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Old 09-25-2007, 05:51 AM   #1
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Has anyone used one of these "seat belt tighteners" http://www.cg-lock.com/index.html , especially on the track? Is it significantly better than just the stock belt?

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Old 09-25-2007, 07:35 AM   #2
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Has anyone used one of these "seat belt tighteners" http://www.cg-lock.com/index.html , especially on the track? Is it significantly better than just the stock belt?

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I don't see any question here that something like this would be better than the stock belt. I know that in my Boxster, after having installed Gemballa springs and lower stress bars, the cornering ability of the car now exceeds my ability to stay put and hold on in the driver's seat! My daily beater car on the other hand has a race seat and six point harness. When I'm strapped into that thing you don't move and have MUCH more control of the car in tight turns. ANYTHING that is going to help hold you down tight is going to help you to have better control - especially with leather seats.

I haven't seen this brand of seat belt tighteners first hand, but the concept is very sound. This should definitely help at the track, but will still fall short of what a race seat and harness would offer of course. I personally wouldn't spend big bucks on something as simple as this though. They make metal brackets similar to this for child safety seats. They allow you to lock down the lap belt in one position. It seems to me that I've seen these for sale at Wal-mart for just a few dollars....
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Old 09-25-2007, 08:00 AM   #3
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I have one worked well in autocross before I had the GT3 seats.
Keeps you from sliding around the bottom of seat but it doesn't keep your upper weight off the steering wheel. So it does half the job.
worth the price.
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I am using CG Lock both in Auto-X as well as on the track.
It keeps your butt firmly in the seat.
You can do the following trick to "arrest" your upper body as well:
Recline the back of your seat all the way.
Now make the seat belt lock, by yanking at it.
Now move the back of your seat back upright.
You are now locked in; both with the lower part of your body and the upper part.

It's much better than the support with your standard belt but still far away from the support a GT3 seat + 6-point harness would give you (duh)

Anyways, in my opinion the CG-Lock is worth it's money
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I'm with Perfectlap, I use one for autocross, and it certainly helps. It's no harness but it doesn't cost nearly as much as a one either. The cg lock might be ok for a couple of track days, but I think if I were seriously going to do track events i would invest in a 6 pt harness.
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