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Old 07-31-2016, 09:42 AM   #601
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A stock 2in seat belt can lift a car. I've seen firsthand a particular salvage yard using them to hoist vehicles and drivetrains to move them about. How much more so a 3in belt? I am typically far less trusting of user-installed mounting points than the belts and latches themselves.
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Old 07-31-2016, 01:27 PM   #602
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A stock 2in seat belt can lift a car. I've seen firsthand a particular salvage yard using them to hoist vehicles and drivetrains to move them about. How much more so a 3in belt? I am typically far less trusting of user-installed mounting points than the belts and latches themselves.
i agree, i'v seen people bolting them to the floor without a doubler etc. IMO far more likley to fail than even a cheap belt...
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What difference have you guys seen or know of, regarding the quality difference in the various manufacturers belts? I might need to dig way into this...
All of the belts are plenty strong and safe if properly worn and adjusted.

What you pay money for is usability, i.e., can you get into the car, fasten the belts easily/correctly and tighten the belts in the correct relationship to your skeleton. And what about your passenger who may never have used a harness before. Used to have G-Forces. Now have Safecrafts. Night and day.

The more expensive belts also have much lighter hardware.
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Slow hands, greasy tires, and more power than last time

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where's your novice driver flag?


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This brings me joy.
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This brings me joy.
As a motorcyclist, this brings me nightmares.
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Good point. <--- also a motorcyclist.

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What an awfully boneheaded and selfish move to try to get back on track there. Dumbass.

The yellow Camaro driver was Tristan, and was in 2nd place at the time of the impact. You may also know him from the broken brake line video at Sebring where he went through the hotel parking lot.



Slow-mo in car from a different angle:
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I feel anger.
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It's fascinating to observe the elasticity of objects and materials which we conventionally regard as rigid.
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Went back and watched the slow motion video several more times after reading your comment, Joe. Fascinating indeed. Especially impressive to watch the transmission tunnel just ahead and left of the shifter.
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The flex in the seat is pretty cool. No problem for a composite structure I don't think. That shifter though! That transmission died a little inside. Is that the result of a crankshaft trying it's best to exit through the rear of the engine?
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Jeez. No chance on that one.
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I picked up a camera so now I can show off my track excursions...

I asked the tires if they had grip, they said no, I decided to not fight it
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Pretending to be a race car driver.



Me following a stock miata that knows how to drive, I'm just happy to be there.



I need an oil cooler, the car finds 260 degree oil temps quite easily. Ordered hood vents, no clue on what oil cooler setup, so research continues on that front. I'll be going back to drifting now, thanks.
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If you look away from my jazz hands for a moment you'll notice that I look at my dash enough to read a short novel.
Looking forward to correcting some things for my next track outing!
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Not to be that guy but, it's a really good idea to avoid coming back across the hot track at all costs. You were still trying to drive out of it when it would have been advisable to put both feet in.

It is advisable to immediately come in and check out the tire beads and the car in general after going off track in that manner. I've known guys who had turf between the rim and tire going sideways off track and it let the air down in a lap or two.
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