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Old 04-11-2019, 12:36 AM   #1
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Seat mount feedback

Hi Yall,

I have the fixed back racing seats mounted on a no name steel plate design seat mount in my Coupe. I would like to reduce the seat height and the weight of the brackets for mounting the seats.

I am considering the VAC mounting plate in aluminium or the Matt Schnell option.

Can you provide me with your experience in quality , fitment and strength/ weight of them?

Not sure which way to go as its your safety after-all and cost shouldn't be the primary concern.
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Old 04-11-2019, 12:45 PM   #2
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Without knowing the exact steel plate mounts you are using now it's hard to give definitive answers. If the mounts you have now are like the Planted E46 bracket then you will probably be able to lower the seat a little and maybe drop a pound or two. The aluminum bases will also be stiffer because they bolt directly to the chassis without the little flexible tabs like on most of the steel designs I've seen.

With the aluminum bases, no slider, and a good set of side mounting plates you can put a fixed back racing seat nearly on the floor of an E46. With all the adjustability this type of setup offers you can really dial it in to your comfort.
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