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istock59
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 237
posted December 11, 2002 10:19 AM
In our IMCA Stockcar class you can use either arm restraints or a window net. I've always used a net in the past, but am considering restraints for next year. Easier installation, better vision, etc.

Anybody use them? Opinions on them?

Thanks.

outlawstock17
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Total posts: 620
posted December 11, 2002 10:49 AM
i like the window net. i had a guy try to stuff his right rear tire in the car with me through the drivers side window opening a couple of years ago.

the bad thing is the guy never lifted and did a burnout on my window net. the net saved my rear.

racer17j
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Total posts: 1565
posted December 11, 2002 11:35 PM UIN: 54865418
i'm also not a big fan of arm restraints by them self a buddy of mine rolled his stock car at eldora and his arm still flew out the window and the car landed on his hand and broke it i also like the fact that you can run a few pieces of tape on the net to block the sun and track lights we have a real problem at webster city going into 3 the light comes down just right to blind you for a split second real ez to loose your mark going in there and outlaw had a point there to a tire or a chunk of harmonic balancer doesn't bounce off a arm restraint to well have you tried the mess type nets they are alot better for vision then the big ribbon type

[This message has been edited by racer17j (edited December 11, 2002).]

redneck racing
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Total posts: 276
posted December 15, 2002 08:26 PM
Be safe run both a window net and arm restraints. Eddie

SLEEPY GOMEZ
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 199
posted December 15, 2002 09:00 PM
On our I stock we used arm restraints. Also we used a sprint car head net on each side of the driver's head. Unfortunately I have to sell the car now since there is no IMCA racing where I moved. Anyway we planned on adding the window net on top of everything else.

ps I found when the arm restraints are properly installed, that's below the elbow, and adjusted my arm would stay in the car. SLEEPY

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