Porsche Seat Belt Upgrade Red/Yellow/Silver/Blue
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By far a very popular upgrade, we have had hundreds of satisfied customers.
Because this upgrade is a visual one its a very satisfying one, you see it day in and day out, most customers praise this upgrade, according to most it's one of the most satisfying upgrade they have done to their car.
We can upgrade your seatbelts to 6 Different colors as follow:
- Bright Red (Most Popular)
- Lime Green (New 2017 color)
DUE TO THE DIFFICULTY OF SEEING THE ACTUAL COLOR BECAUSE OF DIFFERENT COMPUTER SCREENS. IF YOU'RE NOT SURE YOU CAN ORDER SAMPLES FOR A SMALL FEE.
We highly recommend to do all of your seatbelts, if you own a 911 or Panamera or any Porsche with more than 2 seatbelts do yourself a favor and don’t get the procedure done twice get them all done for a balanced and complete look.
Our prices include shipping back to you, there will be several shipping options for you to choose from. Shipping to us is not included and is your responsibility. For International Shipments please inquire about rates
WE HATE TO START OUR DESCRIPTION THIS WAY BUT WE MUST DO SO, THERE IS LOTS OF INFORMATION AFTER THE DISCLAIMER.
DISCLAIMER AND RISKS
IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
This seatbelt webbing upgrade has not been certified or approved by any Car Manufacturer or any other party, the webbing will not have any conformity or homologation label like a factory original webbing. The seatbelt webbing upgrade replacement is sold on a “as is” basis with no guarantees, by purchasing the seatbelt webbing upgrade or by purchasing our webbing only sold by the foot you are accepting that Maxspeed-Motorsports LLC based in Miami, Florida shall not be responsible or liable for any bodily harm, injuries, death or any seatbelt malfunctions caused by the seatbelt webbing or improper installation of your seatbelt retractors in your vehicle. The use of our seatbelt webbing upgrade product is the sole responsibility of the end user. By purchasing this product you are agreeing to this disclaimer and release Maxspeed-Motorsports LLC from any liability.
Fortunately we have never had any incidents or any reports from customers that have used this product and endangered their lives however. We have had one customer only one who was involved in a serious crash and he had asked us if we could have re-used is red webbing from the crashed retractors and transferred them to is new seatbelt retractors, that pretty much explains that the seatbelts that he had us convert performed flawlessly and operated properly during the crash but other than that we have no data or any testing in the event of a crash. So it is up to you to accept the risk, Maxspeed-Motorsports LLC will not be held responsible for any incident or any malfunction related to the installation or usage of your seatbelt retractors. By purchasing this product you are accepting the risk.
Obviously if we had no confidence or if we had any doubts we would not be offering this product. Your life or risk of injury is way more important than a Tangible Good.
The following will help you make a proper decision.
- Certified Webbing to use in a Passenger Car
- Stitching of both ends of the webbing is performed by an experienced Upholstery company with proper thread.
- Qualified Technician that performs the removal and installation of the webbing.
- The Upgrade is performed without manipulating, opening, or modifying the internals portion of the seatbelt retractor.
- They look totally OEM
- They have a small shine to hit which is meant to protect against liquids, dirt and UV Rays
- Not certified or tested by any other party
- No certification labels on the belt like the factory version
- We return your factory webbing however if you ever want to revert back to stock the same procedure and fees will apply
- You assume the entire risk
PLEASE CONTINUE READING NOW THAT WE ARE DONE WITH THE DISCLAIMER YOU CAN GET MORE DETAILS ON OUR SEATBELT UPGRADE.
WHAT EXACTLY IS DONE OR WHAT DOES THIS PURCHASE INCLUDE
What we do is replace the webbing on your seatbelt retractors (the belt portion of it) we don’t use any dyes we replace the entire belt. We carefully remove the webbing without compromising or messing up with the mechanical retractor. Once we remove the black belt, we prepare the new webbing by having a professional upholstery guy use the correct threading and he stitches up the belt. We then install the new webbing in your seatbelt retractors.
We will return your factory webbing, however it will be cut so that we can re-use the hardware when upgrading your webbing. You can always revert to Black however you will have to pay for the service again.
