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PostSubject: Re: Weight Reduction   Tue Jul 15, 2014 6:05 pm



Craigslist find. 150 for both with rails. Holding up really well and super comfortable. The stock drivers seat weights more than the passenger. I'd guess that I saved around 70-80 pounds since I had to use the factory rails.
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PostSubject: Re: Weight Reduction   Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:29 pm

Those don't match at all, and yet don't look bad at all either! What model and year vehicle are those seats out of? You must be smiling knowing that you're not putting excessive wear and tear on your stockers. $150.00 is cheap for some temporary use seats vs. having the originals re-done.
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PostSubject: Re: Weight Reduction   Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:36 pm

These are just generic "racing" seats. I mean, they're not bride or recaro, but I like them. I'm going for a black and tan look. It looks more uniform with my black floor mats in, but I had them out for some reason at the time haha
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PostSubject: Re: Weight Reduction   Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:12 pm

Really nice.They look a little low.Are you really tall?
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PostSubject: Re: Weight Reduction   Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:17 pm

I'm fairly average. Right around 5'11"... I kind of like sitting low though. Feels like a go cart lol
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PostSubject: Re: Weight Reduction   Wed Jul 16, 2014 11:56 pm

Pretty good mod tho.Did you take pics of the OEM bracket mod?
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PostSubject: Re: Weight Reduction   Sat Jul 19, 2014 3:46 pm

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Pretty good mod tho.Did you take pics of the OEM bracket  mod?
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cool to see someone did this finally! I kinda want to myself cause I hate the severe lack of side support on the factory seats but there's about 200 other things higher on my list I guess
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PostSubject: Re: Weight Reduction   Sat Jul 19, 2014 5:15 pm

I didn't, but I should have. It's just a plate with holes drilled in it welded to the top of the stock rails, then the rails from these seats bolted to that plate. The stock rails are cast, but a good friend of mine is a phenomenal welder and he made it work.
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PostSubject: Re: Weight Reduction   Sun Jul 20, 2014 12:10 am

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robotennis61 wrote:
Pretty good mod tho.Did you take pics of the OEM bracket  mod?



X2

cool to see someone did this finally! I kinda want to myself cause I hate the severe lack of side support on the factory seats but there's about 200 other things higher on my list I guess



I am shocked to read you still have factory seats.  dunce
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PostSubject: Re: Weight Reduction   Sun Jul 20, 2014 12:22 am

hey???!!!!.........
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PostSubject: Re: Weight Reduction   Sun Jul 20, 2014 12:30 am

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turtleman wrote:




robotennis61 wrote:
Pretty good mod tho.Did you take pics of the OEM bracket  mod?




X2

cool to see someone did this finally! I kinda want to myself cause I hate the severe lack of side support on the factory seats but there's about 200 other things higher on my list I guess




I am shocked to read you still have factory seats.  dunce

I know.Lots of ideas but nothing quite put together
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PostSubject: Re: Weight Reduction   Mon Aug 18, 2014 6:03 pm

Apologies if I missed these in this thread:

Sound deadening in the trunk.  There is about 8-10 square feet of really good sound deadening material in the trunk.  One of the reasons the Riv is like a church in side when stock.  This stuff layered felt/tar/felt.  And there is quite a bit in the trunk. You can replace the thin trunk carpet then and it will look pretty stock.  I wouldnt do it on a daily driver.  

Cross Braces on the rear of the back seat.  There are strips of steel that re-enforce the rear of the back seat.  These could be cut out for a bit of weight savings.  Replace with 2 feet of steel wire.  Savings of 1 square foot of .015 steel.  Worth it?  Prolly not.  Legit excuse to preclude fat chicks from riding in the back.  

Double wall on trunk lid.  Cut out center braces and most of inner wall.  Leave innerwall along the 4 sides.  Savings of dense sound deadening foam and most of the stamped steel inner wall. Worth it? Prolly not. Legit excuse to preclude fat chicks from leaning on trunk lit.
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PostSubject: Re: Weight Reduction   Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:04 pm

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Cross Braces on the rear of the back seat. There are strips of steel that re-enforce the rear of the back seat. These could be cut out for a bit of weight savings.

 shocked  I'd expect the chassis to flex in the corners. Probably okay for a drag racer, though.

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PostSubject: Re: Weight Reduction   Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:14 pm

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Cross Braces on the rear of the back seat.  There are strips of steel that re-enforce the rear of the back seat.  These could be cut out for a bit of weight savings.



 shocked  I'd expect the chassis to flex in the corners. Probably okay for a drag racer, though.


No these braces are not structural.  They are only held in place with a twisted tab. (if I remember right) They are behind the upholstery of the rear seat backs in lieu of what you would find on the back of a couch.  (Couch on wheels and all that  tongue )
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