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Racing Seat Belt Safety FAQs

Tags: Tech, Safety, Bolts, Race
What date will the harness be stamped?

Harness manufacturers will typically punch the SFI tag date within the month or up to 60 days out.

When should I replace my harness?

Seat belts should be replaced at least every two years. Always inspect your belt for frayed or cut webbing regularly. As of 2005, Y-style belts are no longer rated by SFI. You must replace these with individual belts. The reasoning behind this is simple:

  • Seat belts lose around 50% of their strength over a two year period due to the dirt, washing and sunshine. As a rule, seat belts should be replaced every two years. Belts that have been through an accident should also be replaced due to the forces exerted on them.
What does pull down mean?

Pull down simply means the seat belt adjustment pulls down away from the body.

What does pull up mean?

Pull up means the seat belt is pulled up toward the body for adjustment.

What is a wrap around style belt?

This means the shoulder and sub belts are designed to wrap around a roll cage for attachment.

What is a bolt-in style belt?

Bolt-in means the shoulder and sub belts are designed to bolt directly to the frame or chassis of the car for attachment.

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