ABOUT SENDING IN YOUR SEATBELT RETRACTORS
Step 1- First thing you need remove the seatbelt retractors from your car, if you are comfortable and know what you’re doing you can do this on your own however it’s always best to leave it to a qualified technician.
TIP when removing the seatbelt retractors on any Porsche year 2002 and up it is advised to disconnect the battery so that you don’t accidentally trigger the airbag malfunction light.
We also recommend that the person removing the seatbelt retractors take pictures before removal this will help you install them properly, note the position of the belt, note the anchor points, and finally mark your seatbelt retractors such has Front/Driver, Rear/Passenger
Step 2- You must send us the seatbelt retractors, depending on how much downtime you are willing to accept the downtime is all about the shipping time. Regardless of how you ship them to us we strongly advise that you purchase Insurance against loss or damage ($300 per seatbelt). Remember it’s your responsibility to make sure we receive them in good shape so please ship them out with proper packaging and insurance coverage.
TIP when shipping use newspaper or other fillers to fill in the box so that the seatbelt retractors don’t bounce around.
WHAT ABOUT A CORE EXCHANGE
Unfortunately we used to have a core exchange however the problem we encountered is that when the customers would send us their old seatbelts back after upgrading to our units some seatbelt buckles and anchors from the customers core exchange would show more wear or discoloration from UV Rays etc… so this was problematic for customers who sent us seatbelts that were practically new and end up with seatbelts that have discolored anchors or buckle that show more wear. We decided to put an end to the Core Exchange program mainly because of this issue.
On the other hand if you ask me I would rather prefer getting my original Retractors back rather than putting retractors from another car.
TIP if you don’t care about getting different retractors some of our customers will purchase used seatbelt retractors on eBay or Classifieds on discussion forums and stuff and they send them to us that way they retain their original retractors if they ever want to revert to stock.
We have done many cars locally and we always tell our customers that you will never get a perfect match in color, but the Red for example will blend in with your calipers or will definitely blend in with your car, our tones of colors are the nicest we can find.
WHY CAN’T YOU GET EXACT PORSCHE COLORS
The reason is very simple, first is that the webbing we use is certifiedautomotive webbing, which means that this webbing is suitable to use in a passenger car, it is equivalent or surpasses automotive industry norms, our supplier supplies OEM Manufacturer’s and due to the nature of this product this is the only webbing we trust and will work with. These are the only colors available that are certified. Certified means it is suitable to use in automotive restraint systems however keep in mind that once installed on your seatbelt retractors they have not been approved by Porsche or by any other party.
We have a Bright Red and a RED, the bright Red is more striking.
The yellow we have is a bright yellow
The Blue we have is a dark blue more like a Royal Blue towards the purple.
This color is more on the Grey side
This color is a Lime Green, not a Neon Green or not a fluorescent Green. For all of you looking for ACID GREEN like the Porsche Calipers on Hybrid Cars or the 918 Spyder this is not a perfect match.
CAN YOU DO ANY MODEL OTHER MAKES AS WELL
We can convert most Porsche Seatbelts anything from 1989 and UP is not a problem, anything before 1989 please contact us for details.
We also have done many other Makes, Audi, BMW, Ferrari, Lambo, Bentley, Toyota, Honda and much more if you have anything before 1990 please contact us.
Here are some facts about the webbing we use.
We are very confident that our seatbelt webbing upgrade is just as safe to use as your factory seatbelts, if your not comfortable about the idea of having your seatbelt webbing changed or have any doubts about this procedure this product is not for you.
-We obtain our webbing from a supplier holding automotive approvals from leading vehicle manufacturers.
- In addition to conventional seat belt webbing, the seatbelt webbing manufacturer has developed a manufacturing process which gives user-friendly properties such as very low longitudinal stiffness and a very high lateral stiffness.
-All occupant restraint webbing is manufactured in strict accordance with world wide directives and seat belt manufacturers exacting specifications.
Style: 11 Panels Occupant Restraints Webbing
-Material: Warp/Weft Polyester
Break Strength: 26.5 kN MIN.
