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Old 12-16-2015, 12:28 PM   #1
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Anyone Running a Race Seat?

Earlier this week I ordered a Sparco Evo II US race seat, and it is supposed to be here tomorrow. The seat itself only weighs 19lbs, and we are going to build the mounting brackets out of aluminum to keep that weight down as well. I have not weighed the stock seat yet, but it feels like every bit of 50-60lbs. If it isn't too terribly uncomfortable, then I will buy a 2nd one to put on the passenger side as well.

Has anyone else put a race seat in their truck yet?
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Old 12-16-2015, 12:46 PM   #2
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Not yet.....
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While looking at the seats I see generally available they are all very narrow. Being a fat old man I need a wider seat. Have you found any in your search?
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Fat old man race seat.......
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Old 12-16-2015, 01:34 PM   #5
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That's why I went with the Evo II US. I am 6'2" 200lbs, so it should fit me well. Sparco makes an Evo III which is the largest seat they make, and should be fine for the bigger guys. The Evo III only weighs 19.6lbs, so it isn't much heavier.


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Actually just saw that.. Apparently I've been looking at the wrong seats. Thanks,
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Fat old man race seat.......
Well as you get older and reflexes slow down you have to compensate and approach things differently. Like instead of a shift lite I use a shock collar....
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Actually just saw that.. Apparently I've been looking at the wrong seats. Thanks,
The Sparco seats are expensive, but they look nice, and are the lightest I could find aside from just a plastic shell. I'll throw some pics up next week once I get it in the truck. These cabs are huge, so I hope the seat doesn't look too small in there.
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They will look ok sitting within a cage as the seats sit more toward the center of the cab. Which then leads to the problem the steering wheel is too far out and needs to be realigned to point toward the seat. It never ends....
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Old 12-16-2015, 07:53 PM   #10
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I will be doing this soon as my truck cannot hold 4 people lol! It will be the daily street driven race truck basically. Will also be doing floor shifter lol man the list just grew some didn't it hahaha
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