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No, I have never heard of this. I've been inside quite a few race cars and have never seen that before. It sounds like a bad idea, IMO.
all cars, not just the lotus.
It's not so much that harnesses are illegal, more that state laws often require that the seat belts are "DOT approved" - i.e. the OEM three point belts. If you have DOT Approved harnesses, they would be legal. The fact that the harnesses meet higher standards is irrelevant, they must also be certified that they do meet the the federal standards - something that most harnesses don't bother to do as it's not necessary for racing, and is rather expensive to do.Also, aren't harnesses illegal on public roads? How are some of you guys who voted in the poll removing the stock 3 point belt?
there's a bit of confusion as to your current install. i think that some folks are incorrectly thinking that you've routed the shoulder belts from the eyebolts on the floor up directly through the seat cutouts and down to the buckle.ok a few comments about compressing your back with the shoulder belts to the floor... how can that be if the belts are still routed through the harness bar? if the wreak is that severe to break the harness bar would it really matter where the belts are secured?