Nissan 370Z Forum  

Thoughts On Status Racing Seats

Really thinking about purchasing these seats .. Never been a Bride fan due to the seats looking childish and so many fakes running around out there. The status can be

Go Back   Nissan 370Z Forum > Nissan 370Z Tech Area > Exterior & Interior

Like Tree2Likes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-08-2012, 12:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
A True Z Fanatic
 
NeverBoneStck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Beaverton, Or
Posts: 1,092
Drives: 2008 G37 S
Rep Power: 14
NeverBoneStck is on a distinguished road
Default Thoughts On Status Racing Seats

Really thinking about purchasing these seats .. Never been a Bride fan due to the seats looking childish and so many fakes running around out there. The status can be customized and are made in the U.S. . The only thing I dont like is they only offer a bucket seat . No reclining seats yet . They have a SPA seat that reclines in the making but I was told by them its on hold. Sooooo how are bucket seats for DD ?????? Whats your thought or experience with Status seats .. They seem to get solid reviews ....... Thanx !!!

http://www.statusracing.com/
__________________
Juiced! That is all you need to know !!
NeverBoneStck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2012, 02:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Miami,FL
Posts: 647
Drives: 2010 370z NISMO
Rep Power: 12
whoLEEoh is on a distinguished road
Default

status is a top of the line brand..my friends use them and love them. no personal experience with them tho.
__________________
2013 Boss 302
whoLEEoh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2012, 08:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
Enthusiast Member
 
cc370z's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: AZ
Posts: 467
Drives: 09 370z
Rep Power: 12
cc370z is on a distinguished road
Default

I've seen a few in person and they look great. Also feel like they are good quality too.
cc370z is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2012, 08:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
A True Z Fanatic
 
theDreamer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 30,872
Drives: 370z
Rep Power: 852
theDreamer has a reputation beyond reputetheDreamer has a reputation beyond reputetheDreamer has a reputation beyond reputetheDreamer has a reputation beyond reputetheDreamer has a reputation beyond reputetheDreamer has a reputation beyond reputetheDreamer has a reputation beyond reputetheDreamer has a reputation beyond reputetheDreamer has a reputation beyond reputetheDreamer has a reputation beyond reputetheDreamer has a reputation beyond repute
Default

You can also PM VividRacing as they are a main supplier and seem to have a lot of info.
__________________
theDreamer's Z // Fast Intentions // Uprev // GTM // HKS // TEIN
theDreamer's Silvia // URAS // GREDDY
Houston Zs // Facebook // Twitter // Instagram
theDreamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2012, 11:34 PM   #5 (permalink)
A True Z Fanatic
 
Unique_Z's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Brunei
Posts: 1,515
Drives: 370Z, 180SX
Rep Power: 14
Unique_Z is a splendid one to beholdUnique_Z is a splendid one to beholdUnique_Z is a splendid one to beholdUnique_Z is a splendid one to beholdUnique_Z is a splendid one to beholdUnique_Z is a splendid one to behold
Default

Status Racing Seats Install
__________________
My Z Build
UniqueZ
Unique_Z is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2012, 02:23 AM   #6 (permalink)
Track Member
 
edconline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Edmonton
Posts: 855
Drives: 10' MB Z34 6MT T/S/N
Rep Power: 19
edconline has a reputation beyond reputeedconline has a reputation beyond reputeedconline has a reputation beyond reputeedconline has a reputation beyond reputeedconline has a reputation beyond reputeedconline has a reputation beyond reputeedconline has a reputation beyond reputeedconline has a reputation beyond reputeedconline has a reputation beyond reputeedconline has a reputation beyond reputeedconline has a reputation beyond repute
Default

I have a Status racing ring GT seat (Carbon fiber shell, leather, with alacantra cushions) that I bought off of a member on here. I installed it and tested it out for a week in the summer while I was home on leave.
No track time with it yet, just some aggressive driving.
Initial impressions:

Comfort:
The seat is quite comfortable however in a different way than the stock seats. It is obviously much firmer all around, but the posture you are sitting in seems to be perfect, once I adjusted the slider to my liking all of the controls were in a nice natural spot for driving. It actually feels more natural for driving position than I could ever get my stock touring seats adjusted to, and that is with 8 ways of adjustment! The only minor complaint in the comfort department is that after a couple hours of driving, your @ss kinda gets numb as the bottom cushion is not all that plush. Overall though, much better in the comfort department than I expected from a racing seat.

