CG Lock vs. 4 Point Harness

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Autocross' started by Slowclimb, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. Slowclimb

    Slowclimb Active Member

    Who's using what? I have a CG Lock and it was a big help in the Mini, the seats were not super great at holding you in place so it was nice to have my hips planted in one spot. Will probably use it in the Fiesta too. Have always thought of trying a four point seat belt, but have yet to pull the trigger. This is for Autocross use only...
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  3. spangenb

    spangenb Active Member

    I was contemplating the same question. I have never used a CG Lock, but have twisted up the seat belt to achieve the same effect. I have run harnesses in several cars and there's really no substitute ... you are free to drive the car and don't have to waste effort holding yourself in the seat. Still, a harness in a daily driver can be an inconvenience unless you set it up for easy clip-in install and removal.
  4. Slowclimb

    Slowclimb Active Member

    The CG lock is not as good as a harness, but not sure I want to put a harness in my daily driver either. Though I am pretty sure there are some options where you bolt in the anchor points then clip in the belts when you are going to use it.

    I used to slide my seat back, lock the belt then crank the seat forward...that holds you in better than nothing. The CG Lock holds you hips in place, but your upper body is still free to move around.
  5. Cligedy

    Cligedy Active Member

    Cg lock is great for what it is. $50 for something that makes it easier to be a better driver is a great investment. It isn't as good as a 4 point harness, just like it isn't as good as a fixed racing bucket. I'm a big fan though, and have had one since around 2007.
  6. wash

    wash Active Member

    I'm a bit big for the Recaros so I feel quite secure with just the factory 3-point belt (I have run an autocross like that).

    I was planning to get sport seats and a CG-lock but I wanted the first car I could get so I got Recaros.
  7. jasyatz

    jasyatz Member

    This....The Mighty Tight...It's available at ANY store that sells baby stuff ( it will be near the car seats), its less than $20, works better than the CG lock and is completely portable from car to car to car in seconds.. Tightens up lap belt and shoulder belt at same time. [​IMG]
    I've used it on multiple cars including cars I'm riding in as an instructor( autocross only). If you are coming to the NNJR event next weekend, you can try it out. I keep it in my helmet bag.
  8. k757

    k757 Active Member

    I'm a NNJR guy. This looks interesting. Are you going to the NNJR Test N Tune?
  9. jasyatz

    jasyatz Member

    I'll be there. One of the Mazda2's or most likely in the truck, or setting up, or running registration...going to be a great day. let's hope the weather holds up and the 18ft tall snow mounds are gone by then.
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2014
  10. Mightymango

    Mightymango Active Member

    I have a harness in my it. It is the schroth rallie 4. I've tried the cg lock as well, as mentioned it keeps your butt in the seat but your upper body still moves. I'm going to go try that Mighty Tight as if it is that portable using it on instructor runs would be awesome.
  11. spangenb

    spangenb Active Member

    Looking at my FiST with Recaros, the receiver for the seat belt is mounted to the tunnel side of the seat with very little room between the seat and tunnel. I want to install at least a lap belt, but not sure if there's enough room for an eye bolt in there.
  12. Slowclimb

    Slowclimb Active Member

    Tony uses that too - right Jeff?
  13. spangenb

    spangenb Active Member

    I'm sure Google will get you headed in the right direction, but the correct name is Mighty Tite.
  14. eRic

    eRic Active Member

    The CG-Lock in my 2011 Fiesta worked great for Solo and open track events. My Fiesta ST has the base "sport" seat so I will use the CG-Lock in it when our autocross season starts.
  15. jasyatz

    jasyatz Member

    Yes he does...He laughed when I first had mine. He tried it, and t the next event, he had one also. He still uses his in the Mini, I put a harness in the 2.
  16. Smokin

    Smokin Active Member

    I use a 4 point harness. have stainless steel U-pins (like sailboats use) attached to the back of the rear seat child lock.
    For the lap belts I drilled 3/16" hole 1 inch in on the rear of the seat rails and installed 5/32nds u-pins.
    That way the belts clip in fast and sure.
  17. McRib 1s Back

    McRib 1s Back Well-Known Member

    You sold me. I just bought a "Sunshine Kids Mighty Tite"! No color choices -- sorry, Dave, not available in orange! :)
  18. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    I don't need this, I just bought a Hans Device.

    It's a big guy named Hans, he sits in the back and holds me into the seat.

  19. captainmorbid

    captainmorbid Active Member

    I've got the knockoff Franz device.

    Sent via poles, wires and telegraph 2.
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  20. McRib 1s Back

    McRib 1s Back Well-Known Member

    Either way, it will pump you up!
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  21. McRib 1s Back

    McRib 1s Back Well-Known Member

    Got the Mighty-Tite "installed" a couple different ways; I settled on the lap belt portion, directly opposite the buckle.

    It does a great job on the lap belt, and that alone is worth the price of admission.

    Any tips on the shoulder portion? If it tightens there, only very modestly, for me.

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