Usually I don’t continue a theme from the previous day, but today I take exception.
Today I used the CG-Lock I received & installed last night, and it was an eye-opening experience to use, even in street driving. Initially, I realized fitment would be better if I lost some weight. But that aside, I was able to see some of the benefits of a snugly secured lapbelt.
Most of my driving to/from work (about 12 miles) is close to 15% urban streets & 85% interstate city highway. Of course, there are no rapid chicanes, tight left/right kinks or attitude adjusting hairpin turns. There are a couple of decreasing radius left hand sweepers, though. In these broad 60 mph turns I felt the belt hold me much better in the seat. Also, I had to tell myself I didn’t need to hang onto the steering wheel as before. I could better feel how the front wheels were negotiating the turn, and therefore better respond to those reactions. It was, to say the least, interesting.
Here’s a knowledgeable statement about the CG-Lock as related to competition usage within SCCA sanctioned Solo (autocross) events:
“As long as the CG-Lock is installed according to the manufacturer’s supplied instructions, the CG-Lock has no effect on the original factory upper body restraint and will be compliant with 3.3.1 of the SCCA National Solo Rules. This includes convertibles without roll bars.”
– Doug Gill
SCCA Solo Technical Manager
Here’s a quick teaser video of how to set up your CG-Lock (just click the play button):
Well, that should give you a better idea how its used and why you’d want to use it. Go ahead, go to the upper right & click the ‘Products’ page to learn more. It will make you better Racing Ready, of course!