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Old 06-03-2009, 05:49 PM
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Very Very nice write up.. slow clap for that one! wow!
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I'm holding out hope that Dreamin is going to tell us it's his wife. I need a new hero and someone to vote for in the next presidential election.
Me too. Lie to us if you have to.
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I'm holding out hope that Dreamin is going to tell us it's his wife. I need a new hero and someone to vote for in the next presidential election.
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I'm holding out hope that Dreamin is going to tell us it's his wife. I need a new hero and someone to vote for in the next presidential election.
Better yet, it's his girlfriend, and his wife is ok with it . . .
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Old 06-03-2009, 06:56 PM
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Better yet, it's his girlfriend, and his wife is ok with it . . .


Great writeup, and whomever she is; she's SMOKING hot.
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Originally Posted by FORGED DST View Post
Very Very nice write up.. slow clap for that one! wow!
Joins in on the slow clap....I have to get those seats
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Old 06-03-2009, 08:22 PM
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does this new seat give more headroom?
After seeing the last pic in the sequence, my "headroom" just decreased.
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Old 06-03-2009, 08:37 PM
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Greeeeaaaat write up. Can't wait for the next one on submarine belt install!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Great write-up. Thanks for taking the time to make it. I'll be using it when I get my Caravaggio Daytona seats.
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Old 06-04-2009, 01:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Katech_Jason View Post
This is the best write-up I've ever seen.
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Great write-up. Thanks for taking the time to make it. I'll be using it when I get my Caravaggio Daytona seats.
Thank you! to the only two people who noticed it was a SEAT INSTALL THREAD
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Old 06-04-2009, 01:00 AM
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Originally Posted by dvandentop View Post
great writeup dreamin, any more pics of model with the car
yes
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Old 06-04-2009, 01:02 AM
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Originally Posted by MTIRC6Z View Post
Next step, remove the seat and cut a slot across the lowest part of the bucket where the bar crosses between the two seat rails, this'll get you about another 3/4" of head room.

And if you want to get even lower you can remove about half the thickness of seat cushion.

Another nice feature is to build in a bit of lumbar support, do this by rolling up real tight some bubble wrap and sticking it in the back cushion at an appropriate level.

Cheers, Paul.
Doesn't that affect the integrity of the seat?
And yes, i take out the bottom cushions completely on track... makes the seat feel just like my old Evo seat
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Old 06-04-2009, 01:03 AM
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Originally Posted by JDRacing View Post
That really is your car, your seatbelts, your seat; etc. There has to be a story behind that--so bust out (so to speak).
I'm going to take the fifth on that
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Old 06-04-2009, 01:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Operations View Post
does this new seat give more headroom?
With bottom cushion in place, minimal if any. Remove the cushions and you get maybe 1" +/-
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Old 06-04-2009, 01:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Dreamin View Post
I'm going to take the fifth on that
ah that's half the fun on the thread LOL
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[QUOTE=JDRacing;1570317541]Hey Dreamin', I had to do a double take (actually about a 20X take) looking at that test fit picture. That really is your car, your seatbelts, your seat; etc. There has to be a story behind that--so bust out (so to speak).

wait a minute I thought that was "DREAMIN"!
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Old 06-04-2009, 02:04 AM
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Typical SUPER GEEK write up !!!!!!

Did you have this at BW ??

It may only be a 2 hour install without taking all the pics and having to buckle in the model !!!


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Old 06-04-2009, 11:53 AM
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"Doesn't that affect the integrity of the seat?"

Not at all, the slot doesn't have to be cut very close to the mounting points, only the centre 6-8 inches of the bucket.

Not that I had any objective way to measure, but I'm sure the stock seat was at least an inch lower than the Caravaggio. After cutting the slot it felt like I got most of that inch back but still not all of it, hence why I changed the seat cushion.

Of course if a person doesn't normally run their stock seat at the very lowest position none of this will be of concern.

My lumbar support modification is what made the Caravaggio better than the stock seat for long drives.

Cheers, Paul.
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Old 06-04-2009, 04:36 PM
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one of the best install write ups I have ever seen.
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Old 06-04-2009, 05:59 PM
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I just had mine installed , no harnesses like that. great write up, I am glad I had it done as my time is so limited but you sure did a great job!
I love my seats can't wait to get to the track now.
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