Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Belleville, Illinois
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Re: Racing Seats
Craig, DON'T ditch the anti-submarine straps! Yes, with your seating position in a Jeep, it's unlikely that you can submarine under the other belts, but . . . Although they're called 'anti-submarine', they serve another significant purpose; they keep the shoulder belts from pulling up on the center of the lap belt. Without the crotch strap, when your shoulders and chest pitch forward, the shoulder straps tighten and pull upward on the center of your lap belt. That can pull the lap belt off your hip bones and over your abdominal cavity. And that can result in SERIOUS injury - torn intestines, ruptured spleen, torn kidneys and liver . . . Pretty nasty business!
I have read articles that say that a stock 3-point lap/shoulder combination actually gives better protection than a 4-point harness.