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Old 11-26-2018, 06:26 PM
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Scroth Harnesses Question

Hello all! I have an '06 JCW that I am thinking about running up and down some of our awesome mountain roads as well as autocrossing. I am looking at the "Quick-Fit" Scroth harnesses. I was wondering if anyone had any experience with them or opinions on them. I looked around the site and could not find anything definitive.
 
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Old 11-26-2018, 06:43 PM
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Having a Convertible I will not do any "spirited" runs without wearing my Schroth. If you have never used one, they will limit your movements as although I am tall, I still cannot reach an open door to close it when the harness is connected and forget about reaching for anything in the other seat. With that said, I would rather be held firmily in the car then be bouncing around like a ping pong ball inside it. I had a lady run a stop sign that flipped the Chevy Blazer I was in and was that ping-pong ball.

Once you have the harness parts installed, it is very easy to remove the thing when you are not using it. Normal driving I do not wear one.
 
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Old 11-26-2018, 06:51 PM
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They are great. I've used them in several of my cars for mountain runs and AutoX. The biggest thing you find is you are quicker and smoother just because you don't have to hang onto the steering wheel.
https://www.waymotorworks.com/schrot...g-harness.html

Another budget option if you don't want to go full harness is the CG-lock as it will lock the lap part of the stock belt and hold you in much better but still allow the top shoulder belt to move.
https://www.waymotorworks.com/cg-lock.html
 
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Old 11-26-2018, 07:09 PM
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Hmmmmm, those CG-Locks are interesting. Never heard of them before. I think I am still leaning more towards the full harnesses though...
 
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Old 11-27-2018, 03:32 AM
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Cannot drive the car properly on the twisties without one - highly recommended.




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Another budget option if you don't want to go full harness is the CG-lock as it will lock the lap part of the stock belt and hold you in much better but still allow the top shoulder belt to move.
https://www.waymotorworks.com/cg-lock.html
This, because basilar skull fractures.
 

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Old 12-04-2018, 07:16 AM
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This, because basal skull fractures.

Not really a concern with the Schroth harness as they are designed with an antisubmarine feature that allows the body to rotate slightly, just like the stock 3 point.
 
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Not really a concern with the Schroth harness as they are designed with an antisubmarine feature that allows the body to rotate slightly, just like the stock 3 point.
From Schroth's website.

Schroth's revolutionary Quick Fit Pro is the world's first 4 point harness that is designed to be used with a HANS Device in your stock seats! Now the safety and peace of mind that come from driving with a HANS device is available to the Driver's School and Open track day participant.
https://www.schrothracing.com/products/quickfit

I'm assuming you guys aren't wearing your racing helmets on the street.
 
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Old 12-13-2018, 08:14 PM
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I've had the schroth quick fits in my car for almost a year and I wish I'd gotten them 15 years ago. They're great for spirited drives, autocross, and track days. I leave mine in all the time, and use them even when I'm driving to work, because you never know when you're going to get a good clean run on that entrance ramp.

I will say they're not really ideal for everyday use, because you can't reach alot of things when you're belted in, so if something is on the passenger floor board, it's going to stay there until you loosen/undo your belts. For me this isn't that bad, but I can see how it would be annoying.

I have heard concerns of injuries in a rollover because you can't fold forward with the seat like you would with a 3 point belt, but I figure as long as you don't have a rollover accident, it won't be a problem.

They made my runs on the dragon super enjoyable, and honestly, it's just more fun to get in my car and do up racing style belts instead of a boring old 3 point harness.
 
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Add yet another proponent of the Schroth Quick-Fit system. I use the Pro's because I use them in concert with my HANS device and if you have aspirations to do open track or HPDE, I heartily suggest you go ahead and get the Pro's. .
 
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Following with interest! I am definitely intrigued by these. I’m not sure if I do enough spirited driving to warrant it, but I want one just the same, lol!
I suppose I can use the reasoning that I have a busted up spine that’s been surgically “repaired” if you can call it that, as a reason to buy one? Help me convince myself and the Grumpy Wifey that I must have this! Ha ha
 
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Keeping your torso firmly planted in the seat is imperative. Your head and shoulders should be perpendicular in the seat otherwise you lose the ability to understand what the car is doing with respect to the road.
 
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Love my schroth quickfit harness. Keeps you planted in the seat. I have a driver's side harness in black i'm looking to get rid of if you're interested since i got wanted the harness in a different color. Installation was so easy.
 
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I have them in all four of my MINIs ... and my Dodge Challenger

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Old 03-03-2019, 05:14 AM
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For those using such systems... 45* is the maximum install angle (with respect to the ground) of the straps. A harness bar MUST be used otherwise, as the shoulder straps will just break bones in an accident otherwise.

Actually it looks to be 20*: https://www.schroth.com/en/segments/...-qg_online.pdf

This means that if someone is using the rear seatbelt connectors to utilize their harness, it's installed wrong.
 
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Mini specific: Make sure you buy the right harness.

 
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