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Old 01-24-2011, 06:51 PM   #1
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Anyone have Race Seats installed?

Im looking for a replacement race seat with more support and more importantly more head clearance as with the stock seat and with my helmet on, I cant sit up comfrotably. I havent seen if anyone has a direct replacement or if they will have to be custom fabbed to fit. Any info is appreciated.
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Old 01-24-2011, 06:57 PM   #2
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Old 01-24-2011, 07:01 PM   #3
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Are these a direct replacement?
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I have a pair of Cobra Suzuka Pro racing seats that are going in with a NHRA legal roll cage. The installation has already started.

I bought the seat mounts/slider brackets that are a bolt in solution for the 2010 Camaro for mounting the racing seats. I havn't tried them in the car yet.. we will be trial fitting them with me (and my Helmet) later this week at the chassis shop.If the mount doesn't fit (height wise - I am 5' 11"), my chassis shop will be custom making or modifying the ones I bought. I don't care about being able to move the seat forward/back. It is going to be positioned for me where I need it for driving position.

The seats and mounts/sliders were purchased from Sube sports.(www.subesports.com) They do not have the 2010 Camaro sliders listed in the catalog, but have already made the mount for them. You would need to talk to them on the phone.

I'll post some more info later this week after we trial fit the seat in the car.

The biggest thing to be modified when replacing the seats are the airbags. There are airbags in the seats. I deleted all of the airbags in the car... as some of them will be an issue with the roll cage and lack of them in the new seats. I'll just wear my 5 point harness belts when driving on the street.
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Old 01-24-2011, 08:26 PM   #6
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I have a pair of Cobra Suzuka Pro racing seats that are going in with a NHRA legal roll cage. The installation has already started.

I bought the seat mounts/slider brackets that are a bolt in solution for the 2010 Camaro for mounting the racing seats. I havn't tried them in the car yet.. we will be trial fitting them with me (and my Helmet) later this week at the chassis shop.If the mount doesn't fit (height wise - I am 5' 11"), my chassis shop will be custom making or modifying the ones I bought. I don't care about being able to move the seat forward/back. It is going to be positioned for me where I need it for driving position.

The seats and mounts/sliders were purchased from Sube sports.(www.subesports.com) They do not have the 2010 Camaro sliders listed in the catalog, but have already made the mount for them. You would need to talk to them on the phone.

I'll post some more info later this week after we trial fit the seat in the car.

The biggest thing to be modified when replacing the seats are the airbags. There are airbags in the seats. I deleted all of the airbags in the car... as some of them will be an issue with the roll cage and lack of them in the new seats. I'll just wear my 5 point harness belts when driving on the street.
Look forward to reply as to fitment. I also am having an 8.50 certified cage installed and if I dont find a replacement seat that bolts in, the shop doing the custom cage is going to fab my seats as well.
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We made our brackets for the Kirky seats. You gotta find the wire in the harness for the seats that runs the AIR BAG and put an ohm in it, that keeps the light off.

The car is certified for 8.50's NHRA.
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Old 01-24-2011, 11:17 PM   #8
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600hp-lpe and OrangeChevyII could you guys post pics and let me know the exact models you guys ordered and any pros vs cons on each of them.
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Old 01-25-2011, 06:45 AM   #9
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My roll cage is going to be certified for 8.50 as well.

here are pic's of the car stripped down to get ready for the build.

Car is at the chassis shop now. They are starting on the cage today. We are going to trial fit the seat later this week with me in there and the helmet on.







We are changing the steering wheel.. to this.



Here are the seats that are going in.
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Old 01-25-2011, 06:48 AM   #10
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600hp-lpe and OrangeChevyII could you guys post pics and let me know the exact models you guys ordered and any pros vs cons on each of them.
Picture is above of the seat...

