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      11-09-2011, 09:00 AM   #23
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i had the opportunity to see a track dedicated M coupe at a recent track event. He had a nice half cage designed out in Ohio that retained the stock interior (inc. access to the bulkhead space/door) as well as retaining full trunk space. ...this is the route I'm going to pursue

I have pics on my phone of said car, they are not great but proof it can be done.
Interested in seeing these pics as well. Mark McMahon (aka rollcageguy.com) is out in Ohio and his work seems unanimously praised...I wonder if he was the brains behind this cage
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      11-09-2011, 09:54 AM   #24
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^ if someone came out with a half cage like that, that could be shipped & installed locally.
There would be no problem selling a bunch of them.
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      11-09-2011, 11:35 AM   #25
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Edit: I was under the impression that removing the factory restraint system rendered the car illegal for street use, but it appears the Scroth Rallye 4pts have DOT approval (DOT FMVSS 209). So for people wanting to retain their streetability and street legality, a harness bar with DOT approved 4 pts and proper seating (for both driver and passenger) may be the way to go. Keep in mind the costs of replacing the passenger seat with a racing seat and not tampering with the SRS system...buying a new occupancy sensor ($$) or tearing into your passenger seat to reuse that one.
My m3 came with those harnesses installed by the PO. No aftermarket seats. They plugged into the rear seat belt receptacles to replicate the "harness bar", but that's not feasible on a z.

I don't really have anything bad to say about the harnesses though, they fit well and snugged me into the seats.
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      11-09-2011, 03:26 PM   #26
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^ if someone came out with a half cage like that, that could be shipped & installed locally.
There would be no problem selling a bunch of them.
If you are looking for a local source, you may want to try:

Ronnie O'Brien
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He is one of the top cage builders in Eastern Canada I have seen some
of his street car (with full interior) installs and they are very discreet and
clean. The only issue is he can be hard to get a hold of...
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If you are looking for a local source, you may want to try:

Ronnie O'Brien
O'Brien Motorsports
416-803-1284
Brampton

He is one of the top cage builders in Eastern Canada I have seen some
of his street car (with full interior) installs and they are very discreet and
clean. The only issue is he can be hard to get a hold of...
Thanks
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Interested in seeing these pics as well. Mark McMahon (aka rollcageguy.com) is out in Ohio and his work seems unanimously praised...I wonder if he was the brains behind this cage
If we are talking about the blue MC from PA, he was at VIR with us in Feb. There is a thread on here somewhere where he talks about his install. Yes, he had it done by Mark McMahon.
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If we are talking about the blue MC from PA, he was at VIR with us in Feb. There is a thread on here somewhere where he talks about his install. Yes, he had it done by Mark McMahon.
Yeah this is the car the owner Wayne was nice enough
to spend some time with me going over his car and was kind enough to take me out for a session. The cage was built by mark as described above. His website is www.rollcageguy.com





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Did he have a front splitter on the car yet? We talked for a long time on this subject and how I mounted mine.
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      11-09-2011, 04:09 PM   #31
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No I don't remember seeing one, beside his interior the one thing that stood out to me was the racing brake rotors.
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Evolution GTs...nice! Good to know those will fit
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      11-09-2011, 05:03 PM   #33
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Actually the seats hit the B pillar.
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      11-09-2011, 05:25 PM   #34
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B pillar...do you mean door card? My Suzuka S GT has contact with the door card, nothing major or to worry about.
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      11-09-2011, 06:00 PM   #35
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B pillar...do you mean door card? My Suzuka S GT has contact with the door card, nothing major or to worry about.
...maybe, whatever it was it was nothing major.

I have been spending some time sitting in different seats to get an idea of what fits me best, so far I like the sparco pro 2000 the best in terms of fittment. I have wide shoulders and finding a seat that fits my shoulders without having wiggle room at the hips has been an issue.

I have found my roll cage guy too....car will be going to Ohio :roll eyes:

Have to save up for this one so it will most likely not be till next winter unless i give out before then, this is my next mod without a doubt. My coupe has 23 days at the track this year, upset the season is over.

Sorry for sort of sidetracking this thread

... but HANS device, belts seats and cage should all be done at once (at least in my mind)
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      11-09-2011, 09:29 PM   #36
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I have Sparco Pro2000, and it hits my door card. There's an obvious dent in it, but oh well. The things we do to get held in place nice and tight

BTW, I'll try and find some time tomorrow to take pix of my harness bar (bar only), seat, and harnesses.
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