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      04-23-2015, 11:10 PM   #1
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Still no harness solution for the F30?

I am planning on occasionally taking my F30 to the track. It is not my main track car but would have fun stretching its legs once in a while. Therefore, and because it is my daily driver, I am not considering anything like a rollbar, bucket seats and 6 point harnesses.

Knowing the pro's and con's, I would happily go for a 4 point removable harness like the Schroth QuickFit Pro so that I could even use my HANS device. There does not seem to be anything available for the F3X yet. I think that in the past, E9X drivers were successfully using Mini R55 QuickFits. Is there anything similar we could do for the F3X? (I am aware of Schroth's warning that you will suffer a broken neck and decapitation when you do so).

I am running out of ideas:
I have already tried the CG-lock... that disintegrated, was uncomfortable and only holds the waist in place. I also tried the seatbelt inertial lock trick... but could not get it to work (not a good fit for me).
I do not trust the cheap GForce $25 AutoX Torso Harness (or should I? Maybe it just ruptures in case of an accident instead of crushing your chest?).

I searched the forums and could not find alternative options

Thanks for any suggestion you may have
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I'm interested as well if anyone has any ideas...
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You said you tried the belt lock trick. Did you do it properly?

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You said you tried the belt lock trick. Did you do it properly?

Yes that is how I did it, but I find it difficult to be consistent. Sometimes, the belt is too tight, sometimes, you think it is tight enough and it becomes lose during the session.

Last time I was at the track, I used a combination of this trick and the CG-lock.
I took the opportunity to do a quick fitment test of a Schroth QuickFit Pro from an E92 and it seems to be OK for the F30. I know that Schroth is not going to make the product 'legal' for the F30 until they crashed enough of them, but the size, angles and position of the harness look the same.
I'll give it a try soon.
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I took the opportunity to do a quick fitment test of a Schroth QuickFit Pro from an E92 and it seems to be OK for the F30. I know that Schroth is not going to make the product 'legal' for the F30 until they crashed enough of them, but the size, angles and position of the harness look the same.
I'll give it a try soon.
Do you have any feedback on the E92 kit in the F30?
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Bump... any harness options that work for our cars?
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