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are they about the same? i'm think about replacing my factory cloth seats, but i dont know which brand to choose, can you guys help me out?

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Old 10-30-2009, 04:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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are they about the same?

i'm think about replacing my factory cloth seats, but i dont know which brand to choose, can you guys help me out?
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Old 10-30-2009, 07:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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People can argue they're about the same. I think Bride may offer more styles but I'm pretty sure it comes down to personal preference.
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are they about the same?
Who knows? Why not throw Recaro in there too? I think it really depends on the style of seat you are looking for.....Street, Race, or something in between...
as well as how willing you are to fabricate the pieces necessary to make anything other than the Bride bolt in. No one else has seat rail at this time (to my knowledge)
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Bride rails work with Sparco... confirmed
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Bride rails work with Sparco... confirmed
Yes sir.....

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Bride rails work with Sparco... confirmed
with some seats yes

to the OP - like most things, it first comes down to budget

from there, depends on the style you like, and what you fit comfortably in
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with some seats yes

to the OP - like most things, it first comes down to budget

from there, depends on the style you like, and what you fit comfortably in

with ALL sparco seats... call them and ask if you don't believe me
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with ALL sparco seats... call them and ask if you don't believe me
Umm....Not with bottom mount street seats...they are not a direct bolt on (bottom mt Sparco's to the bride rails...)

You do need to fab up some adapter cross pieces to make it all come together..
Sparco Mount points are a few inches narrower than the bride rails..

I'm sure the sidemounts are pretty universal though..Those should fit with no issues..



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got me there, steve... would imagine those bottom-mount seats you have are not too common... hopefully everyone now understands that you can use the bride rails for either mount style and that for typically side mounting the bride rails work regardless of seat brand... that was the general point i was trying to convey

nice job with the setup btw !
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back to the OP... Sparco has been around for a while and I guess I would argue they have more substance than style... Sparco has real engineers doing ergonomics and safety studies... I view Bride seats as stylish, and can't speak from experience as to their sturdiness, durability, or comfort... but I've heard good things

Pick the one that fits your body dimensions and budget... both have sizing charts on their websites

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got me there, steve... would imagine those bottom-mount seats you have are not too common... hopefully everyone now understands that you can use the bride rails for either mount style and that for typically side mounting the bride rails work regardless of seat brand... that was the general point i was trying to convey

nice job with the setup btw !
I thought that's where you were headed with those comments.......Just wanted to confirm to the group. Most street seats are bottom mounts, most race shells are side mounts, though it seems Bride makes some street models in the side mount style...
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Useless fact #54 - Bride is pronounced Breeday as it's Japanese.
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with ALL sparco seats... call them and ask if you don't believe me

nope, not with all of them actually - I don't need to call them, I've been dealing both for years now

FYI

every Sparco reclining seat is bottom mount

every Recaro reclining seat is bottom mount

every Bride reclining seat is bottom mount

however the bolt patterns among them are different
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thanks john... you are an encyclopedia of seat-dom
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