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christopher

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So my seat just expired for this year (2008-2013), and I have been doing research to see if I can still use it if I install a back brace.  The gcr says Seats with FIA 8862-1999 and 8862-2009 dont need to have a back brace installed but I still cant figure out if the brace would allow me to contiune using the seat.  Would be nice to contiune using it, just trying to figure out if im going to have to bite the bullet and buy a new seat.  Im going to shoot my regional tech person an email to see what he says but some quick instight would be helpfull thanks.



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Yours is composite ??

 

Here's a discussion within a discussion. Starts around page 2 post 31.

http://mazdaracers.c...olutions/page-2

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There was a huge discussion about this a few years ago, but you most definitely don't want to drill into a composite seat.  


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I thought SCCA got rid of the dating rule for FIA seats, but NASA kept it?  SCCA makes no mention of the dates with seats anymore in the rule book, where I think they used to.

 

The driver’s seat shall be a one-piece bucket-type seat and shall be se
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curely mounted. The back of the seat shall be firmly attached to the
main roll hoop, or its cross bracing, so as to provide aft and lateral sup
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port. Seats
that have been
homologated to and mounted in accordance
with FIA standard 8855-1999,
or seats that have been certified to
FIA.
Standard.8862-2009 or higher need not have the seat back attached to
the roll structure. Seats with a back not attached to the main roll hoop
or its cross bracing may be mounted on runners only if they were part
of the FIA homologated seats assembly specified in an FIA homologated
race car. The homologation labels must be visible. Seat supports shall be
of the type listed on FIA technical list No.12 or No. 40 (lateral, bottom,
etc). Passenger seat back–if a folding seat, it shall be securely bolted or
strapped in place.
Mounting structures for racing seats may attach to the floor, cage and or
center tunnel. Seat mounting points forward of the main hoop, between
the center line of the car and the driver’s side door bar and rearward of
the front edge of the seat bottom are not considered cage attach


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There was a huge discussion about this a few years ago, but you most definitely don't want to drill into a composite seat.  

Thats what i was thnking



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Thanks for the info and clarification Johny d and  Victor V

 

My seat is fiber glass



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There was a huge discussion about this a few years ago, but you most definitely don't want to drill into a composite seat.  

 

Yea, that was the link I posted.

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