are the advantages of the NecksGen unit?
Comfort - the body forming
pads place very little pressure on your collar bone, making
the unit extremely comfortable and unlikely to create injury
to your collarbone under impact.
Side Impact Protection -
due to the placement and angle of the lower tether mount,
the NecksGen unit offers unsurpassed angular impact protection.
- the design and choice of materials in the NecksGen unit
allow the unit to flex while driving which creates a condition
where driver fatigue is minimized.
- the combination of seat belt wings and belt guides keep
the unit in a vertical position at all times for optimum
protection. The NecksGen unit offers unsurpassed impact
test results. See test results
- the low rear section, which is adjustable from 10-40 degrees,
creates minimal interference with the seat and helmet in
the driving position.
Tether - the single self-aligning helmet tether creates
full range of head motion while driving and offers maximum
side impact protection.
Belts - the NecksGen Large and Medium units accomodate
3" seat belts.
- $599 and comes complete with Quick Release Helmet Hardare.
No extras needed.
Please see features page
for more info
NecksGen make different sizes?
Yes. NecksGen now comes in 3 sizes. Large unit fits most
adults however your neck size & t-shirt size generally
will determine which size you need.
the distance around your neck just above your shirt collar:
17" or larger - LARGE unit is for you!
16"- LARGE or MEDIUM, see t-shirt guide next.
15" or smaller - MEDIUM or YOUTH (depends on your seat
you are still unsure, what size t-shirt do you wear?
XL or larger shirt - usually wear a LARGE unit, unless your
neck is very small (see above)
L or M shirt - MEDIUM unit
S shirt - YOUTH unit
Medium unit is 1" narrower
than the large unit but still accepts 2" or 3"
seat belts. Youth unit uses the same stabilizer bar as the
medium unit, so just depends on wing size (seat belt width).
Medium unit can accommodate up to 3" seat belt. Youth
only accommodates 2" seat belts. Youth unit is typically
for drivers between 7 and 16 years old.
is the NecksGen made?
The NecksGen is made in San Diego, California USA.
is the NecksGen made from?
The NecksGen is made from a Dupont carbon fiber composite.
heavy is the NecksGen?
The NecksGen is very lightweight, at 1.9 lbs for the large
unit and 1.8 lbs for the youth unit (with all tethers and
are the dimenions of the Necksgen unit?
Please see diagrams: large
dims and youth
I need special tools to install the helmet hardware?
No, the NecksGen uses standard tools. We do supply a tool
is you return policy?
NecksGen will refund any units that are unused and in sellable
condition within 30 days. A $30 restocking fee will be charged.
can I get decals for my car?
The NecksGen comes with a swag kit that has free decals
for your car, patches for your racing suit, and a free FlexFit
you sell cases for the NecksGen?
The NecksGen unit comes with a free carrying bag to protect
you offer sponsorship?
All sponsorship requests must be in writing. Please send
us your resume and photos either by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
or by mail. We do not accept verbal requests. Please make
sure you include the type of racing you do, what organizations
you belong to, your recent race results, and your upcoming
events. Be sure to also include how you will promote the
I be able to move my head from side to side?
Yes, the NecksGen has self aligning tethers that offer range
of motion from left to right.
Will NecksGen place
pressure on my clavicle (collar bone)?
No, the NecksGen has body forming belts and pads which go
under the seat belt at the collar bone. There is no hard
surface on your collar bone.
Will I need to buy shoulder pads?
No, the NecksGen comes with shoulder pads.
Will the NecksGen restrict my body
movement while driving?
No, the NecksGen is a flexible unit, which allows upper
body and arm movement.
What can I do if I feel the NecksGen
unit hitting my helmet?
If it feels too close to your helmet, move the angle
back a notch (move bolt up one slot).
What can I do if
I feel the NecksGen unit hitting my seat?
If it feels too close to your seat, move the angle forward
a notch (move bolt down one slot).
Will the NecksGen unit interfere
with my roll bar?
No, the low rear section of the NecksGen allows easy access
in tight areas with low roll bars, such as Dragsters and
land speed cars.
Do you do a 5 year
Yes, SFI 38.1 now requires a recertification after 5 years.
The recertification will cost $15 plus parts and shipping.
What should I do
if I have an accident?
