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 Post subject: Window net....Scam??
 Post Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:39 am 
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Well just heard the you do not need a dated window net!!!!!!! Big scam from them and only 7.49 and quicker needs a dated sfi net!!!

Figures after I spent a hundred bucks on one ](*,) ...

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 Post Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:58 am 
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I've never replaced a window net because of the date and didn't think it was necessary and I have never had tech check for a date on the window net. If you check the NHRA rulebook in the general section it gives details on dates on the seat belts but not on the nets. Who told you you had to have a current date on yours?

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 Post Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:12 pm 
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New rule as of Jan 1 2012.......
http://www.nhra.com/userfiles/file/2012 ... 5-2012.pdf

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Well just heard the you do not need a dated window net!!!!!!! Big scam from them and only 7.49 and quicker needs a dated sfi net!!!

Figures after I spent a hundred bucks on one ](*,) ...



Barry, where did you hear or see this info.???? I also baught a new one due to the rule change and I think if this info is true from you, I am going to write a letter to NHRA and rip them a new one!!! I am tired as heck about the clowns in Calif. and elsewhere with these stupid rules on the window net. Bad enough the economy is worse then ever in our life time.
Keep me posted Barry if you could with info.
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The way I read that the 2 year update interval only applied to the advanced ET cars. No mention of updating in the super pro category.

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SECTION 20: GENERAL REGULATIONS, INTERIOR: 6, WINDOW NET (Page 29) (3/5/2012) An SFI 27.1 ribbon-type or mesh-type window net is mandatory on any full-bodied car required by the rules to have a roll cage. An SFI 27.1 ribbon-type or mesh-type window net is mandatory on any full-bodied car running 7.49 (*4.49) or quicker. For full-bodied cars running 7.50 (*4.50) to 9.99 (*6.39) or if vehicle runs 135 mph or faster a ribbon-type or SFI 27.1 mesh-type window net is mandatory unless otherwise specified by class requirements. SFI 27.1 window net, when required, must be updated at two-year intervals from the date of manufacture.

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Section 4A for super pro, pro ect. running 7.50-9.99 states the requirement for the net and refers to section 6.3 of the general regulations. Neither of those give an update interval. Section 4B for 7.49 and quicker gives a 2 year interval. They both require the 27.1 sfi net but it only gives the 2 year interval for the 7.49 and quicker. I can see where that could be confusing.

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Got the word in tech at the Gators this afternoon. I needed a new one anyway.


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 Post subject: Re: Window net....Scam??
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nomad wrote:
Got the word in tech at the Gators this afternoon. I needed a new one anyway.


explain??

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SECTION 20: GENERAL REGULATIONS, INTERIOR: 6, WINDOW NET (Page 29) (3/5/2012) An SFI 27.1 ribbon-type or mesh-type window net is mandatory on any full-bodied car required by the rules to have a roll cage. An SFI 27.1 ribbon-type or mesh-type window net is mandatory on any full-bodied car running 7.49 (*4.49) or quicker. For full-bodied cars running 7.50 (*4.50) to 9.99 (*6.39) or if vehicle runs 135 mph or faster a ribbon-type or SFI 27.1 mesh-type window net is mandatory unless otherwise specified by class requirements. SFI 27.1 window net, when required, must be updated at two-year intervals from the date of manufacture.


Such a Gray area when these people try to explain it and break it down.
The really stupid part of this is, we all race about,(on average and in a wide range from say 12.99 to 7.50) (1/4 mile)so our nets are up in the sun anywhere from say, 1-4 minutes per pass, just a guess. Put it up, pull around for the burnout, stage, race, coast and turn off and pull net down. Now can someone explain to me how a window net can go bad, expire, or destroy itself in that time frame, and all those pass's added up for a race season? I just don't see it!!!, and another bad stupid thing is the belts also, they are in the car, usually on the floor and in the shade, and up in the sun maybe half the time of the window net, and yet they say the stiching will go bad due to the temprature and Sun, now I almost by that part, but my stuff is darn near brand new looking after 2 years of use. It's not like I drag it down the track and in the dirt and let it lay out and get a suntan or anything :- Such a scam ](*,)
Sorry for the rant guys, it's just getting too petty for my likin....

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Beretta wrote:
nomad wrote:
Got the word in tech at the Gators this afternoon. I needed a new one anyway.


explain??


Yes, PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!! :-k

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 Post subject: Re: Window net....Scam??
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Okay, as I understood it, ribbon nets go back to not being replaced every two years. Mesh nets need to be replaced every two years.

As all this was new to me AGAIN I'll have to read and re-read the rule book again.


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Glad I don't have to worry about it. The good part of being slow. \:D/ \:D/ \:D/

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 Post Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:22 am 
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Window net is one item I wont have to worry about. Dont tell Nhra or they will make me buy one anyway.

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So if I get a ribbon net it does not need to be dated????

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