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Old 04-04-2013, 03:03 PM   #1
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M3 Vert with Race Seats?

Hey i have a 03 m3 vert with a hardtop. I never really wanted a vert and im more of a coupe guy, but i found a super good deal on the car. I added a hardtop to it. I wanted to weight reduct some stuff and i considered weight reducting my seats since they weigh around 60Ibs+ per seat and i was considering racing seats. My goal on this car is to have a csl look alike but hardtop version, i havent seen much of those. I dont race and i dont track and i dont want to sacrifice my rear seats! would i be able to slap a harness to the seats and bolt it down to the floor bracket? can this be done?
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Old 04-04-2013, 03:15 PM   #2
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you probably are going to want to use the stock seatbelts on the street.

harnesses are really not a good idea for day to day driving --- pain in the ass, can't check blindspots, not so good with airbags... and you'd need a harness bar / roll bar to mount them to, or in event of a crash you submarine and shatter pelvis.
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oh, and with fixed back race seats, you will never get into your back seat again.
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Old 04-04-2013, 03:19 PM   #4
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Probably not fixed back but a reclining race seat. and how would i use the stock seat belts?
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E46 verts have the seat belts built into the front seats. You'll need to mount a harness bar in the car in order to run "racing seats", which means you're rear seat will be useless. Mounting harnesses incorrectly isn't just a bad idea it's fairly dangerous in a wreck.
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:09 PM   #6
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Is there such thing as seat belts built in the race seats like the oem seats?
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I asked this same question on m3f like a year ago and go nowhere. lol. good luck.
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Old 04-05-2013, 02:39 PM   #8
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If you want to reduce weight, and don't want a vert, how about removing the convertible top (you'll also gain trunk space).
I don't think you are going to find folding racing seats with integrated seat belts - but I could be wrong.

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