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  1. #1
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    Default Seatbelt Harness Replacement

    Hello all,

    My LUKE 4 point harnesses are out of date and I looking to replace them with a FIA approved 5/6 point harness setup. I see Caterham is selling a Schroth 6 pt setup, does any know the part number to buy directly from Schroth or is this a specialty part for Caterham? These seem to be on the pricey side.

    I am open to other brands, let me know what you recommend (fit, comfort, style) and if you could provide the model or part number that would be a plus.

    Thanks
    -Justin

    2005 Caterham SV Zetec SVT
    1968 Datsun 2000 Roadster Comp Package
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    A few comment points from experience

    I don't see the belt listed now on CC website but be careful when ordering and make sure there is an FIA time stamp on the belt. I've bought a set last year that didn't have it and that was a bad discovery to make.

    Other comment is one I still havent found a solution to. Since replacing the belt, my seat doesn't go as far forward as it used to as the side belts jam in between the seat and the S3 chassis and stop the seat from going any more forward. Not a problem for many but my SO being of a shorter stature is unable to drive until I figure this out.

    A seat job is one you want to do as little as possible. While simple in theory, on such a small chassis it's a huge PITA. It's a lot better with two people and it becomes a lot better if you find one of the DIY solutions to help the bolts stay in place for future replacements. Taking the seats in and out is also roughing up the leather on the center arm rest, which is an unpleasant result.

    As far as other brands etc, others can chime in with that experience.

    Edit: I'd like to add that I believe 6pt is pretty universally preferred to a 5pt setup.
    2001 Caterham Superlight R

  3. #3
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    In a frontal collision, a 5 point is guaranteed to crush your nuts and change you voice to a falsetto. A six point may miss them.
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    Thread covered this fairly recently - refer here
    http://www.usa7s.net/vb/showthread.p...ight=degloving
    Mike
    2010 Caterham CSR with Cosworth 2.3 Duratec
    2018 Caterham 420R with 2L Duratec 210hp at Donington UK
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    and another project car coming....

  5. #5
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    I'll add another post to the above referenced thread to give my experience now that I have the belts installed.
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    1991 Miata, supercharged
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