They cost $899.00 each.. (con)

Very comfortable, build quality is excellent! (pro)

Cobra Suzuka Pro GT seat.
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Old 01-25-2011, 07:53 PM   #11
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My kirky seats are comfortable and affordable. 220 with the nice sear covers, bad part is fabing the seat brackets. It's a pretty good job.
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Old 01-25-2011, 08:39 PM   #12
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My kirky seats are comfortable and affordable. 220 with the nice sear covers, bad part is fabing the seat brackets. It's a pretty good job.
Im not worried about fabbing brackets as the whole interior is being taken out for the cage anyway so that will make it much easier. Which Kirkey model did you go with as they have so many different styles.
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Old 01-25-2011, 09:35 PM   #13
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Shit I dont know, the 17 inch alluminium ones. Nothing fancy, just as least heaviest ones as I could find. I honestly wish I had never put a cage in the car, its the point of no return. :(

When I drive the car I'm on top of the world, when it's a nice day and I cant fill it up with C16 and just drive.........it sucks. I would honestly give anything to have the car back to stock like the day I bought it.
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Old 01-25-2011, 09:38 PM   #14
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One other thing that sucks about your car vs mine is I dont have a sunroof, you need to tell whom ever is fabing the brackets to put the seat on the floor so you wont hit your helmet on the headliner.
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i put racing seats in mine, i used the stock sliders and welded brackets to it, they sit about the same as stock. i would post some pictures but my computer crashed and i lost everything
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One other thing that sucks about your car vs mine is I dont have a sunroof, you need to tell whom ever is fabing the brackets to put the seat on the floor so you wont hit your helmet on the headliner.
I am definitely having them fit to sit as low as possible where I can still see well as the sunroof is one option I wish I didnt have at this stage.
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I'm getting the Corbeau VX2000's, with the double locking slider brackets for the Camaro... All leather...

According to the reports I've gotten, they sit a little bit lower than the factory seats...

I'll let you know the fit clearance as soon as I get them in the car... Should be a few more weeks. Sorry I can't do any better than that right now.
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how much weight will you save?
Removing both seats and replacing with only a driver's seat (Corbeau), I lost 75 lbs.



However, with the straight-back, my head was too tall with helmet. I'd go with a reclining Corbeau next time.

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Well, I don't honestly know yet... I'm not sure what the facrtory seats weigh, but I think the Corbeaus are around 27 lbs per... I'll have to look it up

I looked on the website and I didn't see the weight...

I'll check the envoice and see if it lists a shipping weight..
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Well, I don't honestly know yet... I'm not sure what the facrtory seats weigh, but I think the Corbeaus are around 27 lbs per... I'll have to look it up

I looked on the website and I didn't see the weight...

I'll check the envoice and see if it lists a shipping weight..
I weighed mine. 26 lbs,

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Removing both seats and replacing with only a driver's seat (Corbeau), I lost 75 lbs.



However, with the straight-back, my head was too tall with helmet. I'd go with a reclining Corbeau next time.

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So yours is bucket seat? Can i see the seat bracket?
The bracket is attached, I don't have a pic.

For the brackets, go here:
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Corbeau Camaro 2010+ - (Driver) seat bracket E2156T $105.00

Corbeau Camaro 2010+ - (Passenger) seat bracket E2157T $105.00

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You guys are running some really heavy seats .
My Kirkeys were 14 lbs stock. After my mods they were 7 lbs INCLUDING all the mounting brackets.
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You guys are running some really heavy seats .
My Kirkeys were 14 lbs stock. After my mods they were 7 lbs INCLUDING all the mounting brackets.
Nice Work!

For those of you who kept the rest of the airbags in the car, What size resistor did you use in the seat harness to fool the airbag system?
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You guys are running some really heavy seats .
My Kirkeys were 14 lbs stock. After my mods they were 7 lbs INCLUDING all the mounting brackets.
Mine may be a little heavier, but, since I cant switch back and forth from the factory seats to the race seats, I want something that offers long term comfort as well as functionality...

and if the car isn't fast enough due to a couple of lbs of weight, I'll just add a lb or two of boost... Problem solved..
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