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Old 03-14-2008, 06:03 PM   #78
frayz
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Member#: 106909
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Essex-England-United Kingdom
Vehicle:
2002 V7 STi Prodrive
Edition... Black!

Default Round 12

Okay then, round 12 shows a recent addition to the car.

With the car taking shape the way it was, i had been on the look out to change my drivers seat for something more purposeful. Some may think im nuts but i didnt see the need to change the passengers seat as i have lots of different sized passngers. Some larger than others that were not cut out to fit in tiny carbon bucket seats.
Besides, i might want to sit in a silly seat but im damn sure my girlfriend wouldnt put up with getting in and out of it. :lol1:

Id been looking around and finally decided on a Recaro Profi SPA. Whilst weighing up the phenominal cost of the profi i was by fluke offered a Recaro Pro Racer SPA. (This was the seat i wanted but included the high sided head restraint) Initially i thought it was nuts but i couldnt let it go. :lol1:

The only way i would put teh seta in the car wasd to make runners for it that were as close to OEM quality as possible. I looked at various options to get it to fit but i wanted it perfect. determind on getting it perfect i decided the only way to get runners that were OEM quality was to use OEM runners. So thats exactly what i did. I purchased another set of STI 7 runners from Grade A and cut them to suit.
I am in no way exagerating if i said ifitted the seat and runners over 100 times in 3 months before i was happy the mockup runners were perfect.
Getting the seat in the car was no problem. However, getting it where i wanted to be seated was probably one of the most frustrating things ive ever had to do.
The finished runners were fully welded, blasted and painted gloss black and fit perfectly. I was very happy with the end result. Even more so when the OEM seat i removed was 20.8Kg. The replacement carbon/kevlar item was only a mere shave under 6Kg.

Here are my finished pictures, the car feels amazing to drive strapped in it. My biggest concern wa visibility but amazingly i have lost almost no visibility i previously had.






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