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Old 05-12-2019, 07:19 PM
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Default 996 Low Seat

Hopefully people with the right experience will see this and comment. I have a 996 that I drive as a periodic street car in the summer, but with a new track opening nearby hopefully by the end of summer this year, I think its going to see some track time. Nothing serious as my car doesn't have the stock engine in it anymore and I"m not sure how it would be classed in anything competitive.

That said I'm 6'5 and although I can fit decently for daily driving with the stock seats, there is fat chance I could fit with a helmet. Regardless the stock seats are worn pretty heavily and need to be replaced anyway. I have already taken out the center console (ala GT3) and I have a smaller wheel on the way.

As the car is a daily mostly, I dont really want to contend with huge thigh bolsters - so I'm not looking for a profi XL or anything like that. I have narrowed down to 3 seats that are side mount (so hope should get low) with hopefully daily livable characteristics. Keep in mind I have a 34-36" waist.
  • Tillett B5 - looks low, but jebus is it going to be comforable
  • Cobra Nogaro - wide enough?
  • Sparco QRT-R - Somewhat tight fit for a daily, but I could fit in it. Had more thigh bolster than the other 2 - maybe too much

If anyone has any experience and can comment on any of these seats with regard to width and getting low (what brackets did you use) I am all ears. If I have missed a seat you think will meet my objectives, pipe up.

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Old 05-13-2019, 06:10 AM
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Im tall also (6’6”) and was going to go the Cobra Nogaro route (im a 36” waist) but the closest dealer is 5 hours way. I ended up finding a deal on a single Recaro SPG XL and a floor mount bracket from Brey Krause. They arrive this week so we’ll see how easy the in and out dance goes. I have a thread documenting my 996 build so keep an eye out for an update

i also did the OEM GT3 console delete. I have a flat bottom 4 spoke wheel on order from DCT as well as a steering wheel extension from Carnewal sitting in a box waiting to go in
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Old 05-15-2019, 09:15 PM
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6'-4" w/34" inseam. Long torso = no bueno.
Bought Targa because it fits.
Now I'm considering DE, and quick helmet test was too close for comfort. Imagine putting helmet through glass top could total car if track doesn't take out motor.😎

My options are;
Take out some foam on stock seat bottom. Worked in my '85 carrera. Or mount a older konig sp700 seat i have to the stock seat rails. I need to see if thats possible.

If I was shorter I'd have a 914/6.

It's pretty comfortable. I sat in a bunch of seats before purchasing. What sold me on this set was the shoulder cut outs fit me. Recaros and others were too low and dangerous to use a 5pt. Harness. It would complement my momo wheel. Not sure the rennlist crowd would approve.😎
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