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Old 08-19-2009, 05:33 PM
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I am considering this seat and I do not know anyone who has one. I've been told it is sized a little larger than a Pro2000.
I currently have an EVO L and it is a little bit small in the seat but fits in the shoulder area. My car is an 86' 911.

Does anyone has this seat and will it fit in my car?

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Old 08-19-2009, 06:50 PM
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I have this seat. Some of my thoughts on it:

It is a little wider overall than my old pro 200.
I have very wide shoulders and it can accomdate them.
I basically give up having a little bit wider in the seat area so it fits my shoulders ok.
Overall a good fit and I am 5'10", 190 lbs, 34 in waist.

The head supports really saved my neck once already when i hit a wall in vegas last year. So I definitely recommend the upgrade.
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Originally Posted by JC3D View Post
I have this seat. Some of my thoughts on it:

It is a little wider overall than my old pro 200.
I have very wide shoulders and it can accomdate them.
I basically give up having a little bit wider in the seat area so it fits my shoulders ok.
Overall a good fit and I am 5'10", 190 lbs, 34 in waist.

The head supports really saved my neck once already when i hit a wall in vegas last year. So I definitely recommend the upgrade.
John
Check that seat carefully if it was involved in a hard hit. Would hate to see a problem after it's already helped once. Was the hit straight in or sideways?

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Old 08-19-2009, 07:25 PM
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It was not that hard of a hit, but was enough to fling my head to the side against the bolster. Hit the rear drivers side corner, and the seat is still fine.
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John, thanks for the feedback. One other question for you: How's the visibility with this seat? Does the Halo cut alot of your lateral visibility?

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It is about the same as any side head protection seat. It definitely would not be safe for the street. I have the old hans without sliding tethers so it really doesn't cut it off more than the hans does.
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Brad, if you're coming to MSR in September, try my seat out. I have the Recaro Pro Racer XL (for my fat butt!). I also have a Recaro Profi XL that I am not using. It's not a halo seat, but it is current for FIA certification. If you use this seat with Recaro mount brackets, you do not need a seat back brace. Let me know as that Profi XL is just sitting in my garage.

You coming to Hallett in October? I just registered (registration opened tonight at 9P). Hope to see you guys there.

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Old 08-20-2009, 11:48 AM
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Brad, if you're coming to MSR in September, try my seat out. I have the Recaro Pro Racer XL (for my fat butt!). I also have a Recaro Profi XL that I am not using. It's not a halo seat, but it is current for FIA certification. If you use this seat with Recaro mount brackets, you do not need a seat back brace. Let me know as that Profi XL is just sitting in my garage.

You coming to Hallett in October? I just registered (registration opened tonight at 9P). Hope to see you guys there.

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Thanks for the offer. You know I've been flirting with the idea of racing NASA. They require either a Halo seat or side net so I have been looking at halo seat options.
I was actually going to try for the Aug 1-2 NASA TWS race but I tore my MCL mid-July which has derailed me a bit.
MSRC & Hallett: I'm going to try for both. It all really depends on my work schedule. I know the race cretans I associate myself with, including you, have been talking about going to Hallett so if I can get there I will.

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I have one in my 944 and like it a lot. I'm 5'10, 200lbs.

I also have a Sabelt Taurus XL that I don't need. The seat was great, but the halo was just a fraction too wide to work with my cage that has temple bars installed. Asking $490 with side brackets and can deliver or have delivered to PCA race at Hallet.

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I just put one of these seats in my RS America and I really like it. I'm 5'11" and 195 LBS. No visability problems and great value from SafeRacer with a 10% off coupon and free shipping $764.

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