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    Default Kirkey Road race seats in a Noble

    Hey guys!

    I think Calvin has me convinced that a Kirkey Road race seat with cover is probably the best bang for the buck as far as actual racing seats are concerned. Heres a link to what Im looking at:

    http://www.jegs.com/i/Kirkey/570/47300/10002/-1

    Has anyone used in your Noble, or seen any Nobles use this Kirkey seats before? Im looking at potentially just bolting it directly to the floor without any runners. This way I can keep my factory seats nice and "factory". Any info on how it felt, how it fit/whether the bolsters cleared everything, etc would be highly appreciated before I pull the trigger on these...

    Thanks in advance!

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    Look at bimarco seats from Poland, they are FIA certified. They are very similar to recaro in design , quality of cover is not great but acceptable.

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    I raced in a kirkey seat, 0 degree lay back. It's for racing only in my mind, if you plan on doing double duty you will be uncomfortable. I too want a racing seat for my car but there are not many options. For the price it maybe worth a try

    I was working with these guys,http://www.sportseats4u.co.uk/lightw...2.html?ccUser= he owned a Noble. Tons of choices.
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    cooch, yea Im looking for a true, dedicated track seat.

    As Ive been looking, Ive found some other relatively inexpensive seats on Jegs. Some are heavier than the Kirkey, some dont give weights. Some look a bit nicer and some dont:

    Scat 1790, $145 each (damn!!): http://www.jegs.com/i/Scat/942/80-1790-61/10002/-1
    Scat Xtreme 1700, $288 each: http://www.jegs.com/i/Scat/942/80-1700-61R/10002/-1
    Sparco Sprint, $395: http://www.jegs.com/i/Sparco/879/008231NR/10002/-1
    Momo Start, $450 each: http://www.jegs.com/i/MOMO/682/START/10002/-1

    Anyone know anything about any of these seats?

    The Kirkey still *feels* a bit more straightforward, but at the end of the day, who knows...At $450 a piece for the Momo seats, Id be looking at about the same price said and done once I add in the covers with the Kirkey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpwden View Post
    Hey guys!

    I think Calvin has me convinced that a Kirkey Road race seat with cover is probably the best bang for the buck as far as actual racing seats are concerned. Heres a link to what Im looking at:

    Thanks in advance!
    Just as a disclaimer there are many pros and cons to all of the above mentioned seats. I just relayed my saga in fitting racing seats into my Vette which was WAY more complicated than I ever imagined and I learned more than I ever wanted to know about seat choices and pitfalls. Of course it is extremely hard to find places where you can try out the seats. On that note, if anybody wants to try out a ton of seat options in one place and you live anywhere near New Jersey there is a shop called Stable Energies in Garfield, NJ with a couple of really nice guys that run it and they had like 20 different seats on the floor that you could sit in! I made a detour to the shop on one of my business trips to Philly.

    --Calvin

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    I wouldnt put any aftermarket seat that doesnt have FIA certification, and even that is not an absolute guarantee, see the debacle of the recaro pole position

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    Calvin,
    Thanks for the tip, I'm not to far from them. When I get my car back on the road I will have to take the trip up there!

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    Wine Country here in Denver has a lot of seats to sit in. I bought one and brought it to Hanks to have him make a bracket for it, but the seat was hitting the roll bar so I brought it back for a refund. That was 2 months ago, so I'll be starting the measuring process again. I bought the sparco that had a removable halo. I'm going to look for a halo seat that has an opening you can look through for your blind spot. I won't be exchanging seats between events, so it's important to be able to check your blind spot.

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    It's highly unlikely a halo seat will work. I did see a seat where the left head rest can be removed

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    Quote Originally Posted by ken7258 View Post
    Wine Country here in Denver has a lot of seats to sit in.
    Cool, I never even knew those folks were here. Thanks, Ken! I will have to check them out. Good luck with the halo seat from a blind spot perspective My personal opinion is that a halo seat on the road is way more dangerous than a non-halo seat on the tracks we run here in Colorado, especially if you aren't doing wheel to wheel competitive racing.

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