Go Back   986 Forum - for Porsche Boxster & Cayman Owners > Porsche Boxster & Cayman Forums > Performance and Technical chat

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-29-2016, 03:25 PM   #1
Registered User
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 2
Racing Seats in my early Boxster Street Car

I just got a great deal on a pair of Recaro Pole Position seats. I want to install them in my 1997 Boxster that is primarily a street car, but I also use it for autocross. I really need to find out what I'm going to do about seatbelts when I install my nice new racing seats. I guess this is only an issue because I do not want to install racing harnesses, and I've decided against deleting the SRS. So, what I'm asking you, is how to make normal, DOT 3pt safety belts work effectively with seats that were designed for racing harnesses? Some Porsches, like the early 996 GT3 and 993 RS have done so (successfully, I presume, as they were street legal and had racing seats w/o harnesses)

M030 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2016, 03:50 PM   #2
Certified Boxster Addict
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 7,573
The OEM 3-pt seats will work reasonably well with racing seats. There really isn't any special secret. The 3-pt belt will come over the shoulder and seat normally and buckle into the stock receptacle.

The only issue that I had was that the side of the racing seat was a little taller than the stock seat so I had to carefully insert the belt into the receptacle on the right hand side (it had to be lined up just right to go in).

You will find that your butt will drag across the left side bolster and wear rather quickly along with having to lift your butt up to get out over the tall left side of the seat. Nothing major, I had this setup for at least a year and liked it quite a bit.

1999 996 C2 - sold - bought back - sold for more
1997 Spec Boxster BSR #254
1979 911 SC
POC Licensed DE/TT Instructor

Last edited by thstone; 07-29-2016 at 03:53 PM.
thstone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2016, 06:52 PM   #3
Registered User
steved0x's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: FL
Posts: 3,966
I raised my seat belt receptacle using the schroth rallye ends to extend it on the mounting end, I'll see if I can find a link and pic. Before that I had a short 6" flexible seat belt extender that helped. Otherwise buckling the seat belt was tough... Brey Krause also sells a seat belt receptacle end extender for the mounting end. Once that was sorted the seat belts were great. For the bolster I got some synthetic leather bolster protecters from eBay seller bobointhailand, ill find a picture of that too. Like these: http://m.ebay.com/itm/Recaro-side-protectors-for-full-bucket-seat-Recaro-seat-part-/282117089152?nav=SEARCH

Last edited by steved0x; 07-29-2016 at 07:11 PM.
steved0x is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:01 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page