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Old 03-18-2013, 05:24 PM   #1
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Sparco seat install

Just thought i would post a picture for anyone else looking to do install sparco seats with harnesses and a rollbar.



Here's a video http://youtu.be/TGbHrb-pvTE
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Old 03-18-2013, 05:56 PM   #2
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Is the door able to close with that seat?
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:10 PM   #3
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Would you mind providing more information?

Type of seats? Do they recline? Are they comfy, any loss of circulation?
Type of Harness?
Are you using a tank plate to mount the lower harness points?
Any issues; airbags, mounting, etc.
Is the roll bar permanent and how is it mounted? Pictures?
Where did you get all of your equipment?

There are many of us that track our cars, as I see you do, that would be interested in this type of information.

They do look good in there. Have you had a chance to try them out yet?

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Old 03-18-2013, 06:10 PM   #4
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Is the door able to close with that seat?
No, that's why the passenger door is closed.........
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:47 PM   #5
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Is the door able to close with that seat?
Yes it closes perfectly.
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:56 PM   #6
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Would you mind providing more information?

Type of seats? Do they recline? Are they comfy, any loss of circulation?
Type of Harness?
Are you using a tank plate to mount the lower harness points?
Any issues; airbags, mounting, etc.
Is the roll bar permanent and how is it mounted? Pictures?
Where did you get all of your equipment?

There are many of us that track our cars, as I see you do, that would be interested in this type of information.

They do look good in there. Have you had a chance to try them out yet?

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The seats are sparco evo2-US. They do not recline they are fixed one piece fiberglass racing seats. They weigt about 19 pounds. They are extremely comfortable I just drove this past weekend to VIR, about a 10 hour drive for me and i was comfortable. The harness is a 6 point. The harnesses are drilled into the floor. The airbags do need to be disabled but with harnesses the airbags aren't needed. The rollbar is a bolt in so it can be removed. I ordered it as a 6 point (with door bars) but with these seats they dont fit so i left them out. I would of just ordered a 4 point rollbar but the company assured me it would fit perfectly but their statement was obviously false. I got the seats, adapters, bases, harnesses, and hardware from OG Racing located in virginia. The rollbar from Rpm rollbar. I wasnt completely satisfied with RPM because they sent the wrong bolts and told me the 6 point rollbar would fit with my seats and it didnt. Everything performed great this past weekend at VIR. It was a 3 day event and I couldn't be more happier with the seats it makes a huge difference and recommend it to everyone who tracks their car. Safety is key and safe is fast.
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:16 PM   #7
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How are you disabling the airbags?
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:23 PM   #8
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How are you disabling the airbags?
Not entirely sure my shop did it.
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Old 03-19-2013, 03:28 PM   #9
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Those look great. Too bad they dont fit with the 6 point....
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:43 PM   #10
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Those look great. Too bad they dont fit with the 6 point....
Yeah i was mad that the roll bar company said it would fit perfect. My shop called them and they told my shop the seat had to be heated up at bent inwards. Needless to say they or me wasnt doing that.
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how was the harness? any more pics you can post showing the harness and how it buttons up?
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Not entirely sure my shop did it.
Could you ask your shop if they have an airbag disable kit? Or find out how they did it?

Install lOoks great! I'm hoping to get the Speedware setup (harness bar, tank plates, harnesses and Sparco seats).

If you don't mind sharing publicly, what's your height and weight? I'm having a difficult time choosing a seat cause Sparco has so many sizes:

Evo
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Evo2-US
Evo2-Plus
Evo3

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Love that setup, its a shame the 6 point won't fit. Looks great though.
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:56 AM   #14
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Could you ask your shop if they have an airbag disable kit? Or find out how they did it?

Install lOoks great! I'm hoping to get the Speedware setup (harness bar, tank plates, harnesses and Sparco seats).

If you don't mind sharing publicly, what's your height and weight? I'm having a difficult time choosing a seat cause Sparco has so many sizes:

Evo
Evo2
Evo2-US
Evo2-Plus
Evo3

Thanks!
I think they just used resistors.

Here's a general sizing for the sparco seats.
EVO - Medium
EVO II - Medium/Tall
EVO II US - Large
EVO III - XLarge

Im about 5'9 215lbs with about a 38 inch waist, im a wide but short guy and the evo3 was way too big and doesnt fit in the car i believe. The evoii us fits me perfectly. When on track i take the bottom cushion out and street driving i leave the cushion in and use the stock seatbelt to make it easier. I believe the regular evo 2 is comparable to the pro 2000, im not sure sparco has a measuement chart on their site. The pro 2000 i was able to fit in but it was too tight for my liking.
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Love that setup, its a shame the 6 point won't fit. Looks great though.
Yeah i was bummed but its okay. The rollbar is just temporary for a few years until i put a full rollcage in it.
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how was the harness? any more pics you can post showing the harness and how it buttons up?
I dont have any pictures but a female end comes up between your legs and then there are two lap straps you connect in and two shoulder straps.
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I think they just used resistors.

Here's a general sizing for the sparco seats.
EVO - Medium
EVO II - Medium/Tall
EVO II US - Large
EVO III - XLarge

Im about 5'9 215lbs with about a 38 inch waist, im a wide but short guy and the evo3 was way too big and doesnt fit in the car i believe. The evoii us fits me perfectly. When on track i take the bottom cushion out and street driving i leave the cushion in and use the stock seatbelt to make it easier. I believe the regular evo 2 is comparable to the pro 2000, im not sure sparco has a measuement chart on their site. The pro 2000 i was able to fit in but it was too tight for my liking.
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I want! Love the seats and the cage....one day
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I'm looking at racing seat options due to clearance issues when wearing a helmet. I'm 6-2 and have to recline the factory seat while at track events. Are your seats any lower than factory?
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I'm looking at racing seat options due to clearance issues when wearing a helmet. I'm 6-2 and have to recline the factory seat while at track events. Are your seats any lower than factory?
I dont think so, but when on track i take the cushion out so my helmet fits.
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are they lighter than stock seat?
Stock weighs about 30lbs maybe more and these weigh 19 lbs.
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Driver seat 54, passenger 44. More if you have a newer model with power adjustment.

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http://youtu.be/TGbHrb-pvTE

Video with the seats at vir, my uncles in the passenger seat.
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