Interior 1st Gen FIA approved seats

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  1. MCSvelocity

    MCSvelocity New Member

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    does anyone know if its mandatory to get FIA approved seat? i heard a couple different reasons but people run corbeau seats (which i'm looking at) and i don't think they have any FIA approved. way nicer prices than the sparcos that i want... thanks
     
  2. Nathan

    Nathan Founder

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    Mandatory to run where?

    For an HPDE it is not required, however, most every group has a run of like kind for passenger. Meaning if you go and put a Sparco Evo and 6 pt harness for the driver you need to have something similar for the passenger/instructor.
     
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    beaner New Member

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    many sanctioning bodies for wheel to wheel racing don't even require fia approved seats. non-fia-approved seats will require a seat brace that is connected to the roll cage. check the rules where you want to compete. fia approval also comes w/ the expense of an expiration date, meaning that the seat will have to be replaced every five years IIRC.
    greg
     
  4. MCSvelocity

    MCSvelocity New Member

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    ok cool, thanks guys
     
  5. MCSvelocity

    MCSvelocity New Member

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    sorry to bring this old thread back up but does anyone know if airbag resistors are universal or where i can pick some up for a 2004 mini? thanks
     
  6. am0eba

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    Scott McIntyre just opened a MINI shop called Motoring Magic in Ventura county (I know that's a little too far South for you to drop by), but he used to run an airbag business. I'm sure he can identify the resistor you need, and also a source for it as well, if he can't hook you up directly.

    Contact him through the website for his new shop:
    MOTORING MAGIC

    _Dave_
     
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    MCSvelocity New Member

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    thanks dave, will contact him now
     

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