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Old 09-02-2015, 02:55 PM   #1
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Ordering Kirkey economy drag seat..need install advice

Gonna order Kirkey seats. Should I order the bracket too or just bolt the seat where I want it? Any fabrication needed?
AIRBAG fuse pull and call it a day?

Im thinking of ordering a Summit plastic seat for the pasenger side...
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Old 09-02-2015, 02:57 PM   #2
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Are you using a harness?
Caged or harness bar?
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Old 09-02-2015, 03:09 PM   #3
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Nothing...just weighr reduction for a 11s pass (hoping)
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Old 09-02-2015, 04:04 PM   #4
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I had both in 4th gens. I liked the plastic Jegs seat more to drive around in.
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Old 09-02-2015, 04:06 PM   #5
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What about installation?
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Old 09-02-2015, 06:01 PM   #6
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Been a while but we had the Kirkeys just about mounted to the floor:


Jegs seat I think it came with a sliding metal base, we used it:
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Old 09-02-2015, 08:13 PM   #7
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There are a couple companies that make seat bases that bolt right into the stock locations.
Google it.
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The three point stock seat belt is designed to work with together with all the factory air bags. When you remove and OE safety device it should be replaced with an aftermarket safety device. Unless I am mistaken, the back of the Kirkey is designed to be attached to a roll bar.

From the Kirkey website for the Series 16 seat.

FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY CAUSE
SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.

MOUNTING INSTRUCTIONS

This seat is to be mounted using the following instructions. For the bottom
of the seat, we recommend that you use no less than four (4) 5/16” (8mm)
bolts directly through the bottom of seat to the frame or roll cage.
(spread the bolts out as far as possible to distribute the load). For the back
of the seat, we recommend no less than two (2) 5/16" (8mm) bolts
through the back of the seat (below the shoulder belt openings)
to the roll cage.

NEVER mount to sheet metal.


We need a better plan to get into the 11s.
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Old 09-02-2015, 09:47 PM   #9
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The economy drag seat doesnt need to be attached to a roll bar, I think. thank you for the advice!

I'm at 12.76@113mph with a horrible 2.2 0-60ft. Race star on the way in 17'' front and rear with drag radials. This might do the trick with removed passenger seat. I could add ported intake and TB to complete this.
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Old 09-02-2015, 09:48 PM   #10
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Been a while but we had the Kirkeys just about mounted to the floor:


Jegs seat I think it came with a sliding metal base, we used it:
Thanks a lot for the pic!! Might go with jegs..but shipping is way less with Summit to Canada...

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There are a couple companies that make seat bases that bolt right into the stock locations.
Google it.
I've seen some but theyre like 200 bucks...
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The economy drag seat doesnt need to be attached to a roll bar, I think. thank you for the advice!

I'm at 12.76@113mph with a horrible 2.2 0-60ft. Race star on the way in 17'' front and rear with drag radials. This might do the trick with removed passenger seat. I could add ported intake and TB to complete this.
I have installed several Kirkey containment seats, but not any of the Series 16 Drag Seats. I did reference the Kirkey installation instructions for the Series 16.

https://www.kirkeyracing.com/images/...on%20Guide.pdf

For the back of the seat, we recommend no less than two (2) 5/16" (8mm) bolts through the back of the seat (below the shoulder belt openings) to the roll cage.
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Ok so no Kirkey then...
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I ordered the Copo seats
I'll post picks when they go in
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Old 09-03-2015, 01:48 AM   #14
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^^wow..what an idea!! Youre telling me that when I just ordered summit seat LOL, 2 mins ago!
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