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Old 01-12-2013, 02:43 PM   #1
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Default Bimarco Race seats. Anyone seen them? Opinions?

Im looking for two bucket seats for my 92 NA.

Found these on ebay.

Bimarco Cobra II Racing Bucked Individualize Seat Momo Sparco OMP | eBay

They say they are FIA approved. Think that is true? I do want something safe as I do track the car, usually with my GF in it too or a buddy. Already have 5pt harnesses that I use with the stock seats. Not sure how safe that setup is though.

Can anyone make other recommendations? Im looking for a decent budget setup really.
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Old 01-12-2013, 04:30 PM   #2
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I sincerely doubt they actually passed FIA testing. If you want a cheap seat, find something used or pick up a Momo Start or Sparco Sprint.
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Those shoulder bolster's don't look like they'll fit.
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Im looking for two bucket seats for my 92 NA.

Found these on ebay.

Bimarco Cobra II Racing Bucked Individualize Seat Momo Sparco OMP | eBay

They say they are FIA approved. Think that is true? I do want something safe as I do track the car, usually with my GF in it too or a buddy. Already have 5pt harnesses that I use with the stock seats. Not sure how safe that setup is though.

Can anyone make other recommendations? Im looking for a decent budget setup really.
So much fail in this post.
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Why is my post fail? I want to know if anyone here runs them
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Why is my post fail? I want to know if anyone here runs them
Harness in a stock seat, no FIA cert on the seat your giving consideration to, and the lie that you've ever had a GF.
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I can't decide what I like more: the swatches or the 45 degree shoulder holes.
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they look just like any of the other knockoff seats.
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They have no accommodation for submarine straps. 4-point harness = sux. 5-6 point or no go.

Just don't. The seats are no good.

Edit: 5 points with stock seats = sux. I am surprised that your organization passed you in tech with that. Go back to OEM seatbelts until you have real seats.
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:12 PM   #10
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Thanks Hustler, your so kind.

The harness is more for auto-x. It came with the car when I bought it. Local track here the safety is non existent. It sucks because its actually a nice track. Now that I think about it I have a 4 point. Im looking to fix this.

So why is 4 point not that good?.....actually Im going to google it.

Im guessing you guys dont think these are actually FIA certed then? That isnt right to falsely claim something that has to do with safty.
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The Schroth 4 point is the only good one as it allows the body to rotate correctly in an impact.
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The Schroth 4 point is the only good one as it allows the body to rotate correctly in an impact.
It's still retarded and I'd never trust one. I seriously doubt the FIA will cert a 4-point-only seat.
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Hmmmm.....

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BIMARCO has gone through the difficult process to get their seats approved for FIA certification. Only the Cobra and Cobra II is not approved.

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So that must mean the seats are good from a safety standpoint? Looks like they have some nice seats actually for decent prices no?
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No ... you are looking at eBay Cobra II seats, and Bimarco specifically states the Cobra and Cobra II are not FIA approved.

You cannot tell with any confidence how those seats will hold up in a crash. I would pass.
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