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having a hard time choosing between 4 pt and 5 pt and 2 inch or 3 inch harnesses. what is everyone running and what are differences and pros and cons of both? is 4pt or 5 pt harder to get in and out of on cooler checks?

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There is really not much difference between the 5 and 4 point just the sub strap added to the 5 point, I like the 3 inch with pads and probally more Crow sold than any other, I have always like Simpson but they cost a little more for the same wieght and design and the Crows are very good quality, I am getting ready to buy another set and I will probally buy which ever 5 point 3" with pads I find the best deal on which will likely be Crow.

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There is no difference between the Crows and the Mastercraft's. I like the padded 3" and installed 5 points in my Teryx but I don't use the crotch strap when I am driving, it just doesn't feel soo good due to the location in the seat.
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Yeah me to Chad I just like the 5 point for my kids

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I would recommend 5-point for safety. When shoulder harnesses on a 4-point are cinched tight, the lap belt is raised up off the hip bones (onto the belly). If you wreck, the lap belts will dig into the belly and can cause internal organ damage. This is the same type of injury caused when children do not use a booster seat in a car. When the lap belt is properly positioned on the hip bones, there is little chance of internal organ injury.

5-point harnesses have a sub-belt (crotch strap) added, which keeps the lap belt positioned proerly when the shioulder belts are cinched tight.

For convenience, I recommend spending a few extra dollars and buying belts with a Cam-Lock latch mechanism. I spent years fumbling with Latck-Link belts in race cars. We had to replace the belts every two years and I didn't care to spend the extra money on Cam-Lock belts every two years. One time I was out of stock on Latch-Link belts and had to pull a set of Cam-Locks to make a race. They are so much nicer, that I'd never go back to Latch-Link belts!

Cam-Lock belts have a receiver , into which the other four belts are simply plugged-in (just like seat belts in your car). There is no sequence that needs to be followed when buckling up, just grab a belt and click.

Latch-Link belts must have the links of four belts assembled in order, then the latch must be opened with one hand while the assembled four pieces are installed into the latch assembly. Finally, the latch must be manually closed. As you can see, assembling the Latch-Link is not easy or simple, and it's even harder when wearing gloves.
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