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Diffrent Seats #789178
07/03/2009 00:02
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Hi All,

I'm considering changing the front seats to more hugging type seats, I'm sure I'm not the only one who slides about when cornering on the standard leather ones rolleyes

Just wanted some responses from people with other various seat types in there cars and how they compare? smile

Cheers

Austin


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Re: Diffrent Seats [Re: aust_powers] #789217
07/03/2009 01:44
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i have cobra misanos fitted and they're great, especially on track. the lateral support is tons better than the stock seats so i dont have to use my arm to support my body weight.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v108/ericliew/Cobra%20Misano/IMG_5407.jpg

they're a bitch to fit tho.

redd

Re: Diffrent Seats [Re: ] #789312
07/03/2009 11:51
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Hyundai Coupe seats (latest model) for me - cheap, readily available and very supportive

Got mine for £200 off Ebay

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Re: Diffrent Seats [Re: Nigel] #789322
07/03/2009 12:20
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redd those seats look amazing in the coop.
i am with nigel on this the hyundai seats are very comfy and hold you in the right places they make the hyundai's interior which is a nice place to be so should work well in a coop.

Re: Diffrent Seats [Re: ] #789325
07/03/2009 12:27
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I have always loved the seats in Redds car, they are fantastic, but i wouldnt know where to start with fitting them, and Nigel the hyundai seats look very nice too, how difficult were they to fit.

Re: Diffrent Seats [Re: ] #789332
07/03/2009 12:48
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got carellis in mine,nice and supportive ,you do sit slightly higher than stock which doesnt suit everybody.

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f69/fiatcoupe20vt/DSC00868.jpg
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f69/fiatcoupe20vt/DSC00869.jpg


Re: Diffrent Seats [Re: sprintsteve] #789407
07/03/2009 15:12
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The Hyundai seats weren't difficult to fit - just required a pair of adapter plates for each seat (which I made myself from 5mm stainless plate - total overkill, should have used alloy

The worst bit was working out all the dimensions and lining it all up, but now I've done it, anyone else is welcome to use my fitting method as a template


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Re: Diffrent Seats [Re: Nigel] #789426
07/03/2009 16:06
07/03/2009 16:06
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Watford, Herts.
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Nigel

Do the seats sit higher/lower than standard? Also what additional adjustemnts do they have? It looks like they have lumber support and height adjustment.

Re: Diffrent Seats [Re: Hyperlink] #789449
07/03/2009 16:57
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definitely higher than standard - an inch maybe, although I reckon with some clever mounting, you could get most of that back again. I'm 5'10" and it causes me no problems at all.

When I first fitted them, I was worried that the extra height would be annoying, but I got used to it within a couple of days - now I much prefer the seat position to a standard car - there's an added bonus too - the sun visors work now!

The Hyundai seats have lumbar adjustment (via the lever on the seat back, and seat squab angle adjustment (via the wheel on the base) as well as the usual tilt angle adjustment

Most people that have sat in the car agree that they are a big improvement over standard - I've done 600-mile days in them with no aches or pains


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Re: Diffrent Seats [Re: sprintsteve] #789472
07/03/2009 17:25
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How much higher do you sit in those Carellis Steve? They look spot on by the way smile

Re: Diffrent Seats [Re: ] #789483
07/03/2009 17:35
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What about compared with fiat optional/plus recaros?

I am 6" the height maybe more of a issue for me I guess.

Re: Diffrent Seats [Re: ] #789532
07/03/2009 18:11
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Originally Posted By: Redd
i have cobra misanos fitted and they're great, especially on track. the lateral support is tons better than the stock seats so i dont have to use my arm to support my body weight.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v108/ericliew/Cobra%20Misano/IMG_5407.jpg

they're a bitch to fit tho.

redd


Now they are NICE! Do they sit much higher than the standard seats?

Re: Diffrent Seats [Re: ] #789568
07/03/2009 18:49
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Originally Posted By: Tom_Faggio
How much higher do you sit in those Carellis Steve? They look spot on by the way smile


coupe of inches i think,im used to them now so not a problem normally slouch in my seat a bit anyway

quite a few people on here have them


Re: Diffrent Seats [Re: sprintsteve] #789837
08/03/2009 05:13
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warny, if u use the stock rails they will sit higher than stock. ive managed to get my mech to fit the cobras so they're the same level as stock but it took a lot of work and we had to butcher a set of recaro rails [from my old car] plus some custom brackets.

height was a major issue for me. im 6' 1" and with a helmet on i have to scoosh down in the seat or my head hits the roof.

redd

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Re: Diffrent Seats [Re: ] #790838
09/03/2009 17:35
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Here's my Sparco Roadster 2 Seat.