Support:
The ring GT seat is the larger version of the ring seat, gives slightly more shoulder room and room for hips/thighs. I am 5'11" and 170lbs, and I could probably use the smaller seat. That being said, the support this seat provides is excellent, almost zero movement even under very hard cornering (Street), quick lane changes and several 360 degree spins lol. If I had the smaller version, I am certain the body movement would be zero. The support this seat provided even for DD is the biggest improvement over the stock touring seats (that and looks).

Looks:
This seat is gorgeous. The carbon fiber work is exceptional, and the black leather w/ black alacantra cushions and white stitching matches the Z perfectly. Nice large white Status logo on the top of the seats too. (I always wished the touring seats had something embroidered on the headrest, even a big white Z, it looks cool through the front windscreen! lol) Of course the seat can be totally customized so looks will vary depending on tastes.

Accessibility:
This is the one area where I was not overly impressed, however it is due to the design of the car and racing seats of this style in general and not the specific seat. It was a fairly big PITA getting in and out of the car. And this is on the drivers side where you can use the steering wheel to help drop into the seat. This is mostly due to the very high side bolsters of the seat, you cant just slide into it you have to get up and over the bolster then let yourself down into the seat. Because this involves holding onto something, and there are no 'oh sh!t' handles in the car, plus i don't touch the exterior of the car with my hands (fingerprints on black! ), the steering wheel is the only option. I can see the passenger side potentially being even worse for this reason, granted the steering wheel wont be in the way either. Maybe some others will not find it as difficult however I'm not a big guy and am fairly agile. I thought it would get easier over time however after a week I was still finding it difficult getting in and out quickly/smoothly.

Final impressions:
I was very impressed with this seat, and I will probably be ordering a matching seat for the other side. Well actually, I'll probably get the smaller Standard Ring seat for the drivers side and put the GT on the passenger side. Not that I need another racing seat, as it's just me at the track, but it sure would look nice to have both sides match I do plan on keeping my stock touring seats for long road trips and potentially for the early/late part of the (short) season in Canada where seat heaters are almost a must have item. Plus it's no big deal switching them out, 4 easy bolts and some careful finessing. On a side note, I weighed the complete stock touring seats and the complete Status seat assembly, and while I don't remember the exact weights on both, the Status setup was 19-20 lbs lighter. All in all, I can confidently say that you will not be disappointed with Status seats if you decide to go that route.

EDIT: I bought the seat off Reaper42 whose install is the link above my post
__________________
View Journal
Audio Build

Last edited by edconline; 01-10-2012 at 02:50 AM.
edconline is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2012, 07:31 AM   #7 (permalink)
A True Z Fanatic
 
Alchemy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Jersey
Age: 41
Posts: 4,855
Drives: to acquire tickets
Rep Power: 3521
Alchemy has a reputation beyond reputeAlchemy has a reputation beyond reputeAlchemy has a reputation beyond reputeAlchemy has a reputation beyond reputeAlchemy has a reputation beyond reputeAlchemy has a reputation beyond reputeAlchemy has a reputation beyond reputeAlchemy has a reputation beyond reputeAlchemy has a reputation beyond reputeAlchemy has a reputation beyond reputeAlchemy has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by edconline View Post
I have a Status racing ring GT seat (Carbon fiber shell, leather, with alacantra cushions) that I bought off of a member on here. I installed it and tested it out for a week in the summer while I was home on leave.
No track time with it yet, just some aggressive driving.
Initial impressions:

Comfort:
The seat is quite comfortable however in a different way than the stock seats. It is obviously much firmer all around, but the posture you are sitting in seems to be perfect, once I adjusted the slider to my liking all of the controls were in a nice natural spot for driving. It actually feels more natural for driving position than I could ever get my stock touring seats adjusted to, and that is with 8 ways of adjustment! The only minor complaint in the comfort department is that after a couple hours of driving, your @ss kinda gets numb as the bottom cushion is not all that plush. Overall though, much better in the comfort department than I expected from a racing seat.

