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Ronin FD Seat Mounts (coming soon)
« on: March 27, 2016, 08:26:10 PM »
Gents,

Wanted to show off some pictures of our newest product pending.  These are FD seat mounts for side mounted seats. 

Our test fitter got these mounted up (will get pictures posted of that tomorrow) so we're making a few tweaks on fitment.  We expect we won't need all the various height positions this currently allows.  The best part is that we end up having fore/aft adjustability all the way down to 0.2" increments by staggering our hole spacing (quite a bit more resolution than factory sliders).  This was designed around a 16" seat width with standard side mount hole spacing.

We're looking for commentary and interest before we launch the real deal.  Pricing will be forthcoming when we finalize design. 








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Re: Ronin FD Seat Mounts (coming soon)
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2016, 09:17:14 PM »
I think they look great, I would take a set especially anodized black. 
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Re: Ronin FD Seat Mounts (coming soon)
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2016, 10:20:28 PM »
I think they look great as well!

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Re: Ronin FD Seat Mounts (coming soon)
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2016, 10:48:26 PM »
brilliant! they look beautiful.

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Re: Ronin FD Seat Mounts (coming soon)
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2016, 11:23:19 PM »
They are looking good, and +1 in anodizing them in black. Your guys design has a lot more options it looks like then my Atomic Rex that I currently run, I am still not totally happy with my seating position and being able to adjust the distance without taking the seat out.

Nice work guys!
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Re: Ronin FD Seat Mounts (coming soon)
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2016, 11:21:27 AM »
+1 for Black.  :)
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Re: Ronin FD Seat Mounts (coming soon)
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2016, 12:42:44 AM »
Does anyone have a strong preference for anodizing vs. powder coat?  I was leaning toward powder for a few reasons.

-It tends to hide imperfections in cut edges a bit better (prototypes were water jet, if we step down a notch on thickness we might be able to do laser).
-It's easier to touch up with paint if you need to shave or trim.
-We do more powder than anodizing currently and it's easier to take custom color requests when we control a process ourselves.

We're going to tuck in the edges slightly and as mentioned drop the top most holes.  Here was the first fit check vs a set of Cobras.





This likely also means ditching the triangular windows but I'll see what I can do for simple/swoopy styling instead.


Floor adapters landed well, but again we'll make some very subtle tucks so it's perfect.




If you notice, the rear most holes are what lock into the floors.  If you're especially tall you may need to cut out a slot or two to run the main brackets far enough aft.  Even if it's under the seat, that's the kind of thing some folks might want to touch up.




Oh, and we like black too.   :cheers:    I figure some folks will want bare for some contrast (or to anodize/paint/powder themselves) so we'll likely have that as the default with a black option if desired.  It's aluminum that'll live inside a car so it's not like corrosion is much of a concern.
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Re: Ronin FD Seat Mounts (coming soon)
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2016, 07:34:49 AM »
I would vote for powder, anodize isn't as consistent and doesn't hide any imperfectionS like you mentioned.

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Re: Ronin FD Seat Mounts (coming soon)
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2016, 09:04:02 AM »
i vote powder coat. or bare. cant wait to see pics of the final product installed.

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Re: Ronin FD Seat Mounts (coming soon)
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2016, 09:34:34 AM »
Powdercoating works for me.
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Re: Ronin FD Seat Mounts (coming soon)
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2016, 10:09:14 AM »
Any chance we can buy just the lower mounting rails? My seat mounts on the bottom so I won't need the side mount portion...

and +1 for black powder coating

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Re: Ronin FD Seat Mounts (coming soon)
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2016, 10:42:22 AM »
Any chance we can buy just the lower mounting rails? My seat mounts on the bottom so I won't need the side mount portion...


This made me thing of something, any way to make the bottom brackets work on the stock seats. I am sure there are a handful of guys that would like to low mount their stock seats for added head room.

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Re: Ronin FD Seat Mounts (coming soon)
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2016, 09:13:49 PM »
16 you say? thinking these could work with my soon to be kirkey 47 seats?

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Re: Ronin FD Seat Mounts (coming soon)
« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2016, 12:48:57 AM »
Sweet!  I was just thinking about drawing the brackets I made for my bottom-mount Bride's to try and center them a little better.  Awesome to see more great stuff coming out of Ronin!

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Re: Ronin FD Seat Mounts (coming soon)
« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2016, 03:21:23 AM »
Anyone know if bottom mount seats use any kind of common fore/aft spacing?  It would be a bit harder to get the fine tuning increments that this has but we can look into it. 

Oh and the slots are wide enough that you can fit a 17" seat on the wide side (IE Cobra's GT seats) and still have a touch left for fine tuning your left/right spacing in the car.  16" width just happens to put these about centered... 

-Joel
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