Finish: Disperse Died
Flammability: ISO3795/FMVS302 Burning Rate Not Exceeding 100MM/MIN
Safety is #1 Priority here, we understand the nature of this product , we use services from a professional who stitches (see the 2 last pictures) the webbing together, we use high quality webbing that is certified to be used for occupant restraint systems. I have no problem using this for myself I trust that our webbing is stitched up properly and in the event of an accident they will hold up (Please see the video below) however we cannot control the installation process please make sure you have someone that knows how to secure them in place and someone who can install them properly. You must also consider that these don't have any compliance labels attached to them and that they have not been tested by any other party.
We don't modify, dismantle or mess around with the actual mecanism in any way, the process involves replacing the webbing only and it is done by professionals who know how to replace webbings on a seatbelt retractor.
We understand that you may have concerns about the safety factors when using our seatbelt webbing, rest assure that we use webbing that is CERTIFIED for occupant restraints system that is imported by us from a leading manufacturer in the industry, we import the webbing from a company in Europe who is a OEM supplier to major manufcaturers. Safety is our #1 priority however our seatbelt webbing is not certified by any automotive supplier or any other party like DOT, we don't have any compliance label attached to the seatbelt webbing like the factory seatbelts.
If you have any doubts do not purchase this product.
Q- Where do I send my seatbelts?
A- Maxspeed-Motorsports LLC, 2151 NE 155th St Unit 8, North Miami Beach, FL 33162 USA
Q- I’m a little concerned about the whole safety thing?
A- As mentionned above we use similar high quality certified polyester webbing that is just as good and resistant as the factory original belts. We don’t touch the actual mechanism of the seatbelt assembly.
Q- When you send my seatbelts back do you return the factory belts?
A- Yes we do however if you ever need to revert back to black for whatever reason remember that you have to go through the same process again and the cost will be the same.
Q- Is it difficult to remove the seatbelt assemblies from my car?
A- Well not really they are located behind trims, normally trims are secured by a few screws (one or two) and the rest of the trim is snapped in. The seatbelt assembly will normally be secured by 3 x 17mm bolts at 3 different locations. One at the lower frame side (next to your seat), one at the pillar and one behind the trim, that’s the bolt that secures the seat belt mechanism.
Q- Do you have instructions for trim removal?
A- No we don’t, you can call us for advice and tips or you can search the popular Porsche forums.
Q- How long does it take to remove the seatbelts from my car?
A- Typically a 911 approx 1 to 2 hours for a Coupe and 3 hours for a Cab and for a Boxster/Cayman 30 minutes.
Q- Do you install the black pin that stops the buckle from falling all the way down to the floor when the belt is not used?
A- Yes, we use the same black pins like the original belts.
Q- Do you guarantee that my seatbelts will be returned in 100% working order?
A- Yes, once again we don’t touch the mechanism.
Q- Can I just purchase the webbing and do this myself or have someone else do it?
A- Yes however we don't recommend it unless you or your tech has good knowledge of seatbelts otherwise even the most experience technician could mess up your retractor and you will have to purchase a new one.
About removing your seatbelts and installing your seatbelts
The best way to ensure that you will not get a warning light (Airbag Light) for 2002+ Models it is best to disconnect the battery this will eliminate possibilities of getting a malfunction light, how do you get a malfunction light? As soon as you disconnect the airbag harness connector from the retractor and you by mistake put the key inside the ignition to listen to the radio while your working or to unlock the steering or to start the car to move it you will get an error light which means that you will have to clear it and if you don't have a proper scanner you will need to get it cleared by your Indy Shop or Porsche Dealer. So please just disconnect the battery.
We have no particular guide for seatbelt removal however you will need plastic pry tools to pop the trims without damaging any trims or you can use flathead screwdriver carefully by taping the end of it. Obviously basic tools such has ratchet with sockets is required for seatbelt removal. Check the various Porsche forums for DIY's.
MANY OF THESE QUESTIONS WE GET FROM OUR CUSTOMERS WHEN THEY GET THE SEATBELTS BACK
Customer John Doe
Hello Sir I received my seatbelts however they are locked I can't retract them ?
Hello John Doe, you may have not noticed but prior to sending me your seatbelts if you would have verified they are locked and you can't retract them, so once you have removed them from the pillars they automatically lock, they will only retract when you put them back and bolt them back in their original position. So to answer your question they are not defective, just install them bolt them up and they will retract.