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Question DOF Reality P3 - ideal Seat?

Discussion in 'Commercial Simulators and Peripherie' started by twack3r, Jul 26, 2020.

  1. twack3r

    twack3r New Member

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    Hi guys,

    first post, glad to join the community and off to the races.

    I recently ordered a P3 with several addons via Gilbert at SRS (great guy!) and I’m very much looking forward to it.

    The only thing on my rig I‘m still undecided on is the seat. Would you be able to give me some advice on that?

    Budget wise I‘m not looking to spend more than €500-€600, anything more affordable is a bonus. I need it to be light to not overly affect the P3 motors, comfortable for long endurance races but ideally a bucket shape to give me enough side support. I would also appreciate the possibility of a harness as I‘ve been told this is a good idea with a P3. I’m not keen on a halo shaped head rest. To top it off, having the possibility for user adjustment via sliders would be extremely appreciated, those would ideally not rattle.

    Of course it should all be readily compatible with the P3 mounting parameters.

    Would anything worthwhile come to mind?
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    If you can find a nice actual car seat (something like a bucket style seat from an Audi S4 is nice - pic attached of an example used seat you can pickup for under $500) and of course you don't need any of the electronics so you can gut all that stuff to reduce the weight.

    As cool as an OMP actual racing bucket seat with wrap around head impact protection? No/maybe.
    Comfortable as hell and still plenty supportive for the vast majority of 'regular' motion platforms.
    But if it's additional weight concerns, then a fiberglass racing seat will be better - just get something that's wider than you think your butt/hips are. Nothing worse than something that feels snug like an actual race car for long stint comfort. The majority of racing seats are quite a lot narrower than you think, so think about that and do your due diligence.

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