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Old January 31st, 2008, 20:08
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5 point harness question

I'm going to get 5 point harnesses soon, but this is my DD. If the airbags were to go off, would the 5 point harness help/hurt/not change anything?
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Old January 31st, 2008, 20:12
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Re: 5 point harness question

depending on how you have it adjusted it would help you in a crash immensly. just think. a NASCAR driver has a harness and not an airbag, when they get in an accident they dont fly forward, instead they stay in place. i dont think the airbags would have an affect with a 5 point harness
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Old January 31st, 2008, 20:25
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Re: 5 point harness question

If set correctly (speculating), I honestly think the airbags wouldn't even touch you. Seems like your head would be the only thing to move forward.
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Old January 31st, 2008, 20:33
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Re: 5 point harness question

That's what I'm worried about, neck injuries. There's no feasible way to wear a haans without a helmet, so I'm worried my neck is going to snap forward.
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Old January 31st, 2008, 20:38
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Re: 5 point harness question

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I'm going to get 5 point harnesses soon
what are you going to mount it to?
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Old January 31st, 2008, 20:46
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That's what I'm worried about, neck injuries. There's no feasible way to wear a haans without a helmet, so I'm worried my neck is going to snap forward.
You're still better off with the harness. I believe neck injuries from the head going forward are rare. The most common injuries are from the head snapping back.
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Old January 31st, 2008, 20:53
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Re: 5 point harness question

Thanks JeeperJohn, that makes me feel better.

ANd Manbearpig, I'm either going to put a cage in, or run a harness bar between the seatbelt attachment points. Or I might just duct tape the harness to the back of the seat, that works too right?
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Old January 31st, 2008, 21:10
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Re: 5 point harness question

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Old January 31st, 2008, 21:25
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That's what I'm worried about, neck injuries. There's no feasible way to wear a haans without a helmet, so I'm worried my neck is going to snap forward.

A helmet...to protect your neck?

There's some protection offered from whiplash by wearing a helmet I guess, but without some sort of pads/restraint for your head, you're protected more from blunt force than from inertial changes.
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Old January 31st, 2008, 21:26
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Re: 5 point harness question

That's what a Haans device is for!
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Old January 31st, 2008, 21:37
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That's what a Haans device is for!
Riiight. And then you're gonna tell me something like the op already mentioned not being able to wear one without a helmet...


Its okay, I'm not this dumb all the time... Ah hell, who am I kidding?
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Old January 31st, 2008, 21:39
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Yeah...lol I guess you could strap it to your head instead of the helmet... if you didn't mind screwing some brackets into your skull it should work fine.
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Old January 31st, 2008, 21:47
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... if you didn't mind screwing some brackets into your skull it should work fine.
And its called a Haans? Sounds like a german device.

"Ve have veys ov making you talk. Bring out the... HAANS!"
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Old January 31st, 2008, 21:56
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Re: 5 point harness question

That's how it's pronounced anyways... I'm too lazy to check the spelling...

Lack of a Haan's device is supposedly the reason why Ole' Earnhardt is dead... that, and that darn wall.
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Old January 31st, 2008, 22:07
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Re: 5 point harness question

It's "Head And Neck Support".

And unless you're wheeling at 150 MPH, I wouldn't worry about it. If you hit a tree even going 10% that fast, learn how to drive better.

I have a 5-pt. harness in my XJ. The primary reason is to keep me constrained in the case of a rollover...which is a very different set of requirements than the drag racing and NHRA standards. Keep the harness bar below your shoulders by an inch or two, and by all means install the 5th strap, and you should be fine...as long as you've got the cage to back it up.
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