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Old 05-18-2011, 09:09 PM   #1
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I have been looking around for some racing seats lately. I am fond of the brands Bride and Veilside and would like to get a red seat like in this video :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLFZfqd4dn4

I was wondering if you guys had any suggestions on a seat make because since the car is my daily driver, I want to make sure it'll be comfortable and maybe reclinable. I have been trying to search the web but couldn't really find anything and was wondering if maybe I was just missing something? Thanks
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Old 05-18-2011, 09:43 PM   #2
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If you want "real" racing seats, make sure they are FIA approved.

Most of the Bride stuff on the market isn't the original Bride in Japan, basically replica. The original Bride had lost their trademark a few years back. Not sure about Veilside.

I have Sparcos in my Z. In terms of comfort, your size and weight will matter, seats are designed differently for different folks.

If you just want some red seats look for some cheapy ebay ones if it doesn't matter to you.

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Old 05-18-2011, 10:45 PM   #3
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Whats your budget? Are you looking for fixed back or reclining?

The stock leather seats sucked for autox so I decide to replace them with these: http://www.corbeau.com/products/fixe...seats/fx1_pro/

I daily drive my Z and these seat are pretty comfortable. The seats, brackets and harnesses cost me about $1000. I recommend that you try out the seats before you purchase them. I sat in a lot of seats before I figured out the FX1's had the right fit for me.
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Old 05-19-2011, 06:18 AM   #4
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OT: is the original reclining bride seats approved by FIA?

+1 on test fit the seat before buying them
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Old 05-19-2011, 06:19 AM   #5
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i hear the weight savings are pretty substantial btw. Aside from just being red.
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i have bride cugas. very comfy and reclining. other comfortable seats i've sat in that might interest you:
Sparco Milano Prestige
Sparco Torino 2
Bride Gias
Bride Ergo 2
Recaro Pole Position (FIA approved and non-reclining).
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Old 05-19-2011, 08:36 AM   #7
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OT: is the original reclining bride seats approved by FIA?

+1 on test fit the seat before buying them
No reclining seat is FIA approved.
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Here is a pic of the Veilside VSD-1 reclineables in my Z, sorry the photo sucks but should give you an idea.

Click the image to open in full size.


As for fittment:

They are small, dude.... Threads in the past have said 36" MAX, but im a 32" waist and barely fit in these things. They hold you VERY well, though. The design is well thought out, with the padding extruding out from the seat so you have room for your helmet, and the torso support is money.

Height: I am 6-2 and with the Bride RO type rails, i fit perfectly height wise in the Veilside's. Enough room for a helmet if I want buts it's close.

As for comfort:

They are pretty damn comfortable for a racing seat (NOT FIA approved, as Terrasmak mentioned no reclineable is FIA). I have a friend that has the Bride, Japan special edition Kevlar Gia's, he thinks the Veilsides are WAY more comfortable, as do I. The Brides offer more waist, bolster, and torso room width wise, but much less padding. Also, the padding can be removed in the Veilsides (velcro).
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i hear the weight savings are pretty substantial btw. Aside from just being red.
One of my seats with the bracket and slider weighs about 24lbs.

Heres a pic of my set up:
Click the image to open in full size.
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One of my seats with the bracket and slider weighs about 24lbs.

Heres a pic of my set up:
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What seat rails did you use, i have Buddy Club and i'm waiting on my FX1 seats. I got an FX1pro for the drivers side and FX1 for the pass side.
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The Corbeau ones.
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The Corbeau ones.
With the FX1 and the Corbeau seat rails, did the seat sit any higher/lower than stock seating position?
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Give me a call if you wanna discuss seats, we sell all the major brands and I can tell you what will fit you (size wise) as well as what will fit your budget and needs. We deal with Sparco, Recaro, Corbeau, Status and other smaller companies as well.
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I have two OMP TRS seats for sale $640 picked up or + shipping. The OMP's are FIA legal & I have the side mounts & sliders.
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With the FX1 and the Corbeau seat rails, did the seat sit any higher/lower than stock seating position?
They sat a bit lower.
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They sat a bit lower.
I may order a set, my buddy club super high brackets mount the seat in inch taller. My head is burried in the headliner.
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