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I will need to purchase belts next season and happened to get an email from Jeg's featuring the RCI platinum belts. They are reasonably priced and Jeg's claims they are made in the US. Does anyone know this to be true, and if so are all the materials simply "assembled" here or do they use US materials/suppliers? Thanks in advance


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Go check out Jeff Hefler's Pro 1 Seatbelts. Super nice belts, custom embroidery colors, and 100% made in the USA. http://pro1safety.com/


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Mine are out after this season, and I'm going Pro1 also. My buddy Matt Obertanec has them in his car, and they're nice all the way around.


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I have used the RCI 6 point Platinum belts for years. The current set I have now the end sewing started to come loose not long after I put them in. You will find that they are a little stiffer initially than some of the other belts, but I have never had an issue with getting them tight or coming loose. They are a reasonable cost when you look at getting 4 years + shipping cost at recert time. If you order them and they are the cam lock make sure you get the cam on the belt you want. I got a set in one time that had the cam on one of the lap belts instead of the crotch straps.

That said I will probably be going with the Pro-1 belts next time, which are really nice or White safety which is close by to me.

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Go check out Jeff Hefler's Pro 1 Seatbelts. Super nice belts, custom embroidery colors, and 100% made in the USA. http://pro1safety.com/


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Another for Jeff's Pro1 stuff.
 
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Another vote for Pro1 belts and as for who is running them the Pro1 is quickly becoming the belt of choice for big name racers.


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I have to LOL, guy asks a question and ends up getting all kinds of opinions on other products.

Since I don't know the answer to your questions, why don't you call RCI TECH LINE 903-939-1908 and ask them.


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I didn't even know about Pro 1 but they seem reasonable so thanks for informing me. I'll need to call or email RCI but I was hoping more had an experience using the platinum belts. I did see online where others said they were stiff as well and it seems too good to be true to have USA belts good for 4 years and be so cheap.


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Been using the Platinums for years. Never had a stiff one .................."Oops Set". You talking stiff belts, What they stand on end?. Really like them though. Me,I'm not purchasing new belts every 2 years where $20 will get you for another 2 years with RCI.
 
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IIRC, Paul aka adv ET 266 started a thread about the stiffness of these belts a year or two ago and the fact they were unusable.


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I have no idea where the Platinum belts are made so can't answer the original question.

I've used both the Platinum and the regular belts from RCI. Both did the job. But my preference is the regular webbing/material. As mentioned the webbing/material on the platinums at that time was a lot stiffer. Made adjusting the belts more difficult and not quite as comfortable. The camlock is nice on both. Imo the RCI cam lock is the best in style and functionality.
 
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I BOUGHT THE RCI PLATINUM BELT ABOUT 7 YEARS AGO AND LIKED THEM, THE SECOND SET I BOUGHT 3 YEARS AGO WAS SO STIFF I COULD BARELY USE THEM. I DID NOT USE THE FREE RECERT AND BOUGHT A SET OF PYROTECT LAST YEAR. I ONLY USE THE CAMLOCK.
 
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Paul's thread was about cost.


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There was an old thread about the RCI Platinum being stiff. They had a "bad" batch of hardware that was being used. I had a set of belts recertified and they came back really stiff. I made a call into RCI and they were aware of the issue and replaced my belts.
 
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paul's thread was about how they were too stiff


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wine-o1. I have had the RCI platinum belts in my dragster for years. I have had excellent customer service from RCI. When it is time to recert send the belts and they are recerted for a 20.00 shipping fee. The belts aren't actually recerted they are replaced with new ones, at least that has been my experience. I don't no where the materials come from but they are assembled in Texas by RCI
 
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Good info, Thank you.


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