Ahh, I see now. Thanks a lot Dave for that info. Is there a specific name for the bar right behind the front seats used to mount a harness to when you don't have a full roll cage?ScreaminTeg on Mar/26/04 said:Sean, where did you read that most harnesses use the rear strut bar ? Any harness, 4pt, 5pt, and even 6pt, should correspond with the use of a roll bar/cage. And when in fact that is the case, the harnesses are mounted to a bar directly behind the seat.
You don't want the harness stretched back 3-4 feet or so, because this will cause slack in the harness. If there is slack in it, it will not hold you firmly in place in the event of a collision.
I'll be the first to admit I rolled around with harnesses and racing seats without the use of a roll bar. I've lived, and learned. The lap belts were mounted to the floor on each side, and the should harnesses were crossed in an "X" behind the seat, and mounted at a 45 degree angle to the bolts that are under the front of the rear seat. I know now, that it was a big no-no, and should I have rolled the car, I could've been in some deep sh*t.
Anyways, do you see the point made about mounting a harness to the rear strut brace though ? Not a solid, practical, safe, or effective place to mount them
Here is a link to read up on lots of braces.Brace Information
This is good info (experience, not theory), and is reason enough for me to investigate rear braces. Anyone ever drive an old Porsche 914 with the roof off? It’s like driving a flexible flyer sled with wheels. Anyway, the reason I’m interested is because I really want to keep my GSR squeak free (if it's reducing squeaking, it's probably preventing a lot of minor flexing, which, over time, could cause the car to spontaneously combust, lol)codenamezero on Mar/27/04 said:i don't know about gen3, but, i have a rear tie bar, and rear tower bar in my gen2. The lower tie does make a difference. The rear tower bar however, did not made as much difference comparning to the tie. BUT, the tower bar DOES REDUCED A LOTS of squeeking and chaiss twisting sound from the rear.
You have to buy new, longer bolts when you make the bar. If you decide to take the bar off, you can just reuse the old bolts.mikey51 on Mar/26/04 said:in the article, it says that you have to remove those two bolts on the bottem of the trunk...what are those bolts for, like is it safe to remove them? And if i decide to take the brace out after its in, is it easy to just stick the bolts back in?