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Old 06-03-2007, 07:23 PM
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need a very supportive seat for autocrossing

an actual racing seat is a possibility or a 190 sixteen valve seat possibly...also a five point harness.

i went autocrossing today and was flailiing all over the place inside the trusty 280e.

i will find bruises in odd places i am sure tomorrow!

tom w
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Old 06-03-2007, 08:42 PM
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One word for you buddy...,"Recaro"...You'll find every variety you can think of. They make everything from full race seats, anything in between, or full comfort seats available. I swear by them.
One more thing, is that they were AMG installed, back in the day, so they will very likely still make a direct fit, set of brackets for it.
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Old 06-03-2007, 11:01 PM
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one word for me man,

cheap.

unless i can find some used i wont be buying any recaros anytime soon.

i am not willing to invest as much in my seat as my entire car!

thanks for the thought though, i will check ebay.

tom w
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..I also have a 427 Cobra replica with an aluminum chassis.
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Old 06-03-2007, 11:12 PM
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one word for me man,

cheap.

unless i can find some used i wont be buying any recaros anytime soon.

i am not willing to invest as much in my seat as my entire car!

thanks for the thought though, i will check ebay.

tom w

Hey Tom..If you are looking for a cheap set, here's a little FYI.

A few years back, my brother had a 91 VW Jetta, GTI. The car had these really awesome, Recaro seats in it. They were factory installed, and were like a hand, holding the driver, and passenger in the seats. They were really nice seats. You should find a set, if you look for a GTI parts car or a pick n pull who has one. The things are ridiculously durable, so even all these years later, provided you beat another guy to them, you'll be able to get a nice pair out of one of those cars.
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Old 06-03-2007, 11:20 PM
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like truckinik said about the old GTI's and junk yards... Check your late model civics for race seats since they tend to end up in there
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Old 06-04-2007, 04:55 AM
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corbeau makes a good seat for inexpensive..
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Old 06-04-2007, 07:39 AM
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thanks guys, i will check those ideas out.

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Old 06-05-2007, 05:50 PM
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I gotta agree on the GTi (and I think GLi) seats. Saw them at the wreckers here a few months ago, woulda picked em up, but they were so torn and smelled like cats. Beautiful seats though.
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Old 06-12-2007, 04:13 PM
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Install a 5-point harness first.

That's what I did on my 500E and C36-powered W124 wagon.

Works wonders, and I still get to keep my seats.

:-) neil
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Old 06-12-2007, 05:26 PM
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I am working on the harness. It may do the job. It is impressive!

tom w
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..I also have a 427 Cobra replica with an aluminum chassis.
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Old 06-23-2007, 12:27 AM
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I have (1) seat, driver's side non electric, brown fabric I think the brand is Flofit .It resembles the Corbeau I had before .It comes with the rails for a japanses car $80 I'm located in San Diego CA. I really don't want to ship this.
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Old 06-23-2007, 08:12 AM
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I will take it if the shipping is reasonable.

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..I also have a 427 Cobra replica with an aluminum chassis.
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Old 06-25-2007, 02:20 PM
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Wink

All one really needs is a 'CG-lock' if you are only a weekend warrior.... certainly the cheapest way to go.

http://www.cg-lock.com/
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Old 07-13-2007, 07:28 PM
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bump

any seats out there?

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..I also have a 427 Cobra replica with an aluminum chassis.
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Old 07-13-2007, 07:38 PM
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yeah, there are plenty of seats, you just have to go buy some =)

Get the corbeaus
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Former Mercedes in the Stable:
1983 300CD Turbo diesel 515k mi sold (rumor has it, that it has 750k miles on it now)
1984 300CD Turbo Diesel 150 k mi sold
1982 300D Turbo Diesel 225 sold
1987 300D Turbo Diesel 255k mi sold
1988 300 CE AMG Hammer 15k mi sold
1986 "300E" Amg Hammer 88k mi sold (it was really a 200, not even an E (124.020)
1992 500E 156k mi sold
etc.
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