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    After searching on this site it seems that there is a lot old info on Recaro SRD seats. What is recommended for installing these. I want them to sit about the same height as the stock seats or SLIGHTLY lower. ( I am 6'1") I assume I use the OEM tracks ? Thanks in advance for the advice.

  • #2
    Someone else will probably chime in with solid info, mine is old, but when I bought the M3 that would become my race car it was a track car and had a pair of SRDs in it.
    If I remember right, the mounting was a tiny bit of a kluge between the bottom of the SRD and a factory slider.
    Im short (5'7") and if I remember they were just right for me and I think they were dropped on the lowest bolt holes that were possible.
    They were installed by the previous owner, so the part that I dont know is,,, if there was a better way possible.
    I liked the seats, they were super easy to sell when I sold them 20 years ago LOL.

    Cheers
    jimmy
    jimmy p.
    87 E30 M3 Prodrive British Touring Car
    88 E30 M3 Zinnoberot - Street
    88 E30 M3 Lachsilber - Race (#98 SCCA SPU)
    92 E30 M Technic Cabrio - S14 POWERED!
    98 318Ti M44, Base - Morea Green
    04 Ford F350 - V10

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    • #3
      I had SRDs in mine many years ago.

      I used the Recaro sliders, but for the life of me I cannot remember where I got the mounting bases that the sliders attached to. But I do remember they were very low, and mounted the Recaro sliders almost right on the carpet. That worked for me (I'm 6-3).

      Jimmy is right, when I put in racing shells the SRDs sold instantly, for very good money.

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      • #4
        No experience with these yet, but it was what I am hoping to go with when do get some Recaro's or similar aftermarket more supportive seats.

        Massive Brakes:
        http://massivebrakes.com/accessories..._RecaroAdapter

        Please share what you do end up going with and how it works out!
        One letter. One number. One legend ///M3.

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        • #5
          wedge engineering was the old go to for seat mounts. I probably still have them in my car, still running my recaro's in my street m3. Looks like now they call themselves Wedge Brackets:
          http://wedgebrackets.com/master-bracket-guide/

          Cheers

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          • #6
            Another option....any fabricator could make a set of bases with about two hours or less of labor and some steel stock. They are very, very simple.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Ironhead View Post
              Another option....any fabricator could make a set of bases with about two hours or less of labor and some steel stock. They are very, very simple.
              I actually think the brackets that were in my car may have been made by a PO, they were very simple and not very elegant.
              They also didnt go that low as you described yours did.
              jimmy p.
              87 E30 M3 Prodrive British Touring Car
              88 E30 M3 Zinnoberot - Street
              88 E30 M3 Lachsilber - Race (#98 SCCA SPU)
              92 E30 M Technic Cabrio - S14 POWERED!
              98 318Ti M44, Base - Morea Green
              04 Ford F350 - V10

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              • #8
                Ok guys thanks for the comments.

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                • #9
                  I have had Massive mounts for maybe 8 years, and they are awesome.

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