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Just wanted to send a "shout out" to Smitty for hooking me up with the new Tillet B5 (CF) racing seat for my Elise. For those of you who don't remember, he originally posted a thread back on 11/26/08 http://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f172/new-lotus-specific-carbon-fiber-seats-65200/ offering this seat in my opinion as an alternantive for those who like myself carry more than a 32" waist (me being more on the 34-35" side) and needed a little wider of a seat bottom. The factory seats, after driving for more than a half hour or so, would inflict severe discomfort due to the bucket being too narrow and the risers on the sides pinching my hip bones. There are a number of other seats i've tried out there on the market that did the same as well. Already being a big Tillett fan due to running them in my race karts it didn't take much to sell me on their product. The seat back wraps around your ribcage keeping you in place through the hardest cornering, it feels just like i'm nailing a 60mph corner in my kart! The install was pretty simple too as I chose to purchase the EB-2 brackets that mount right to the factory sliders which Smitty offers as one of the 3 options. So a great looking/functional light weight CF seat coupled with the Sector 111 V-Force harness Bar and Schroth PROFI II harness i'm ready to go! The purchase (pretty competitive pricing) and shipping went very smooth and I highly recommend this product. If I decide to switch out my passenger seat I will definitley be giving him a holler. Thanks again Smitty!!