looking for some sound advice on neck restraints , Hans , decell .defender .r3 etc anybody got the pros and cons
I Codawg and Drive. My R3 has been great from rollovers to changing tires and brake lines during a race. sometimes if I get back in during a race I'll be unable to get the straps over but tighten them up on my shoulders and it seems to still limit my head pretty well (hope it is still effective per R3).!
I have an R3 rage. I have Sparco seats in my 12 car and suspension seats in my pre runner. It works great in both. The HANS device requires a tub seat. D cell is a pain in the butt. The R3 is comfortable once it is adjusted right.
Not true about the Hans requiring a tub seat, the Hans is the only device I can attest to working properly when it mattered most. You know what seat I use and after the violent crash on Sunday at LDC this year, while my chubby body hurt everywhere else, I had no neck soreness at all.
We do offer a cut out option in our seats for the R3 which helps keep the device from rubbing on your lower back. Cameron lets make sure we modify Heidi's seat with the cut out.
i am curious how the hans works in a suspension style seat. If you compress the seat the belts loosen and i would have to believe that this going to allow neck movement. I am not an expert by any means but i am in engineer. I could see it working in a roll over situation but not in a bottoming out forward situation
I am asking a question. You cannot deny the fact that belts will loosen up when the seat compresses...A HANS device relies on the belts being tight.
But the reality is the other devices rely on the restraints also to work effectively.