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Old 05-16-2006, 01:37 PM   #1
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can someone find a harness bar??

i have a 94 325i sedan. i got some sparco seats for her and now i wants a 4 point harness.. i need the harness bar that goes behind the seats. nobody (dlr or store wise) has it for a 4 door. just 2 door. does anyone know where i can find one??
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Old 05-16-2006, 02:22 PM   #2
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The b-pillars on the 4 door are a lot further forward then the coupe. If you really want to run the harness, consider at least a 4-pt bolt in cage with a crossbar
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Old 05-16-2006, 03:21 PM   #3
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wouldnt that interfere with the rear passengers?? no too big on the cage's either... ill check it out though. thanx
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yeah, pretty much once you do that you can't really get into the rear seats, even with the 4 doors. I remember talking to a guy at Mosport who had a 4pt cage in his M3/4. Any even if you could get people back there, it's not safe with all the exposed metal tubing.

Then again 'technically' you shouldn't be on public streets with a harness on anyway. It's illegal, and if you roll over your head has no where to go when the roof caves in. That said, legality aside a half cage, 1pc seats and harnesses are in my future plans .
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Old 05-16-2006, 04:12 PM   #5
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ill see if i can come up with something. i know theres some that bold on to the bottom bolts of the seat.. but i dont think i like that. would have been nice if the harness bar was avail.... how about making one?? is that recomended??
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Old 05-16-2006, 07:51 PM   #6
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Check out the Schroth belts. DOT approved. I use them at the track and they are much better than stock (even with the CG lock). Not as good as a true 5/ point harness - but you need a cage for those.
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Old 05-17-2006, 09:44 AM   #7
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The Schroth belts are DOT approved, but still not street legal in many states, or in Canada. They still hold you upright in the event of a rollover, and you should still used a roll bar with them to avoid spinal compression, especially if you're tall.


I think I have seen harness bars in the past for the sedan. They were U shaped and mounted to the upper seatbelt anchors, then there was a long link on either end which tied to the lower out seat belt anchor. It held the bar out behind the seats, although it still sort of got in the way of rear passengers, and it would be deadly for a forehead to smash into it.

edit: found one, a Spacro for the sedan, $400US - http://www.racerwheel.com/s89-30008.html
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Old 05-17-2006, 11:10 AM   #8
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hey dude's thanx for the info.. the one for racerwheel is just for the coup. not sedan. ive tried these guys already. took them about 3 weeks to tell me that they dont have it for the sedan. they told me that sparco discontinued it for the sedan because it was hardly sold since many people had the coup. but thanx again for the updates. ill keep looking for my harness bar.
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