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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you fit rear belts in a GT3, do you need to fit the seat pads also?

if you have bucket seats do they restrict the access to the rear, or can you climb throught the centre?




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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

or do the seats move forward enough to gain access to the rear.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

buckets do move 'somewhat' forward BUT without the tilt of the normal sports seat then access to the rear is very difficult and even a kid would have to climb over them ever time... as they are also very wide

regular seats are your only option if you need rear seats... IMHO and even on a safety level acquiring access to the rear is not 'quick'


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you fit the rear seat belts, you don't need to fit the seat pads.

Climbing through the centre is nigh impossible because of the width of the bucket seats at the high shoulder point.

The bucket seats slide forward enough to gain access to the rear, although there is an art to getting in if you are an adult. However, getting access to the rear is no problem for my 5 year old!

If you have the cage, access to the rear is significantly more difficult for a small kid. Impossible for an adult. Of course, safety issues not being discussed here, just questions about access!

Several others have fitted seat belts in the rear, and it's possible for child seats to be permanently attached in without the seat pads. The experts for fitting child seats in the back of a Porsche are Quick Fit in Stanmore.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can i have still bucketts and rear belts,

will my kids be able to acces?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, all my comments above were assuming you have the buckets.

Regular sports seats are much easier to use because of the lever to fold them forward... as opposed to having to manually slide the bucket seat forward.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thks ade

guess it would be rude to have the same colour as others


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL! Go for it mate... you'll absolutely love it.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

next question

can the dealer fit rear roll cage be removed?




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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dealer fit means that it was bolted in as opposed to welded in and therefore can be unbolted. Not the easiest job for access but easy enough technically. I think that even my CS's cage is bolted in.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

if they retro fitted it, shouldnt be too harsh to get out?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

At the end of the day, getting the buckets of the runners ain't too big a task and that'd give loads of space to get in and whip the cage out - i would , however, imagine that getting the seats out of the car is not the easiest thing in the world.

All just bolted in tho

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Each seat takes about 5 minutes to remove.

All cages in the GT3 were bolt in (CS included) - none were welded (apart from the Cup cars).

If it's dealer fitted, I'm assuming it's the silver Tequipment one? Easy enough to remove, although the car needs to be hoisted on to the ramps as the cage swivels in from a position below the car.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't do it Daz, the GT3 is a defined a 2 seater by the DoT/DLVA and as such cannot be converted to a 4 seater. If the worst was to happen you'll not be covered by any insurer.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 12:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My V5C does not state anywhere that my GT3 is a 2 seater.

However, it is worthwhile double checking with your insurer if there are any ramifications should rear seat belts be installed (and make a point that it is to their proper anchor positions as per the normal 996).

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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My V5C does not state anywhere that my GT3 is a 2 seater.

However, it is worthwhile double checking with your insurer if there are any ramifications should rear seat belts be installed (and make a point that it is to their proper anchor positions as per the normal 996).


Ade, it should state somewhere the number of seats.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nope, mine doesn't. I've seen a few other V5Cs for GT3s which also don't state the number of seats. I think it depends on who in the DVLA is filling out the forms on the day! I suspect it's not a "mandatory field". Confused

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ade can you put the link up to the people who do the seat belts,

thks


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Recommended by many for their installations in the back of the 911...

Quickfit SBS

Good luck!

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