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Just swapped in MX3 front seats...heavier than EGT seats?

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    jj93egt FEOA Member

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    Well I just swapped in some MX-3 Recaro type seats to replace my front EGT seats.

    Judging by feel, the MX3 seats feel alot heavier than the EGT ones.

    The only reason I put the MX3 seats in is because I thought they were lighter. I like the EGT seats much better

    Does anyone know for certain that the MX3 seat is really lighter?

    If it isn't I'll just put the EGT seats back in.

    Thanks
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    Got a bathroom scale? :p
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    I was thinking about it, but there was so much hype about these seats over the years that I decided to just go for it.

    If I am going to sit lower and think the gt seat feels better, I want something to show for it.

    If no one knows for sure, I am going to try it.

    I read on clubprotege that the seat weighs 24 lbs.

    I have no weight on the stock EGT seat even after searching.

    Maybe it's on the site somewhere?
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    If you sell the Recaros let me know.
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    I will do that.

    Has anyone actually verified that these seats are lighter than the stock EGT ones?

    I really don't want to pull this stuff out and hit the bathroom scales after steaming them and putting them in...but I will do it if no one is sure.
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    It'll only take about 10 min to unbolt one wiegh it and compare it to one of your other seats. Anything on the web is just he said she said crap anyways.
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    True, I will do it when I have a few minutes. You are right.
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    Alright, my bathroom scale says that the passenger EGT seat weighs 35 lbs. with it's brackets.

    According to this url, the mx3 seats weigh in at 24 lbs (not sure if that is with brackets, but I don't think the bracket weight would reach 11 pounds):

    http://www.clubprotege.com/forum/showth ... eat+weight

    Haven't weighed the mx3 seat with brackets yet...will do it when I have time.
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    My MX-3 seats are definitely lighter than my Pony seats were.

    I have no actual proof, but I assume the EGT seats are even heavier than the Pony seats since they are better quality.
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    Update EGT Driver's seat weighs 37 pounds with brackets
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    Update

    MX-3 driver's seat weighs 35 pounds with brackets.
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    so are you keeping the seats??? .... hahaha... if not, how much do you want for them?
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    I'll probably keep both sets for now...too lazy to ship.

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