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11-13-2014 09:09 PM
JPfocus23 Real late on this. But what seat rails did you get? I can't find any.
08-12-2013 08:45 PM
87OctanePlz Finally created an account here after browsing for many years to chime in on this thread.

How tall are you guys who say you "got used to it"? Not to be sarcastic.

I have a Recaro SRD with Recaro sliders on a Planted bracket in my 2000 ZX3 and it sits extremely low. When I say low i'm talking about anyone under 5 foot 10 (my height) couldn't even drive the car. My nose might be up to the top of the steering wheel (column lowered all the way), and the dash bezel probably another inch above the steering wheel. Tough to do right turns into driveways, forget doing an autocross, or looking at your face in the rear view mirror lol
03-03-2011 03:42 PM
FocusBoy58 You lose around 4 inchs
03-02-2011 10:29 PM
deanjohnson7 How low were the sparco seats when you had them mounted on the sparco rails? I'm looking to gain some headroom since my svt has a sunroof and I would like to take it to some track days. With the stock seats and my seating position, I've only got about 1" of headroom, not nearly enough for a helmet to fit.
03-01-2011 09:58 PM
FocusBoy58 Just weld brackets 11 Long by 13.5 across for the hole pattern and now i have factory sliders and height adjust for my driver seat and factory slider for my passenger seat... I put the plastic seat panels on and im good to go...

I love it personally they sit exactly where my old ones do but now they bucket me in nicely... Its like putting EAP's in your car


Unfortunately i didnt take any pictures of what i did
03-01-2011 09:46 PM
sleepyboy How did you reuse them? How are the seats mounted? Do you have pics of that part of the seat? I'm super curious. Oh and how do they feel, do you like it?
03-01-2011 08:40 PM
FocusBoy58
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Same here, I miss my seats they were soo comfy. If anything the wheel needed to come lower for me, but I didn't have tilt steering.

Sounds like aftermarket seats are not the best for option or seat for you Focusboy. You can always try making spacers to raise the seat height while still using the brackets (I would make them solid blocks with holes through them for the bolts and used longer stronger bolts). You'd be surprised what half an inch height increase will feel like. Just look at the stock height adjustment, when adjusted it makes a big difference.
I already mounted the racing seats in my car... I used the factory sliders...





03-01-2011 08:22 PM
sleepyboy
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Originally Posted by hypnoticracing View Post
who would want to sit at stock height, when i had my racing setes in a made a flat iron bracket and was itting on the floor... only time i was comfortable in my car


Same here, I miss my seats they were soo comfy. If anything the wheel needed to come lower for me, but I didn't have tilt steering.

Sounds like aftermarket seats are not the best for option or seat for you Focusboy. You can always try making spacers to raise the seat height while still using the brackets (I would make them solid blocks with holes through them for the bolts and used longer stronger bolts). You'd be surprised what half an inch height increase will feel like. Just look at the stock height adjustment, when adjusted it makes a big difference.
03-01-2011 06:46 PM
FocusBoy58
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Originally Posted by hypnoticracing View Post
who would want to sit at stock height, when i had my racing setes in a made a flat iron bracket and was itting on the floor... only time i was comfortable in my car

To each their own... I enjoy my eyes being center to the windshield.. thats just me everyone is different... I dont like feeling like im looking over the wheel.
03-01-2011 01:32 AM
hypnoticracing who would want to sit at stock height, when i had my racing setes in a made a flat iron bracket and was itting on the floor... only time i was comfortable in my car
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