Race seat for big guy

Posted by dsmfreak1984, Nov 11, 2008

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  1. dsmfreak1984

    dsmfreak1984 Proven Member

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    whats up guys?

    I have been looking to get a couple of race seats for the almighty eclipse, however, I am kind of a big guy( 6'3" 250 pounds ) and just cant seem to find a manufacturer that makes any comfortable seats for a big guy like me. Any of you guys out there no of any companies that make seats like this??
     

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  2. dsm03

    dsm03 Proven Member

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    how do you even fit in the eclipse in the first place? Lol.. Try Recaro I liked them the seat isn't as narrow and it isnt one of the ones that hug your body Im fairly big about 190lbs so it may work for you..
     
  3. blue98gst

    blue98gst Proven Member

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    To the OP, I was wondering how you feel in the stock seat? I feel kinda squished, and my head touches the roof, I'm only 6'1'' and 230.
     
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  4. Lofty

    Lofty Moderator

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    Oh god the Talon was made for me 6"1 and 140 pounds.
    Awww yeah.
    It fits me perfectly.
    I second that on Recaro though.
     
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  5. erald01

    erald01 Proven Member

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    Honestly any racing seat will do as long as they seat low, because the stock dsm seats are known to be high, so if you get a set of Recaro's or Carbeous wil be fine. Most of the race seats are pretty low.
     
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  6. Steelnation36

    Steelnation36 Proven Member

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    i dont get it im 6'3 about 250 as well and i fit just fine. My head doesnt touch the roof and i really dont even feel tight inside the car. Maybe i can just tolerate small spaces better but it doesnt seem bad to me. And i have the stock seats, not the most comfortable but not the worst ive ever sit in.
     
  7. shredwin

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    Maybe your more flexible than the other guy ROFL.. Some people just like to have a llittle more room
     
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  8. DGajre777

    DGajre777 DSM Wiseman

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    Corbeau: Forza

    As a rule of thumb, the Forza racing seat will fit up to a 36 inch waist , while the Forza Wide will fit up to a 42 inch waist.


    Corbeau: FX1 Pro

    As a rule of thumb, the FX1 Pro racing seat will fit up to a 36 inch waist, the FX1 will fit up to a 38 inch waist and the FX1 Wide (black only) will fit up to a 42 inch waist.


    Corbeau: LG1

    As a rule of thumb, the LG1 will fit up to a 38-inch waist, while the LG1 Wide will fit up to a 42-inch waist.


    Corbeau: VX2000

    As a rule of thumb, the VX2000 will fit up to a 42-44 inch waist while still comfortably fitting smaller drivers.
     
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  9. kanderson

    kanderson Proven Member

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    I think that torso length has more to do with how you fit than overall height. Also, just my 2 cents, but in my experience sparco makes the best seats, although recaro is a pretty reputable company as well.
     
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  10. 91PlymouthLaser

    91PlymouthLaser Proven Member

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    Sparco and Recaro are the two companies I usually only hear good things about, so go with them.
     
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  11. dsmfreak1984

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    It's a tight squeeze actualy, only got about an inch of head room (screwed if I ever roll it over) but I love the car so much Im willing to deal with it.

    Man thanks for all the replies guys!
     
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  12. SOADweskey

    SOADweskey Proven Member

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    I'm 6'-0" and 210lbs, I used to weigh 250. I have a set of corbeau a4 seats in my car, they are designed to fit up to a 34-36" waist and I find them quite comfortable now that I lost a few pounds.
     
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  13. 99gst_racer

    99gst_racer Moderator

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    If you want a true "racing" seat, check out Kirkey aluminum seats. They offer them in many different hip widths.

    I'm guessing, though, that you're looking for a padded, cloth wrapped seat. If that's the case, just look for something that has very little containment.

    Examples:

    Very little containment: PIC

    Good amount of containment: PIC

    I'm 6'2" and weigh 245 lbs, and I use seats like in the first picture and I fit comfortably. There's no way my fat arse would fit in the seat in that second picture.
     
