Good Lightweight Racing Seat

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Good Lightweight Racing Seat

Postby ccsouls » Tue Dec 28, 2010 7:36 pm

Anyone have any suggestions?

Anyone ever use the NRG? I think our cars require the "small" FRP-320 seat.

I will need rails too. Anyone know where I could get some cheap?

Thanks.
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Re: Good Lightweight Racing Seat

Postby ccsouls » Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:50 pm

Well....since no one cared to offer any suggestions, I am moving forward into this "uncharted country" myself and will advise findings.

I have purchased 2 NRG FRP-310s ($165/ea AutoPartsDealer.com). This is the medium sized seats. I picked the mediums over the large because I was worried the shoulder wings on the large seat might hit the windows.

They arrived yesterday and I have not installed them yet pending finding some rails & sliders. I plan to try a junk yard first to see if I can somehow get some off a wreck. The last time I looked however, this did not seem like an easy task. GTFour77 fabed up his own, but I don't have a welder.

In a trial fitting just to see if my fat arse (40 inch waist) would fit in them, it was snug but no worse than the factory seats with the bolsters moved in for autocrossing. As you know, the factory seats are very good by themselves, however they weigh 50lbs each. I can remove 50lbs with this swap under SCCA rules, and more if they ever decide to remove the 25lbs minimum.

Initial quality appears good although I am spoiled by the very comfortable factory seats. There appears to be some flex in the shoulders, but it wasn't mounted to the rails so it might be a little better/stiffer when the base is mounted.

Will update again after I find some rails and get them installed.
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Re: Good Lightweight Racing Seat

Postby 88st165 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:10 am

I am also in the process of looking for a decent priced bucket seat. Ive had my eyes on the corbeau fx1 and Ill prob end up with that seat as its only around $250.
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Re: Good Lightweight Racing Seat

Postby jonnyboygt4 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:10 am

ive got a set of bride seats that i installed this summer...they are actually for sale....lol cuz i cant handle sitting in them for a long drive as my a$$ tends to get terribly numb in them.....lol im putting my stockers back in lol....extremely good support wise just not comfortable to spend hours in....
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Re: Good Lightweight Racing Seat

Postby Mafix » Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:07 pm

corbeau forzas in mine. got them and the sliders from racingseatsusa.com
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Re: Good Lightweight Racing Seat

Postby ccsouls » Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:22 pm

What is everyone using for mounting brackets (to the floor) and where did you get them?
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Re: Good Lightweight Racing Seat

Postby jonnyboygt4 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:52 pm

I made my own brackets.... out of angle iron.....
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Re: Good Lightweight Racing Seat

Postby Mafix » Mon Jan 24, 2011 2:16 am

look at my previous post.
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