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Old 09-12-2013, 07:16 AM   #1
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Default Need a new seat for the rally car

I am a really skinny guy, 176cm height and 55kgs of weight - yeah, like a spare wheel

The only seat I've been ever comfortable in is Sparco Prodrive



This year my seat expires and I have not seen another seat that would be the same size

What are my options?

Gaining weight is not an option, I've been trying that for past 5 years
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Old 09-12-2013, 10:30 AM   #2
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I don't think there are many options for someone of your size. The last time I was 120lbs, I think I was 10. Have you considered adding some extra padding to the seats?

Off topic - is that a picture of your car? Where do you rally that they allow a bolt in cage?
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Old 09-12-2013, 11:01 AM   #3
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MOCKBA, duh.
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Old 09-12-2013, 11:07 AM   #4
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no, that's just some random pic I found on google

this is a picture of my car






...MOCKBA, duh.
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Old 09-12-2013, 11:14 AM   #5
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Since you fit well in a sparco, get a sparco.....
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Old 09-13-2013, 06:16 PM   #6
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Status Ring and Bride Zeta 3 are pretty darn small. Recaro pole position and even profi spg will be too big.
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Old 09-14-2013, 10:07 AM   #7
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needs to be fia approved
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Old 09-14-2013, 02:02 PM   #8
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doesn't putting a brace in allow you to run expired seats? And you can try to send them back to sparco for an inspection to buy an extra few years.
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Old 09-14-2013, 11:13 PM   #9
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Take a look at Racetech seats, fits my skinny codriver well. We use the RT1000's.

http://racetech-usa.com/shop/
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Old 09-15-2013, 04:46 AM   #10
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looking at dimensions, rt1000 is bigger than even sparco s-light

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Old 09-15-2013, 08:21 AM   #11
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I'd second Racetech, but if none look like they're thin enough...

I really like mine. The thing I like about them most compared to the Sparco seats I tried is the the seat base is a bit longer. I'm 6' 1" so that was important for me.
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Old 09-15-2013, 11:09 AM   #12
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Older Sparco Circuit
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Old 09-15-2013, 01:43 PM   #13
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Looked into Cobra seats? I run the suzuka pro wides and am 160 lbs at 6'2", 32" waist.


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Old 09-15-2013, 03:43 PM   #14
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nope, will check it out
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Old 09-20-2013, 02:46 PM   #15
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I thought the Prodrive by Sparco used the same shell as the Sparco Corsa. Yes? No?
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Old 09-20-2013, 02:48 PM   #16
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Sparco dimension data chart for all their seats: http://subesports.com/data/sparco_seat_dim.pdf
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Old 10-15-2013, 03:32 PM   #17
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I owned Sparco Corsa and it was way bigger than Prodrive

after extensive research, I went with Sparco REV - smallest FIA seat with working homologation that is offered today



way less comfortable, and requires a different seating position - more straight up due to lack of leg support compared to Prodrives

however I do like the nice curve for HANS
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Old 10-15-2013, 04:19 PM   #18
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Good, now you should give me your pro drives
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Old 10-15-2013, 04:32 PM   #19
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I can sell you one, but you will have to come to Moscow to pick it up
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Old 10-16-2013, 05:39 PM   #20
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Aw just ship it!


Although, I do really want to visit Moscow.
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Old 10-16-2013, 11:41 PM   #21
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Are you sure it even matters if the seat expired? In NASA/SCCA road racing (wheel to wheel) you just need a back brace for the seat with a load spreading plate and you can continue to use it. All people do is weld a 5x12" sheet of steel to a 1-3/4 DOM tube and bolt it to the harness bar behind the cage with the roll cage clamp.
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Old 10-17-2013, 04:48 AM   #22
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domestic regulations
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Old 10-20-2013, 11:07 AM   #23
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You can see here http://autoline-eu.co.uk, usually there is a great choice of both new accesories and used ones.
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Old 10-22-2013, 03:47 PM   #24
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Sparco Circuit for sure. Tinest seat I have ever sat in, I am squeezed in there tight.
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Old 12-15-2013, 12:19 PM   #25
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MConte05 View Post
Sparco Circuit for sure. Tinest seat I have ever sat in, I am squeezed in there tight.
you were right
I wasn't really digging the REV, so tried Circuit - LOVED it and bought it!

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