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  • Buddy Club "Super Low" Seat Mounts

    Not so "super low"



    I figured they'd be an upgrade from my dying Sparco sliders (of which the "ball bearings" have popped out). I basically looked at these over the Nams/ Nagisa unit because of the double locking only to find out Nams has a double lock unit for $80 more, after the fact. I suppose the single pull release vs. the individual slide locks is a convenience thing, though.

    Overall, they're about the same height as the Sparco sliders, maybe slightly lower. If I can wedge them out a bit more I can probably drop the front another 1/8" to 1/4" by getting the seat to touch the locking mechanism, but not completely sure I want to do that. In the closeup you can see how I got a portion of the rear to sit between the rails. I'd imagine with the Nams/ Nagisa rails you could get the entire seat to do that.



    I'll see how these perform over the weekend. For those wondering, they're sturdy, and my seat feels like it's solidly mounted. I also can't use a solid (fixed) seat mount since my co-driver is slightly shorter (and also likes sitting super close to the wheel on top of it), plus Jenna occasionally drives (and even with the sliders needs some booster cushions).

  • #2
    Your seat makes me happy in the pants. I miss my Evo 2+.

    Is your helmet touching the top of the car, or you just want to sit lower for another reason? You are limited since you need it to slide, unfortunately.

    The best implementation of low seat rails I've seen has been DIY. Not much of an option for you since you just bought these, but something to keep in mind for "next time."

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    • #3
      Just saw the Bride FG which should get the seat to sit between the rails. They're the same thing as the Nagisa rails but $50 cheaper. **** me for not looking around a bit more, I guess. Looks like I'll be selling the Buddy Club rails soon.

      I thought about making my own seat rails, but with the way my year has gone, I just want to bolt stuff together and have it do what I want :P

      My helmet has decent clearance as long as I don't lean left. I'd like more steering to leg clearance and I just like sitting lower in general (might be a karting thing). The Buddy Club brackets will work fine for the rest of the year (they're better than the Sparco units I had previously), but I'd like to get the seat where I want it rather than where it "works".

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      • #4
        I just bolted the seat straight to the floor. :shrug:
        A bit harder to move stuff around that way though.
        Originally posted by SoSideways
        I don't care what color they are as long as they are LONG AND HARD.
        '04 G35 Sedan 6MT- The DD
        '96 240SX- The Track Toy

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        • #5
          I'm 5'6" and my bro 5'7", and we've had to have custom mounts fab'd since non of the "super low" rails were low enough once you've got a roll cage roof x in place and a helmet on...

          our solution is driftworks rails chopped and mounted lower and we clear the cage ok now- although we still may go a bit more wild as I can still get a couple of fingers between the seat and the floor, and we can tilt the seat back further as we are a bit cramped towards the steering wheel at present.

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          • #6
            5'6" and still too tall? *damn*

            I have a custom rail to sit my evo 2 plus nice and low. I'm 6'2" and i have about 4-5" of headroom with no helmet.

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            • #7
              Jonty, you must have a 20" inseam and the torso of an NBA player!

              Funny thing was when we were fitting the seat for the cage before welding the main hoop in place, we stuck the seat where I was comfy and I had like 5-6" to the roof. plenty of room.
              Then we get the seat mounted, hoop and halo installed and my helmet hits the halo! WTF?!
              Originally posted by SoSideways
              I don't care what color they are as long as they are LONG AND HARD.
              '04 G35 Sedan 6MT- The DD
              '96 240SX- The Track Toy

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              • #8
                I'll be interested to see what you come up with next.

                I like to sit as low as possible also.
                I'll just say screw it and mount the seat to the floor if necessary.
                1990 240sx - Aristo 2JZGTE, R154, GT37, Defsport Wilwood kit, KTS coilovers - daily driver
                1991 civic si - B18C5 / toda / ATS / hytech - autox
                2001 integra type R - Greddy td05-18g - garage queen

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                • #9
                  I have Bride FGs and an SPG knockoff on the driver side. Seat is basically on the floor, and I have a ton of room(I'm 6' 3"). The Recaro Pole Position I have is too wide to work with Bride FG rails - period. I ended up building a fixed mount on the pass side for it. It's about touching the floor, tons of room over there as well.
                  '18 Chevrolet Volt - Electric fun hatch for DD duty!


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                  • #10
                    I see your blue painters tape to cover the seat wear -- any effective preventative measures people have taken to keep their buckets from getting torn up? I see Bride sells 'tuning pads' meant to cover up the seat so it doesn't get beat. Anything else?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Matt93SE View Post
                      I just bolted the seat straight to the floor. :shrug:
                      A bit harder to move stuff around that way though.
                      Originally posted by Black R View Post
                      I'll just say screw it and mount the seat to the floor if necessary.
                      Originally posted by Def View Post
                      Seat is basically on the floor...I ended up building a fixed mount on the pass side for it. It's about touching the floor, tons of room over there as well.
                      Ok.... I'm 4'11", and if the seat is bolted to the floor, NO amount of cushioning will help me (or be safe). Bolting it to the floor = I won't be able to see over the dash, and/or reach the pedals. That being said, it's not allowed, as I want the option to drive my own car!!!!
                      "This is because I can spell 'konfusion' with a 'k' and I can like it.

                      G-Fab

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                      • #12
                        Somedays I hate how what's mine is hers.....

                        And what's hers is hers....

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                        • #13
                          4'11"? Wow.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by AceInHole View Post
                            Somedays I hate how what's mine is hers.....

                            And what's hers is hers....
                            Good thing my wife can't drive stick.... I've been trying to get her to auto X for years- mainly for the safety of her learning the limits of cars, physics, and driving.. but she won't do it.
                            She goes with me to the track most of the time and she likes Detroit iron (the real stuff.... she grew up driving a 64 1/2 Mustang that she restored with her Dad), so I'm at least doing good on that front.


                            ............. Back to topic. I'm only 5-9, but I have a weird build. I sit on the floor and my arms are almost straight, but I'm pretty reclined and I STILL hit my head on the roll bar. how that happens I don't know.
                            Originally posted by SoSideways
                            I don't care what color they are as long as they are LONG AND HARD.
                            '04 G35 Sedan 6MT- The DD
                            '96 240SX- The Track Toy

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                            • #15
                              Ace, is your car sprayed white on top of burgundy?

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