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Is 23.5 lbs just the Elise seat or including the rails/mounts? Is the cover a fabric insert or have some padding?
 

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Is 23.5 lbs just the Elise seat or including the rails/mounts? Is the cover a fabric insert or have some padding?
I think that number includes the rails and the number the OP quoted does not...
 

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wow, very nice. Only thing I would have liked is the bottom portion were more of a bucket...higher sides would have been nice. Doesn't look like it will hold you in place well during cornering.

This is a valid point...my XC is a bucket (why I chose it over Mulsanne), and without it, legs can bump up against the sill or center console
Still an awesome seat nevertheless...
 

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From the installed pic posted, the harness holes on these seats seem slightly too high or harness bar is too low?

Can the seat mounts allow the use of safety harnesses as well as the standard inertia reel belts (e.g. using the S111 harness hardware kit)?
 

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From the installed pic posted, the harness holes on these seats seem slightly too high or harness bar is too low?
You actually want that to be a bit lower than the holes. Your shoulder should be the highest point and then the belts should continue down through the holes in the seat to the harness bar. This ensures the belts stay tight to your body.

SHOULDER BELT ROUTING

>Shoulder belts must run from the shoulders horizontally or down, at no more than a 20° angle

Source: Schroth Racing
 

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From the installed pic posted, the harness holes on these seats seem slightly too high or harness bar is too low?

Can the seat mounts allow the use of safety harnesses as well as the standard inertia reel belts (e.g. using the S111 harness hardware kit)?
The car that has two seats in it also has a roll cage and the cross bar for the harnesses is not mounted in the factory location. Here are two shots showing the factory bar's location:

<img src=http://smitty.corsalogistics.net/CF_Seat/Installed/8.jpg>

<img src=http://smitty.corsalogistics.net/BeaconHill/DSC_6981.jpg>

The harness hardware kit you refer to should work without issue since the dimensions of the brackets mimic those of the factory's in order to have hardware carry over.

Any FIA certification or sled testing?
No, they are not yet FIA certified.
 

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Do these seats offer anymore leg support than the stock exige seats? I certainly need my torso held tighter, but I'd really like a seat that keeps my knees from rubbing the center console when I'm on the track.

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Do you still have these in stock? Any price adjustments since the huge currency slide?
 

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wow, very nice. Only thing I would have liked is the bottom portion were more of a bucket...higher sides would have been nice. Doesn't look like it will hold you in place well during cornering.
This is a valid point...my XC is a bucket (why I chose it over Mulsanne), and without it, legs can bump up against the sill or center console
Still an awesome seat nevertheless...
Smitty,

what's the story on the B4 seat? It's got more of a bucket shape than the one in your car. You mention it in your other carbon seat thread.

http://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f3/carbon-fiber-seat-teaser-60486/#post1076797
 

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Wow, those look very similar to the Mog seats I had in my car before I sold them.



If they do offer the B4 seat for the Elise/Exige hopefully they do their homework and they are a direct fit. The Mog seats were not exactly drop ins and took a bit of work. Talk with Tillett to make sure the seats come with good molding around the openings. Mog used some chea molding and it came off in a matter of weeks. I redid mine with some much nicer edge molding.

It is nice to have some competition in the CF seat department to help bring the prices down. Good luck!
 

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Do these seats offer anymore leg support than the stock exige seats? I certainly need my torso held tighter, but I'd really like a seat that keeps my knees from rubbing the center console when I'm on the track.

thanks,
justin
There's a little more to the sides, but it's not appreciable. The B4 may be a better seat for you.

Do you still have these in stock? Any price adjustments since the huge currency slide?
There are currency fluctuations, however overseas shipping, freight forwarding, importation fees and Homeland Security inspections of carbon fiber goods are constants.

The seats are fairly priced given all the factors involved.

Smitty,

what's the story on the B4 seat? It's got more of a bucket shape than the one in your car. You mention it in your other carbon seat thread.

http://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f3/carbon-fiber-seat-teaser-60486/#post1076797
The B4 has a 60-degree seatback angle and will fit into Elige applications, however it is narrower and there is no pre-packaged means to mount it to the factory rails and requires floor-mounting.

That said, I have one B4 in stock if you'd like to give it a shot. I've sold the others I had to Radical customers and a guy building a Superlite Coupe.

Wow, those look very similar to the Mog seats I had in my car before I sold them.



If they do offer the B4 seat for the Elise/Exige hopefully they do their homework and they are a direct fit. The Mog seats were not exactly drop ins and took a bit of work. Talk with Tillett to make sure the seats come with good molding around the openings. Mog used some chea molding and it came off in a matter of weeks. I redid mine with some much nicer edge molding.

It is nice to have some competition in the CF seat department to help bring the prices down. Good luck!
There's a good reason they look similar to the Mog; The Mog is a direct knock-off of Tillett's Caterham seat. Tillett produces all the carbon fiber bits for Caterham vehicles and is prohibited from selling them to anyone else.

Enter Mog. They saw a nice design and copied it with relative success due to the low price. The poor quality is also a direct reflection of the low price.

Here's the R500 seat:

 

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Ok, that makes sense. I hand't heard of Tillett before, but if they have a marketing agreement with Caterham that prevented them from selling them, that makes sense. If I wasn't pouring all my fun money into my formula 500, these would be on my short list. Since I decided to keep the Elise, I would like to have a dual factory seat belt and 6 point system back in the car if possible. Does Tillett have a solution for the sub-belt mounts with these seat offerings that doesn't involve mounting to the thin aluminum floor skin?
 
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