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      01-06-2013, 05:00 PM   #430
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Originally Posted by Wookie420 View Post
So has anyone using the R55 harness had any issues? I'm getting a decent amount of grief from people on another forum, mainly about how using a non approved harness will end up being more dangerous than just the stock seatbelt. I like being held in the seat, but the idea of a broken back does kinda suck. Thoughts?? Comments?? I appreciate it.
What particularly are they saying is the issue?

If the issue is seat back strength...then how do the OEM restraints pass NHTSA test...or whoever does the tests? AFAIK, that's the only component that is unique to the car fitment. Other than that, every Schroth quick fit uses the OEM tensioners and seat belt mounting points. I think if you run BMWCCA events you might not pass tech. OK, just use the 3pts for that day. Otherwise, I think the 4pts are fine.
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