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MG MGF Technical - aftermarket sports seats
|I am looking to fit an aftermarket sports seat. I am going to get it fixed into the car (ie it wont be on runners). Key issues for me are width (needs to fit!) and I want something lower than the standard seat but more comfortable than a full on race seat (as I drive long distances to events). I'll be using it with a race harness. Any recommendations / expierience? Ta|
|Marc, we checked out the Cobra range very recently - and with some modification to the corner of the seat base - they fitted absolutely perfectly. Off the top of my head, I can't remember the model name, but the guys at their Telford base were very helpful. Buy their runners and fix the seats in the car, and you'll have a seat that will fit perfectly (and most importantly, nice and low) into your F :o)|
|Rob - Many thanks!|
|Marc, you might be interested in the picture I took on my camera phone - the black Cobra driver's seat is the one you're probably going to be interested in; the one in the foreground (blue seat in passenger side) is a GT seat and is rather wider...
|Hi Rob, how are you doing? - do you have a rough price for the black seat with runners?|
|Have you guys tried OMP I used to have one of their seats in my race midget and that has a lot less room than a MGF.|
|So the cobra seat fits onto runners? Does it actually lower the driving position substantially?|
|The runners would actually raise the seat significantly. You'd be better off mounting the seat solidly.|
Not tried OMP Dave - might be worth a try, but I need an adjustable seat runner, and this tends to put any after market seat far too high in the car, unfortunately.
On the case for an alternative solution - watch this space :o)
Tony, I think that either Stu or Dave had the cost break down on these seats - but Cobra aren't exactly the cheapest seats on the market. Decent quality though :o)
|Rob, how soon to your runner solution? Would rather have a moveable seat than a fixed one if possible.|
Sounds like you're after the same as me.
A sports seat on runners, that retains, or lowers the seat height..
I am still looking for one - it might be worth looking at the rails.
That seat (Cobra black) looks great!
I want one... well two!
on lower runners of course!
|A moveable seat is possible, if you fabricate runners using the Cobra mechanism. What you can't really do is retain the type-approved and crashed tested standard runners - which is what I ideally wanted to do. This primarily is because I'd like to retain the standard seat belts for normal road use.|
If you know someone who can weld and you trust to do a good job, then I'd go the custom route, and use alternative road belts. You could even go for inertia reel four-point harnesses...
At this point in time however, I'd be keen to explore plan 'B' - which would involve some modification of the standard seat.
This thread was discussed between 02/11/2007 and 29/11/2007
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