good suggestion on looking for used I never thought about that. I'm not so worried about the brand being sort of an off brand as the fia rating. it self speaks to the safety of the seat to have that stamp on it. I'm sure a lot of seats are up to fia spec they just don't pay for it. It's just a piece of mind thing for me more than anything. I know factory seats hold up in an accident, its another thing to trust an aftermarket seat.
Got mine used (the fabric was ripped by me, they came in fine condition). Torino II seats were going for 4 figure sums, new, when I was looking, but got both of these for $500. Worth every penny (even though my passengers don't appreciate them as much as I do - they are really really low and my friends aren't terribly limber).
Thats one major reason that has me leaning more toward aftermarket buckets is how low you can mount the seats. The driving position in these things has you sitting so high with a factory bracket, even with the seat as low as it will go.
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Good luck! Iv looked in a lot of places without finding more than 1 or 2.
This car is not a daily driver, its purely for fun. So an FIA approved seat is a must for me personally outside of any factory options.
Ok well you just severely limited your options sense there are no FIA rated reclining seats on the market. If you want FIA seats you will need to buy a Fixed back seat. You weren't looking at FIA seat options earlier in this thread. Also if you want that FIA seat rating to mean anything, then you will need to buy harnesses a FIA rated 4 or 5 point harness to match.
Who said i wanted reclining? LOL
And I have always been looking at FIA approved seats.
Did I not mention I was looking at the Forza? And I plan on using a harness.
No you mentioned you were looking at the Forza seats but made no mention of wanting a seat with an FIA rating until 2 posts ago.
Also to quote you: "The secondary option is to do the 2001 Cobra seat conversion that LMR sells. It would match the interior... but wont hold me in as well as a n actual racing seat will."
Why would you even mention that as an option if you have "always wanted" and FIA rated seat.
LOL here is the whole side conversation summed up in 1 little box.
You inserted your own quotes around "always wanted". Then I said, I never said always wanted, I said always looking.
Thats all im trolling you on. I still heart you.
and I do appreciate your input.