Everyone likes to race. Everyone loves to ride fast cars. While speed may thrill many people, some consider the comfort and perhaps the safety factor of the chairs they sit on as a must.
Not all seats are built the same. Sure they may have the same intent to keep a human body seated while in a vehicle but some seats are designed for either extreme comfort or extreme protection.
While several commercial car makers design seats for comfort and long term use, there are companies that support race car teams and they need a more specific type of racing seat to handle it. A standard car seat seats to capacity while a racing chairs is for the protection of the driver or individual in that seat.
While many of us see a racing seat as like other ordinary racing seats, there are special racing seats dimensions that must be met so that the optimum performance of the racing chair is met.
According to the FIA ( Federation Internationale de l’Automobile ), there is a set of racing seats dimensions or schematics on how a racing chairs may be designed. These specs include how many screws are to be bolted as well as the height, width, and length of the seat themselves.
The FIA has published a racing chair dimensions guide. This means that it is the suggested measurements but not necessarily the strict measurements to be met. Most manufacturers know of this guide as the FIA 8855/1999 racing seat guide. 1999 points to the year it was released for consumer use.
To start with, the FIA dictates that the racing chair must be affixed to the car frame by using at least four M8 class 8.8 type bolts. These bolts should be at least 20mm apart.
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