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#1 Dave^

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Posted 01 August 2019 - 11:54 AM

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Desperate to spend some more money on this worthless turd ( ;) ) I'm wanting a bucket seat.

As the other half is 3 of the 7 dwarves (grumpy, dopey and sleepy) it would be beneficial to have it on a slider in case she needs to use it.

I was gonna go for the jass adapters, but aiui, it will mean the seat is higher than stock. I track the car so need as much headroom as I can really.

Also, if using the jass adapters, does the seat lean back? I'm not a giant and have had issues in the past where I can't depress the clutch as I can't straighten my leg out enough due to the front edge of the seat being too high.

I guess with sidemounts I can angle the seat better to suit, without having to sit so close to the wheel.

Seat will probably be a Sparco Sprint.

Tl;Dr - do any sidemounts work with stock sliders?

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Posted 01 August 2019 - 12:18 PM

My Elise seats are on a combination of side mount adaptors and rails - although the brackets are effectively higher than standard the seat bases are much lower, which means I sit lower overall.

 

Whilst I don't have issues driving, the seats do lean back somewhat. If I was being picky I could do with shimming the rear brackets to raise the seat back slightly, but its not been enough of an issue for me to mess with them in the year or so I've had them. Can't see it being difficult to do though with some appropriate thickness steel stock.

 

Not sure whether its the same for a true bucket seat, but I'd be surprised if there wasn't a combination that would work for you. You might just need to get a little creative...


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Posted 01 August 2019 - 12:48 PM

You can mount the generic 3mmm steel ebay side mounts on sliders pretty easily. You won't gain any head room though as the seat will be about the same height as stock.

 

You can angle the seat further back quite easily to adjust to your preference. The sprint is a good choice as the narrow shoulders mean it'll fully clear the side trim and can be placed right back. However, some roll cages may foul on the seat top and prevent it going all the way back. I have a GCR roll bar with a HANS compatible seat (head section more reclined) and I cant have the seat quite as reclined as I would like, but this is due to a combination of both the specific cage and the seat. For me the trade off for the added safety of this particular cage and running a HANS is acceptable.


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Posted 01 August 2019 - 07:28 PM

I don't need to gain height, but I can't afford to lose any either.

If I use the Jass adapters with the Sprint seat, will I lose headroom?
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Posted 02 August 2019 - 10:26 AM

When I used a seat angled back my knees hit the steering wheel, so I had to put a spacer on the wheel boss to bring it towards me.
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