Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Austin, Texas
My Ride: e46 M3
Schroth 4-Point Harnesses
4-point harnesses for e46 M3, both are black with black shoulder pads. Perfect for use in your stock seats! Includes plastic adjusters for both sides. Actual pictures to be posted this weekend. Going to keep as a set, but if not sold quickly, I may break up the set. Total retail of all of this is $501, asking $280 shipped to your door, firm.
Quick Fit, Driver-side
Retail Cost: $235
The Quick Fit Harness from Schroth is an excellent harness solution for people who have dual duty cars (track and street). Not many of us have the means to support a full time track vehicle as well as a street car, and still more of us like driving track-prepared cars on the street. The ultimate harness solution includes fixed-back Kevlar seats, a gazillion point welded roll-cage and a HANS device. None of us are going to (nor do we recommend) do this in our street cars.
What's the next best thing? The Schroth Quick Fit Harness. It anchors to factory points, which means you don't have to worry about it ripping out of the sheet metal. The factory points are load tested to withstand a 3,000-pound force for 6 seconds. It has ASM technology that keeps the lap belt low and your rear end firmly planted in the seat. You don't want the lap belt riding up and squeezing your stomach and intestines. A Schroth belt is designed not to.
The Quick Fit Belts also take advantage of the factory seat belt pre-tensioner, a device that tightens the belt 1-2 inches in the event of an accident. The Airbags will deploy as the engineers of the system intended for someone buckled in. With any other harness, the car wouldn't detect that someone was buckled in, so the airbags would deploy faster and harder.
They also come completely out of the car, giving you full use of your street car for carrying people or cargo. That is what it's for, isn't it? If you have any questions regarding a harness solution for you, please contact us. But if you have an E36, E46 or E39, You need to look at this belt. You're sure to see just how excellent it is.
Winner of European Car's Select Gear award in 2002!
Retail Cost: $170
Shoulder pads for both sides
The Schroth Rallye 4 is the de facto standard for anyone looking for a simple, clean, DOT-approved and Safe 4 point harness. The technology built into the harness puts it in a category above the belts made by other manufacturers. The years of testing and motorsport experience only give credit to what the engineers have been saying all along.
There are two main reasons why the Schroth Belts are the only safe 4 point harnesses: ASM technology and the ability to install the belts to stock harness mounting locations.
ASM stands for Anti-SubMarining. It's an extra flap of material sewn into the inboard shoulder belt that prevents you from sliding underneath the lap belt. In a 4 point harness made by some other company, the two shoulder straps restrain your upper body equally. They keep your chest from moving forward. However, this also pulls up on the lap belt and allows your accellerating pelvis to slide under the lap belt and cause serious damage to your stomach and intestines. With ASM, one of the shoulder belts will elongate at a different rate which will force your pelvis down into the seat cushion. Upon rebound, you will be placed back in an upright position with the belt correctly placed over your body.
The advantages of being able to mount an aftermarket 4 point harness to stock mounting locations are many. First and foremost is the knowledge that these points have been load tested. This means that the manufacturer of your vehicle engineered the points to be able to withstand some truly amazing forces for a specified length of time. In plain English this means that the bolts won't pull out of the sheet metal.
It also means (in the case of a Schroth Harness) that you can retain the use of your stock 3-point harness, allowing you the use of the backseat of your car. If you have the need to transport passengers (or cargo) in your backseat, it is possible to disconnect the tailstrap (a feature only Schroth has) and use your normal 3 point harness.
These belts are perfect for Driver's Schools, Autocrosses and canyon runs with your local car club. They offer a comfortable and stylish harness that will hold you in your seat during spirited driving, as well as a restraint that will perform ahead of the competition in an impact. This belt will work perfectly for someone driving a vehicle that is on the vehicle reference list, as it is critical to test the seat back strength in order to make sure the seat can withstand the forces exerted upon it.
Available in Black (Now with Black lettering), Blue, Red & Silver.
Please Note: In light of recent testing, Rallye 4 harnesses do not need to be sided. They no longer are specific Left or Right.
Retail Cost: $32 per pair
One set is used (on driver side currently), and in perfect working order.
Other set is brand new.
Sometimes people who wear harnesses for long periods of time complain of irritation of the skin on their shoulders and neck where the harnesses pass over. If that is the case, you need a set of these harness pads to provide a soft cushion between the webbing and your skin. Other people use them as stylish comfort add-ons to their factory 3-Point restraints.
Retail Cost: $16 per set
On both harnesses, makes it really easy to pull/adjust each belt.
Update for pictures (yes, the famed crappy iphone pics):
Schroth's street legal harnesses have loops sewn into the end of each adjusting strap. These are plastic dowels that can be put through those loops to give something firm to grab on to when adjusting the belts. This really gives you an advantage when the temperatures are high, or when you're wearing gloves. It makes it much easier to get the belts as tight as you should be wearing them.
Sold in sets of four which is enough for one street legal harness.
Pic of new shoulder pad on passenger:
Pic for example of adjuster:
Performance: ESS VT450, Dinan 3.91 gears, Euro headers & cats, Supersprint x-pipe & race muffler, GC coilovers, Stoptech BBK
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Last edited by monochrom3; 10-15-2012 at 07:10 AM.