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#1 N/A-PWR

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 03:02 PM

LEGAL RACE/STREET SEAT INDEX

 

 

Hi All, is now Time for a Seat thread,

some will like to keep there seats as they were Standard.

Was looking around for Light Weight ADR Street Legal Seats for Stinga's Car, or for our Torana's,

and found these links to Similar Threads here on the GMH-TORANA site:-

https://www.google.c..._sm=93&ie=UTF-8

 

Ken UFO304,

 has some very nice Seat's here:-

http://www.gmh-toran...ts-help-needed/

 

So what Seats are you using, as Neil has his eye's on these for the Dat:-

 

classic_cs_frt.jpg - $449 and no weight yet

http://www.motorspor.../classic_cs.htm

 

Lighter seats = More economy and power to weight ratio.

Recaro's have been around for Donkey's years and there are more Brands on the market now,

so what we are looking for, is easy to fit and cheaper for our pocket, light weight ADR approved Seats for our Car's. 

 

When putting your Seats up here,

can you put the Weight and Cost of the Seat/s too, if you can, so I can put them into Order.

 

Also, we need the Weight's of all the standard Torana Seats for comparison's too.

 

All suggestions to make the file better are welcomed. Dave I

 

Too get this thread started:-

I know these are not Drivers Seats, but here is the LC SL 4 Door Rear Standard Seats:-

 

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the Back weigh's - 7.6 kg's

and the Base weigh's - 7.1 kg's

 

will round up or down to the nearest Kilo for the Index.

also the - will link the post of the entry, and the link at the end of the Seat type, will be the picture once the Thread is going.

So now we have a weight to better if needed and will start with up to 30 kg's unless some heavier ones come along:-

 

 

 

SEAT WEIGHT INDEX

 

1 kg - 

2 kg - 

3 kg - 

4 kg - 

5 kg - 

6 kg - 

7 kg - SL 4 Door Back Base Seat - http://www.gmh-toran...-1393130008.jpg

8 kg - SL 4 Door Back Top Seat - http://www.gmh-toran...-1393130008.jpg

9 kg- 

10 kg - 

11 kg - 

12 kg - 

13 kg - 

14 kg - 

15 kg - 

16 kg - 

17 kg - 

18 kg - 

19 kg - 

20 kg - 

21 kg - 

22 kg - 

23 kg - 

24 kg - 

25 kg - 

26 kg - 

27 kg - 

28 kg - 

29 kg - 

30 kg - 

 

Will update new posts for the Index on the next page.


Edited by TORYPOWER, 23 February 2014 - 03:17 PM.


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Posted 23 February 2014 - 03:51 PM

How about a Seat to Arse Weight ratio for an overall comparative figure ?



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Posted 23 February 2014 - 03:58 PM

But Your Arse won't be on everybody's Seat Mark.

 

How about a Seat to Arse Weight ratio for an overall comparative figure ?



Have you any seat's to add



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Posted 23 February 2014 - 04:02 PM

Geeze, Dave...this is just a thread for the sake of having a thread.



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Posted 23 February 2014 - 04:06 PM

Datto said go for it Craig, as well, we get to find out the Comparisons hey.

 

Only trying to Help


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Posted 23 February 2014 - 04:42 PM

Hi,
Replaced the drivers seat in the LJ with this.
I didn't weight it, but can say that it weighed less than the original LJ seat...like much MUCH less.
However, I tried to find it's weight on the Sparco website.....what a mess....gave up.

Good seat for the track, not so nice on road.

Like all this stuff..it really comes down to your budget..think the seat was appx $450 and the required brackets were appx $80.pr.
Makes an immense difference on the track, compared to the slippery slidey standard one.

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 04:45 PM

Excellent Col, look's great



Harnesses as well



We will find the weight somehow



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Posted 23 February 2014 - 05:13 PM

Hi Col,

is yours a Sparco Sprint V, because that one is 8.3kg.

It also seems the different Sparco models are between 8 and 9 kg's. Dave I


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Posted 23 February 2014 - 05:41 PM

looks like I failed "Sparco 101" Dave, ha ha

Yeah, it's the Sprint V.

Col

p.s if it weighs 8kgs..I;m thinkin the orig weighs 18??

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 05:51 PM

Excellent Col, I will get an LC Coupe Standard Seat weighed soon. Dave I



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Posted 23 February 2014 - 06:13 PM

no need Dave.....
Take 1 x LJ seat
Add Bathroom scales
Add Dog ( to taste)
and , hey presto.....

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 06:22 PM

Thank-you Col,

So that is about 24 kg's



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Posted 23 February 2014 - 06:27 PM

yeah, .....seat balanced, upside down, but got a repeatable number with a few applications, so assuming its close enough

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 06:49 PM

Yes it is close enough, and that is a Huge difference in weight savings Col, you saved almost 16 kgs



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Posted 23 February 2014 - 07:26 PM

I just don't see weight as that much of an issue. Holden ones may be heavy but mine are 35+ years old and would probably last another 35 without much trouble.

 

I am more interested in:- 

 

1) availability - for instance on another thread someone says Rex seats are good. But I've never seen one in our wreckers here. There are plenty of other Subarus of similar vintage however. 

 

2) adaptability - self explanatory. The easier the better.

 

3) suitability - height, width, good for big blokes and small, tall, short etc

 

4) quality - some Jap seats are made of recycled Coke cans, cardboard and balsa wood. Very light but prone to self destruction. The old 200B seats come to mind.

 

5) comfort - for long distance driving and support in corners. That for me is the primary reason I wish to change my seats.

 

 

Once they're in there weight is basically irrelevant, within reason.

 

 

 

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 07:29 PM

yeah, wasn't chasing kgs, ( but happy to take ém)...was more about slippin and slidin on the stocko.

p.s. hats off to those guys who raced at Bathurst etc in stock form!!

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 08:15 PM

Very well said Mark,

So it is Support, Comfort and the Weight Factor,

all I am trying to do here, is to see where the Best Seats Lie in conjunction to each other, and to see all the different kinds of seats out there here in the 'Seat Weight Index'. Dave I



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Posted 23 April 2014 - 10:49 PM

These are legal. Recliner Sparco r505.

These have been replaced with the r600 and weight 20kg - so by no means a lightweight race seat, but I thought you might be interested to see.

I'm also a pretty large bloke and they seem to fit my hips.

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 11:02 PM

Excellent Andrew thank's;

next page will be an Index for Seat Types and Weights. Dave I



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Posted 07 July 2014 - 12:07 AM

OK, got some Race Seat's off of Craig today,

 

and I recon they will pass Rego, but don't know the Brand Name,

 

Flip forward, backwards and slide adjustment frame for underneath,

 

Weight = 13.8 kgs each, without sliding frames:-

 

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 12:18 AM

There Saas seats i had one in my 4WD but in grey and blue

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 12:21 AM

Cool, thank-you Gene, walking Library you are.



Now to get the right patches 



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Posted 07 July 2014 - 12:37 AM

I wonder how heavy an GTR-XU1 seat is with a Head Rest is hmm?


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Posted 07 July 2014 - 12:38 AM

Bloody heavy

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 12:40 AM

Cannot have a heavier seat, can we now



Mate, this is getting good

 

 

 

 

 

Craig ( Potta ) pointed out, the frame in the Saas seats, and I tell you all, I felt a proper tube Frame in there too.


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