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    bimarco futura bucket seats

    has anyone used these seats or know what they are like they seem to look very well made and are reasonably priced, im thinking of buying a set in black for my escort.
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    Re: bimarco futura bucket seats

    look sweet mate
    are you going to use them to compete in because they might not be legal if not they look good.
    where can you buy them from ?
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    Re: bimarco futura bucket seats

    They're side mount, which is what you need, out of interest how much are they?

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    Re: bimarco futura bucket seats

    They're on ebay at 230 each and are FIA homologated to 2014 - or they claim to be, at least.

    Look a bit stylish for a racing seat, and not a lot of side support. I'd say a good fast road / trackday seat but for competition I'd want a bit more kidney and pelvic protection for 200+.

    There's also "D2 drift" seats on ebay at 205 each which look very similar, but no claims on homologation.

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    Re: bimarco futura bucket seats

    If you need approval for comp use & just after plain black seat that'll do the job for a good price, try here:

    http://www.motordrive.com/acatalog/c...m_Add_Ons.html

    If you don't need FIA stickering, their clubman seat is even better value.
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    Re: bimarco futura bucket seats

    Can't beat their Budget Pro, FIA approved, and 195 each, bargain!!

    Also Note: BudgetPro Uses same shell as Pro2 and therefore is Homologated to F.I.A. 8855-1999 Standard

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    Re: bimarco futura bucket seats

    At the bottom end of the market I know, but this is from Rally (re)Design: as a non-approved side mounted seat it looks outstanding value for money at 115 inc VAT.


    Adjustable lumbar pads an added bonus - and wear pads. Looking at ebay and having experienced full-cloth buckets in the past, they don't half wear quick especially if you're wearing jeans rather than a romper suit like they're really intended for.

    Anyone got one? Are they any use? Is the Curse Of Rally Design enough of a reason to steer clear?

    Half the price of most buckets - which might be all you need to know - but then again...

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    Re: bimarco futura bucket seats

    I'd still spend the extra and buy the Motordrive seats over that, FIA approval just adds that extra peace of mind, and also the motordrive seats will be made far better.

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    Re: bimarco futura bucket seats

    some dont have that extra to spend

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    Re: bimarco futura bucket seats

    Sparco Revs are another good option, I think my last one came in at under 200. They are very light too

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    Re: bimarco futura bucket seats

    Quote Originally Posted by kierzo-52 View Post
    some dont have that extra to spend
    Then wait and save in my opinion. Better to buy the best product for the job rather than taking the second best option. All in my own opinion of course.

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    Re: bimarco futura bucket seats

    I heard that Motordrive and Magnum seats are known for not being the best finished in the world. Not sure that the Rally Design seat can be assumed to be worse.

    They look like a direct copy of the Sparco Rev for half the price.

    I'm afraid I'm building on a very very tight budget so I need the best solution I can find at the lowest price. Saving for the best components isn't an option - the thing'd never get finished.

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