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I am coming to the end of my 4 year long 914 project, finally. I need to buy racing seat for the car and I don't know which seats would work best for me. The car is set up for the track but will mostly be driven on the street. I want something that will hold me into the car nicely, but wont be too uncomfortable, and not too expensive. I was trying to stay under $600 each. I see so many seats out there, from $300 to $3000. The $300 seats are what I want but they don't look too comfortable. What do you guys have in your cars, and how do you like them? Does anyone have the $300 seat? What do they feel like?
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I found a perfect pair of konig's made for the 914 (have the 914 style headrest). They really wrap around and are very comfortable. I just saw some on one of the 914 sites for sale...put a WTB ad in all the 914 classifieds to see if anybody wants to offer a pair up. I paid 900 bucks for the pair.

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Time and time again, I hear the best seat out there is GTS. Looks like they are even in your price range at Camp 914.
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I have a pair of GT seats if your interested email me at nein11@msn.com


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For the track, it's better and safer to have holes through the seat for your five-point harness -- over shoulders, at your waist, and between your legs. I have a very inexpensive Corbeau seat that works quite well on the track.
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I am working on a set of seats right now, thay are based on the 914 frame and use the insert. stock looking with support in the right areas. Should be ready this spring:

Here is the computer model:

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Mark they look Kewl keep us posted . Thanks
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How much do your seats weigh? How much do stock seats weigh?
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Mark -- your seat design looks extremely cool but I worry you haven't got nearly enough side bolster, which as we all know is why the stock 914 seats are a joke for performance driving. Check out the Vintageseats.com RS model. Your side bolsters should be at least that deep.

Greenwater - Corbeau Forza. Can't say much for the quality control, the plastic piece where my shoulder harness goes through has already popped off after only six track days, but it is comfortable, and the seat cushion under my butt is removable which gives me at least another two inches of helmet clearance.
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There's a used set of Recaro SRDs on a Subaru website for $650.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1193534&highlight=recaro+srd

I had a set in my 914. You don't need a seat adaptor - just bolt the seat slider to the tub and you retain the fore/aft adjustment. You will need to modify the back pad a bit to accommodate the wider seat back. But, you would be hard pressed to find a more comfortable and supportive seat.
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I like the GTS LeMans as mentioned above. Good for street or competition. The are designed to be used with 5-point belts and stock belts.
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I think I have made my decision. I am going to go with Corbeau FX1 pro seats. They are inexpensive and are basically the same style as the Forza that Sandy likes. That is the type of seat that I am looking for and hopefully it will be a little better construction then the Forza.
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Sandy,
You need less support than you think. The problem with many of the 914 "sport" seats is that the stock seatbelts won't work because of the excessive bolstering throught the back into the bottom. Mine have just the right amount. I do professional automotive design work for a living, I used charger SRT-8 bolsters as my guide for position and sizing, its a pretty good seat to use as a guide, good lateral support and comfort.

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Sandy,
You need less support than you think. The problem with many of the 914 "sport" seats is that the stock seatbelts won't work because of the excessive bolstering throught the back into the bottom. Mine have just the right amount. I do professional automotive design work for a living, I used charger SRT-8 bolsters as my guide for position and sizing, its a pretty good seat to use as a guide, good lateral support and comfort.

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I'm pretty impressed with your design Mark...
What covering options will you have or are you just going to offer the "old skool" look?

Either way, shoot me a PM when you're ready to sell and give me an idea of price.

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This is one of the best selections of 914 seats I have found.

http://www.camp914.com/products/bfseats.html
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911 seats?

I have a pair of high-back 911 seats (late '70s?). Is it possible to adapt them for a 914?
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You can adapt anything, if you've got a welder and a sawz-all... But unless you have about 18" of headroom as is, you're going to wind up with your helmet bouncing off the roof if you try to race in that seat.

If you're not racing, you only need about 10" of headroom sitting on the stock seats to avoid bouncing your head off the roof.

Yes, I am exaggerating. Not by much, though. Compare the thickness of the 911 seat to the 914 seat and see what I mean.

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