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Old 03-04-2010, 03:14 PM   #1
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Default race seating position.

Im wondering what are the benefits other then weight lower on the car for someone to sit as low as possible in a track car?
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Old 03-04-2010, 03:39 PM   #2
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further away from the roof in a rollover?
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Old 03-04-2010, 03:42 PM   #3
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yeah I think that's about it... a big downside is visibility. With the seat lower you don't have as good of an angle to see over the hood.
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Old 03-04-2010, 03:48 PM   #4
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You can "feel" the chassis a little better. From what i hear.

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Old 03-04-2010, 03:54 PM   #5
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General, yeah its funny i read somewhere but dont know where that if you could see over the dash that the point of view when lower is actually better for turns.. which seems sort of counter intuitive to me.
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General, yeah its funny i read somewhere but dont know where that if you could see over the dash that the point of view when lower is actually better for turns.. which seems sort of counter intuitive to me.
best not to be able to see over the dash at all. I am 5'5 and have to employ an FIA approved couch pillow whenever i co-drive my friend's car with the seat just about on the floor.
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General, yeah its funny i read somewhere but dont know where that if you could see over the dash that the point of view when lower is actually better for turns.. which seems sort of counter intuitive to me.
I'm thinking more of where cars are around me, not so much the turn in points or race line.
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To me, the answer is, as low as you can go without compromising visibility.
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To me, the answer is, as low as you can go without compromising visibility.
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