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Old March 25th, 2010, 09:20 AM   #1
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just installed yesterday. had mounted to the floor for a while until i could get time to do it right.

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Old March 25th, 2010, 01:31 PM   #2
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I hope those shoulder belts arent anchored.
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Old March 25th, 2010, 01:33 PM   #3
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what do you mean by that??
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Old March 25th, 2010, 01:51 PM   #4
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I have always been told to have shoulder belts mounted about 4 inchs below the slot in the seat on a cross bar / not sure the reason for this just been told it more than once prob. what he is talking about
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I have always been told to have shoulder belts mounted about 4 inchs below the slot in the seat on a cross bar / not sure the reason for this just been told it more than once prob. what he is talking about
I had bought the Rock hard 4x4 mount when i ordered the seats but it didnt work with these ones for me to sit right. the only thing that I saw when looking into this was not to mount above the shoulders.

Im going to eventually get a bar made to go arount the seats so I dont have to mount to the floor like they are. I just am not sure what is wrong with the way I have them. if anyone knows help out so i dont die....
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Old March 25th, 2010, 02:55 PM   #6
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it's been said that spinal collapse can happen when shoulder straps are mounted more then (15 degrees) or a few inches below the shoulders of the occupant.

hence floor mounts like yours are "bad".
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Old March 25th, 2010, 07:22 PM   #7
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also if the chairs recline, in a hard front collision the straps are there to re-inforce that pivot point from letting loose and the chair tilting you forward into the dash. thats why they say it is supposed to be mounted close to the holes in the chair. the straps aren't going to stop the chair from tilting forward very well if they are mounted to the floor.
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Old March 26th, 2010, 05:35 PM   #8
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hey that tank looks sweet in there man... they make a nice product for sure!
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Old March 26th, 2010, 05:56 PM   #9
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it's been said that spinal collapse can happen when shoulder straps are mounted more then (15 degrees) or a few inches below the shoulders of the occupant.

hence floor mounts like yours are "bad".
Only when the seat collapses under the load. If the seat has a tubular frame, like the Corbeau, then you can mount them wherever you like.
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Only when the seat collapses under the load. If the seat has a tubular frame, like the Corbeau, then you can mount them wherever you like.

Fact or opinion? Just wondering because I plan on installing a harness (and have Corbeau seats), but have been holding off due to not having a bar to mount it to...yet. Still weighing options. Bar across the seats really limits access to the back seat.
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Old March 26th, 2010, 08:30 PM   #11
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Only when the seat collapses under the load. If the seat has a tubular frame, like the Corbeau, then you can mount them wherever you like.


there seats are only certified if installed to SFI specs, which specifically state they are to be mounted no more than 5 below and 30 above the driver's shoulder

http://www.sfifoundation.com/seatbelt.html
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Old March 26th, 2010, 09:10 PM   #12
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thanks for all the info.
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sorry to hijack the thread. I do want to say, I like the tank. I love mine. Funny thing is, I've used it most to help out others than for myself, but that's ok.
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sorry to hijack the thread. I do want to say, I like the tank. I love mine. Funny thing is, I've used it most to help out others than for myself, but that's ok.
I think you are anit-hijacking this thread.


cool set up BTW. but regaurding the harness read pirate 4x4's billa vista "harnesses" article
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cool set up BTW. but regaurding the harness read pirate 4x4's billa vista "harnesses" article

I don't think so. The thread is about the air tank, and the FIRST post I made was in regards to the harness question. Just trying to keep it about the AIR TANK, even though the harness is an issue too.
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so if i unbolt from the floor and drill holes where the rear seat was, will that be correct or should I just have a bar welded in?
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Old March 26th, 2010, 10:49 PM   #17
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so if i unbolt from the floor and drill holes where the rear seat was, will that be correct or should I just have a bar welded in?
I'd weld the bar in right away. That way if you post any more pics of your rig, these guys will leave you the fukc alone.
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I love the tank idea, I just acquired two firefighter 80CF air tanks (CL find for 20$) I plan to mount under the bed of my truck with an on board air compressor to charge them. I do not know what the fill capacity is on them, I was going to consult the guys at Michigan air and gas. Just waiting to find a nice flatbed to mount them under. Never know when you will need air on the trail, specially when you run over sized tires. Blew a bead last year and had to remount the tire using starting fluid and my sloooooooooooooow cigarette lighter compressor. Never again!!!
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another vote for ultimate air! I now have two tanks and I love them both!
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there seats are only certified if installed to SFI specs, which specifically state they are to be mounted no more than 5 below and 30 above the driver's shoulder

http://www.sfifoundation.com/seatbelt.html
Spinal compression injuries result from the seat belt pulling down on the shoulders. If the seat is able to support the shoulder straps then they will only pull the shoulders back into the seat rather than trying to pull the shoulders down to the floor.

This is an injury usually associated with crashes at high rates of speed.

So, I'll stand by what I wrote with the caveat that it applies only while travelling at slower speeds (like off roading).
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