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Old 09-18-2018, 09:29 AM
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Has anyone heard anything about upcoming changes to racing seats regarding back support rrequirements. I know that Super Miata is requiring the HALO effective January 2019. What is the rule regarding back supports for racing suits as of now? Any info is appreciated.


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Old 09-18-2018, 02:07 PM
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Current rules for most organizations is FIA rated or add a back brace. Need a back brace after the FIA rating expires.
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Old 09-18-2018, 04:08 PM
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Thanks, Bronson, for the info.
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Old 09-19-2018, 04:02 PM
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I do remember reading a proposal that all seats would require a back brace.

Seems there was some discussion as many fiberglass/carbon seats are not designed for a brace or having holes drilled between your shoulders.

At least one seat manufacturer came out with a solid recommendation against it, as it would be stress beyond design tolerances.

My 2C is contact your race organization area tech guy and see what's in the wind.
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