New Seat Option
I found a decent looking option for replacing our seats without having to go crazy with the fabrication to bolt it in. Has anyone used Braum seats before? They have a series called the Elite-X that looks OEM and comes in a bunch of different colors and materials. I emailed them this morning asking if they could make a bracket for our cars and it turns out they already have it, but it just hasn't been listed on the website yet. I gotta say in pretty pumped about this.
I'm going to go with black leather with black suede inserts and red stitching. It looks like it'll match my shifter boot and ZL1 shift knob of the same style, and hopefully the red that's on my steering wheel, too.
The seats look pretty close to the C7 competition seats. I didn't see any DOT approved verbiage, though, so if that's a priority for you then you will have to do some more research. The seat brackets are made in the USA, so that gives me some reassurance.
Losing the factory power seats and airbag should cause a significant weight loss. These seats are 25lb, not counting the bracket (10lb?) and sliders (5lb?). If I remember correctly the factory assembly including brackets weigh about 70lb. I'll be happy losing 60 pounds out of the car. We'll get an airbag light since these don't have them, but can that be turned off with HP Tuners? If not I'm sure a resistor would do the job. These go from $800-900 for a pair. Brackets are $140 each.
Bracket part numbers:
SB274DR - DRIVER'S SIDE
SB274PA - PASSENGER SIDE
2008 G8 GT - 11.76 @116 MPH
2010 M3 E92 - Totaled
2016 Focus RS - 12.89 @110 SOLD!
2018 Camaro SS 1LE - No 1/4 mile, road courses only
Last edited by Sunder; 12-11-2017 at 04:25 PM.