q Four- and five-point harnesses have been around for ages. It is only lately they have been becoming more commonplace in the UTV world. With machines like the Polaris RZR XP 900, the Arctic Cat Wildcat 1000i and Can-Am’s Commander 1000 reaching speeds over 70 mph in the dirt, thicker-than-stock seatbelts should be considered. Plus, now with UTV racing in the GNCC and WORCS races becoming so popular, not only are they a good idea, they are becoming mandatory. We, too, have started competing in some of these events and had an opportunity to try out a set of Dragonfire’s H-style four-point seatbelt system, and this is what we thought.
If you haven’t considered harnesses because you think they are a pain to install, they’re not. In our RZR S, the bottom or lap belts conveniently bolt to the chassis in the stock locations using the stock hardware. We made the installation even easier by drilling a 1-inch hole in the rear quarter panel. This made accessing the outside belt hardware much easier. Afterwards, we plugged the hole with a 25-cent rubber grommet. The shoulder harness looped right around the crossbar located behind the seats with no tools or extra hardware. If your UTV doesn’t have a crossbar behind the rear seats, Dragonfire sells a bolt-in unit that will help you out.
The Dragonfire belt is made of 3-inch-wide nylon with soft-rubber padding sewn into the shoulder area. The H-style is a four-point system, but a submarine (crotch) strap can be added, making them a five-point setup if needed. A pair of black 2-inch-wide belts are also available and incredibly priced at only $99. Black, red, blue, silver and camo colors are available for $140 a pair.