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      07-02-2018, 07:53 PM   #1
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Schroth harness in m235i?

I think there is a harness set fitment that clips into existing seat belt hardware and anchors. Has anyone tried this in our 2ers?

Is it any easy fit and useful?

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      07-03-2018, 02:19 PM   #2
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I think there is a harness set fitment that clips into existing seat belt hardware and anchors. Has anyone tried this in our 2ers?

Is it any easy fit and useful?

Thx
I haven't tried one, but I'll be looking for one before I go to the track. I'd like to use this one because I use a HANS device, but it's not out for the F22 / F87 yet: http://www.hmsmotorsport.com/products/quickfit-pro. This particular device appears to be quite easy to use, which is a huge attraction compared to installing a roll bar, race chairs, and five- or six-point harnesses.

I think the video on that page provides an informative overview of how this type of device works and why it's useful.

I called HMS, which is the American distributor for Schroth, and they suggested it could be a few years before the Quick Fit / Quick Fit Pro are available for the F22 / F87.

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      07-03-2018, 08:25 PM   #3
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Check out this thread
https://f87.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh....php?t=1254979

There are a few people using the E82/E90 harness in M2s, I use one in my M140i.
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      07-05-2018, 01:15 PM   #4
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Thanks for posting all of this. So good to see some confirmation that these will bolt into an Fseries. I was hoping the lack of 'availability/fittment' from schroth was d/t not having it fully tested and certified for the 2's - that has to be a big$$$ process for each new model. I got to see these in several 3-series at the last track day and they seem to be a fantastic addition for improved car control, probably my next big purchase for next summer. They keep you so well-planted in the seat (and permit use of HANS w/o a rollbar). Funny that on the m2 forum debate linked above, there were lots of fears about being crushed in a rollover from the 4-point posture (virtually impossible), but nobody having trouble with putting in a rollbar that becomes a TBI waiting to happen if you don't have a helmet on.
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Yeah safety equipment in a street car is a pretty contentious issue.
There is usually a compromise somewhere.
But I've decided to run the Quick Fit Pro and a HANs in mine.
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      07-21-2018, 04:11 PM   #6
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Quick fit pro in my M235i. Works very well. Only use it when autocrossing.
I use the OEM for street or daily driving.
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Quick fit pro in my M235i. Works very well.
Did you choose the E82/92 model of Quick Fit Pro? That's the model that was suggested to me would fit our cars.
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I ended up going with the E82/E92 model of the Schroth Quick Fit Pro.* Note that the Pro is the model that's designed to work with a HANS device.

I took the car to Mid-Ohio, a track seemingly designed to test how well a harness holds the driver in place. The harness worked quite well at keeping me locked into one position in the chair. I think it offers excellent value.

* = Be aware: there is not yet a Schroth-approved model of the Quick Fit Pro for the F22 chassis. You buy and use these harnesses at your own risk.
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Did you choose the E82/92 model of Quick Fit Pro? That's the model that was suggested to me would fit our cars.
Yes!! Very easy install. I use it for Autocrossing. Works very well
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I have one for my E92. I didnít know that the E90/E92 one is different at all.
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Just sprung for the belts and a Hans - Northstar is having a big weekend sale, I think thru end of day today - 10-15% off what are already the best prices I've seen.
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I installed the E82/E92 Schroth Quick Fit Pro as well. Super easy to install. Technically it is not certified for our vehicle, but "functionally" works perfect. If you die in a crash and snap your neck, you don't have to worry about suing them.

One tip in adjusting and getting in and out, instead of messing with the straps. Set it up in your preferred position so it is very snug. Then use the power seats to move back to loosen it, and forward to tighten it.. It works lovely.

I use the Hans III in conjunction. Probably the best thing i did since starting HPDE's.
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Thanks for posting all of this. So good to see some confirmation that these will bolt into an Fseries. I was hoping the lack of 'availability/fittment' from schroth audacity temp mail origin was d/t not having it fully tested and certified for the 2's - that has to be a big$$$ process for each new model. I got to see these in several 3-series at the last track day and they seem to be a fantastic addition for improved car control, probably my next big purchase for next summer. They keep you so well-planted in the seat (and permit use of HANS w/o a rollbar). Funny that on the m2 forum debate linked above, there were lots of fears about being crushed in a rollover from the 4-point posture (virtually impossible), but nobody having trouble with putting in a rollbar that becomes a TBI waiting to happen if you don't have a helmet on.
that clips into existing seat belt hardware and anchors. Has anyone tried this in our 2ers?

Is it any easy fit and useful?

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that clips into existing seat belt hardware and anchors. Has anyone tried this in our 2ers?

Is it any easy fit and useful?
Yes, they install easily in a 2 series. Several forum members are using them. I was able to do this installation myself in less than an hour, once I bought a larger Torx socket; it does not require removing the front seats, just the rear seat bottom cushion.
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