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    how to install 4 or 5 point harness safey belt?

    Hi Guys,

    Has anyone install 4 or 5 point harness belt in their 997? Is there any simple but effective way to install this without messing up the rear interior?

    Thanks

    Re: how to install 4 or 5 point harness safey belt?

    I have not done it, and don't plan to on my Club Coupe. However, Stable Energies has a harness guide bar that purportedly works on the 997.

    See this link:
    Stable Energies

    What I didn't see is the Stable Energies harness mount that works on the 996 that mounts to the B pillar and underneath the seat.

    Also, if you didn't get Bose, the 996 harness mount from Brey Kraus works. If you have Bose the issue is the subwoofer sits on top of the strut towers that the B-K mounts to.

    The rest of the belts once you have a place for the shoulder harness would be installed the same way as has been done on 986's and 996's--outer lap belt can be secured with an I bolt replacing the existing bolt that holds the end of the front seat three point belt. Inner one you could use one of B-K's tunnel side mounts. Sub I would guess you would get a V sub strap, securing each end to the rear two bolts that hold in the driver's and passenger seats, and pass underneath you (sitting on the belt).

    Re: how to install 4 or 5 point harness safey belt?

    Thanks Paul. I called a local an installer. For safety reason, he recommended switching to GT3 Seat and installing a roll cage. However, the side airbag would need to be removed from the stock seat and reconnect with the GT3 seat otherwise all the airbags would not be functional.

    Re: how to install 4 or 5 point harness safey belt?

    I am not sure about the airbag advice. I do know that Ruf has done the RT-12, a Turbo on a 997 body/chassis/interior and it comes with GT3 seats. And it still had steering wheel and door side air bags, but none in the seats.

    FAIK, there is no way to add airbags to a GT3 seat either--never seen any.

    You may want to call Hans at Ruf Autocentre in Addison TX to see what they have done/do regarding the airbags.

    Here's the number: 214-269-1572 or 1-888-783-6872.

    Re: how to install 4 or 5 point harness safey belt?

    If you are installing a harness and wearing a full face helmet you do not want airbags at all. I would suggest a kill switch button for the airbags a la 90's Audis (ford also has this for the passenger side airbag) if you still were going to drive the car on the street, but on the track airbags and harnesses are a bad mix. Airbags and a full face helmet are a broken neck waiting to happen...

    Do NOT install a harness with stock seats with the integrated headrests as the shoulder straps will simply slide off your shoulders and be useless. GT3 seats (or similiar seats with cutouts for your harness) and a harness bar (or even better a roll bar with harness bar) is needed.

     
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