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 Post subject: Bucket seat question
PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 10:03 pm 
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I see all these questions about seats and expiration dates. What if the seat serial tag/lable was removed because the back of it was painted? I bought some Recaro GT3/GT2 seats however the back of the seat does not have the tag? What does this mean exactly?

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 11:56 pm 
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AFAIK it is no longer legal once the sticker is removed. You may be able to get something for it from Recaro


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2005 6:58 am 
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I thought the seat only had a lifespan if you mounted it according to FIA (no seat back brace)..

I thought if you use a seat back brace the seat can be used past "expiration" date.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2005 8:07 am 
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I was just informed that using the backbrace i.e. IO port would make the seat legal.


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BrianZ wrote:
I thought the seat only had a lifespan if you mounted it according to FIA (no seat back brace)..

I thought if you use a seat back brace the seat can be used past "expiration" date.


ya your right, i didn't think about adding that in there


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 5:53 pm 
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Just to clear this topic up,
1. no tag not legal
2. expired tag with back brace is legal
3. no tag with back brace legal

did i get this all right?


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 7:51 pm 
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01preluder wrote:
Just to clear this topic up,
1. no tag not legal
2. expired tag with back brace is legal
3. no tag with back brace legal

did i get this all right?


yep you passed


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2005 9:24 am 
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Where in the rules does it say a racing seat needs a tag???

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2005 12:28 pm 
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Grumpy wrote:
Where in the rules does it say a racing seat needs a tag???


its says that unless it has FIA certification, it must have a back brace. I don't expect the tech inspector to know each and every seat that is approved. Add to it the fact that the seat has a lifespan, and the only way a tech inspector would know the lifespan for a certian seat would be if the there was a sticker on it.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2005 8:08 am 
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Actually, personally I didnt see anything about needing a tag. I was just bringing out a potential concern for any of you and including myself for those who dont have tags on your seats. Id rather go into a situation complete, prepared, "done right", than get denied because my car isnt within specification.


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