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Old 02-10-10, 05:06 PM
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FD race seats

Im looking for a FIA certified race seats that fit in an fd without rubbing issues. I also need these to be comfortable enough to be streetable. They must also need to have sliding rails and adjustable back for possible rental or schooling.Price is not a huge issue but I dont want to pay Spirit R prices.

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Old 02-10-10, 05:55 PM
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lol try searching fellow forum member!!! this subject matter has been talked about over and over numerous time to the point that the cows have come home and went out again.

In any case you are looking to have your cake and eat it to I see. Any true race seat is not going to be comfortable(streetable) IMO. I also see that you are looking for reclining and slide feature in a FIA certified unit. do yourself a flavor since money is not a huge issue. BUY yourself a set of RZ or Spirit R seats that tilts and slides, oops I forgot you don't want to pay that much!!!!

good luck dude.....
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Old 02-10-10, 06:07 PM
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Considering the requirements of FIA certification, I don't believe it's possible to have certification on a non-fixed back seat. With that, you either want FIA certification or a non-fixed back seat. I don't think it's possible to have both (however, I have been wrong in the past).
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Originally Posted by Mahjik View Post
Considering the requirements of FIA certification, I don't believe it's possible to have certification on a non-fixed back seat. With that, you either want FIA certification or a non-fixed back seat. I don't think it's possible to have both (however, I have been wrong in the past).

LOL very rare that you are wrong Mahjik

BTW have you found the eyebolts yet
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Nope,
For what you want, Spirit R's are probably the best bet (when you want it all, you gotta pay), even though they are still fixed back.

There are several fixed back FIA seats that will fit, or will fit with light modification. You can have custom side mount sliders made. Streetability questionable.

Do you really need FIA certification?
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Old 02-10-10, 06:24 PM
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I have RZ seat in my fd and let me tell you something, they are super streetable but "comfortable" becomes a question after about an hour of driving.
FYI ----------i am 5'11 and weigh 186lbs not the most ideal size for these seats.
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Ok FIA may not be necessary but I need seats that can get through tech in a NASA regulated race event. Comfort is not tops on the list i can deal with that issue on my own more of just a seat that will make it through tech and will fit with a roll cage and no rubs.
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If you want to get thru RACE tech, you'll need an FIA seat, OR a seat with a seat back brace (and of course a full blown cage, etc etc etc.

If you want to get thru HPDE tech, that's a little different.

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Old 02-10-10, 08:41 PM
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I have a Bride zeta3. I really like it.
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^^ I recommend these seats too
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I have a Bride zeta3. I really like it.
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I love my Kirky intermediate road race seat. It's a fixed back aluminum seat, and with a pad insert on the bottom and the head, it's comfortable without a helmet and a 6+ hrs. drive to the track.

It fits in the FD with no clearance issues, and you can use your stock seat rails with a 1/2-inch spacer for a little rake in the front.

The seat is only $250, and you can purchase knit covers on ebay for under $100.

:-) neil

http://www.kirkeyracing.com/index.ph...&code=Series47

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