FIA AP­PROVAL

Japanese Performance - - JAP STUFF -

ALL SEATS, RE­GARD­LESS OF WHAT MA­TE­RI­ALS THEY ARE MADE FROM, UN­DERGO THE SAME TEST – THEY EI­THER GAIN FIA HO­MOLO­GA­TION OR THEY DON’T. EACH SEAT IS CRASH TESTED AT A SPE­CIAL TEST HOUSE SIM­I­LAR TO THOSE USED IN VE­HI­CLE CRASH TEST­ING. THE IDEA IS TO SIMULATE A WORST-CASE SCE­NARIO AC­CI­DENT AND MEA­SURE ITS EF­FECT ON A CRASH TEST DUMMY, WHICH IS STRAPPED INTO THE SEAT AND EQUIPPED WITH SEN­SORS. LE­GAL REG­U­LA­TIONS RE­QUIRE THE SEATS TO EN­DURE A 20G REAR IM­PACT FOL­LOWED BY A 15G LAT­ERAL IM­PACT AND FI­NALLY AN­OTHER REAR IM­PACT OF 10G. THE SEATS ARE THEN IN­SPECTED AND IF ANY DE­FECTS ARE FOUND THE SEAT WILL FAIL AND WILL NOT BE GRANTED FIA HO­MOLO­GA­TION. MOST FIA HO­MOLO­GATED SEATS COME WITH A SER­VICE LIFE OF FIVE YEARS, HOW­EVER THE LAT­EST STAN­DARD AL­LOWS FOR A 10-YEAR SER­VICE LIFE. ALL FIA HO­MOLO­GATED SEATS SHOULD FEA­TURE A DATE STAMP TO IDEN­TIFY EX­ACTLY WHEN IT WAS MADE

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