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The only way to find specific fit seat belts that I know of is salvage yard and ebay. Sometimes NOS belts are on ebay. The universal belts will not fit or look right, at least not that I have seen.
 
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Originally Posted by jplinville View Post
Here is where you are mistaken.

Automotive seatbelts have a stretch (elongation) factor approx. 5%. I know because I have had to design and build a test gage for Chrysler in the past so they could batch test them.

Hey, like I said earlier...it's your life, not mine.

So your saying that even from the factory (since they've been stretch tested) that they wouldn't meet your standards?

 
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So your saying that even from the factory (since they've been stretch tested) that they wouldn't meet your standards?



Nice try LOL

Batch testing is where they take a sample of the batch and test the strength and such of the sample. Every seatbelt batch installed in every vehicle that has been in the US since 1972 has been through this process. It's part of the Federal guidelines that MUST be met before being allowed to operate on our roadways.
 
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bottom line if ya wanna go to the pick an pull find ya a good set that aint frayed and aint nothing wrong with it go ahead. or pay for a new set. either way they've been tested so both are gonna be good anyways. i mean that's why they test em right to make sure they can stand up to a long time of use and abuse???? so if they look good use em.

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Originally Posted by jplinville View Post


Nice try LOL

Batch testing is where they take a sample of the batch and test the strength and such of the sample. Every seatbelt batch installed in every vehicle that has been in the US since 1972 has been through this process. It's part of the Federal guidelines that MUST be met before being allowed to operate on our roadways.
I have a couple of buddies that are EMTs and I asked, none of them has ever seen or heard of a seat belt being snapped during an accident, lots of injuries and bruises from the belt doing it's job though ..

I've been in a few accidents over the years, and never has the repair shop suggested that I need to replace the seatbelts because they might have seen their limit .. and I've never heard of anyone having their belts replaced either ..

taken from Seat Belts
Torn or Ripped Webbing. When the seatbelt tears or is ripped in half during an accident, something has probably gone terribly wrong. Seat belt webbing is designed to withstand the forces of most survivable collisions without ripping or tearing. Torn or ripped webbing might occur because of a defect or manufacturing flaw in the webbing itself, such as material or weaving deficiencies.
and since, as you say, seat belts are tested to rigorous standards, there is a very small likelihood that this will happen ..
 

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