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Thread: Fixed Back Racing/Bucket Seat in a Gen 2

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    Track day on Sunday - it was stinking hot so I couldn't set a decent lap time but the seat performed quite well. I guess the best way to describe it is you don't really notice while you're out on the track which is the way it should be.

    Now the standard seat is back in the car it feels like I am driving a bus all of a sudden, I used to think the standard seats had good bolstering but now it feels like they have none at all. Also the seating position is ridiculously high by comparison.

    It is nice being able to get in and out of the car without twisting my knee tho. Also nice to drive for more than 30 minutes without it starting to get really uncomfortable. I guess you just can't have it all.

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    Nice thread of DIY. I guess I don't have the same issue with the seat since I'm just *that* much bigger and heavier than you (I'm a much larger person than Reedy if anyone wants to know) and I don't track my car. My weight keeps me planted, just the bolstering that causes some issues if anything... but once again, with my weight, not as much of a problem.

    It's a pity the sliders didn't fit the plate properly and swapping seats is rather a pain. You'd think it'd be easy in, easy out... oh well. Nice one Reedy!
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    Alright, I have a permanent solution for the airbag light issue now.


    For those playing along at home, when you remove the seat, you also disconnect and remove the seat airbag. This causes the airbag light to some on, and the airbag computer to throw an error code. Not only is the light annoying, but the error code in the computer also stops all other airbags from working properly, not the result you want.






    After doing some reading, most airbags can be bypassed using a variety of 2.2-3.3 ohm resistors. I couldn't get any hard data on what the MPS does so I made a best guess based off other Japanese cars of the same era and grabbed a 3.3 ohm, 1W resistor.





    Then jammed it into the airbag plug under the seat and started the car up. No airbag light, no more error code in the ECU. Great success!





    The 1W resistors work well as the wire gauge fits snugly enough in the plug to hold itself nicely in place.


    Next I grabbed some heatshrink and spaced the legs out to give the resistor a little bit of structure.





    I ended up making 2 resistor setups, one of them has a 2A automotive fuse wired in series, while the other is just a bare resistor. The fused one should blow in the event of an airbag deployment while the unfused one will probably just let the magic smoke out and go pop. Either way, in that event i'll have much bigger problems to worry about but at least my airbags should be back to working normally now.






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    Hi Reedy. I've been looking at getting a set of Corbeau seats for my Gen 2, and I'm thinking the Planted seat brackets are the only way to go - however we are a little stuck on the actual seat belt tab and it working properly with our RHD cars. Did you have any drama with yours fitting with the standard seat belt, as I read you are only using the aftermarket seat for track work.
    Any help you could give is much appreciated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 190MPS View Post
    Hi Reedy. I've been looking at getting a set of Corbeau seats for my Gen 2, and I'm thinking the Planted seat brackets are the only way to go - however we are a little stuck on the actual seat belt tab and it working properly with our RHD cars. Did you have any drama with yours fitting with the standard seat belt, as I read you are only using the aftermarket seat for track work.
    Any help you could give is much appreciated!
    Only just noticed this!

    All you need to get is a 7/16 UNF hi tensile nut and you are good to go. There is a tab on the bracket that the seatbelt buckle bolts into, but you need a nut as it just has a through hole rather than a thread.

    You will also need to unplug the wiring on the buckle that activates the seatbelt alarm.

    I still use the standard seatbelt with my race seat, altho I use it with a booster cushion both for comfort and also for safety, as the seatbelt rests on the seat bolsters instead of my hips when clipped in normally and that can be pretty dangerous in an accident.
    Last edited by Reedy; 27-02-2017 at 08:36 AM.

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