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PostPost by: pharriso » Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:58 pm

rgh0 wrote:I doubt your plate would hold in a significant accident.
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I would second that! :cry:
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PostPost by: MarkDa » Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:09 pm

Thanks for quick feedback.
I have looked at the Spyder option and think it can go on lotus chassis.
I like the apparent simplicity of the lotus arrangement which gets the reel out of the way with sensible orientation but suspect that even though in theory the drop rod does a lot of work in a crash the lower end will require a decent reinforcing plate in the wheel arch and perhaps some additional glass fibre?
A bit more Googling has found me loads of threads here discussing Spyder system.
Hopefully by now they'll have written some instructions :)
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PostPost by: mbell » Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:02 am

FYI if you want to floor mount you want the securon 500/30 as they have the shoulder hanger. 514/30 do not have the shoulder hanger so need the reel mounting at shoulder height.

(Just fitted some 514/30 in my plus 2 today)
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PostPost by: pharriso » Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:43 am

MarkDa wrote:Thanks for quick feedback.
.... but suspect that even though in theory the drop rod does a lot of work in a crash the lower end will require a decent reinforcing plate in the wheel arch and perhaps some additional glass fibre?


This is taken from the Plus2 Parts manual, but the 2 Seater has the similar parts to mount the inertia reel:

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PostPost by: pharriso » Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:48 am

mbell wrote:FYI if you want to floor mount you want the securon 500/30 as they have the shoulder hanger. 514/30 do not have the shoulder hanger so need the reel mounting at shoulder height.

(Just fitted some 514/30 in my plus 2 today)


& if anyone is looking for a pair of Securon 500/30s I have a pair new in boxes available for sale here in the US :D

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