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February 25, 2006

Weight savings with racing seats

I just checked the weight of my stock power seats versus the Recaro Pole Positions in my Porsche 996.

My replacement seat is

  • Porsche manual slider
  • Brey Krauss Seat mounts
  • Recaro Pole Position

Total weight is 14.2kg

The stock seat (mine is power with memory in leather) weighs 26.4kg

So, the total weight savings per side is 12.2kg or 24.4kg total, both sides. Thats 53.68lbs for all the imperials. I'm told weight savings are worth 10lbs per bhp so thats a whopping 5bhp gain with that weight reduction. I'm feeling faster already...

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