From digest.v6.n785 Thu Jun 19 08:12:25 1997
From: Duane Collie <>
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 1997 12:11:40 -0400
Subject: Schroth Harnesses

> From: "MALLER.NEIL"<>
> Date: Tue, 17 Jun 97 16:40:46 -0500
> Subject: <E36 M3> Competition Harness
> A while back there was a thread in the Digest about installing
> competition
> harnesses for use at Driver Schools. At the time I didn't think I'd
> want to
> do
> this, now I do. So I'd like to ask for practical inputs from those
> who've
> done
> the installation in an E36/2.
> Note I'm not asking anyone to rehash the harness/roll bar issue.
> I plan to get either the Schroth Rallye 3 or 4 harness. The 3 has a
> single
> tail
> strap, the 4 a double, otherwise they're similar. Neither has crotch
> straps.
> One knowledgeable Digest member has already shared with me the details
> of his
> installation. He uses longer bolts in the stock locations at the rear
> of each
> seat rail for the lap belts, and attached his two tail straps to the
> seatbelt bolt locations under the rear seat.
> There's also a threaded bushing under the rear parcel shelf on each
> side,
> intended I believe for a child seat retaining strap. I think people
> may also
> have used this to anchor a single tail strap harness.
> Anybody else care to comment on these options, or throw in your own?
Hi Neil,

I, too, have decided to install the Schroth's after getting tired of rolling around in the cockpit on auto-x and driver's schools.

Joe Marco _at_ HMS Motorsport (617-631-2269) is VERY knowlegeable on these systems (master distributor for Schroth) and sells them for $ 134.95 for the belt (per side) plus $ 10.00 for the E36 Coupe mounting kit.

Interestingly enough he tells me that the proper mounting point is not at the parcel shelf, but attached down to the rear seat belt area (requires removing the seat to access the mounting area) where the stock belts anchor. He tells me these are T.U.V. approved and have been crash tested when used at these points. Joe can tell you more about Schroth belts than you probably want to know!

Mine are on the way...installing them this Saturday.

Duane Collie
'95 M3
National Capital Chapter

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