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Old 06-20-2009, 04:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
 

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custom seat brackets...

Hey everyone, just got a great deal on some racing seats

and according to everyone most of the aftermarket seat brackets sit you too high except the bride...So I wanted to know what people have done for custom brackets?

I'd much rather do that than spend 200 bucks on a pair of brackets
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those bride brackets are 200 a piece, not 200 for a set. i bought just a driver side bride bracket for my corbeau a4, i love the stance the bracket puts the seat in. the rear of the seat is basically as low as possible, so the seating position is proper. pay the piper & get bride, you wont regret it
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<--broke ass college student lol

I udnerstand its quality, but I'm really a DIYer

I cant help but feel 10-15 bucks worth of metal is worth the 400 dollar pricetag
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once you try actually making a side mount seat rail that actually fits the offset heigt of the s13/s14 then youll somewhat understand the price.

If you are short you can get away with a universal bottom mount rail but if you are over 6" then your head is going to hit the roof unless you get a superlow rail
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once you try actually making a side mount seat rail that actually fits the offset heigt of the s13/s14 then youll somewhat understand the price.

If you are short you can get away with a universal bottom mount rail but if you are over 6" then your head is going to hit the roof unless you get a superlow rail
That sucks, It's hard enough to fit in this damn cars, and I hate the stock seats. I was going to buy a "racing seat" for 50 bucks. Looks it will really cost me 250 bucks to install it. Once I put on a helmet It's hard enough with the stock seats to keep my head from hitting. So your saying that the the "universal" rails are bottom mounted to the seat? And the super low rail just lowers the height and/or mounts differently?
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yeah the majority of the universal mounts are designed for cars with high roofs and flat floopans like civics. The 240 has a low roof and the floor is uneven due to the transmission tunnel.
For this reason the stock seat rails are actually built into the seat. Any aftermarket seat must be installed in a side mount rail config.

Someone else may make a cheaper superlow style seat rail that doesnt have the 'bride tax'.
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Hello well I'm looking to bite the bullet on some seats and brakets. (sorry for the minor hyjack) so bride rails sit the lowest? what seats are worth the price?
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"Any aftermarket seat must be installed in a side mount rail config'


Hummmm, Bride makes ultra-low seat rails, Recaro makes ultra-low seat rails, both that are not side mount config. Sure, you are going to pay a premium for these in the States, but there are other alternatives. I am not sure if he said his seats were side mount or bottom mount. Buddy Club makes a pretty good, low, side-mount rail, as well as Megan, if his seat is side mount. I am pretty sure Corbeau makes "universal" seat rails too. I know they offer rails for the 240, but I am not sure if they will fit other seats. I just changed the seat rail, on my Recaro reclinable, to a lower (by 3cm, compared to the old one I had) Bride rail. A buddy of mine has Bride seat, on a Bride rail, in his JZX100 Chaser and it literally sits on the ground (not side mount).

He just needs to tell us what mount his seats are and we might be able to help him a little bit better.
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Thought HKS made a lower rail. Could be wrong though.
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what seats other than bride seats can be rigged(used) "easily" to fit bride's " LF and LR" seat brackets?
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i fit my corbeau on one. it said that recaro & momo fit in the instructions that came w/the bracket. but in reality. its just a plate of metal about 1/4" thick that has slotted holes to adapt to different manufacturers seats. it said it didnt fit a corbeau, but i just widened the holes on one of the 2 plates and everything bolted right up. im sure you could rig something.
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what seats other than bride seats can be rigged(used) "easily" to fit bride's " LF and LR" seat brackets?
Just like Carps said. They make Bride rails that will fit just about any quality aftermarket seat. The Bride rail I have now bolted straight to my Recaro seat, without the adapter.
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awesome, so it's all about how the seat is designed? whether side or bottom mount? COOL! time to start shopping!

Hey tall people!!! which seats make/model you like???
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awesome, so it's all about how the seat is designed? whether side or bottom mount? COOL! time to start shopping!

Hey tall people!!! which seats make/model you like???
Just as a starting point, most reclinable buckets are bottom mount. However, non-reclinable bucket seats seem to be split about 50/50 as to whether or not they are bottom mount or side mount. I am not tall, so I can't really give any real feedback to you on which is better, but I would suggest a non-reclinable bucket with side mounts. If you want to get into spending some money, though, Bride makes some good, thin reclinables that will bolt up to their bottom mount, ultra-low seat rails. It just all depends on how much money you want to spend.

I am 5'10" and I have a Recaro SRIII mounted on a Bride RO-Type rail. I have good head clearance and my knees don't hit the bottom of my dashboard when I heel/toe, like they did with the old rail.
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awesome, so it's all about how the seat is designed? whether side or bottom mount? COOL! time to start shopping!

Hey tall people!!! which seats make/model you like???
Im 6'4". I had R32 gtst seats and my head hit the roof.
Bride are nice and low but hard and skinny. 32/33 GTR are nice and low and also comfortable so would have to be my fav
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i might be an idiot for asking this, but are there any super low brackets out there that will lower the stock drivers seat in an s14? im tired of my head hitting the roof and i dont want after-market seats. Is there any hope for me?
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Not using the stock seat. Best bet is get a bride style bucket seat as they can sit a bit lower due to less padding
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i want to keep the stock seats in. are you guys saying there are no such rails?
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