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Rezarf 05-31-2014 10:43 AM

Front 40 seat belts, 3 or 4 points?
 
Looking at upgrading my lap belts in the 40 since my little man is now my copilot. 3 points with a retractable feature would be über daily friendly. 4 points might add some safety off road, but seem a little more restrictive on road.

The costs are nearly the same.

What say you?

Jacket 05-31-2014 10:58 AM

If you were going to be wheelin' a lot on iffy trails, I'd say invest in the 4 pointers. But for dual purpose, on/off road use and mild trails (which I think is your usage), the standard shoulder belt is a bit more "user friendly." I've got the 3 pointers in my 40 mounted to the roll bar and the tub.

AxleIke 06-01-2014 02:31 PM

3 points.

I had 4 points in a scout, and the issue is, they are such a pain that you almost never use them. You end up with just a lap belt.

Go with the user friendly, unless you see yourself doing a lot more crawling where roll overs are more frequent.

Rzeppa 06-02-2014 12:27 AM

The stock 3 point in a '76 40 work just fine. Kept me safe when I rolled mine in 1989.

rover67 06-02-2014 10:57 AM

For street 3 point belts. Also, I'd only do 4 point belts if the vehicle had a GOOD roll bar. the kind that you are certain would keep your head from being crushed if you rolled... Not the OEM one. 3 point belts allow you to fall to the inside of the car in a rollover. Also they allow you to grab that paper that's about to blow out, or the coke can that's rolling around the passenger side floor board.

Corbet 06-02-2014 02:25 PM

4/5 suck on the street.


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