The Very First Accessory Available For The 2020 C8 Corvette May Surprise You
Most of us haven't even laid eyes on the new 2020 C8 Corvette yet much less thought about adding third party accessories to it. While some will drive the car and not worry about adding extra pieces to it there are those of us who like to "tinker" with what some would call, perfection. The company known as "Sandyeggo Designs" has a product that is quite popular for the 7th generation Corvette called a "seat belt stay" and it's function is pretty much summed up in the name. It helps keep your seat belt in place. The company been in business three years, owned by a retired engineer and Corvette enthusiast.
The 2020 C8 Corvette Has 2 Parts Shared With The C7 Corvette
The previous article I wrote talked about the C8 Corvette and the fact that only one part was shared with the previous generation Corvette. Well, after speaking with Dave at Sandyeggo Designs, I found this was not actually the case. In my previous article I talked about the door hinge being the only shared part but Dave shed some light on that topic and enlightened me to the additional shared part being the seat belt guide.
For those of you who don't know what this is, it's the part on the seat that the seat belt tucks in to in order to keep it off of your neck and more readily accessible. It slides into a plastic piece that has a hole in the middle and sits there awaiting the next time you're going to need access to it.
The issue with it is that over bumps and consistently moving passengers it can fall out of this guide which ends up being a nuisance. The seat belt stay from Sandyeggo Designs clips in over top of the belt once it's put into the stock seat belt guide to keep it from coming out. The products are available on Amazon, as well as other Corvette accessory sites and has been touted as one of the C7 Corvette "must have accessories" on the Corvette forums.
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What Do These Seat Belt Stays Have To Do With Shared Parts?
Well it's simple, the seat belt guide that the C7 Corvette used is the exact same as the part used in the C8 Corvette. It's a simple design but a flawed one that is easily remedied by purchasing the seat belt stay from Dave over at Sandyeggo designs.
This wasn't written to tell you how to fix this problem but more so to tell you about the additional shared part that the C8 Corvette has inside of it that GM apparently doesn't even know about. When asked about this earlier, GM said there was only one part shared. Now we know that there are at least 2 parts shared, albeit small ones.
You can check out the seat belt stay from Sandyeggo Designs for the C7 or C8 Corvette here: https://www.sandyeggodesigns.com/product/c7c8-corvette-seatbelt-stay/
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