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15 Second Seat Swap Seat Mount?

Old 05-22-2019, 09:50 PM
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Default 15 Second Seat Swap Seat Mount?

I've read innumerable threads on this forum about using race seats on the street, using OEM seat belts with race seats, etc. Thumbing through GRM I saw an ad for this:

This is the website: https://inandoutseatmount.com/

A quick site search didn't find any threads mentioning it. I also didn't find anything other than the vendor's site online.

Is something that's viable in an S2000?
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Old 05-24-2019, 02:21 AM
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Very interesting
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Old 05-24-2019, 08:19 AM
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looks like there's some decent amount of play... I like the idea, though
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Old 05-24-2019, 12:23 PM
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My concerns are with security. Someone already mentioned that it appeared to have slight play. How would it fair in a collision? The seat rail also seems thick/high- this car usually requires lower seat rails due to most drivers needing helmet clearance for roof or rollbar. Would this rail put the seat higher than normal sliding rails- which are already too high? Is it compatible with both side mount and bottom mount rails?
I like the idea, but cheaping out on something like this has the potential for more harm than good. What system do the professional race teams use when swapping drivers/seats?
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Old 05-24-2019, 01:51 PM
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Really interesting idea. Same concerns as others though. 4 bolts isn't exactly a multi day project to swap a seat though.
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Originally Posted by Manga_Spawn View Post
Really interesting idea. Same concerns as others though. 4 bolts isn't exactly a multi day project to swap a seat though.
In the S2000 it can certainly feel like it. Takes some serious socket extensions and such at least. Plus I wouldn't think you'd want to be repeatedly threading into the stock mounting holes on a regular basis; I'd be worried about messing up the threads eventually.

I also wouldn't be too worried about the bit of play: doesn't look any more than regular sliders. And remember, in a crash your harness or belt is generally taking most of the force, not the seat.

That said, height could be a concern for sure. Not to mention needing to store your extra seat somewhere accessible. Not a bad idea though!
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Old 05-24-2019, 10:02 PM
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One advantage would be using a containment seat for the track and a regular street reclining seat the rest of the time. A containment seat wouldn't be safe without a helmet and would block street visibility. The shoulder and hip side supports would make street ingress/egress difficult. And race seats are generally not OEM seatbelt friendly. However, still driving the race seat to the track unless they were on a trailer os someone else drove them to the track in an SUV or pickup.

Another use they listed was having different seats for different drivers. That could be an advantage in shared ride enduro races.
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Old 06-20-2019, 03:29 PM
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Interesting... has anyone tried this for the s2000 yet?
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That is interesting but that was so much play. Maybe it's more rigid normally and for the video they wanted to emphasize the quick in and out features but as it is shown, I would not trust that on a track. Safety > Convenience
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