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  1. 2+0 has no Isofix. The ECE approval states that you must use original seat belt screw threads and must not add new ones. If you want to get it road level in Germany, you need to stick to it, but guess Isofix would also be save. The E point (see Schroth manual - it is the outer lap belt screw) is also cleared by Schroth, seat is strong enough, I have that even in writing...


  2. Finally, my garage got the Schroth harness installed I want so desperately.

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    It is a Schroth Rallye 3 ASM. So technically not 4 point but just 3 point, but it is a fixed harness attaching you properly to the seat. Works very good, I notice no difference to the Schroth Profi III ASM I used to have in my Elise. Lap belt close to pelvis, shoulder belts very good and comfortable despite being 1 inch narrower than the Profi III belt. Also has ASM to avoid submarining in case of a crash.

    Getting it installed was a long long story. Initially considered harness bar (would be a first, fairly expensive as no off the shelf solution avaialble) and even a full club-sport style roll cage (even more expensive) in order to use the Schroth Profi II/III ASM. Then thought about the Rallye 3 which needs only one anchor point. Which points you can install the harness are explained in the manual on the Schroth Homepage

    For a 2+2, very easy, you can use the original anchor points for the rear seatbelts. C is the most logical one - and the one finally used for my install.

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    For a 2+0, Lotus has installed a different roll bar without anchor points / screw threads. So you need to order a new one if you want to stay legal and in line with the ECE approval.

    All in all, I am very satisfied. The harness works as expected and I look forward to the next trackday, but even on a B road it is very helpful and supports your connection with the car.


  3. Schöne gruss aus raum FFM.

     

    Charlie

     

    Hey Charlie, we have a run going tomorrow, meeting at noon at the Applauskurve from Oberursel to Feldberg. Some nice guys with Opel Spiders organised it and I will join with the Evora.

    Applauskurve is the 180 degree turn with the 50km/h limit and the small red bumps after Oberursel towards Feldberg, there is a parki g space in the infield of the curve.

    Wanna join?

    Cheers

    Sven


  4. Guys, big thank you, this wouldn't be the same trip without your help.  :thumbsup:

     

    Route:

     

    18.05.13 Frankfurt - Amsterdam

    21.05.13 Newcastle - Loch Lomond

    22.05.13 Loch Lomond - Isle of Arran

    23.05.13 Isle of Arran - Oban

    25.05.13 Oban - Fort William

    27.05.13 Fort William - Inverness

    28.05.13 Inverness - Elgin

    30.05.13 Elgin - Edinburgh

    01.06.13 Edinburgh - Newcastle

    02.06.13 Amsterdam - Frankfurt

     

    Stickers also ordered, Evora going with the start number 124 and Scotland 2013 slogan, the Boxster with 987 and the same slogan.  :animier:

     

    Includes some scenic drives including the EVO featured one from Grantown-on-Spey to Blairgowrie. 1500 miles from point-to-point, so probably closer to 2000 all in. :driving:  Will also include a good mix of golf and Whiskey, in no particular order. 

     

    Please let me know should one of you be near our route and maybe you want to join us for a few miles and / or a beer (on me for all the contributors to the trip) or a round of golf. 

     

    Again, many thanks

    Sven


  5. I used to drive both Elise and Boxster in the past. Boxster was easy to go to work to, wearing a suit, coming to office fresh. Elise you always felt a bit crumpled. Boxster was ex-wifey's and went together with her, Elise was mine and a weekend car only. Upgraded Elise to Evora and that's now having daily driver comfort, I take that car to office, sometimes even clients (as long as I can park around the corner), wouldn't have done this with the Elise. Just my personal decision, others might think differently.

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