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Old 03-09-04, 09:54 PM
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i see so many people... (lots of ricers) with racing seats, Sparco and Recaro... and I was wondering how much, or how cheap can i get these for my car? How can so many people spend 400 bucks for a seat? is there any cheaper sources??
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No, seats are an essential element of your safety in a collision. Its like buying a cheap helmet...how much is your head worth? A good quality seat is engeneered to withstand severe forces experienced in an accident. Sparco for example...is certified. They will not fold over on you.

Then there is always the comfort, holding in cornering, accomodations for a harness, lightweight, and bling factors.

And finally, to answer the actual question - Corbeau is a bit cheaper than the ones mentioned.
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Re: Seats? how much?

Originally posted by Cybaster
i see so many people... (lots of ricers) with racing seats... can i get these for my car?
so are you calling yourself a ricer???

just from your post...sounds like you want some blingbling in your car...but hopefully you aren't getting seats to make your car look better
which will lead me to recommend Kirkey racing seats
cheap, lightweight, 100% customizable and very tried & true.

Ugliest things in the world though
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the kirkey intermediate road race seat looks ok... i dont think its ugly...anyways thats what im going with
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new seat in my car cost over $2000 once it was installed. do not try to save money buying the cheapest seats/safety equipment. buy the parts that will insure you stay alive to race another day. Racetech seat see gallery and Racetech seat photos.
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hope you're not implying that a Kirkey seat isn't safe just because of it's low cost

people purchase $2000 Bride seats that have absolutely no certification whatsoever...but just because it's $2000 doesn't mean it's safe
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Are the Corbeau seats certified? I plan on getting some in the near future. I chose them because of affordability, ease of install with custom seat bracket and they arn't to bling bling.
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Re: Seats? how much?

Originally posted by Cybaster
Hello,
i see so many people... (lots of ricers) with racing seats, Sparco and Recaro... and I was wondering how much, or how cheap can i get these for my car? How can so many people spend 400 bucks for a seat? is there any cheaper sources??
What are your plans for the car? Looking good on the street, autocross, road racing?
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At the risk of stating something most readers already know: The certification mentioned above is the FIA certification. It mainly consists of a test to make sure the seatback won't break and collapse in a rearward collision. If the seat has an FIA certification and is mounted properly, you don't need a seat back brace. This is according to the manufacturers, the FIA, and SCCA.

The flip side to this is that if you have a non-FIA cert seat and want to be safe, you can install a (or some people recommend two) seatback brace and be arguably safer than a more expensive seat without a brace.

The argument is over which is safer -- to have a rigid plate against the back of your seat that doesn't allow it to absorb any crash energy-- or to have a somewhat flexible seatback that could conceivably fail under extremely severe conditions.

A properly designed seatback brace will also enhance safety in a side impact.
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