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Old 04-19-2016, 07:41 PM   #1
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Default Going to try a Foamectomy... Hog clip/tool question

What size hog clips and tool should I use to refasten the cushion?

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I've done it several times and always use zip ties. Seems like it'd be a real PITA to reattach the hog clips and zip ties were cheap, easy, fast, secure.
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+1. Zip ties.
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I'm fine with using zipties, lol

Thanks everyone

I'll do the passenger side first, in case I mess up.
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I had to use zip ties too, what a pain in the butt. I will never, as long as I live, do it again.
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Did it make the seat less comfortable for you? we are exactly the same weight, so this would help me...
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it was just a pain in the butt to do, and the results were ...... mediocre

and the seat looks like poo afterwards. like it collapsed
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Damn. I'll have to go seat shopping. I am too tall with my helmet on and the roll bar.
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I just recently did mine. Zip ties work fine.

For comfort, I need to sculpt the back a bit, but the seat base is comfy for me with just the foam cut from the top. I had cut the bottom lump off as well and that was too much for daily driving, but it will come out for my track day, since that and a bit of lean can get me below the roll bar.

You can drop 1/2" or a bit more by ditching the rear seat mounts and making your own that mount lower
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its worth a try if you're bored and if you'll be tossing the seat anyway, just be prepared for it to take a long time lol
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+1 to zip ties. I didn't find it too hard tbh, finished in under 2 beers. I found the seat way more comfortable afterwards. I was making weekly routine 10+ hour trips for a few months with it, have yet to find a more comfortable driver's seat in a car.
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I'm currently in the process of recovering a set of seats. Zip ties work great. I just cut the old hog clips off with wire cutters.
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+1 to zip ties. I didn't find it too hard tbh, finished in under 2 beers. I found the seat way more comfortable afterwards. I was making weekly routine 10+ hour trips for a few months with it, have yet to find a more comfortable driver's seat in a car.
How much do you weigh? What is your general body size? Like height and waist size, thanks
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***** size too
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^that and ball size. I need to make sure I don't squeeze my family jewels between my Italian thighs.
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a/s/l?

Success of foamectomie comfort will depend on body. I'm 6'1, 145lbs, 28" waist, 42" chest. Dated much shorter girls with same length legs as me. Buying clothes is a bitch.

​Do we sex now?

edit: not quite as big as savington's

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Hm, ok, I'm 50 pounds heavier, I'll have to think about it, or just try on the pass seat first.

But yeah, I'll save a room here for you.
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lol
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6'4" tall, 35" inseam, 33" waist and have foamectomy'd the crap out of my stock seat to get me under the hardtop. Still several inches away from passing broomstick.

+1 for Zip ties. Took a hacksaw blade to sculpt foam and had mine start-to-finish out, cut, and back in car in under two beers.

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