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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old December 17th, 2014, 08:36 Thread Starter
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Stylish first class racing seats for your Toyota

Driving competitively requires a racing seat that lets you stay put, it also a great way to bring that race car theme into your ride.Hard cornering and braking constantly try to make you slide left and right, or forward out of the seat. If you’re investing energy into staying put, that’s mental and physical resources you can’t devote to the most important thing: winning. That’s true during street driving, at least the way we sometimes drive on the street. A stock seat simply doesn’t have enough lateral support to keep your butt planted or your shoulders in one place so you can make precise inputs to the steering, accelerator or brakes.

We have good selection of racing seats, upholstered in the finest materials, these high-style seats will also make your interior look great!

The application-specific mounting brackets are available. We also carry 3-point and 4-point harness for to keep you securely in the seats.

Here are several options for your to take a look at:

SEIBON® - Carbon Kevlar Bucket Racing Seat
http://www.carid.com/seibon-carbon/s...t-1368859.html


Cipher® - CPA2001 Euro Series Racing Seats
http://www.carid.com/cipher/cpa2001-...ing-seats.html


Cipher® - CPA1001 Series Racing Seats
http://www.carid.com/cipher/cpa1001-...ing-seats.html


Cipher® - CPA1019 Series Racing Seats
http://www.carid.com/cipher/cpa1019-...ing-seats.html


Note: Cipher Auto’s racing seats are supplied without brackets.

Read more about the manufacturers here:
SEIBON - http://www.carid.com/seibon-carbon/
Cipher - http://www.carid.com/cipher/

Which ones do you like the most?
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old June 1st, 2015, 17:42
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Hi, is there anywhere in Ontario Canada I can try this seat?

Cipher® - CPA2001 Euro Series Racing Seats
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You may have a customer in me if you could get it to mount on LOW PROFILE brackets to keep it as low to the floor as a stock seat. Every aftermarket seat Ive ever sat in, in an MR2 except a bride lomax has been way too tall and it felt like crap. Im a bigger dude so I need that leg to steering wheel clearance and to keep my head out of my t-tops.

So what kind of low profile mounting solutions do you guys have?
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You may have a customer in me if you could get it to mount on LOW PROFILE brackets to keep it as low to the floor as a stock seat. Every aftermarket seat Ive ever sat in, in an MR2 except a bride lomax has been way too tall and it felt like crap. Im a bigger dude so I need that leg to steering wheel clearance and to keep my head out of my t-tops.

So what kind of low profile mounting solutions do you guys have?
Hey man, I'm seriously considering a pair of seats from them too and am in the same situation, want low as possible. I might just look into my own mounting solution to get it as low as the stock seats.
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Yes, I totally understand what are you talking about. I will go ahead and try to get the measurements of the brackets for you. Will keep you updated.

Unfortunately we do not have a showroom in Canada, there is only one option to send it via UPS. If you want I can calculate the shipping cost by your postal code.
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The CPA2001 does look sexy in that tan.
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They are really nice. For now most of the models are back in stock, but I suggest you to doublecheck availability prior ordering, because they are selling out pretty quickly, especially in popular color options like tan.
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I wouldnt even consider it if it isnt as low as stock. So, I for one would like some measurements.
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Are the seats as safe as OEM? Any test, or am I running the risk at the seat failing on impact like any other eBay seat?
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They are really nice. For now most of the models are back in stock, but I suggest you to doublecheck availability prior ordering, because they are selling out pretty quickly, especially in popular color options like tan.
It would be nice if you could mount one of these seats in a customers car and post a video comparing it to the factory ones. I think it would help with your sales.
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Are the seats as safe as OEM? Any test, or am I running the risk at the seat failing on impact like any other eBay seat?
Please explain how a seat can "fail" on impact and jeopardize your safety...

I'm in no way sticking up of cheap seats (ebay or not), but there is no logic in a seat being a safety issue / concern assuming that it is installed "properly". And this includes "proper" installation of restraint system (i.e., the seat belts) which is the most important part.
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In the event of an accident I rather not find out that the back support will crack or fold from pressures of an accident. Would like to know that the seat will hold me in the right position is all. This doesn't mean every non tested seat is unsafe but i would love to know the quality of the locking parts is all. The videos are old and I would hope "cheaper" seats would use better quality parts by now but who knows that's what i'm hopping the seller will chime in!

Bad--- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4Qsd4-8IMo

Good-- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xoauIutCmc

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Still waiting for a reply
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In the event of an accident I rather not find out that the back support will crack or fold from pressures of an accident. Would like to know that the seat will hold me in the right position is all. This doesn't mean every non tested seat is unsafe but i would love to know the quality of the locking parts is all. The videos are old and I would hope "cheaper" seats would use better quality parts by now but who knows that's what i'm hopping the seller will chime in!

Bad--- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4Qsd4-8IMo

Good-- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xoauIutCmc
Although I see what you are getting at, at the same time as it applies to an MR2, that test / failure is for the most part irrelevant since there is a "structural" firewall directly behind the seat. Even if you are fairly short and dont have to have the seat all the way back, there is only a few inches between the back upper half of the seat and the firewall. Even in the "Good" video, the seat folds more then that, so even in the "good" video, the seat would have impacted the firewall before its full movement (as seen in the video).
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You normally don't wants the firewall to be what saves you from breaking a spine. Now our mr2s have 20+ year old seats so who knows how safe they really are anyways! All I am getting at is its something to think of before buying no name seats is all.

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