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New Rallyist: WTB wide used rally seat, vw ring and pinion

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Frank Gossett
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New Rallyist: WTB wide used rally seat, vw ring and pinion
May 23, 2018 12:40PM
Looking for a few things for my soon to be rally car:

A wide rally seat (I am 6'2" and pushing 300lbs/44 inch waist

Also a short ratio ring and pinion for a VW 020 trans. I think it has 3.67 and I need much tighter than that. Or a trans loaded with it and a LSD already.

How about a FP suit also? any recommendations?

Edit: 300 lbs, not 200, wishful thinking typo dammit.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/24/2018 10:41AM by Frank Gossett.
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Re: New Rallyist: WTB wide used rally seat, vw ring and pinion
May 23, 2018 04:08PM
Frank; I just bought an OMP WRC-R XL for my car. 5'10", 270 lbs, with a 40" waist. Fits great, and would easily be comfortable with a 44" waist. It's on the pricey side, but man is it a high class piece of kit. Bought a TRS for the navigators side, as my co-driver is a lot skinnier, and I needed to off-balance the cost of the WRC. Honestly, I wasn't able to find any other manufacturer that made an XL sized seat that fit me well with the 40" waist. Few and far between are the options. It helped when I had to pull the trigger that VW MotorSport uses OMP in the Polos, LOL.
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Re: New Rallyist: WTB wide used rally seat, vw ring and pinion
May 24, 2018 06:30AM
Haha nice! It's a little out of my price range but maybe my range needs adjustment. I was considering the OMP TRS xl but folks say its not comfy at all.
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Re: New Rallyist: WTB wide used rally seat, vw ring and pinion
May 24, 2018 07:47AM
The TRS does not have nearly the padding in the seat back or the bolsters that the WRC does. For RallyCross, I would not mind the TRS for drivers side, but for stage Rally, the WRC is definitely the one to have. Sparco makes a couple of XL sized seats at a better price range, but again the padding and bolstering is not the greatest.
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