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Discussion in 'Body / Exterior / Interior / Cosmetics' started by allbottledup, Jul 6, 2004.

  1. allbottledup

    allbottledup Senior Member

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    I need 1 racing seat I was wondering whos got the hookup for some good deals. Im not so worry about which brand. I would prefer reclinable. I got 99 SI seats in the hatch now. so there not bad I just feel im sitting up to high. Let me know
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    How cheap is cheap? If you're looking for a real racing seats Sparcos come to mind as a fairly competitively priced seat, Corbeau would be good if you want reclining.
     
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    allbottledup Senior Member

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    i know its going to cost a bit...im just trying to see who know where the hookup is.
     
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    I know where I can get a set of racing seats for $365 for the pair :p They're from Volution though, but they seem to be fine. I know a Sparco or Corbeau will probably hold up longer, but I don't care about the differences in sturdiness... it's not like I beat the crap out of my seats. :p
     
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    allbottledup Senior Member

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    I know on ebay i can get a set for 220 shipped. But i only need 1 with a mounting bracket.
     
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    Its not about beating the crap out of them, its about safety. Having a seat break in a crash would suck. Actucally, to be precise, it would kill you. Don't skimp on seats.
     
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    corbeau trs $320 is going to be your cheapest single reclinable seat and its safer than ebay seats
     
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    allbottledup Senior Member

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    anyone know someone selling a used one?
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Both my roommate and I have a pair of TRSs in our cars- we absolutely love them.
     
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    exactly, don't downgrade in safty on a car. Get a seat that is atleast FIA approved. With a shitty no name seat, the frame could brake and spear you in a hard crash. Bet that would be fun!
     
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    FIA approval and reclining seats don't mix. All FIA approved seats are rigid.

    There are plenty of good safe aftermarket reclining seats out there that don't cost an arm and a leg. Go with a well known manufacturer that actually gets used in real racing (Corbeau, Sparco, Recaro etc) and buy one of their low/mid level seats. You'll be comfortable and safe, and your seats won't fall apart after a year (APC, TenzoR, R1 etc) or break in a crash.
     
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    http://www.kirkeyracing.com/index17.html


    I forget who turned me on to these. I know they're not really streetable, but they are race seats.

    I'm waiting on a reply...I just sent them my sizes and stuff.
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Yeah- those are nice too... but definitely not something you want to sit in for more than a few laps. I wouldn't use them on a daily driver.

    I've got this one in my truck (was in my CRX):

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    It's FIA approved, only $220 new at retail price (I got mine for $105 new), and it sits perfectly on custom fit Corbeau brackets. It's actually pretty comfortable once you get used to it.
     
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    ^^ Can you use the stock seat belt with that seat?
     
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    :) that was me



    and for good prices on seats try out http://www.groupbuycenter.com
    they often have very good deals on seats there

    but like everyone has already said ... go with a reputable brand
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Not really. You won't have a problem with the shoulder belt, but if you're skinny, the lap belt will go over the tube frame of the seat and not your hips. That's not a good thing, because once you get into a wreck, the lap belt ends up going into your stomach.

    Reclining seats don't have that problem, since there's nothing in the waist area blocking the seat belt from going over your hips. I use the stock belts with my Corbeaus in the Civic.
     
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    Yeah! I remember now! Awesome suggestion. Hope those don't hurt my @$$ too much.
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    they are actually VERY comfortable... i have been in them before
     
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    Which is comfortable? the Corbeaus or the other ones? Will those corbeaus fit the ass of someone that is, say, 6'1 240lbs? I know I know... I need to lose some weight :p
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    was talking about the kirkeys that weblink ek9 was refering to

    the corbeaus are quite comfortable as well though ... and corbeau does make wider versions... check their website
     
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