Custom brackets are designed for easy installation and are vehicle-specific to avoid time-consuming modifications. These seat brackets make it easy to be more comfortable, save money, and have the satisfaction of doing the job yourself. They are compatible with "CIPHER" racing seats.
When you say “bracket” or “mounting bracket”, it probably means a rigid metal frame that can be attached to a vehicle floor. It provides the foundation for the seat and secures it to the vehicle. This means, that it’s essentially just a “fixed framing” onto which the seat can be fastened. They are usually assembled with a slider because a car seat bracket alone will not enable you to move forward and backward. The most common brackets are metal frames (steel or aluminum), rectangular in shape, with holes strategically placed to match a vehicles interior mounting scheme.
Seat brackets are necessary to give your seat flexibility and security. It can also enhance the performance of the driver and acts as a support system for the racing seat. A good quality bracket will ensure a comfortable position for the driver and passenger.
With a new racing seat, you will also have to buy accompanying brackets and sliders. Using stock brackets will work, but only with much customization and sore thumbs or limbs involved. Some will advertise “universal” brackets meaning they will fit in 99% of all cars, but to save time and money, it’s best to get one from the same manufacturer. Always remember that brackets are car-specific while the sliders are seat-specific.
Let us assume that you are installing your car seat without professional help. One thing you should check first is if you have the right type of seat bracket. Aside from checking that it’s compatible with your car and seat model, check whether you have a passenger or driver side bracket (of course, it depends where you want to install your car seat). The center bracket can be shared by both seats, while others are unique to each side. The passenger’s side bracket has a chamfered corner; this will tell you what kind of bracket you have.
Before disassembling anything, always make sure that you have everything you need and everything you might not need. In this case, keep a close eye on the seat/s, sliders, brackets, adapters (if any), and all other tools. If for some reason, you think you do not have the right tools or you do not have a tool box at all, it probably means you have little or no experience in mechanics. In this case, better walk away slowly and save yourself from the headache and sore body parts and just call in a friend or better yet, a professional.
Assuming that you assembled and installed everything yourself, congratulations! The only thing left now is to double check all bolts and make sure that they are all fastened securely. A loose fitting could result in serious injury and even death. If you installed the sliders yourself, check if they slide freely, if not, check your assembly and reinstall it.
Getting a racing car seat is a very worthwhile investment and will greatly improve your driving performance, comfort and safety. When installed correctly, they can make a difference in life or death situations. So it’s always money well spent on quality fittings and time well spent to double check assembly and harnesses.
Our seat brackets are made custom in the United States and require a minimum of 2 weeks of fabrication.