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Tillett Two Piece Pad Set For W3 Seat

Tillett Two Piece Pad Set For W3 Seat

A Dinamica suede 2 piece pad set to fit the Tillet W3 SeatBlackView more

$319.03

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Tillett Two Piece Pad Set For W2 Seat

Tillett Two Piece Pad Set For W2 Seat

A Dinamica suede 2 piece pad set to fit the Tillet W2 SeatBlackView more

$319.03

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Tillett Two Piece Pad Set For B7 Seat

Tillett Two Piece Pad Set For B7 Seat

A dinamica suede covered 2 piece pad set to suit the Tillett B7 seat range.BlackView more

$319.03

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Tillett Two Piece Pad Set For B5 Seat

Tillett Two Piece Pad Set For B5 Seat

A dinamica suede covered tow piece pad set to fit the Tillet B5 seat range.BlackView more

$319.03

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Tillett Two Piece Pad Set For B1 Seat

Tillett Two Piece Pad Set For B1 Seat

A Dinamica covered two piece pad set to fit the Tillett B1 seat.BlackView more

$319.03

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Tillett TR1 Adjustable Seat Runner

Tillett TR1 Adjustable Seat Runner

Tillett TR1 Adjustable Seat Runner sets are made to be used in conjunction with car seats B1, B2, B4 when using the TB1 brackets and the B5 when coupled with the TB2 brackets. It can also be used under the TBF1 brackets when using seats B6 F, B6F XL and B7 and when fitting the B5 seat coupled with TB2 or TB3 brackets, turned under the seat. When using the B6 with bottom mounts and directly mounting the TR1 runners to the seat without brackets, a special fitting kit (TK5) with extra spacers is needed.The TR1 runners allow the seat to be easily moved forwards and backwards within the car, making adjustments for different drivers simple.Comes complete with fitting kit. The weight of the adjustable runners set is 1.28 Kg.View more

$147.24

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Tillett TK5 Spacer Kit To Fit TR1 Adjustable Seat Runner

Tillett TK5 Spacer Kit To Fit TR1 Adjustable Seat Runner

TK5 Spacer Kit enables the fitting of a TR1 runner set to a standard bottom mounted Tillet B6 seat.View more

$26.07

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Tillett TB2 Alloy Side Mounts For B5 Seats

Tillett TB2 Alloy Side Mounts For B5 Seats

These Tillett TB2 Alloy side mounting brackets are 5 mm thick and suit the Tillett B5 car seats in race and track applications. These allow the seats to be tipped, raised and lowered. TB2 brackets can be used with TR1 seat adjustment runners. However, it is not recommended to use adjustment runners on a race or track day car, as they are only intended for road use.The weight of the TB2 Bracket set is 1.15 Kg.View more

$141.11

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Tillett TB1 Alloy Side Mounts For B1 B2 Or B4 Seats

Tillett TB1 Alloy Side Mounts For B1 B2 Or B4 Seats

These aluminium side mounting brackets are 5 mm thick and suit the Tillett B1, B2 or B4 car seats in race and track applications. These allow the seats to be tipped, raised and lowered. TB1 brackets can be used with TR1 seat adjustment runners. However, it is not recommended to use adjustment runners on a race or track day car, as they are only intended for road use.The weight of the TB1 bracket set is 1.06 Kg.View more

$141.11

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Tillett B1 Seat, Black

Tillett B1 Seat, Black

The Tillett B1 Seat weighs only 2.75 kg and is designed with a saloon car seating angle. The sides of the B1 allow either a full racing harness or a normal 3 point car seat belt to be used. The carefully sculptured shape of the B1 is such that padding is unnecessary making it ideal for open topped sports cars however the seat is supplied with a Dinamica suede covered headrest pad.The B1 can be floor mounted to runners or side mounted using the optional brackets which allow the seat to tip and mount directly to the floor or runner system.Sidemounts not includedA 2 piece suede covered cushion set is available separately for the B1 seat.View more

$1822.13

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Sparco Universal Subframe Kit – Each

Sparco Universal Subframe Kit – Each

Sparco Universal Subframe kits are suitable for Sparco, OMP, Cobra and Corbeau seats and enable quick and easy adaption of base mount seats to many car seat mounting points or floor pans.Each kit includes steel tubes to mount to floor or existing seat mount points, and adjustable heavy duty steel bars to mount to seat.One kit required per seat.Not FIA approved for competition use.NOTE: This is a universal mounting kit and therefore some floorpan or seat mounting point modifications may be required.View more

