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Racing buckets

#1 Post by Hitchcock » Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:50 pm

Does anyone here use the Kirkey racing seats. Both the pro series and economy series. Are they comfortable enough to be in for a while? How much do they weigh?
The stock corvette seats are 35 lb. each. I have some of the light weight racing buckets, the plastic ones and they are 9 each. That will save me 52 lb, in sone spot. But the kirkey's are really nice. thanks
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Re: Racing buckets

#2 Post by vegaracer » Sun Nov 01, 2009 10:32 pm

I have a Kirky in my car. I don't know which series it is, but it is plenty comfortable for the 5 or 10 minutes I sit in the car for. I wouldn't drive cross country with it, but for around town it would be good enough.
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Re: Racing buckets

#3 Post by kyleracer » Sun Nov 01, 2009 11:52 pm

I have a kirkey pro with seat cover and 1" EXTRA FOAM UNDER THE SEAT - works great ! :thumb:

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#4 Post by ytnova » Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:21 pm

I have kirkey pro seats and to me, they are perfectly comfortable. I have never been in them for more than an hour, but even then, they were comfy. Just make sure you buy the right size, I bought the 19" seats and I am 5'11" @200lbs and they are a little snug with a fire suit on.
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Re: Racing buckets

#5 Post by Hitchcock » Mon Nov 02, 2009 5:05 pm

I'm 6'1" and just over 260. I had my ol lady measure my ass last night and it's only 14 wide. I'm thinking "this cant be right" I dont want to get a seat that is too narrow for my arse, but the whole reason I want some is to take some weight out. The big seat is 21 pounds, and my stock seats are 35. The 17 wide is only 12 pounds. I would like to try some on before I buy some.
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#6 Post by wikd69 » Mon Nov 02, 2009 5:15 pm

I think I'm going to stay out of this discussion... :mrgreen:
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#7 Post by Hitchcock » Mon Nov 02, 2009 5:22 pm

wikd69 wrote:I think I'm going to stay out of this discussion... :mrgreen:

I know I know, sonic burgers...
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Re: Racing buckets

#8 Post by wikd69 » Mon Nov 02, 2009 6:51 pm

Hitchcock wrote:
wikd69 wrote:I think I'm going to stay out of this discussion... :mrgreen:

I know I know, sonic burgers...
You're not gonna let me off the hook on that hamburger thing, are ya ? :roll: :lol: :mrgreen:

But yeah, you're right, although while we do have a Sonic down the street from me, I prefer In-N-Out burgers. Just to be clear. <g>
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Blown 427 BBC, TH400 w/Brake, Back-Half Ladderbar
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http://www.marsh-racing.com/harrys_camaro-1.htm

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Re: Racing buckets

#9 Post by Hitchcock » Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:13 pm

Oh man, sorry. I thought you were eluding to the fact that I'm 260 lbs. dunno:
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Re: Racing buckets

#10 Post by wikd69 » Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:22 pm

Hitchcock wrote:Oh man, sorry. I thought you were eluding to the fact that I'm 260 lbs. dunno:

LOL LOL LOL :mrgreen:

No, it's the fact that I'm a bit too fond of hamburgers myself :-P

But now that ya mention it :twisted:
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Blown 427 BBC, TH400 w/Brake, Back-Half Ladderbar
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Re: Racing buckets

#11 Post by apacheracing » Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:30 pm

Which is more likley,,,,,,taking 35 pounds off the car or off the driver. Vote now

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#12 Post by vegaracer » Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:00 pm

apacheracing wrote:Which is more likley,,,,,,taking 35 pounds off the car or off the driver. Vote now
How about 35 from each? :smt040
And the shtf:
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#13 Post by wikd69 » Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:57 pm

vegaracer wrote:
apacheracing wrote:Which is more likley,,,,,,taking 35 pounds off the car or off the driver. Vote now
:-P
How about 35 from each? :smt040
And the shtf:
this, from somebody with a 12 lb racecar :mrgreen:
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Blown 427 BBC, TH400 w/Brake, Back-Half Ladderbar
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http://www.marsh-racing.com/harrys_camaro-1.htm

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Re: Racing buckets

#14 Post by vegaracer » Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:35 am

wikd69 wrote:
vegaracer wrote:
apacheracing wrote:Which is more likley,,,,,,taking 35 pounds off the car or off the driver. Vote now
:-P
How about 35 from each? :smt040
And the shtf:
this, from somebody with a 12 lb racecar :mrgreen:
Carfeul now, its 15 lb :mrgreen:
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Re: Racing buckets

#15 Post by wikd69 » Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:49 am

vegaracer wrote:
wikd69 wrote:
vegaracer wrote:
How about 35 from each? :smt040 And the shtf:
this, from somebody with a 12 lb racecar :mrgreen:
Carfeul now, its 15 lb :mrgreen:
:smt043 :thumb:
1969 ProStreet Camaro RS Best 9.75@139 1.46 60'
Blown 427 BBC, TH400 w/Brake, Back-Half Ladderbar
Narrowed 12-Bolt, 4.10 Gears, Spool, Moser 33 Spline

http://www.marsh-racing.com/harrys_camaro-1.htm

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