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    I have electric Daytonaís in my 430 and at 6Ē4 I feel too high in the cockpit. OEM race seats are like hens teeth. I track my car a fair bit so not too concerned with keeping things OEM, does anyone have any experience with Recaro or similar seats? Iím looking to reduce weight and get lower. Any recommendations?


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    The OEM seats were made by sparco so maybe more available than you think.

    I have em and with the harnesses it really makes every drive a special occasion

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    Thanks for the info. Iím going to check a few Sparco seats and see what works. BTW, if retro fitting one whatís the correct way to anchor them? Are there mounting points in the car already?


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    Quote Originally Posted by thecook View Post
    Are there mounting points in the car already?
    The four bolt holes for the standard seats for example ? Racing seats tend to have four mounting holes and then there are a myriad of brackets to use to bolt them down - these tend to have loads of holes some of which if you are lucky should line up with your car's - as advised in 2015 go look at Demon Tweeks - brackets as well as seats

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    Default F430 sports seats

    Cheers. Thatís my plan with the seats. I meant to say harness though, are there already mounting points for that? Tx.


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    Not sure about that.
    My 430 has them bolted directly to the rear bulkhead and there is no place to fix inertia reel belts (at least at first glance) but I imagine the chassis were built with both options available and only trim being different. That maybe far to logical and cost saving for Ferrari but maybe someone on here has done it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Modificato View Post
    Not sure about that.
    My 430 has them bolted directly to the rear bulkhead and there is no place to fix inertia reel belts (at least at first glance)
    My F430 has both factory fit harnesses AND inertia real seat belts. You can just about see the black inertia reel belt emerging from the B pillar behind the passenger seat in this photo ...

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    Wow - what year is that?

    Was it a dealer fit thing as my carrozzeria scaglietti brochure says it's one of the other in the UK market..?

    Puzzling as I want harnesses in my 599 but believed it was no go.

    PS what's the hole in the trim above the seat?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Modificato View Post
    Wow - what year is that?
    It's a 2005 car

    Quote Originally Posted by Modificato View Post
    Was it a dealer fit thing as my carrozzeria scaglietti brochure says it's one of the other in the UK market..?

    Puzzling as I want harnesses in my 599 but believed it was no go.
    Harnesses were installed at the factory but I believe the inertia real belts were done at the supplying dealership.

    Quote Originally Posted by Modificato View Post
    PS what's the hole in the trim above the seat?
    It's not a hole it's a retractable coat/suit hanger. The driver side has one too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thecook View Post
    I have electric Daytonaís in my 430 and at 6Ē4 I feel too high in the cockpit. OEM race seats are like hens teeth. I track my car a fair bit so not too concerned with keeping things OEM, does anyone have any experience with Recaro or similar seats? Iím looking to reduce weight and get lower. Any recommendations?
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    PS even though I have the carbon sports seats I still drilled two extra bolt holes 15mm further forward on the seat rails (at the back there are already two un-used holes there to suit). For my 6'3" frame that turned the seats from mildly irritating and hip pain inducing on long runs to just perfect so bear this in mind if you find factory parts.

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