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5 point seat belt sub-belt ?

Does the sub-belt go around or though the bottom of the seat? Does anyone have any good pictures?

Also how far in front of the seat does the anchor mount? Everyone's seems to be different.

and do the belt retainers on the harness bar go forward or backwards?

Thanks Chris.

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Chris,

You can do it in multiple ways depending on what you want. Ideally, the sub belt goes through the bottom of the seat but if you don't want to cut a hole, you can run it to the front
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As Rob suggested, the ideal place to mount the subbelt is through the seat a bit forward of the "family jewels". This is fairly easy with the stock fiberglass 914 seat. You also need to find a sacraficial seat bottom to poke a hole through.
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Drive without the seat bottom cushion, it will lower a large mass of weight about 1.5 to 2 inches = better cornering.
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Yup...use a thin pad and run the sub belt through the bottom of the seat backing. W/o the stock cushion you now have nice side bolsters and depending on your height, more clearance inside with a helmet on.
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Try the way mikez said. I take out my seat cushion for AXing

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I am kicking this idea around of replacing my RECARO SRD with a factory seat. The Recaro sits up pretty high but give awesome support and tends to counteract the stiff suspension in the car.
Removing the seat cushion gives good butt bolstering but not much side support. .
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I would suggest bolting the seat to floor and losing the seat rails....the SRD is the best seat I have ever used. In my 911 they have been redone in leather....
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Joe,

I had a Recaro SRD "like" seat in my 914-6. But I resolved the "sits up pretty high" issue by mounting the seat directly to the floor. I did this by bending the rear portion of the seat rail (the part with the three mounting holes) out so that it was parallel with the seat. This enabled me to mount the rear rail directly to the floor. I then bolted the seat's front rail to the front of the square steel floor support. By mounting the seat in this manner, the seat not only sat lower in the car, it also had a lower rake in the rear.

I also had to open the rear pad along the seams, take out some padding so that it countured better with the back of the seat, and then used 3M adhesive (monkey snot) to press the pad vynyl back in place. I later took the back pad out and replaced it with grey felt to match the carpeting. I sold the car a couple of years ago - here's the only interior shot that I have. As you can see, the seat sat fairly low.

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here's the one you've seen

This is the differance between the stock pad and the custom a/x pad.

I like it.


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