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The last autox I attended there was a guy with this interesting sort of belt thing on his seat. I was curious, so I asked him about it. It was called a torso belt and it basically acts to stabilize the driver during cornering.

Such a simple idea, but I'd never really thought about it. However, seeing it I just thought it was a cool idea, and ideal for me because I don't want to install a full harness in my daily driver.




$16 at solo performance. Such a simple idea, but man it really helps your stability. I tried it on on the way home from work and was surprised at how much it helped me feel the car moving, because I wasn't moving around. I also discovered that I apparently am fidgety when driving, cause I kept finding myself try to move and be restrained.

There's another thing I'm thinking about getting called a CG lock. It clips onto your lap belt to prevent it from spooling out, thus helping stabilize the lower portion of your body.


Anyway, thought I'd share. Good stuff :thumbup: :thumbup:
 

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looks cool and definitely a great alternative for anyone who doesn't want to lay down the cash or have the look of a full race harness. :)
 

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That's a pretty cool alternative. That would have never crossed my mind.
 

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It should be noted that this is more for stability than safety. Given the material, design, and how you wear it, if you were to get in an accident it might not restrain you ;)
 

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Actually it might even do more damage, but for the confines of an auto-x, it should be quite a safe and nice addition for less than supportive, though comfy daily driver seats...might get one for the echo as well!

Though you could probably buy the same thing at a camping store or trailer supply store for half the price...

Bob
 

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I wouldn't recommend replacing this with your racing harness.. although it would be praticial for practicing i guess.. :D
 

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Might as well get these duct tape gloves for better grip!




GO BORO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :cool:
 
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