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Any good racing seats that fit my 3rd gen?

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10 Sep 2022 19:48 #244923 by Vandoni
I want to buy a racing seat for my 3rd gen and found a brand called master forest, is it any good? The seats are pretty cheap at 200€, are there better brands or is this one good for the money i'd pay?
also do I need to do any modifications to make the seat fit?

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10 Sep 2022 22:26 - 10 Sep 2022 22:28 #244924 by lightning
l would start with a turbocharger, intercooler and suspension lowering kit, then you'd give the race seat something to do.
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11 Sep 2022 03:27 #244926 by Lambert
Now now be nice lightening.

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One of the last 200ish of the gen3s, probably.

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11 Sep 2022 03:44 #244927 by Lambert
To answer your question I have heard of master Forrest seats but have not directly sat in one, so can't comment on quality. As to fitting a proper bucket seat yes you are going to have to do a bit of custom fabrication which will need to be done to a high standard because of the safety critical nature of not having your seat move in the event of a collision, this is something you're going to have to mention to the insurance and they may want an engineer to inspect it. Your other option is to try and find a pair of recaros out of the old model Ignis sport, they only require the seat back cross bars adjusting with a welder and otherwise use the Jimny frames, but they are quite rare.

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11 Sep 2022 08:31 #244928 by DrRobin
Like Lambert I haven’t tried any of these seats, so can’t comment on how good they are, but I would ask the supplier what you need to do to fit them.

In addition to Master Forest, Raptor (raptor4x4.co.uk) also sell bucket seats and bases, again I would ask what you need for your Jimny and how much work to fit.

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11 Sep 2022 08:57 - 11 Sep 2022 09:01 #244929 by Scimike
The Master Forest seats look promising. They also appear to sell seat bases specifically for the Jimny to go with the seats, so it appears "on the internet" that they will fit and are a fully designed product. 
As said it's worth contacting them and ask what's involved, but they look OK. Unfortunately again no direct experience of changing seats in Jimny.

You need good supportive seats as soon as you venture away from dirt tracks off road and hit the serious stuff. Nothing worse than clinging to the steering wheel as the angle of the vehicle changes, the seats should hold you firm. I had to change my Landover bench seat to prevent this, you could literally slide into the passenger seat on the rough stuff.
 

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11 Sep 2022 12:02 #244930 by Vandoni
Thanks to all of you for giving some much needed advice, I'll contact the seller as suggested and see if I need to modify something or if they fit as is.
thanks again!
Also lightning, I want to keep my m13a m/a but I'll bump the power up a notch so don't worry XD

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22 Sep 2022 17:59 #245057 by jackonlyjack
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22 Sep 2022 19:26 #245061 by Vandoni
those are pretty cool seats!!
where did you get them?
also, really cool extinguisher setup you got there!

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23 Sep 2022 15:21 #245083 by jackonlyjack
Seats from 
bbclassics.co.uk
Extinguisher frame made from 16mm tube 
Formed to give maximum floor space in rear
Put in between seats for easy access 

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04 Oct 2022 20:20 #245307 by DrRobin
Did the BB5s mount on the original Jimny seat bases or did you get something made? I can’t see anything on BBS website for Jimny, so not sure how they would mount.

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