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has anyone changed out there factory seatbelts for some after market harness style belts? i am having issues with the passenger side hangin up and seeing how i am deployed the stealership is jerkin the wife around saying they are not covered under warranty. i call bs. i havent broke 16500 on the od yet and i know i am from tn but i dont think its out of the 3 year bumper to bumper warranty yet especially it being an 08 and all. i was just curious if anyone has swapped them out while still using the factory seats. when i get home i am pulling everything out and bedlining the floor and that would be a perfect time to install new belts. now i will be quiet and see what the pro's say about it.
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i cant believe there hasnt been a response. well not really but i have a hard time with the fact that no one has done this or thought about at least. come on guys some one has gotta have some info on this.
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You need some sort of cage or harness bar to tie to. Without one they aren't very safe from my understanding (spinal issues in an impact?)

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i cant believe there hasnt been a response. well not really but i have a hard time with the fact that no one has done this or thought about at least. come on guys some one has gotta have some info on this.

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you got any local boys? That dealership has not a leg to stand on, safety devices take precedence over everything.

But on the harness: you need the correct mounting for the harness, end of story. Yes it could be done "correctly" without a rear bar but you would have belts running all the way past the rear seats And a harness in my opinion is not "safer" for 90% of the drivers out there. Most people can not stand being actively restrained for long drives, so they take off the shoulder belts.
Or they have the belts slack.
or tightened incorrectly.

Now its pretty much worthless.
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thanks for the info. i wasnt sure if it work or not that is why i asked before i shelled out for some new belts. as far as the stealership goes i will see what they tell me when i get out of the sand box and get back home. thanks again
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And another note about harnesses - depending on where you live they may not be legal for daily road usage.

It doesn't make sense - when installed properly they are orders of magnitude more safe than a standard seat belt, but laws don't have to make sense

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It's easy and straightforward install. All you need is a rock hard harness bar and a set of harnesses.
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Last one I still need to completely remove factory belts. FYI this is not a daily driver
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thanks again for all the good info. the pics were good it helped me see how everything goes together. thanks again.
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i was thinking the same thing since my passenger belt is toast thanks to Rausch Creek. the dealer wants ~$250 for a new belt and after looking it up, i can throw in a rock hard harness bar and a mastercraft harness for cheaper than the new belt. only problem i see is what do you do with the stock belt? it has that damn airbag wire going to it so that would have to be addressed. could it be jumped out or what? been pondering this for quite a while...
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Side note: Make sure to check your states vehicle inspection laws. A lot of states require that you leave the factory seat belts installed at all times, even when you have aftermarket harnesses installed.

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i was simply thinking about putting in the corbeau 3 point retractible harness's for the front seats and not worry about the back yet. 105 plus shipping through q-tec.
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