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Harness & Restraints

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A Harness is one of the most important pieces of Safety Equipment in a race car. Its job is to dissipate energy. In the event of a crash, a harness prevents the mass of the body from moving within the car and transfers the movement of your body to the chassis of the car. Because of the amount of force involved in a racing collision, it is very ...

A Harness is one of the most important pieces of Safety Equipment in a race car. Its job is to dissipate energy. In the event of a crash, a harness prevents the mass of the body from moving within the car and transfers the movement of your body to the chassis of the car. Because of the amount of force involved in a racing collision, it is very important to have the right equipment to protect against injury and that it is installed and used correctly. We offer a vast selection of auto racing harnesses from G-Force, OMP, Schroth, Simpson, Sparco, and Takata. If you need help determining your harness needs, give the professionals at DiscoveryParts a call on our tech line at 706-344-1235.  

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  • Competition Harness

    In a sudden stop, your racing harness is your best friend. They are designed to gradually slow your deceleration rate to manageable level. An auto racing harness, aka racing seat belt, will keep your body position correct and load the racing harness fabric most effective way. Our goal is to reduce or even better eliminate any injury to the driver.

    We offer the best in racing harness technology for every form of racing at every budget. G-Force, OMP, Schroth, Simpson, Sparco, and Takata are some of our favorites. From winning the local car show, to your first driver school,  to chasing that elusive 1:29.99 at the legendary Road Atlanta, let DiscoveryParts help you choose the correct harness for your application. 

  • Tuning Harness

    Street Tuning and HPDE Harnesses. Street legal tuning harnesses for keeping you secure in you non-competition vehicle. Installation utilizes factory installation points to minimize or eliminate modifications to your prized track trophy. 3 and 4 way harnesses from G-Force, OMP, Schroth, and Sparco are available in a vast array of colors and belt end types to make the installation simple, easy and most important, safe. 

  • Harness Accessories

    Mounting Hardware, Slide Bar Adjusters, Harness Pads, and more. DiscoveryParts offers harness accessories to compliment our extensive line of harnesses produced by the most respected names in the race car safety business. 

  • Arm Restraints

    Arm Restraints, adult and youth, are designed to keep the driver's arms and hands inside the car in the event of an accident or rollover. Easily adjustable to provide freedom of movement and, for protection, are covered in the same fire-retardant materials used on racing suits. 

  • Harness Mount Bars

    Harness Mount Bars Properly locate and support racing shoulder harnesses relative to the driver. Bars do not usually require modification to the car, and attach to existing seat belt mounts and seat-track hardware. The harness guides also prevent excessive shifting and fatigue of the driver during the high G-loads of cornering and braking. Easy to install and remove. 

    Some of our most popular harness mount bars include:

    • BMW: E46 and E92 Coupe
    • Chevrolet: 2010+ Camaro, Corvette C4, C5, C6 and C7
    • Ford Mustang 2015+ S550 Chassis
    • Mini Cooper: 2002 - 2006 inc S Models
    • Porsche: 996, 997, 991 Boxter & Caymans
  • Left Side Window Nets

    Left Side Window Nets By G-Force and Schroth. Required in almost all race series, a SFI 27.1 certified net is just as important as a driver's helmet. We offer window nets from G-Force Racing Gear and Schroth Racing. Different sizes and materials allow the driver to get the best in fit, vision, and safety. 

    Mesh vs Ribbon window net. I liked my mesh window net before, but the new ones are 2 layers and I can’t see as well. An SFI ruling states they must now be 2 layers to meet the upgraded strength standard. Ribbon still continues to be the #1 seller by far, but we have them all for you.

  • Right Side Interior Nets

    Right Side Interior Nets. We view Right Side Nets (also called "Cage Nets") as a mandatory piece of safety equipment. In an impact, the body moves forward 6-8 inches. This is normal and quite necessary to prevent injury. The harnesses stretch to decelerate the body. If you are in an offset impact (an impact that is not straight on) there are high lateral forces that will move you side to side. If you do not have a Right Side Net, it is very easy for the body to wrap around the side of the seat when the harnesses have stretched.

    A Right Side Net prevents this by guiding your head and shoulders back into the seat keeping you from painful injury.

    For the untimate in safety to minimize the driver loads in an impact, let's build the best driver safety system we can.

    Frontal Impact: First, let's make sure our driver has a frontal head restraint (like a Hans Device, Schroth SHR Flex, Simpson Hybrid etc) to limit forward movement and control neck angles, and a correctly installed 6 point harness.

    90° and Direct Rear Impacts: For the 90° side and direct rear impacts, let's have a properly fitting head containment seat.

    Less than 90° Impacts - Left Side: For angular impacts less than 90° where the driver's upper torso may stretch the belt system to where the helmet may leave the head containment surrounds, we contain the driver using the left side window net or if the distance is greater than we like, we offer cage nets for the left side also. The window net is to prevent debris from entering the vehicle and keep the driver's arms & hands contained. If the left side net is too far, a left side cage net (used in all pro sedan race cars) is a great addition to your safety system.

    Less than 90° Impacts - Right Side: For angular impacts less than 90° where the driver's upper torso may stretch the belt system to where the helmet may leave the head containment surrounds, we contain the driver using the right side containment, also called cage nets, to keep the driver's head and upper torso movement limited. It is also a great wrist/hand/arm catcher in high load impacts where the driver's hand pivots off the elbow and moves inboard. The right side cage net will also limit this movement.

    Common sense and the understanding of your rule book will save you from a nightmare at trackside tech the morning before your first race. Build the safety category correctly once and enjoy many safe and fact race laps.

  • Window Net Mounting

    Window Net Mounting Kit for Mounting Your Left Side Window Net to your race car chassis. Window nets keep the bad (tire wall tires, track debris, etc) out and the good (driver head, arms and hands) in.

    What is the best window mounting net style? That is just like asking in NY who makes the best pizza or in Philly who is better, Pat's or Geno's. The answer to the pizza question? Unsure. But, for a real Philly Cheesesteak? Easy answer, you know who.

    Window net mount rods come with 3 different mounting styles for the release mechanism.

    • Spring Loaded Style: Weld the tabs on the cage, cut the aft end that does not have the spring, and weld the rear "stopper" washer. Simple and easy, but not the fastest in quick or timed pit stops.
    • Latch Link Style: Just like its bigger brother installed on every dirt car racing harness (camlock harness are not allowed in dirt racing cars because the dirt will plug up the operating mechanism), the mini latch and link allows for the highest misalignment and still engages quickly. This is the most popular.
    • Seat Belt Style: Just like your street car, this uses a normal push button to release the mechanism. This alignment must be close to engage. Easy to do, but not as easy as the latch link style.
     
    Is there another way to mount the back of the upper window net mount rod?
    If your rule book allows, a rod end welded/attached to the aft upper window net mount rod and bolted to a chassis weld tab will always keep the proper distance so the window net simply "swings up" to the perfect position.
    Once again, common sense and an understanding of your rule book will save you frustations later.
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