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Old Thu, Apr-12-2012, 02:28:54 PM   #61
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Default Re: Fixed-Back Seat and OEM Belts?

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I run the left side through the cutout in my PPs, but it is downright impossible to run the receptacle through the cutout on the right side. The receptacle ends up digging into your hip area because of the snugness of the seats. Perhaps it different with other brands though.


Even while running it over the bolster on the right side, the belt is snug against my waist and chest.
I'm only adding this and quoting your post because I've been frustrated with seat dealers inability to get me a seat.

Recaro makes a Pole Position for the european market known as the "ABE" model. It has a larger opening for factory seatbelt receivers and has a different certification process to meet standards for the street. Here are the same seats essentially in the NSX Type R.

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I'm only adding this and quoting your post because I've been frustrated with seat dealers inability to get me a seat.

Recaro makes a Pole Position for the european market known as the "ABE" model. It has a larger opening for factory seatbelt receivers and has a different certification process to meet standards for the street. Here are the same seats essentially in the NSX Type R.
Those would be perfect for street/track use. Please let us know if you find a source that sells them
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What if one were to put the seat belt male end through the side whole in a seat and put it into the female end, or are the side slots on most fixed back seats not large enough?
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What if one were to put the seat belt male end through the side whole in a seat and put it into the female end, or are the side slots on most fixed back seats not large enough?
This is what I am trying to figure out. OEM female will fit through side on Sparco, but trying to mount it to seat with OEM restraint system intact is my current issue.

Anyone done this that can shed some light?? I know VAC sells a female retro kit but that will through a light bc its not the seat belt sensor included.
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Those would be perfect for street/track use. Please let us know if you find a source that sells them
I've been trying for a while. Half of the retailers don't even acknowledge the existence of the seat. The others just say they can't/won't try to get them. It's frustrating.

I have a friend who is stationed in Germany and his wife's family is from England. When it comes time for me to order I'll probably just have him get one for me and send it to me.
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