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Old 08-05-2008, 02:21 PM
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Ok and yes before anyone asks I did do a bunch of searching before asking this question. Samnavy don't bite my head off for being a .

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Has anyone modified the stock NA seats so that they work correctly with a harness?

I love my stock seats. They are leather and they fit me like no other seat I have sat in. They have the headrest speakers and the sweet M-edition logo. I really don't want to get rid of them. They keep my car looking classy (which is what I want).

My plan is to get the Boss Frog double hoop roll bar with the harness bar. I have seen the G-force H-type harnesses but do not know if they would actually safely solve my problem. I have heard references to people who have modified their stock seats but I have not seen any pictures.
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First off, do you actually NEED harnesses (do you track the car) or do you just want them? Because as many others will tell you harnesses on the street are a bad idea. Also by H-type I assume you mean 4-point? If so don't skimp geta 6-point or AT LEAST a 5-point.
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This is what I mean by H-type.

http://gforce.com/products/harness/7130.php

Yes I am actually planning on doing a 6 point both for the safety and comfort aspect. I generally don't like getting smacked in the nuts. That's my main reason for not going with the 5 point loin cloth.
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If you get smacked in the nuts by the substrap on a 5 point, you're doing it wrong.
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stock leather seats + harness + track/autox/street = fail.
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Originally Posted by Braineack View Post
stock leather seats + harness + track/autox/street = fail.
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Originally Posted by Braineack View Post
stock leather seats + harness + track/autox/street = fail.

Along with that pesky little problem... Anyone doing pre-track inspections sees someone cut holes in the seats for harnesses... in their right mind would toss the loon out...
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Alright thanks for the input. I had heard that someone had done it before and I wanted to fish for some pictures. I'll probably stick with stock seats and belts for now. Eventually I'll probably come around to swapping the seats but I'm not in a hurry. Thanks again for the input.
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