After any accident, you should inspect the unit for any
sign of damage. After a crash, the effectiveness of the
NecksGen unit can be greatly diminished. If you have any
doubt about the integrity of your NecksGen, replace it or
at the very least, send it back to us for inspection and
recertification. Do not take any chances with your safety
by racing with a compromised NecksGen unit.
Is the NecksGen
Yes, you can wash the NecksGen with soap and water.
Can I paint my NeckGen?
Yes, the NecksGen unit is made from a carbon composite which
is resistant to paints and solvents.
Can I take my NecksGen
Yes, the NecksGen unit is a very simple assembly. Please
be sure to follow all instructions in manual and installation
guide on reassembly.
the NecksGen passed any safety standard testing?
Yes - the NecksGen has passed the mandated SFI 38.1 testing.
View testing results
is SFI testing?
The SFI Foundation, Inc. (SFI) is a non-profit organization
established to issue and administer standards for specialty/performance
automotive and racing equipment.
the NecksGen an approved device for my sanctioning body?
Most racing organizations in the USA, that have recently
mandated neck restraints, require an SFI approved device.
NecksGen is an SFI approved device.
does the NecksGen stand up to other restraints in the market
Amazing! The NecksGen has passed the SFI test with results
that exceed all of our expectations!
the NecksGen offer any side protection?
Yes, the NecksGen incorporates lateral tethers, that offer
alternative load paths in side-on impact for superior protection.
the NecksGen flame resistant?
Yes, the NecksGen has been tested to the SFI flame testing
the NecksGen come with a Quick Release helmet hardware?
Yes, included in the price for $599 you get Quick Release
the Quick Release hardware easy to use?
Yes, the NecksGen has a one hand, two finger quick eject
system. To release from the helmet, simply pull the quick
release tether (or depress plunger) and tilt your head forward.
I need to buy additional helmet hardware or other accessories?
No, the NecksGen unit comes with all the helmet hardware
needed. You can buy additional sets of Quick Release helmet
hardware if you have multiple helmets.
I need to drill my helmet?
If you have a new SAH2010 helmet or a pre-drilled helmet,
it is ok to use these.
do I do if my helmet has been drilled?
The NecksGen will work using those holes! Simply install
the Quick Release helmet hardware using the backing plate
(washer nut). You will have to unscrew the backing plate
from the helmet hardware (backing plate is screwed to the
QR helmet hardware when you buy it). The backing plate goes
in the inside of your helmet - between the foam and the
inside of the helmet.
if my helmet has never been drilled?
You easily drill your helmet by viewing the helmet drilling
I need to adjust my tethers?
No, the NecksGen tethers come a fixed length which has been
predetermined in testing to allow proper protection. However,
all helmets are different in design and manufacture, therefore
SAH2010 pre-drilled holes may be in different positions.
Drivers also have different neck lengths. For these reasons,
check fitment according to the manual.
When strapped in the car with the head in the neutral driving
position you should have no more then 3” of pinched
slack. Please see manual.
Some drivers may be able to
move their head forward and still not feel the tension of
the tethers, this is ok. Also do not worry if the base of
the helmet touches the bar. In the event of an accident,
the unit is held back by the seat belts, whereas the body,
neck & head will move forward and away from the device.
It is at this point, that the tethers will tension up to
minimize neck tension.
Some earlier versions of the
NecksGen had adjustable tethers. We have changed to a fixed
tether to eliminate the possibility of adjusting them wrong.
Regardless of which tethers you have please ensure you are
getting no more then 3" of pinched slack. If you are
getting more then 3", please check your drill points
on your helmet or contact NecksGen technical support. For
more info, please refer to the manual.
I use 2” seatbelts with my NG?
Yes, 2” belts work with all NecksGen units.
I use 3” belts with my NG?
3" belts work with the NecksGen Large and Medium. However,
the NecksGen Youth can only accept 2" belts.
should the gap between my upper belts behind the seat be?
The gap can be as close as 4" and as wide as 8"
angle should the seat belts be from the mounting point to
We recommend anywhere from zero to 10 degrees below horizontal.
do I know what angle to set my NecksGen to?
Using the setup instructions you will be able to determine
your seat angle. See manual.
my seatbelts come off my shoulders while driving or during
No, the NecksGen has upper belt guides that will keep a
secure belt on at all times.
the unit rotate while driving or during an accident?
No, the NecksGen has lower belt guides that will keep the
unit centered at all times.
NecksGen work with my seat?
Yes, the NecksGen unit will work with most race seats. The
unit will adjust from 10 - 40 degrees.