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Old 02-26-2011, 02:01 AM   #1
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Sparco/racing seat brackets... Just not right...

I got my sparcos in but they sit to low with the racing seat brackets... Actually not happy with them at all... Has anyone ever tried modifying the stock brackets where the butt of the chair mounts because I think that's what I'm going to do...

This way I can still use the driver side hieght adjustment and also don't have to use the sliders from the sparcos if I can still use the factory slider...

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Old 02-26-2011, 02:59 PM   #2
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Old 02-26-2011, 03:51 PM   #3
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Posted via FF Mobile Not sure on the modifications, but of course they going to sit lower, they racing seats. And your going from the wonderful command seating arrangement in the focus. Good luck, they were nice seats.
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Easy enough im just going to weld them to the factory seat mounts using some angle steel we have here at Pratt and Whitney... Monday I'll have them in the car and my racing seats will sit at the exact same height of the factory ones.
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Old 02-27-2011, 01:24 AM   #5
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Posted via FF Mobile Are you going to be able to secure these seats enough that they will be safe? like if you get in an accident your seat isnt going to break off? Make sure you do a good job.
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Old 02-27-2011, 01:30 AM   #6
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You'll have to get used to the lower seating position. I did when I had seats in my car. I wouldn't trust rigging them up to the stock brackets. They are angled differently and the seats bolt up way different than any after market seat does. After a while you won't even notice that you sit lower, and it will feel normal, and then when you get into a stock focus you'll be like whoa its a monster truck lol
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The seats in a focus are high in the cockpit, but Ford probably had many reasons for that.

Use the after market brackets, and get used to the height, or lack of. You will be glad you did.
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^^ditto, once you get used to it
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4 Bolts hold the bottom of our stock seats... Trust me with what I'm doing it will be safe... I'm not an engineer for PWA for no reason... Safe and extremely functional that's what I want plus we have the best welders in the world and I'll bolt them aswell
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