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Old 09-13-2013, 01:13 AM   #1
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Upgrading seatbelts?

After my last off road adventure I've cone to the conclusion that I need a better seatbelt than the factory. My seats do a good enough job, but its the seatbelt I need upgrading. Is there any upgrading I can do with the seatbelt to make it better off roading? Or go with new seats and seatbelts? If I go the latter route, what is a good seatbelt that's still DOT approved? Would a 3 or 4 point harness be alright for on road driving.

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Old 09-13-2013, 08:14 AM   #2
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After my last off road adventure I've cone to the conclusion that I need a better seatbelt than the factory. My seats do a good enough job, but its the seatbelt I need upgrading. Is there any upgrading I can do with the seatbelt to make it better off roading? Or go with new seats and seatbelts? If I go the latter route, what is a good seatbelt that's still DOT approved? Would a 3 or 4 point harness be alright for on road driving.

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There great in all situations but there's lot you have to do for a 4 point ie: the seats and you have to put a bar to mount the harness to behind the seats welded to the roll cage

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There great in all situations but there's lot you have to do for a 4 point ie: the seats and you have to put a bar to mount the harness to behind the seats welded to the roll cage
Rock hard 4x4 sells a bolt in bar for ease of installation just so ya know I have part of their sport cage and have no complaints.
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Old 09-13-2013, 11:26 AM   #4
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I just did a write up on this. Search it from my posts
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Old 09-13-2013, 11:44 AM   #5
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If you decide to do the 3 point, I have a pair of brand new light grey seat belts I'll sell you cheap. They don't have the wire to turn off the seat belt sensor in my '01. PM me if interested.
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Keep your present 3-pt. seat belts for street usage, they are much quicker & more convenient than the next seat belt I'll suggest.

I've installed 3" aircraft style seatbelts in both of my TJs for those trails where they are steep or offcamber enough to lock up the OE 3-pt. belts. Plus the wider 3" width & leather under the buckle makes them comfortable.

Like this one...



The benefits to this type of seat belt are many... it doesn't lock up on steep trails, it's wider so it's more comfortable, it has a big locking lever so it is easily locked/unlocked, and it is compatible with shoulder harnesses.

P.S. By the way, I have a barely used one like that one in the photo for sale, and it includes a new unused floor mounting eye-bolt mounting kit. I replaced it with a similar but slightly different style to work better with the new shoulder harnesses I just installed. PM me if interested.

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