Support:
The ring GT seat is the larger version of the ring seat, gives slightly more shoulder room and room for hips/thighs. I am 5'11" and 170lbs, and I could probably use the smaller seat. That being said, the support this seat provides is excellent, almost zero movement even under very hard cornering (Street), quick lane changes and several 360 degree spins lol. If I had the smaller version, I am certain the body movement would be zero. The support this seat provided even for DD is the biggest improvement over the stock touring seats (that and looks).

Looks:
This seat is gorgeous. The carbon fiber work is exceptional, and the black leather w/ black alacantra cushions and white stitching matches the Z perfectly. Nice large white Status logo on the top of the seats too. (I always wished the touring seats had something embroidered on the headrest, even a big white Z, it looks cool through the front windscreen! lol) Of course the seat can be totally customized so looks will vary depending on tastes.

Accessibility:
This is the one area where I was not overly impressed, however it is due to the design of the car and racing seats of this style in general and not the specific seat. It was a fairly big PITA getting in and out of the car. And this is on the drivers side where you can use the steering wheel to help drop into the seat. This is mostly due to the very high side bolsters of the seat, you cant just slide into it you have to get up and over the bolster then let yourself down into the seat. Because this involves holding onto something, and there are no 'oh sh!t' handles in the car, plus i don't touch the exterior of the car with my hands (fingerprints on black! ), the steering wheel is the only option. I can see the passenger side potentially being even worse for this reason, granted the steering wheel wont be in the way either. Maybe some others will not find it as difficult however I'm not a big guy and am fairly agile. I thought it would get easier over time however after a week I was still finding it difficult getting in and out quickly/smoothly.

Final impressions:
I was very impressed with this seat, and I will probably be ordering a matching seat for the other side. Well actually, I'll probably get the smaller Standard Ring seat for the drivers side and put the GT on the passenger side. Not that I need another racing seat, as it's just me at the track, but it sure would look nice to have both sides match I do plan on keeping my stock touring seats for long road trips and potentially for the early/late part of the (short) season in Canada where seat heaters are almost a must have item. Plus it's no big deal switching them out, 4 easy bolts and some careful finessing. On a side note, I weighed the complete stock touring seats and the complete Status seat assembly, and while I don't remember the exact weights on both, the Status setup was 19-20 lbs lighter. All in all, I can confidently say that you will not be disappointed with Status seats if you decide to go that route.

EDIT: I bought the seat off Reaper42 whose install is the link above my post
__________________
Ryan
314WHP | 260LB-FT | STILLEN | KONI | SWIFT | STOPTECH | Z1 | PROJECT MU | CNT | UPREV | FORGESTAR | BRIDGESTONE | PWJDM | ENEOS | MOTUL
Alchemy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2012, 07:57 AM   #8 (permalink)
Track Member
 
edconline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Edmonton
Posts: 855
Drives: 10' MB Z34 6MT T/S/N
Rep Power: 19
edconline has a reputation beyond reputeedconline has a reputation beyond reputeedconline has a reputation beyond reputeedconline has a reputation beyond reputeedconline has a reputation beyond reputeedconline has a reputation beyond reputeedconline has a reputation beyond reputeedconline has a reputation beyond reputeedconline has a reputation beyond reputeedconline has a reputation beyond reputeedconline has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Haha, sorry no pics yet. I have been ordering parts like crazy while I am deployed and when I was home on leave for a week I barely had time to install some of them, nevermind take any pics. Lots of work to do installing stuff when I get home in the spring, and then a massive photoshoot is definitely in order
__________________
View Journal
Audio Build
edconline is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2012, 10:05 AM   #9 (permalink)
Premium Member
 
bullitt5897's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: North GA
Posts: 6,831
Drives: Twin Turbo Z34
Rep Power: 3679
bullitt5897 has a reputation beyond reputebullitt5897 has a reputation beyond reputebullitt5897 has a reputation beyond reputebullitt5897 has a reputation beyond reputebullitt5897 has a reputation beyond reputebullitt5897 has a reputation beyond reputebullitt5897 has a reputation beyond reputebullitt5897 has a reputation beyond reputebullitt5897 has a reputation beyond reputebullitt5897 has a reputation beyond reputebullitt5897 has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Blaine you can always go Recaro CS sportster




