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Old 04-19-2020, 08:51 AM
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Need advice please. In the golf cars that I've tired with seat belts I've noticed the belts ride too high and cross above the hip bones which is not good since this could cause internal damage should there ever be an accident. In road vehicles they are required to cross on the hip bones which I would think is how they should be in golf cars as well. Are the belts installed differently depending on who does the work? Who would you recommend for proper installation and positioning of the belt?
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Old 04-19-2020, 09:39 AM
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I would visit several golf cart dealers who have showrooms. They likely have models on the floor that have seatbelts that you can try for yourself.
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I am guessing these were installed too high. Try comparing with your friends or neighbors and see where theirs are installed. Depending on how yours were installed it could be easy to very hard to move them. i have a spare metal seat belt bracket, your if you want it, no seat belts, you would need to use yours.
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I had mine installed by The Villages Golf Carts.




But who is the guy that has a trailer behind a Harley.........I've seen good reviews on this guy.
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I would visit several golf cart dealers who have showrooms. They likely have models on the floor that have seatbelts that you can try for yourself.
Excellent idea. Stop the speculation and try them out at a dealer.
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I am guessing these were installed too high. Try comparing with your friends or neighbors and see where theirs are installed. Depending on how yours were installed it could be easy to very hard to move them. i have a spare metal seat belt bracket, your if you want it, no seat belts, you would need to use yours.
That is a kind offer, thank you. We actually don't have our cart yet but will be checking out our neighbor's for sure. It was a cart for sale that I was checking out.
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I would visit several golf cart dealers who have showrooms. They likely have models on the floor that have seatbelts that you can try for yourself.
Thanks bagboy. Yes, I should do that. The one I was in was actually at a dealer. Went to another dealer where the belts looked to be higher, but didn't actually sit in the car. Over cautious I suppose due to the virus. We'll have to go back and check it out.
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I had mine installed by The Villages Golf Carts.




But who is the guy that has a trailer behind a Harley.........I've seen good reviews on this guy.
Thank you, I'll check them out. I think they're less expensive than another place we looked at.
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I hope the OP actually wears the seat belts when he gets a cart....very few of the folks that I see riding around in carts do not

hopefully they're using 'sticky tape' on the cart seats
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Old 04-20-2020, 06:03 AM
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Need advice please. In the golf cars that I've tired with seat belts I've noticed the belts ride too high and cross above the hip bones which is not good since this could cause internal damage should there ever be an accident. In road vehicles they are required to cross on the hip bones which I would think is how they should be in golf cars as well. Are the belts installed differently depending on who does the work? Who would you recommend for proper installation and positioning of the belt?
Thank you.
I bought our golf car from Villages Golf Car. I paid extra to have seatbelts installed that are like car seatbelts. They do ride low. Boy are they nice! Village Golf Car is a very professional and customer satisfaction oriented company. I wouldn’t go anywhere else.
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Bought my cart at Carts and Clubs in Ocala and it came with seat belts already installed. Very comfortable.
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have the dealer fit the bel to you. end of problem
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Old 04-20-2020, 07:11 AM
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My wife had a golf car accident and damage was done when she fell out, there was no impact. Get the seat belts and don’t worry about where it crosses the body. You are normally safer if you stay in the cart and are not thrown out.
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Old 04-20-2020, 07:21 AM
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I hope the OP actually wears the seat belts when he gets a cart....very few of the folks that I see riding around in carts do not

hopefully they're using 'sticky tape' on the cart seats
Yes SHE will be wearing them. If I didn't care to wear them I wouldn't be asking nor would I be spending my money to have them installed.
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Old 04-20-2020, 07:24 AM
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I bought our golf car from Villages Golf Car. I paid extra to have seatbelts installed that are like car seatbelts. They do ride low. Boy are they nice! Village Golf Car is a very professional and customer satisfaction oriented company. I wouldn’t go anywhere else.
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