http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e381/kenino/?action=view&current=Seat1.jpg
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http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e381/kenino/?action=view&current=Seat3.jpg

I've taken the foam from the base out as I wanted to sit as low as I could. I'm lower than standard and it's surprisingly comfortable and very grippy. wink

Seat is for sale as i'm going back to standard BTW. laugh

Re: Diffrent Seats [Re: aust_powers] #791015
09/03/2009 21:05
09/03/2009 21:05
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Ormskirk, Liverpool
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Originally Posted By: aust_powers
Hi All,

I'm considering changing the front seats to more hugging type seats, I'm sure I'm not the only one who slides about when cornering on the standard leather ones rolleyes

Just wanted some responses from people with other various seat types in there cars and how they compare? smile

Cheers

Austin


Have you tried a CG Lock before going the trouble of changing your seats? £25 from ebay. I've just bought one as I slip around on my leather seats and it makes a big difference!


ex 20VT6 now 20VT Plus
Re: Diffrent Seats [Re: madchester16] #791208
10/03/2009 00:36
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I have Lancia Delta HPE '96 seats, see sig.
They are identical to the LE/Plus ones but in alcantara, also height adjustment on driver seat.

With the CG Lock I'm pretty stuck! smile

Also great on long trips, like all Recaro's.

Re: Diffrent Seats [Re: Per] #796862
18/03/2009 15:08
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Here is my new seat wink

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Re: Diffrent Seats [Re: Benny] #796932
18/03/2009 17:17
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Oohh.. they look like a b*gger to get in and out of...

Lush though. love

Re: Diffrent Seats [Re: ] #796948
18/03/2009 18:11
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Nice Benny - Are you going to use a Harness with the seat or change the belt so it loops through the side hole?


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Re: Diffrent Seats [Re: RusH] #797077
18/03/2009 21:35
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I am going to go for these! recaro speed

Re: Diffrent Seats [Re: ] #797128
18/03/2009 22:11
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Originally Posted By: Kenno
Oohh.. they look like a b*gger to get in and out of...

Lush though. love


They are an absalute b*gger to get in and out of laugh

But once your in, your not coming out cool

and i also removed a little bit of the seat foam so that im siting a little lower than standard laugh

Ben

Re: Diffrent Seats [Re: Benny] #798489
21/03/2009 08:54
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recaro speed is the best-thats what I have,did some custom work and driver seat is 3 cm lower then passenger seat and a lot lower then orginal.

Re: Diffrent Seats [Re: ] #798516
21/03/2009 10:36
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Hi Reuven
I am really interested in what you have done to make the seat sit lower, what subframes etc did you use ?,Please post some pictures/discribe the in's and out's!

Jon

Re: Diffrent Seats [Re: ] #798613
21/03/2009 15:51
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The seat came with recaros rails,you get 2 flat bars that conects to the cars orignal seat hols and then on top off that there is a 2 cm tall matel bar that concts to the seat rails.

what I did is -extened the flat bar with a welded matel bar .give up the 2 cm matel bar and conect the seat rails
directly to the flat bar {now extended}

Ill try and post a pic

reuven

Re: Diffrent Seats [Re: ] #798680
21/03/2009 20:04
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Thanks Reuven pictures would be great! thumb

Re: Diffrent Seats [Re: ] #799094
22/03/2009 19:56
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is there any way i can uplaod pic dirctrly from my computer to the site?

Re: Diffrent Seats [Re: ] #799095
22/03/2009 19:58
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Nope, just use your photobucket account.


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Re: Diffrent Seats [Re: mattB] #802296
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Re: Diffrent Seats [Re: Nigel] #1649366
16/03/2021 00:08
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Hi nigel, I know it's a long time ago now, but I see you fitted some hyundai coupe seats into a fiat coupe just wondering if you had any pics of how you fitted them? Did you use the original fiat rails or use the hyundai?

Many thanks
Liam

Re: Diffrent Seats [Re: liam_gill] #1649664
25/03/2021 07:38
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Originally Posted by liam_gill
Hi nigel, I know it's a long time ago now, but I see you fitted some hyundai coupe seats into a fiat coupe just wondering if you had any pics of how you fitted them? Did you use the original fiat rails or use the hyundai?

Many thanks
Liam


I’ll see if I can find the photos - it wasn’t difficult, just a bit fiddly. The Hyundai seat runners are wider than the Coupe runners, so I made some plates which connected to the Hyundai seats and which then bolted to the Coupe floor mounting points.

Annoyingly, I found that the driver’s and passenger sides of a Coupe are different widths, so the mountings were slightly different from left to right. “Measure twice, drill once” - you should be able to work out how to get them to fit. Just use 5-6mm alloy plate. I used stainless steel and it cost me a fortune in drill bits...


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