www.corbeau.com, 801.255.3737
How Much: Inquire


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Who: Nukabe
What: Cusco/Safety21 Rollcage
Where: www.napsusa.com, 888.591.6277
How Much: Inquire


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Who: More Japan
What: Kansai Service Refresh Bar
WHEREL: www.more-japan.com, 888.229.7774
How Much: Inquire


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Who: More Japan
What: Nagisa Auto (Nams) Super Low Seat Rails
Where: www.more-japan.com, 888.229.7774
How Much: $165

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Who: NRG Innovations
What: Harness Bar
Where: www.getnrg.com, 626.369.2668
How Much: $399


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Who: TEIN
What: Takata MPH-3413" Harness
Where: www.tein.com, 562.861.9161
How Much: $400


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Who: TEIN
What: Takata 5 and 6 Point Crotch Strap
Where: www.tein.com, 562.861.9161
How Much: $50-95


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Who: TEIN
What: Takata Shoulder Pads
Where: www.tein.com, 562.861.9161
How Much: $95


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Who: TEIN
What: Takata Harness Accessory Eyebolts
Where: www.tein.com, 562.861.9161
How Much: $8.50-10


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Who: TEIN
What: Takata Reinforcement Plate
Where: www.tein.com, 562.861.9161
How Much: $8

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Sources

Buddy Club USA
Ontario, CA 91761
909-923-9188
http://www.buddyclub.us
MOMO Automotive Accessories, Inc.
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
800-749-6666
http://www.momo.com
RECARO North America Inc.
Auburn Hills, MI 48320
248-364-3818
http://www.recaro.com
Corbeau Seats
Sandy, UT 84070
801-255-3737
www.corbeau.com
Tein USA
Downey, CA 90241
562-861-9161
http://www.tein.com
Nukabe Automotive
Mattoon, IL 61938
888-591-6277
http://www.napsusa.com
More Japan
Torrance, CA 90501
310-782-0040
http://www.more-japan.com
Sparco USA
Irvine, CA 92614
800-224-7223
http://www.sparcousa.com
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