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      08-22-2012, 07:42 AM   #221
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My Mini harness is on the way.

I plan to test fit (with photos for you guys) as soon as it arrives, then if I decide to keep it, installation on Saturday. On track on Monday...

Stay tuned...
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Damn, my shop told me they are on backorder in Germany. Lucky you
Did they say they would be available in a couple of months by any chance?
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Damn, my shop told me they are on backorder in Germany. Lucky you
Talk to HMS, they'll set you up.
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      08-22-2012, 09:02 AM   #224
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Did they say they would be available in a couple of months by any chance?
All you inferior Rallye 4 and Rallye 3 users will be dazzled by my mini harnesses. Oh wait, that didn't come out right...
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      08-22-2012, 09:32 AM   #225
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Did they say they would be available in a couple of months by any chance?
All you inferior Rallye 4 and Rallye 3 users will be dazzled by my mini harnesses. Oh wait, that didn't come out right...
Please show us...
Wait... That didn't come out right either
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      08-24-2012, 10:42 AM   #226
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Please show us...
Your wish is my command...

1. Simulation of fat guy in the seat
2. Front clearance
3. Rear clearance

Seatbelt receptacles are a perfect fit. Based on this informal test, I am satisfied it will fit - now it may not have a lot of adjustment left, but it seems to fit my frame ok.

Installation sometime over the weekend - will post pics of course.
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      08-24-2012, 11:42 AM   #227
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Wow, this is the best news we've heard about this in a while. Thanks for doing this. Cannot wait so the install pics.
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Total success. First drive just blew me away, I can't wait to go on track...

Installation time was about 20 min or so, it's all extremely easy. I used another poster's instructions for the outer bolts (thanks bigjae1976!) and encountered absolutely no problem at all.

1. No need for seat removal, bolt comes right out
2, 3. Bending the tab to avoid contact with the seat bolster.
4. Rear bracket install. A note here: the Schroth-supplied bolt was too big (diameter) so I reused the OEM bolt. Schroth supplied a spacer which might be needed to clear the MINI seats, but was totally unnecessary in the E90.
5. Minimal peeking from the back seat.
6. Straps connected to the back.
7. Fits perfectly and there's plenty of adjustment left in the straps.

Needless to say, Schroth puts a label on the harness warning you that you might die if you install this in something other than a MINI R55, 56 or 57 so if you decide to follow my example, it's all on you.

Over on my side, I'm deliriously happy with the result. I'll post more pics and impressions on how it holds up after my track event Mon/Tue at VIR.
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      08-24-2012, 05:36 PM   #229
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Part number or year we should order?
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Part number or year we should order?
I used HMS: http://www.hmsmotorsport.com/store/s...quick-fit-mini

They seem to have a Pro version too: http://www.hmsmotorsport.com/store/s...k-fit-pro-mini

I didn't go with the Pro because I don't think I'll be running a Hans device in my street car, and if I go with a track car it will probably be something very different than an E90 M3...
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      08-24-2012, 05:54 PM   #231
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Nice! What chassis?
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      08-24-2012, 06:04 PM   #232
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Nice! What chassis?
If you're asking about the MINI, it's for the R55, 56 or 57 which is the 07+ Coopers if not mistaken.
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      08-25-2012, 12:37 PM   #234
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This is fantastic! Do you think this will fit on the E92? Will the waist bracket install to the floor?
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      08-25-2012, 03:05 PM   #235
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Part number or year we should order?
Okay who do we call? What part number?
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This is fantastic! Do you think this will fit on the E92? Will the waist bracket install to the floor?
Well, take a look on the HMS site and compare your floor anchor point to the one on the MINI in the PDF instructions. Earlier MINI models have a sliding bar at the bottom similar to the BMW coupes - if yours is similar, you might be in luck.

Either way, a vendor like HMS will allow returns for uninstalled merchandise (by that I mean just draped over the seats to check initial fit, clearances etc.

If it looks like I am advertising for this vendor, this is not my intention. They were nice to me with great service, but you can probably source this harness in any other number of places.
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Okay who do we call? What part number?
He was asking, what part number did I order, or what chassis/year of MINI to order. Are you asking the same thing? All the info is in my earlier posts...

If you want to talk to me and ask direct questions, you can always PM me.
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      08-25-2012, 04:39 PM   #238
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I will be at VIR too. I can't wait to take a look at this in person. Thanks for taking one for the team here.
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I will be at VIR too. I can't wait to take a look at this in person. Thanks for taking one for the team here.
See you there.
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      08-25-2012, 06:07 PM   #240
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You're right, it looks like that install point is very similar. I think I will give this a try...
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You're right, it looks like that install point is very similar. I think I will give this a try...
If you do, before you start the actuall installation, remove the floor anchor bolt from the car and make sure it goes through the Schroth tab/bracket thingie.

The one in the back will fit for sure.
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      08-25-2012, 11:53 PM   #242
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It's on order, so I'll be giving it a go next week. I'll be sure to check that fitment before starting.
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