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Old 08-24-2004, 10:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys,

My Corbeau seat bracket/sliders just came in today and I bolted it right up to my Corbeau Forza seats with no problems. The seat belt holster required some modifications inorder to fit. At any rate, after bolting the rails to the floor, I noticed that the seat was really low. I sat in it and it was at least 2 inches (if not lower) than my previous Corbeau seat using the stock E36 rails/brackets. When I drove around, it felt very good, pedal placement was perfect. The only thing was I felt slung down a little too low. I couldn't see the front of my car (important for track driving and cornering) and the steering wheel got in the way of my line of sight a little bit. I'm 6'2 - 6'3, so I can live with this low seat. However, my gf can't. What's the safest way to raise the seat about an inch? I've thought about simply putting nuts onto the bolts to raise it. However, the entire seat would be weighing on those nuts. Any other ideas?

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Don't they sell spacer brackets just for that purpose? Otherwise you could use the nuts but you'd have to make sure they were fairly thick so all the weight wasn't just put on 4 small little points. You'd have to use some spacers or something to take the weight of the points.

Or you could just stack a bunch of spacers or make your own spacers out of a 1 inch metal bar.
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I haven't seen these spacers before. What do you they look like and where can I get them? Corbeau doesn't sell anything like that. Could I just use some really thick washers?

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Go down to the hardware store and see if you can find some 1" or 2" hollow square bars cut to length, then drill a hole. They'll probably be pretty heavy though.

The nut Idea will probably work for awhile but the bolt will probably take a lot of abuse and so will the bottom of the seat where it sits on just the nut.

You could always use a couple 2x2s, nice a light and would probably take the weight
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I think I'm going to leave it the way it is. I really don't want to mess with the bracket design. It's a bit low, but perfect for racing. You can really feel the bumps in the road. What's really impressive is how much you can feel the tires slipping and gripping when you make wide turns. The seat feels like it's directly bolted to the floor, which is kind of is.

Anyways, thanks for the help!

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