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Reply to "Racing Harnesses and their expiry date"

Most current harness manufactures only include the validation SFI tag and not the manufacture date SFI tag.  Crow Safety Gear (now located in Las Vegas) includes both tags.  Lanny and I did a lot of research on this subject when the SFI tags changed a few years ago.  That information was sent to all 3 ORR venues.  If your harnesses only have a validation date SFI tags, the manufacture date is 2 years prior.  The problem occurs when there are new and less knowledgeable tech inspectors inspecting the cars.  When they see the validation date, they treat it as an expiration date--It is not.  The various sanctioning bodies determine the expiration date. The question arises when there is only an SFI validation tag--When was it manufactured?   Example:  Validation date June 2020.  It was manufactured around June 2018; therefore, it expires June 2023 (3 years after the validation date).   I buy my harnesses at Crow just for that reason, plus they will recertify their harnesses when needed.  Hope to see you at NORC this year.

Last edited by Ken Rees
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