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Old 03-06-2019, 09:41 AM
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I was browsing through the C6 General section and came across this thread, where a member attached his Sparcos to the oem seat rails:
https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...oem-rails.html

I'm wondering why this isn't more commonly done - seems like a cheap and convenient solution for dual-duty cars, albeit I imagine mounting a sub belt bar could get interesting with all of the electronics retained down there. My other car is an E46 M3 and I know this is a fairly common route to take on that platform, and BK actually makes an adapter to make this easier on that platform.

I have my OEM driver's seat out of the car now (winter storage) but I couldn't see the fasteners that attach the rail/base to the seat - if anyone has separated the two or knows how to, please let me know. Many videos seem to cover replacing the seat covers, cushions, etc. but not actually detaching these two pieces.
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Old 03-12-2019, 10:26 AM
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This is a great idea. I would love to do this with my C5 Z06. I hate that my brackets don't allow me to tilt up the bottom of my seat.
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Old 03-12-2019, 03:19 PM
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Hey all,

I was browsing through the C6 General section and came across this thread, where a member attached his Sparcos to the oem seat rails:
https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...oem-rails.html

I'm wondering why this isn't more commonly done - seems like a cheap and convenient solution for dual-duty cars, albeit I imagine mounting a sub belt bar could get interesting with all of the electronics retained down there. My other car is an E46 M3 and I know this is a fairly common route to take on that platform, and BK actually makes an adapter to make this easier on that platform.

I have my OEM driver's seat out of the car now (winter storage) but I couldn't see the fasteners that attach the rail/base to the seat - if anyone has separated the two or knows how to, please let me know. Many videos seem to cover replacing the seat covers, cushions, etc. but not actually detaching these two pieces.
Thanks
You need to remove the seat bottom cushion to gain access to the nuts that hold the seat frame to the seat track.




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Old 03-13-2019, 03:31 PM
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It works if you're around 5 foot tall or less, but most aftermarket seats on factory rails will sit way too high for "normal" sized folks. My wife has a Sparco seat on the factory C6 ZR1 power rails. It took some work to fabricate everything, but the memory functions and everything still work. It will damn near crush me to death if I try to fit in it.
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Old 03-14-2019, 09:02 AM
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Thanks Gents; I guess that explains why we haven't seen that done much on this platform!
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Old 03-14-2019, 03:02 PM
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Yeah seems like a pain in the ****.
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