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Old 10-10-2005, 04:49 AM
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Cheap race seats?

I was wondering if any one had any experiance with race seats that are in the range of 150-200 each?

They wont be used for racing but will be use for replacment of my 78 camaro seats.

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Why do you want them then? There uncomfterble and ugly. If you don't need 5pt harness, don't bother with them. The cheapest I ever seen was around 170, and I can't remember where.
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I have found pep boys has them. If you really want a pair go sit in them and I think you will find unless you are built real skinny in the shoulders that they look cool and that's it. If you want real race seats get some of the real uncomfortabe kirkey type metal jobs.
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If you want real race seats get some of the real uncomfortabe kirkey type metal jobs.
Kirkey seats are uncomfortable. I prefer the RCI seats. I have used both. The RCIs are cheaper as well. I paid $200 Ca for a Kirkey and $150 Ca for an RCI. That was complete with cover. I see summit wants $100 US for seat without cover. I'd shop elsewhere.
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The reson to go with race seats is to provide more lateral suport. Not to mention it is going to cost me more to restore the camaro seats than to buy a pair of race seats.

Thanks for the tip that pepboys has them. I definitly would like to sit in one before I make my mind up.

These are what I'm looking at.
http://www.hunsakersports.com/shop/item.asp?itemid=194

Shiping is a bit much so if I could find some thing like that local then that would save me $80. Also note that the price is for a pair of them.

Maby these are more of a sports seat?
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Those are virtually the same seats as the ones in the link I listed....they just have a different cover. It's too bad you're not closer. That guy, Okieman is my old boss. I have a pair of them in my Nova right now. I really really really like them over the bench seat that came factory!
He has moved/is moving his shop to Owasso.... so the BidWhale email mail addy may not work now/during the transistion.
I also have heard that AutoZone will price match Summit on congruent items...and there's generally no shipping! I haven't tried it but if you've got a buddy that works at autozone ask him.
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See every time I set in one of the race seats they make for "gaming" they are always comfortable.

They have to be better than the ones that are in there. I would invest in 5 point belts but from what I have hear you have to fasten the two sholder straps to some thing above your sholder and I don't want to weld a big bar across the back.

I generaly dont have any one in the back seats but its nice to have them available in a pinch.
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That is true. I believe ideal to be 45 down from the top of your shoulder. Also, the gaming seats are designed to fit a lot of type of people. Race seats are really meant to hold your butt in lateral or linear acceleration. Just so you know, I had a set of Corbeaus ( can't remember type) and they were awful tight in the shoulders.
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I believe ideal to be 45� down from the top of your shoulder.
Yes, the idea is for the shoulder straps to be below your shoulders because if you roll they should hold you "down"{relatively speaking!} into the seat.
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Wate so are you saying that I could attatch the sholder belts to the floor of the car (or some whare down there) and still bave them be prity usefull? If so that would be awsome.

Maby just attatch them where they seats mount to as I would imagen that is a good strong place.

I'm definitly wanting to sit in a race seat as I'm a biger guy and the sholder thing dose worie me a bit. If any of you guys from central ohio have race seats in your car and would let me take a sit in one that would be absolutely great.
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If you really want race seats, go for it, but I have to agree with some others here... Since you won't actually be racing, you can find some nice bucket seats from a production sports car with plenty of lateral support for your purpose, and be a lot more comfortable too.
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Well it will all depend on the feel of the seats once I locate some one that has them and can sit in them.
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Wate so are you saying that I could attatch the sholder belts to the floor of the car (or some whare down there) and still bave them be prity usefull? If so that would be awsome.

Maby just attatch them where they seats mount to as I would imagen that is a good strong place.
IMHO, this is a BAD idea. If the belt goes down from your shoulders to the floor, and if you should get in an accident, as your body goes forward the belts will pull down on your shoulders. This could result in a broken clavicle at best, and a compressed spine accompanied by death at worst. IIRC, this is what killed Dale E.

Here is the approved mounting diagram for the FIA (sanctioning body for Formula 1 and WRC). I realize that you aren't planning on building an F1 car, but safe mounting is safe mounting.



Note that 45 degrees is the maximum allowed angle.

Here is a Link to an article on proper harness mounting.

Finally, here is a another link to a thread on another board discussing the dos and don'ts of harnesses without race seats and roll bars.

***WARNING*** That board does not have any rules regarding language and attitude. If you are "sensitive" do NOT read that thread.

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