Thread: Harness
View Single Post
      04-30-2010, 09:48 AM   #35
Major General

Drives: 2015 F80 M3 ED
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: MD/DC

iTrader: (6)

Originally Posted by mastek View Post
if you flip ur car ... the roof WILL collapse on you whether u have a harness or not.

if u plan on flipping ur car, get a welded full race cage .... anything else is a novelty.
My question was not actually whether the roof would collapse (partially), but rather whether the Schroth 4 point quick connect harness would keep you upright and get your spine crushed, when a regular seatbelt would allow your body to slip/tilt to one side and thus avoid permanent injury or death.

I think this has been the big question ever since they came up with this plug-in harness. I haven't received a satisfactory answer yet which is why I've never bought one for the E36 or E46.

But after tracking my E90 I realized that the only significant risk increase comes from bigger straightline speeds - cornering speeds are similar to previous cars. So as long as I stay on street or street-legal tires and as long as I don't chase the last 10-20mph on the straight, I think I should be ok.

Or not?

2015 F80 ED
2004 Z4 3.0
2014 X3 35i