Weirdest thing - I am getting ready to do this too - and my 07 Exige S (delivered 06/07 w/ bumpers) seems to already have the holes pre-drilled for this - in these exact locations. They don't go all the way through, so I'll still have to drill, but it seems there are already pilot holes there. Ace - did your car have the same?Thanks yet again, ace. What's the limiting factor on how far outboard we move the inboard eye? Just poor belt geometry?
Tom, Perhaps post number 9 from this thread may help: http://www.lotustalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=46153...could someone confirm that these are the proper locations for lap belt eye bolts?
i can't recall the "optimal" alignment (from the schroth guide) for the lap belts, but i think that moving the inboard hole outward is going in the "wrong" direction from a 100% safety standpoint. but there's only but so much room back there :shrug:Thanks yet again, ace. What's the limiting factor on how far outboard we move the inboard eye? Just poor belt geometry?
Is that a Ridgeback or a Weimaraner?
After looking at the pictures in post 9 that 9and3 referenced, I suspect the extra holes are for the Competition Seat mounting brackets, not for the eyebolts.Darryl, mind taking some measurements of where your holes are located? If it's good enough for the factory, it should be good enough for me!
It does look tight for an eye bolt. If you do decide to use those holes, I would drill through them and use a backer plate.
Thanks Ace. Yep, I suspected as much. Any pics of your install? Am curious as to whether drilling a hole to the side of these might be too far away... :shrug:that location is too close to the seat rail. the slider will hit the eyebolt and mangle the clip-in.
i just used roughly marked the plates, and then trial and error'd them to the proper shape. i'd guess that the outboard ones lose maybe 10 to 15% of the material.I also plan on grinding the backer plates to fit. How much material needs to be removed? I'm going to use plastic shim stock to isolate the steel from the aluminum.