In that case, my reservations are lessening, but in SC, one is in the driver's seat for considerably less time than is typical of desert racing.We run them in our short coarse cars, no problems, I think they are great seats, currently putting them in a desert 1600 car as well.
Are you questioning them beacuse there FX1's or because there a Tub seat? If its because there a tub seat then you need to do some research.In that case, my reservations are lessening, but in SC, one is in the driver's seat for considerably less time than is typical of desert racing.
I'm questioning them from the perspective of pennywise yet poundfoolish. The best "deal" is not always the "best" deal.Are you questioning them beacuse there FX1's or because there a Tub seat? If its because there a tub seat then you need to do some research.
This is really not an alternative to a Sparco because it's not really a racing seat from what I can tell. The seat looks good, but it does not appear to have any FIA Homologation, so it could be made out of anything with no regard for safety. Also, some organizations require a non-FIA seat to have a back the seat back tied into the cage, this seat is said to have provisions for a back support which tells me it needs it. This is not required with a Sparco seat as currently tested.Anyone using the Corbeau FX1 seat? seems like a cheaper alternative to the Sparcos.http://www.corbeau.com/products/fixed_back_seats/fx1_pro/
I checked out the Corbeau website and could not find a single FIA rated seat, so either they are hard to find or they don't make one. I doubt they would do all of the r&d for something that they are not going to test. By looking at the rear harness slots in the seat, I can tell this seat was designed with no intention of passing FIA or being used as a racing seat. It looks like a nice seat, but when it comes to safety in a race car, looks don't cut it.Corbeau has been around since 1964, so I doubt that any of thier products even come close to having no regard for safety.
While the seat does have a mount for rear support, it may not necessarily need it..but as stated, some organizations require it if there is no rating, thats why its there.
Just because a seat doesn't have an FIA rating, doesn't mean its made out of styrafoam. An FIA rating is a certification by an independant agency. To obtain this rating costs big money, which is then passed on to the price of the product. This is done because some sanctioning bodies require certain products to have a particular rating, and some racers want what is garunteed to be the absolute best. However, almost all manufacturers make products that don't have ratings, and I would guess most their experience and r&d goes into these seats as well. Basically the FX1 is a copy of of the Sparco Evo. My .02