jlwconcept likes this.
__________________
Shop Cars: 2013 318whp Nismo VspecII 370z *SOLD*, 2009 1000hp+ 93oct 4.0L TT 370z Fast Intentions STAGE 4 #054
bullitt5897 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2012, 10:31 AM   #10 (permalink)
The370Z.com Sponsor
 
vividracing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Gilbert, AZ
Age: 34
Posts: 7,306
Drives: 350Z,370Z,GTR
Rep Power: 35
vividracing has a reputation beyond reputevividracing has a reputation beyond reputevividracing has a reputation beyond reputevividracing has a reputation beyond reputevividracing has a reputation beyond reputevividracing has a reputation beyond reputevividracing has a reputation beyond reputevividracing has a reputation beyond reputevividracing has a reputation beyond reputevividracing has a reputation beyond reputevividracing has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to vividracing
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by theDreamer View Post
You can also PM VividRacing as they are a main supplier and seem to have a lot of info.
Thanks for the assist!

Quote:
Originally Posted by edconline View Post
I have a Status racing ring GT seat (Carbon fiber shell, leather, with alacantra cushions) that I bought off of a member on here. I installed it and tested it out for a week in the summer while I was home on leave.
No track time with it yet, just some aggressive driving.

[...]
Thanks for the review!

Status Racing has a history in military equipment and has been creating gorgeous seats for nearly a decade. We try to keep a bunch of seats and harnesses in stock. We've done a couple of videos to help you decide if you'll fit in them, if you're not sure. One thing that Status does, which nobody else allows, is custom configurable seats. Want ostrich skin? No problem. Smurf blue with purple logos? Sure. Kevlar back, with saddle leather sides and black cloth inserts? You got it. Check the Status Icon Seat Configurator out here. If you're looking for an FIA certified seat, we do offer the Ring which meets FIA requirements.

In terms of daily driving with a bucket seat, it comes down to preference but the Status seats don't have crazy aggressive side bolsters so they're pretty easy to get in and out of, while still holding you very well.

If you guys have any questions, let me know. For now, I'll leave you with these:

Click the image to be taken to the original blog post if applicable.


Gargamel is not gonna like this status seat setup!



370Z Project X



Ring GT and SPA in Porsche 997TT



Ksport model in the Vivid Racing Porsche 997TT at SEMA 2011. Our car was in the Ksport booth.


Independent review by Square Spokes blog



Fresh from the Oven – Carbon Ring with Alcantara Diamond Stitch



The Fine Details – Leather, Carbon, Harness Installed



Phil stitching up a set of Status Racing Hockenheim seats at the Monroe, WA facility. Status Racing seats are made right here in the USA!
__________________

Rocky @ Vivid ♦ 480.966.3040 x236 ♦ Rocky@vividracing.com
Email, PM, or call me directly for aggressive The370Z.com member pricing!!!

Last edited by vividracing; 01-10-2012 at 10:39 AM.
vividracing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2012, 10:33 AM   #11 (permalink)
A True Z Fanatic
 
theDreamer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 30,872
Drives: 370z
Rep Power: 852
theDreamer has a reputation beyond reputetheDreamer has a reputation beyond reputetheDreamer has a reputation beyond reputetheDreamer has a reputation beyond reputetheDreamer has a reputation beyond reputetheDreamer has a reputation beyond reputetheDreamer has a reputation beyond reputetheDreamer has a reputation beyond reputetheDreamer has a reputation beyond reputetheDreamer has a reputation beyond reputetheDreamer has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Scott, any update on the recline-able seats and a date they will launch?
I got to seat/ride in a set of Bride Stradia and really loved them, I am 6'4" so head room was the main concern but I need to be able to recline. Will yours (recline-able) be lower than the stock seat?
__________________
theDreamer's Z // Fast Intentions // Uprev // GTM // HKS // TEIN
theDreamer's Silvia // URAS // GREDDY
Houston Zs // Facebook // Twitter // Instagram
theDreamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2012, 10:42 AM   #12 (permalink)
A True Z Fanatic
 
