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Racing Seats, what do you like?

Discussion in 'Body / Exterior / Interior / Cosmetics' started by ejclide, Sep 17, 2008.

  1. ejclide

    ejclide Swapper for life!

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    I've got a pair of APC cheapos in my civic right now. I'm looking to upgrade, but I want something that's going to stand up to the track AND be comfortable on the street since this is my DD. I'm gonna get a bracket from Wedge no matter what, so throw me some of your input guys. I'm going to start next season doing HPDE with NASA, so I would like something that will hold up to me going around Mid Ohio in under 2 minutes.... hopefully...

    My other thought was I'd get the slightly nicer APCs to replace my old ones, and then for track day have a Sparco or Recaro to throw in there. If that's the case, I could probably handle a much lower profile seat. I'm 6'5", so I really have to keep the thickness of the padding in mind. I can't wear a helmet in my car right now. If you guys know what's been tested and proven, let me know. I'm reading a lot of product reviews, but I'd like to hear from you guys.
     
  2. George777

    George777 ^^ Likes Bewbies

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    The most comfortable seats that I have sat in were the ones that Clayton (Airjockey) has in his red Z. You will have to ask him what kind they are. After that, it was a set of Recaro's that I had in my Jetta.
     
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    INJEN78 HS LEGEND

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    kirkey makes real nice intermediate road race seats
     
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    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    If you're serious about it and want to spend some real coin, recaros are where its at.
     
  5. ejclide

    ejclide Swapper for life!

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    The guy I talked to at Wedge seemed pretty sold on Recaro too. I know the name's good, and I know I'll definitely get what I paid for.

    Any experience with Sparco guys? I've kinda been looking at their Pro 2000 seats for a race seat.
     
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    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    I'd say the Recaros in the Evo are probably the most comfortable yet supportive I've sat in....although I still prefer my Memoryfab seat over that.
     
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    honstly i love type r seats, there so damn comfortable, but recaro are nice too! my buddys got them in his GTI
     
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    92stoccord Big Member VIP

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    to thread jack, but do you know anyone who makes racing back seats too?
     
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    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    Seems pointless. The whole point of "race" seats is to reduce weight and increase support.

    Anyways, I've seen some show cars with bucket seats in the back; custom brackets/welding I presume. On the other hand, 2002 Accord SE/EX or similar rear seats seem VERY comfortable and offer more support.
     
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    Yeah, i know it, but i saw them in a civic a while back. They looked pretty sweet. Figured buckets in the back would look like a hack job. Even though they were made to lighten, you know it'd look a little better if you had matching seats instead of racing front and factory gray backs Mon-Thurs. Guess if you could chop some Camaro buckets with black leather in the back or something they'd look good with leather fronts. Camaros have some comfy ass back seats.
     
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    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    Stock seats look better to me than buckets in the back. I got my "race" seat for go, not show. :)
     
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    92stoccord Big Member VIP

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    Valid point. I meant the bucket style rear bench. Idk, got a lot of engine work to do before i worry about seats. Nice to show as nice as you go imo. unless it's an old truck or ironhead. they make the damn thing flat black and ugly.
     
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    Prelude seats.....IMO
     
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    92stoccord Big Member VIP

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    What gen?
     
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    a friend of mine is trying to put some camaro rear seats in his civic they are about the same size and he has a cage so they might fit

    just my 2cents
     
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    92stoccord Big Member VIP

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    Have a friend that had a 1997 Z28 and the car was comfortable. Shame he only had it for a week before he (and the bank) found out it was salvage. :weep: Moral of the story, hack in some Z28 seats, and never trust a $3800 camaro.
     
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    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    My friend had a pair of Kirkey seats in his 240 and they were really nice.
     
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    93civicracer Oh, I do a little here and there.

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    I like the red Recaro's from the JDM Type R Tegs :D.
     
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    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    ^ Those are the ones my friend had in his 240, they are super light, and very supportive.
     
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