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Does anyone know how much weight can be lost using racing seats? How much do the stock seats weigh?
I'm still looking to reduce vehicle weight.
 

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Good question. Those stock seats looked very light though.
 

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The stock seats looked like a carbon fiber shell with a padded insert. The only way you are going to get lighter is to sit on the floor.
 

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The seats are made by Lotus and are a fiberglass shell that is lightly padded. They put Sparco seats in the racing 190 S1's I have seen and Tony Shute's Expose (a lightened 340R) has a CF seat with some rubber for padding (http://www.sandsmuseum.com/cars/elise/series/e340r/expose.html).

I doubt you could save much weight, but you could definitely get better lateral support (though there is not much to room to bounce around in).
 
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