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    Thread: Help with sparco seat

    1. 10-05-2012 02:10 AM #1
      So I have zero experience with installing racing seats. I know you can't just drop a sparco in a car but I don't really know what else I need. My goal; to install this seat as my driver side seat in my mkv gti http://www.sparcousa.com/product/speed-2

      How does I do its...... what else do I need to buy

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      10-05-2012 04:31 AM #2
      Some manufacturers sell sliding mounts, these will attach to the existing seat rails or bolt to the floor and allow you to slide the seat forward and back.

      http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/Produc...FQfKtAodxXIACQ

      If these are not available or you cant for some reason use them you'll need fixed adjustable mounts.

      http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/motors...at-side-mounts

      Hope thats been of some help, sorry about the uk sites


      Alex.
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    3. 10-06-2012 04:45 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by unclesfunnyonions View Post
      Some manufacturers sell sliding mounts, these will attach to the existing seat rails or bolt to the floor and allow you to slide the seat forward and back.

      http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/Produc...FQfKtAodxXIACQ

      If these are not available or you cant for some reason use them you'll need fixed adjustable mounts.

      http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/motors...at-side-mounts

      Hope thats been of some help, sorry about the uk sites


      Alex.
      Awesome thanks man! If I set it up perfect for myself and don't need to adjust it for other drivers, could I do it all without the slider? Just have it fixed?

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      10-08-2012 05:07 AM #4
      Thats correct, with a little time and adjustment you'll be able to get the driving position spot on.

      An ideal driving postiton allows the pedals to be fully depressed whilst still keeping a slight bend in the leg.

      Back must be straight against the backrest.

      Arms must also be slightly bent.

      If your going down the race seat route i assume you'll be using harnesses?

      If so, make sure all the controlls can be reached once you've strapped yourself in. Harnesses are tight and hold you in place. You'll not be able to access the glovebox for example.

      To make movement in car easier intertia reel harnesses are available, these will allow movement just like your regular belt.

      https://www.europaspares.com/product..._700BLACK.html

      If your using the car for racing the belt above may not be allowed under FIA rules. Fine for street tho


      Alex.
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    5. 10-09-2012 02:25 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by unclesfunnyonions View Post
      Thats correct, with a little time and adjustment you'll be able to get the driving position spot on.

      An ideal driving postiton allows the pedals to be fully depressed whilst still keeping a slight bend in the leg.

      Back must be straight against the backrest.

      Arms must also be slightly bent.

      If your going down the race seat route i assume you'll be using harnesses?

      If so, make sure all the controlls can be reached once you've strapped yourself in. Harnesses are tight and hold you in place. You'll not be able to access the glovebox for example.

      To make movement in car easier intertia reel harnesses are available, these will allow movement just like your regular belt.

      https://www.europaspares.com/product..._700BLACK.html

      If your using the car for racing the belt above may not be allowed under FIA rules. Fine for street tho


      Alex.
      Sweet thanks Alex! I haven't gotten the harness part figured yet. I heard there are harnesses that buckle into the rear seat clips so I won't have to put any kind of bar in the cockpit. I'm not sure if there are other options for running a harness without a roll bar or rear seat delete.

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      10-15-2012 05:17 AM #6
      Not a problem.

      Yes, harnesses that clip into the rear belt buckles are available.

      You dont have to strap harnesses to a cage or bar tho, you can get ring hooks that screw into the rear buckle mount hole.


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