From digest.v7.n1374 Tue Mar 24 17:44:20 1998
From: Bob Stommel <rstommel_at_iquest.net>
Date: Tue, 24 Mar 1998 10:22:28 -0500
Subject: RE: Harness Install Help Needed
>I am looking for some input on harness install points for an E36 M3. Any
>recommendations on hardware? Also, should I get the H or Y pattern shoulder
>straps? Do I need backing plates?
>Any info is much appreciated.
For any E36, if you are just doing driver schools and not racing, the
Schroth 4-point harness works very well. To make the system easy to take
in and out for driver schools, do the following:
- Replace the rear seatbelt bolts (under the rear seat) with eyebolts.
- Connect the shoulder harness straps to the rear eyebolts with the
strongest snap links or D-rings you can find.
- Bend the ends of the lap belts slightly, remove the bolts in the rear
of the front seat rails, slip the ends of the lap belts between the seat
rail and the floor, and insert bolts that are about 1/2 inch longer than
stock (take the stock ones to your dealer and ask for longer ones of the
Remember that when you're harnessed into a seat, there is no place for your
head to go if the car rolls. Your spinal cord takes the compression force
if you don't have a rollbar in your car.
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