Well I finished up at 11:00 last night. Everything went well. It took forever to drill through the 1/4" steel in 2 places on the seat bracket from Planted. I never should have tried that with a cordless drill, lol. I recharged it about a million times. The NHRA rules state that the seat back must touch the rollbar. I ordered a bracket from Kirkey, but it was too short, so I added a couple short pieces of Aluminum that I had. Hey, it touches, lol.
I have the seat mounted with 8 grade 8 bolts on the bracket, the 4 stock locations and 4 new locations to the seat bottom. I Mounted 2 side bracket seat mounts with 4 more bolts in the side of the seat. The seat isn't going anywhere.
I also installed a Simpson 5 pt. racing harness, using grade 8 bolts on it as well. The seat is done and the harness is in. I still have to adjust the belts and clean up. I was too pooped last night.
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Cant believe folks did not ask question about your install which looks excellent. This thread is very timely for me as I am looking to install the Kirkey seat in my Charger.
Q1. Which Kirkey seat did you install? I have a big butt and was thinking of using the 20" hip width seat.
Q2. which degree lay back did you chose? Is it confortable?
Q3. Can you provide pics of the brackets used to mount the seat? Did you make them or did you buy them (part #)?
Q4. What is the seat bracket for Planted (part #)?
Thanks for posting this thread.
Last edited by DarthCharger; 09-16-2012 at 01:26 AM. Reason: spelling
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Hey nice install Illinois Chaos!!
I love Kirky seats, I have an 18" one for me the driver (and it is tight at 195 lbs 6'3")
I have the 20" one for the passenger (removable for track days of course). It was my old drivers seat but I want a lighter, tighter fitting seat for the track.
I also have spare never used kirkey seat mounting brackets and backrest for cheap$ if you can wait a week for me to ship them.
Last edited by hemiwagn; 09-16-2012 at 07:19 AM.
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Wow Tom yo aint playing anymore. That looks really great. Let me know when you want to hit the track together.
In regard to the brackets, I am not sure what I will need and Illinois Choa's summary is useful. Would like to use a slider to adjust but will keep you in mind when I finally decide as I am in fact-finding mode at present. Can you provide the part numbers so that I know what you have? Send a PM regarding price.
Ah, thanks. Learn something everyday (hopefully, lol).
Hey Darth, today I get a 10% off anything from 425 Motorsports. Anyone who wants to buy the Planted seat bracket, this is where I purchased it. Very high quality bracket and it only required some light modifications to make the seat fit perfect. It mounts to the stock locations on the bottom. PM me for the Coupon Code for 10% discount.