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    bucket seats in s3

    Hi All,

    Has anyone got light weight buckets seats? eg tt sport recaros or similar, im thinking of changing and wondering how well they fit?

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    I have sparco revs fitted in my s3 and fit quite nicely although I spent ages trying to find some off the shelf sub mounts and had no joy so i bolted them to some box section through the floor. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1370630445.584675.jpg

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    Nice one! Do they sit you lower in the car, change driving position and view?

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    Those harnesses are more dangerous than wearing a three point seat belt.

    I wouldn't be flashing them around the internet in a hurry...

    Spine compression in 3....2.....1....
    I quite often say I'm going to do things.

    Then never do them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 16Klappe View Post
    Those harnesses are more dangerous than wearing a three point seat belt.

    I wouldn't be flashing them around the internet in a hurry...

    Spine compression in 3....2.....1....
    ???

    as I dnt know a lot about this subject jaardo care to elaborate mate.......

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    harnesses mounted low down like that, as you crash and your weight moves forward, with the harness at a 45 degree angle, it'll extert a vertical force on your shoulders as well as a horizontal restraint force.

    Worst case scenerio, that's genuine and has happened, is that the seat back collapses downwards, and your spine is compressed and broken.

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    What Prawn said.

    "Bucket seats" need a harness, harnesses need a cage. If you don't have a cage, don't fit either.
    I quite often say I'm going to do things.

    Then never do them.

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    Anyway, enough misery!

    Seats, as you asked my good man.

    How they're mounted properly:





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    They didn't end up so well. Anyone spot the issue?



    Don't buy cheap seats people:



    Then it was time for some proper seats!



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    And that's my bit about bucket seats in an 8L
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    Lovely job! regarding setup the TT quatro sport comes with recaro pole position seats as standard! Will any spine crushing occur?

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    I believe the TTQS still had lap belts from the factory didn't it?
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    Yes they do, but no role cage.. So should be safe with the tt seats if i can grab a set. Depends if they just bolt in or need the work you have put in. Might just stick with my heavy R32 setup

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    Holy **** Prawn those seats look incredible, i bet they feel even better to sit in! I bet theyre good for checking your blind spot too haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prawn View Post
    harnesses mounted low down like that, as you crash and your weight moves forward, with the harness at a 45 degree angle, it'll extert a vertical force on your shoulders as well as a horizontal restraint force.

    Worst case scenerio, that's genuine and has happened, is that the seat back collapses downwards, and your spine is compressed and broken.

    Enjoy your dinner folks
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    What Prawn said.

    "Bucket seats" need a harness, harnesses need a cage. If you don't have a cage, don't fit either.
    everyday is a school day...... Thanks nick and jaardo, useful info for when I delve into my track project. :-)

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    prawn just showing off

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    I back up what the guys have said regarding anchoring points. I have seen awful yokes out on track days that should never ne allowed out. S3 seats weight a shocking amount, I took mine out during a detail on mine last year and I couldn't believe how heavy they were.
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