How To Install Driver Restraint Systems

It is critical that driver restraint systems are mounted correctly in the racing vehicle to ensure that they are effective in restraining the driver in a crash situation.  Incorrect installation can lead to injury and even death.  Be sure you are extremely careful and follow manufacturers recommendations when installing any driver restraint system.  If you have any questions, please feel to contact us or directly contact the manufacturer.

Here is a step by step outline on the correct installation of driver restraint systems provided courtesy of Crow Enterprizes.

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Crow Driver Restraint System Installation Guidelines

Frequently Asked Crow Safety Gear Driver Restraint System Questions:

• How do you measure the length of the seat belts?

Seat belts are measured from end to end laid out flat.

• What is the length of Individual Harnesses?

Individual Harnesses reach a maximum of 52’’ and a minimum of 26’’ end to end.

• Can you mix & match seat belts & harnesses?

Yes, for instance you can order a bolt in seat belt with wrap around harness and bolt in sub belt.

• What is a Latch & Link with Built in Latch Guard?

This is also known as a Duck Bill Latch & Link. This has a pull down adjustment on the seat belts. The Duck Bill Latch & Link has the adjuster built into the Latch & Link which makes it very short coupled.

• What is a Standard Latch & Link?

The Standard Latch & Link has 3-1/2" of webbing sewn between the Latch & Link and the adjusters. Check photo on web page.

• What does Pull Down Adjustment on lap belts mean?

This means the seat belt adjustment pulls down away from the body.

• What does Pull Up Adjustment on lap belts mean?

This means the seat belt adjustment pulls up toward the body.

• What type of adjustment is on the Kam Lock Belts?

Kam Lock seat belts are normally Pull Down Adjustment but can be made Pull Up on request.

• How should an Anti Submarine Belt be anchored?

The 5 Point Anti Submarine belt should be anchored on or slightly behind the chest line.

The 6 Point Anti Submarine belt should be anchored at an angle of 20 degrees behind the chest line, as measured from the intersection of the chestline and the lap belt buckle.

• What size are the Eyebolts?

Eyebolts size: 7/16 X 20 with 1-1/2" long shank. Eyebolts are furnished with all restraints that have floor mount ends.

• What date is on the SFI Tags?

SFI Tags are punched approximately 60 Days out. Example: If it is June 15th the date punched would be August.

NOTE:  All Crow Safety Gear are built to order so that we can provide you with the most current SFI dates on your Crow Driver Restraint System.