Alchemy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Jersey
Age: 41
Posts: 4,855
Drives: to acquire tickets
Rep Power: 3521
Alchemy has a reputation beyond reputeAlchemy has a reputation beyond reputeAlchemy has a reputation beyond reputeAlchemy has a reputation beyond reputeAlchemy has a reputation beyond reputeAlchemy has a reputation beyond reputeAlchemy has a reputation beyond reputeAlchemy has a reputation beyond reputeAlchemy has a reputation beyond reputeAlchemy has a reputation beyond reputeAlchemy has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Nice pics Vivid. These seats are beautiful!!! I love that diamond stitch on the black inserts!!
rwnielsen likes this.
__________________
Ryan
314WHP | 260LB-FT | STILLEN | KONI | SWIFT | STOPTECH | Z1 | PROJECT MU | CNT | UPREV | FORGESTAR | BRIDGESTONE | PWJDM | ENEOS | MOTUL
Alchemy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2012, 10:58 AM   #13 (permalink)
The370Z.com Sponsor
 
vividracing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Gilbert, AZ
Age: 34
Posts: 7,306
Drives: 350Z,370Z,GTR
Rep Power: 35
vividracing has a reputation beyond reputevividracing has a reputation beyond reputevividracing has a reputation beyond reputevividracing has a reputation beyond reputevividracing has a reputation beyond reputevividracing has a reputation beyond reputevividracing has a reputation beyond reputevividracing has a reputation beyond reputevividracing has a reputation beyond reputevividracing has a reputation beyond reputevividracing has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to vividracing
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by theDreamer View Post
Scott, any update on the recline-able seats and a date they will launch?
I got to seat/ride in a set of Bride Stradia and really loved them, I am 6'4" so head room was the main concern but I need to be able to recline. Will yours (recline-able) be lower than the stock seat?
No launch date yet, but the project is moving forward. When I have details I'll let you know. I believe that a set of the prototypes may be up for sale soon. Email me at mattc@vividracing.com if you want some more info on them.

-Matt

Quote:
Originally Posted by Alchemy View Post
Nice pics Vivid. These seats are beautiful!!! I love that diamond stitch on the black inserts!!
Thanks! I'm a huge fan of diamond stitch myself.
__________________

Rocky @ Vivid ♦ 480.966.3040 x236 ♦ Rocky@vividracing.com
Email, PM, or call me directly for aggressive The370Z.com member pricing!!!
vividracing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2012, 04:27 AM   #14 (permalink)
Track Member
 
edconline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Edmonton
Posts: 855
Drives: 10' MB Z34 6MT T/S/N
Rep Power: 19
edconline has a reputation beyond reputeedconline has a reputation beyond reputeedconline has a reputation beyond reputeedconline has a reputation beyond reputeedconline has a reputation beyond reputeedconline has a reputation beyond reputeedconline has a reputation beyond reputeedconline has a reputation beyond reputeedconline has a reputation beyond reputeedconline has a reputation beyond reputeedconline has a reputation beyond repute
Default

I found some pics of the test fit I did with the Status seat, took them on my phone. Added to my journal
__________________
View Journal
Audio Build
edconline is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2012, 04:45 AM   #15 (permalink)
A True Z Fanatic
 
Apoc370z's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 1,001
Drives: 2011 GM z34
Rep Power: 12
Apoc370z will become famous soon enoughApoc370z will become famous soon enough
Default

they look awesome, but i think my butt is too big for them... time to lose weight
Apoc370z is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Status Racing Seats Install Reaper42 Exterior & Interior 40 07-20-2016 01:37 PM
Bride seats vs Status BlkBat Exterior & Interior 32 02-10-2012 02:54 PM
Alpinestars, DC Shoes Life & Racing, Gumball 3000, Rogue Status and ViViD Racing SWAG vividracing Automotive Clothing and Apparel 72 03-25-2011 11:15 AM
Status Racing Seats! Kaizen Tuning Body Interior/Exterior 0 09-02-2010 11:59 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:18 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2