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  14. SupremeDsm

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    Momo Speed 2 racing seats are very nice. I have a set for my car. But they are pretty expensive so if you got the cash i recommend them. :thumb:
     
  15. TSiAWD666

    TSiAWD666 Supporting Member

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    I'd look at a Sparco Evo 2 or Evo 3 seat. They are sized for bigger fellas. You probably should find a shop that has them in a showroom to sit in them.
     
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  16. dsmfreak1984

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    Id like to go with the full race seat bit, for a little more protection. However the wife still has to agree to ride in the car (darn wives!!!!) otherwise it'd be gutted, straight piped the whole shebang.
     
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  17. bmoha2

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    I'm 6 3 280. Used to be a extreme power lifter and professional fighter. I have very wide shoulders and a narrow waist. I can't fit in a 1G. My ex had one and it was too cramped for me. The 2G Talon fits me like a glove but can be kinda a bi*** to get in and out of. I have adjusted my driving position to be more reclined. Not gangstar lean but more sloped than most people seats that I have seen. The top of my helmet sits flush with the ceiling of my car when I autocross. I want to get a set of seats. Hell, I'll settle for just one seat that fits me good and doesn't weigh a ton or cost $600! And a lower seating position is mandatory! My biggest problem is I fit in the racing seats at the hips but I can't fit my shoulders in.
     
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  18. xxShaneOmac

    xxShaneOmac Proven Member

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    Im a big boy.

    6'4+ 330+

    I drive a 1g and a 2g with a sunroof!!

    And I fit fine in both, getting in and out is a little fun, and turning the wheel 360* is a task in the 2g but it all works.

    A little bit of a lean back with the seat touching the rear seats, and a slight lean to the side and Im good!


    My friend got some Spearco seats, both the front ones. And well now, I cant ride in his car nor tune it for him..

    So hes replacing the passenger seat ahaha!

    I think the stock seats hold me just fine beacuse of my size, but the seat belt does a horrid job.

    I need some kind of harness to keep me in place.
     
  19. timmay316

    timmay316 Probationary Member

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    I run Corbeau GTS II seats in my 1g (and I used to have them in my 94 Cobra too). I'm 6'2" 260lbs, and I work out pretty religiously (ie, wide shoulders and wide lats) and they fit me just right. The other thing I like about them is they look almost stock.
     
  20. Archer Fabrications

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    I just got kirky pro drag seats 20" wide, would a 20" wide seat fit fine with the 2g interior? Center consol and door plastics? If they dont fit with the interior i guess itll Come out anyway. curious while i wait for it to ship. Just thought I'd bring this back. I'm 6'2" 260 38" waste
    Oh and i dont have any problems with the stock seats as is given my size, but at the track with a helmet i graze the headliner a little bit the kirkey should sit lower, but be more up right than how i normally sit so i hope it compensates

    Also, does anyone know the widest part on the stock leather 2g seat? I'm about 120 miles from my dsm at the moment.
     
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  21. Bergness08

    Bergness08 Proven Member

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    I'm 6'3 275 and I Hated the factory leather seats in my 2g. I bought a set of suede 4g seats to put in. I also cut the back rail the the seat bolts to out. I now have miles of headroom, even with a helmet on :D
     
  22. dsm-man

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    I would suggest a sparco seat my buddy is about your size and had trouble with the recaro seats
     
  23. Frogurt

    Frogurt Probationary Member

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    Dang eagleturbo I thought I was the only really big guy driving dsm. I'm 6'6" and 340 in a 2g. My torso is long so I don't fit perfect. Bought a sparco r100 and it sits well and I'm 44" waist. Also it's reclinable and has a thin bottom cushion. But gotta make custom mounts for it to sit low.
     
  24. Archer Fabrications

    Archer Fabrications Supporting Vendor

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    Im the one that brought this back cause i ha a question, if you didnt notice this is an old thread, how about answering some of my questions?

    Otherwise incase anyone idnt notice this thread is from 08.

    Anyonr have measurements of the stock 2g leather? I meed to know if my kirky 20" is gonna fit with the interior pieces.

    Anyone else run ing kirky pro street drag 41 series?
     
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  25. eagleturbo

    eagleturbo Proven Member

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    Yea, I really don't care for the stock 2g leather seat's, I heard the stock cloth seat are shorter, If so I don't no by how much.

    Frogurt, I'm like a 46 in the waist, but I still love my 2g
     

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