$99.70

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Sparco Universal Base Mounts – Pair

Sparco Universal Base Mounts – Pair

The Sparco Universal Base Mount kit is manufactured from alloy base fittings with steel attachment points for any base mount seat. Ideal for bespoke or custom projects and also direct fit for Renault 5 GT Turbo (with aftermarket seat).Not FIA approved for competition use.NOTE: This is a universal mounting kit and therefore some floorpan or seat mounting point modifications may be required.View more

$104.81

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The Common Types of Automotive Seats

Car seats are designed for functionality and comfort to cater to the needs of drivers and passengers. However, they are not all made the same. The style and shape of vehicle seats have evolved over the years, but bucket and bench are the two common designs. When replacing seats in your car, it helps to understand the distinctions between these two types and how they influence functionality. The type of vehicle whether it is a family, racing or sports car will determine the most suitable seats.

Bench Seats

Almost all cars had bench seating at some point, particularly American and Australian makes. A bench seat is designed to run from one end of the cabin to the other. The full length meant that even vehicles advertised as compact models could accommodate six people - three at the front and three at the back. The shifter was located on the column so that the middle passenger on the front seat could sit comfortably. Bench seats were preferred options because they were cheaper to produce than other designs. Over the years, the bench went through some changes. There was the 'airliner' from Nash Motors, which reclined and turned into a bed. Then, the Jeep, specifically Ramblers and Commandos introduced the adjustable bench. At one time, the bench seat was split such that you could adjust just one part to recline.

As the demand for more comfortable seats increased, manufacturers started phasing out benches. A few automakers like Plymouth and Dodge kept the front bench seat for a while longer, offering people the option of a six-seater sedan even when bucket seats took over. Some Australian models like the Falcon Ute still offer front bench seats. The bench seat in the rear took a bit longer to go than the front seat because it provided great advantages. Several pickup models still come with the back bench. A few SUVs and vans with third-row seating also have bench seats.

Bucket Vehicle Seats

A bucket vehicle seat is designed to enclose the person sitting on it. It has high sides and a rounded figure, so it can only accommodate one person. European carmakers were the first to introduce the bucket car seat during the period after WWII. In America, people had the option of bench seats as late as 2013. The first European vehicles to sport bucket-style seats had the shifter and parking lever placed on the floor.

The idea behind bucket vehicle seats was to provide maximum support in sports and racing cars that had to move at high speeds. The high ends ensured that the driver remained in the seat when making fast turns. The front seats were the first to make the transition from bench or bucket. They are considered 'true bucket seats' because the driver and passenger each have a different one. The shifter and gear unit rest in the middle of the two seats, allowing the freestanding design. Over time, this centre console has accommodated the cup holder and phone charging system, among other innovations.

The rear seats are somewhat a blend of bench and bucket. There is the aspect of contoured backs and high ends, but they are also fixed in place like benches. With this combined style, a car offers ample seating space at the rear. This seating arrangement, however, is not standard. Some sports cars like the Porsche Panamera have bucket vehicle seats in the front and back. Several luxury models, particularly large SUVs, have bucket-style seats at the back that are separated by an extra feature like an ice cooler for drinks. Another reason bucket automotive seats gained dominance was for safety concerns. When airbags came around, the bucket design offered better practicality. Manufacturers could fit each one for the driver and passenger as opposed to having three airbags.

Sports Seats

A different version of the bucket car seat is the sports seat, which is designed exclusively for a sports vehicle. Racing cars have the same kind. Sports seats have large contours to fit the body of the user. The seats are sometimes fitted with racing harnesses through holes at the shoulder. When racing, the driver experiences G-force when taking sharp corners and the lateral support provided by sports seats improve safety. The difference that racing buckets have from sports buckets is that they have to be built according to safety regulations. Another sports bucket design is the suspension seat, which is built for off-road use. The seats have extra suspension or springs that equip them to handle the increased vibration and shock that all-terrain vehicles have to put up with. The design also improves comfort as the car hits bumps in rough terrains.

When buying aftermarket car seats and accessories, vehicle owners can find both types although the bucket styles are more popular. Some manufacturers also have special sports seat designs to cater to the needs of high-performance cars. Reclining seats are other options that are available for vehicle owners.