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Old 01-08-2011, 11:20 AM
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Default gt3 seat buckle receptacle clearance

I recently installed a euro gt3 seat (thanks Ahmet!) but the seat belt buckle receptacle is really tight against the center tunnel. The bolt that holds the receptacle on actually rubs against the carpet, making the seat adjustment forward and aft a bit difficult.

I think there are possibly different adapters depending on if you want to use stock belts or harnesses, etc. The ones I have are pretty long with those blocks on each side.

I'll try to take some pics.
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Old 01-08-2011, 11:32 AM
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The side brackets are oem? If they are then the bolt should not rub regardless if you have 3p belt or / and 6p lap belt there.

Post a pic and we ‘ll try to fix it. : )
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Old 01-08-2011, 11:39 AM
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+1... oem will not rub, even with BK anchor hooks attached for harness mines still does not rub.
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Old 01-08-2011, 12:06 PM
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I've had several sets of GT3 buckets over the years and NEVER had a clearance issue. Pics would help.
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Old 01-08-2011, 12:07 PM
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Okay guys here are some pics.

The first few show the issue- the bolt for the seat belt receptacle rubs against the carpet. The 2nd and 3rd pics show this the best.

Also the body of the receptacle is tight against the plastic center trim, but not too bad.

On the outboard side of the seat I took some pics to show the spacer/bolt arrangement, which is identical on both sides. There is no clearance issue on the outboard side, though.

Finally I added some gratuitous garage pictures for you guys. Only the middle one is mine, though.
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Old 01-08-2011, 12:10 PM
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A couple questions.

1. Are they (the seats) on the correct sides (driver v. pax)? Serious question.
2. Are those stock sliders and side mounts?
3. Are they genuine GT3 buckets or aftermarket?

Maybe it is just the camera angle or lighting but your side mounts look rather thick. Maybe that's the culprit?

Give me a couple mins and I'll take a pic of mine (outside the car)

Here's a few pics. First two are passenger side and second two are drivers side. I'll check my photo library if I have some mounted pics.

Last two are the best I could find installed. Nothing from behind to show the clearance.

If you had posted this just a week ago I still had my buckets in the car and I could have taken some pics.
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Old 01-08-2011, 12:37 PM
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Sorry you're having issues. The seat is definitely oem, the slider adjustment is on the right side of the seat so I assume it's the driver side (which is where I ran it, and it was tight fitting exactly like yours). I can buy the seat back from you today if you don't want to deal with it.

Otherwise I think pictures of the rail/sidemount from directly behind showing the curvature to compare to another oem drivers seat that has more clearance against the tunnel would help I think (hint hint Dell ).
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They are genuine recaros with the Porsche crest and everything. The lever for adjusting fore and aft is towards the inside, by the driver's right knee. That's the driver's, correct? Looks that way in my shop manual.

I'm pretty sure everything is stock. It looks just like what you posted as far as I can tell, Dell.
Thanks for the help.
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Very welcome.

Like I said, if I had known a week ago I could have taken pics of them installed. I won't put them back in until mid-March.

Everything looks to be as it should but camera angles and lighting can do tricks.
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Well the buckle touching the tunnel cosnole edge is normal hence the carpet sticker there.

Now the side brackets appear oem but on the bolt down cube the spacer doesn't. It looks too long.

If you have the sizes below you won't rub.
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Originally Posted by 911SLOW View Post
Now the side brackets appear oem but on the bolt down cube the spacer doesn't. It looks too long.
My thoughts exactly. Just measured mine and concur.
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True! Which is why I reused the bolt out of my original seat, which is OEM and shorter. So I guess I lied when I said it was identical on the other side. I am using the shorter bolt on the inside.
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Your problem is not the bolt but the thicker spacer used.
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bingo!
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Do you mean that block or the threaded tube that the bolt threads into?
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