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 Post subject: Lightweight seats
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:15 pm 
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I'm looking for a single - possibly a pair of seats that will fit relatively easy but aren't silly money and don't look crap!
Looking at a couple of hundred each (second hand). Any suggestions?

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 Post subject: Re: Lightweight seats
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:54 pm 
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Light. Safe. Cheap.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:33 pm 
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Sparco R100 are around £200 new.

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 Post subject: Re: Lightweight seats
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:38 pm 
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If you're considering fixed back buckets you'll be able to lose a decent chunk of weight. If you want reclining/tilt seats then you're unlikely to lose much. The Sparco R100 recliners mentioned above are listed at 13 kg so by the time you've added mounts and runners you'll maybe lose 1.5 kg at best per seat

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:11 pm 
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I hadn’t thought about reclining seats so I’ll hopefully save a bit of weight there but then I thought, is there any adjustment whether it be permanent adjustment or cushion addition/deletion? I’m guessing there must be something, we’re not all the same shape!
I’ve seen a seat at 6.5kgs but, ruins my budget!!

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:20 pm 
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Cheaper steel side mounts and sliders put all the weight back in saved by lighter fixed back seats. Alloy side mounts aren’t cheap. Ditching sliders means it’s all fixed in one position. Side mounts with multiple pre drilled mounting holes makes it easier to customise position

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:07 am 
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My seats are Cobra Monaco steel framed jobbies. I bought them because they were an utter bargain special offer from Demon Tweeks, and they came with free steel side mounts. I don't use runners so in the end I saved about 3kg-4kg per seat. With a better budget you'll get lighter seats and lighter alloy side mounts so in excess of 5kg per seat shouldn't cost too much

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:12 am 
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Also, bear in mind that a driver's seat is required to be adjustable. If you go for a fixed mount with no adjustment it isn't an MOT fail; but an uncooperative tester can refuse to carry out a test

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:12 pm 
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I have two Corbeau Clubsport seats Mike, one has the runners and rails off a 924 as it was my passenger seat however. it's never going to go back in so could be persuaded to move them on.

They don't have FIA approval but are very popular for trackday users and they aren't FIA seat money either.

You can have them both for £200, I could pack them on a euro palet for you, if you struggle with delivery i can get a price from our shipping company for you.

Oh and they are the XL size so you wont need a racing drivers arse to fit in them.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:45 pm 
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Nige wrote:
Also, bear in mind that a driver's seat is required to be adjustable. If you go for a fixed mount with no adjustment it isn't an MOT fail; but an uncooperative tester can refuse to carry out a test


Good point.
From memory, it doesn't have to have a passenger seat does it? It comes up as an advisory?

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