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Old 02-24-05, 10:10 AM
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Question "Mazdaspeed" harness?

On Ebay, I've seen several outfits selling alleged Mazdaspeed harnesses, some 3-point, some 4-point. Has anybody bought what they know to be a "real" Mazdaspeed harness? What dealers do you know of that carry them?

I'm considering it for autox, so no, I don't need a $200+ 5 or 6 point harness...
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Old 02-24-05, 10:14 AM
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I'd rely on the factory seat belts if you question how legit the "mazdaspeed" pieces are on ebay. Also remember adding a 4-point harness might force you to change class. You definetly want to check on that.

I believe www.corksport.com has the legit mazdaspeed items.
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IIRC, you won't see any true track car running a 4-point harness. mostly for show cars and wannabee race streetcars
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IIRC, harness won't bump your autox class unless you have to cut or change the seat. 5-point latch link harnesses can be found under $100 I think.
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For autocrossing a 4 point helps a lot. Don't use it on the street and don't use it on a track.

Do you just want a Mazdaspeed one so it looks good? There are several brands that do the same thing. Corbeau is a decent low price harness and seat company.

Also, in SCCA rules you can use a harness in any class. Your class will be uneffected.
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Originally Posted by RotaryAXer
For autocrossing a 4 point helps a lot. Don't use it on the street and don't use it on a track.

Do you just want a Mazdaspeed one so it looks good? There are several brands that do the same thing. Corbeau is a decent low price harness and seat company.

Also, in SCCA rules you can use a harness in any class. Your class will be uneffected.
Yeah, I have leather seats and I slide all over hell and yonder on them. I'm only interested in Autocross useage. Street?? Seriously... isn't that kinda like wearing your football helmet to class?

I was more curious about MazdaSpeed because I saw ads for them on Ebay. I'm not hung up on them if I find another at a good price. I'll check out Corbeau too, thanks.

Re: "I believe www.corksport.com has the legit mazdaspeed items." ... Thanks MPM, I'll try them too and see what they have.

And yeah, I realized it wouldn't affect my class. I'll be going straight stock for a long while.

Thanks fellas.
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And yeah, I realized it wouldn't affect my class. I'll be going straight stock for a long while.
Well, I guess I should say that it wont effect your class as long as you can use the stock seat.

If I remember corrrectly the RX-8 seats do not lend themselves very well to using a harness. The little "rotor" hole is no where near big enough to put harness straps through. Even if it was you do not want to have the straps come to a Y right behind you head.

Hope you can find something to work.
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Originally Posted by Paul_in_DC
Yeah, I have leather seats and I slide all over hell and yonder on them. I'm only interested in Autocross useage. Street?? Seriously... isn't that kinda like wearing your football helmet to class? .
Dunno, I think your chance of being involved in a fatal accident is higher on the street than on a race track.
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Mazdaspeed does not make harnesses. Those are just some knockoffs with their logo placed on top, just like all those fake seats, ground wire kits, plus radiator/oil caps.

They should really do something about all these fakes.
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Originally Posted by RotaryAXer
Well, I guess I should say that it wont effect your class as long as you can use the stock seat.

If I remember corrrectly the RX-8 seats do not lend themselves very well to using a harness. The little "rotor" hole is no where near big enough to put harness straps through. Even if it was you do not want to have the straps come to a Y right behind you head.

Hope you can find something to work.
Actually it'll work okay. A couple people have done it using the hole in the headrest (see pic). On me, the bottom of the hole is right about at shoulder level. Still, I would think that a 4-point would be preferable, like the one shown here.
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