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Old 10-16-02, 09:32 PM
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Seat

what seat do all of you use in your cars?

how important is it to have a seat that is a "racing" seat vs a "street" version seat? or to have the holes for a 5 point harness?

feel free to inform me of other criteria that formed your decision....
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Old 10-16-02, 09:41 PM
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Well in my LE which I'm selling I have stock seats. But in the car I'm buying it has a aluminum (sp) racing seat. The holes in it for the harness are a must seeing how the car is a racecar heh. The sparco Evo is a very comfertable seat for a non adjusting seat though.
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Old 10-17-02, 12:45 AM
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street seats will be adjustable, and not all race seats will be inclined to your liking. So if you want to go on long trips then find a comfortable race seat or get a street reclinenable one.
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I run a pure race seat, but the brackets we built allows for some flexibility in what angle the seat is mounted.. OBviously, being bolted in means no adjustibilty, but unless you have a friend driving the car a lot, that really shouldn't matter too much. The only issue is, the seat isn't that comfy for much else, zilch back passing, the chest supports dig into the insides of my arms, and the foam padding in the seat isn't all that comfortable long term. But hey, it's a race car, not a caddilac.
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Old 10-19-02, 09:26 PM
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i'm using the sparco rev in my ITS car. it's awesome! i drove w/ it on the street and was completely comfortable, even after driving 2 hours. no problems or complaints. and it holds me nice and snug. if you're planning on racing DO NOT buy a seat w/ a tubular frame. they're for the street only. and make sure it has holes for a 5 point harness.

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Old 10-20-02, 04:09 PM
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oh yeah i have a set of Corbeau's Targa RS.
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Can you give me some info

I am looking for seats for my track/daily driver. I didn't know ther was a difference between tubular frame seats and those that aere not. What would the difference be? WHat does it affect?

God my spelling sucks today!

Furtehrmore, what is an inexpensive seat to use everyday and for track usage?

Thanks,
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Tubular Frame Seats

Are you sure that tubular frame seats aren't allowed for racing. The Corbeau Clubman and Forza (Forza II) are both tubular frame seats and the Forza is FIA Homologized for racing. Has anyone seen rules that exclude these types of seats?

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Old 10-30-02, 01:01 PM
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One thing to consider when buying a seat for track use - the seat not only works with the harness in holding you firmly behind the steering wheel but provides intrusion protection to your back and neck area in the event of an accident. Having said that I'm always going to have an aluminum or carbonfiber type seat in my track cars. The aluminum seat will bend some but will not move back to its original shape. The carbon fiber/kevlar type seats(and fiberglass) will move around some and pretty much retain there original shape.
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Does anyone know if the sparco sprint seat can be adapted to use the stock sliding seat mounts on a series 5 FC? I would think you could just leave the sliding system in tact and just fab up a way to attach the seat to it. It can't be that difficult. Height would be the biggest issue.
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i hear a lot of people talk about sparco

whats the deal with recaro or corbeau?? some sort of problem with them?
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Originally posted by suganuma
i hear a lot of people talk about sparco

whats the deal with recaro or corbeau?? some sort of problem with them?
No problem with them for the street, but they are not true racing seats (at least none that I have seen).

At the same time true racing seats tend to be one piece for integrity. Imagine having a harness on and backing hard into a wall. If the seat back were to give (like the recline mechanism fail) you're in for a world of hurt. If you're not interested in a true racing seat for track time, as always get what you like and that makes your behind comfy.
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Old 10-31-02, 02:32 PM
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Originally posted by suganuma
i hear a lot of people talk about sparco

whats the deal with recaro or corbeau?? some sort of problem with them?
Originally posted by DamonB

No problem with them for the street, but they are not true racing seats (at least none that I have seen).
That... and they're fawking expensive! But Recaro makes some of the best racing seats available, was my impression...

I have my own seat question:
My TII is also a street/track setup, and I'm wondering... If I'm running an auto power rollbar, are reclinable seats even worth it? I'm 6'1", and I sit with the seat pushed ALL the way back, so as is, there's not that much room to recline. Whatever room I did have, is going to be removed by the rollbar, so I'm curious if anyone else has seen a setup like that, and how much reclining room was left. I'll probably end up getting reclinable seats anyway, just in case I need to take a nap in the car or something silly like that, but I thought I'd check with you guys. Thanks!

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Don't know what you guys plan on running or what the prep rules are for track days but the SCCA's GCR makes no room for reclining seats. All seats must be of a solid nature and must be anchored with a seat back brace except for FIA homologated seats which can forgo the back brace.

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Old 11-03-02, 07:26 PM
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In the past I had a set of Sparco Ultra's and liked the way they looked but just did not fit me very well and I ended up with muscle fatigue in my legs after long sessions in the car.

I then discovered Kirkey Racing seats. They are pretty much aluminum buckets in the shape of your backside but they are comfortable and VERY safe.
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So Carmon, what's the next race project going to be? ITS? or auto-x?
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