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Fast Ford - - All About Seats And Harnesses -

Al­though the shell holds the key to a seat’s strength, rigid­ity, and abil­ity to per­form in the event of an ac­ci­dent, it would be pretty un­com­fort­able if it was just left as a bare shell. The fab­rics used in mo­tor­sport and FIA-ap­proved seats are all fire re­tar­dant for ob­vi­ous rea­sons, and to pre­vent the fab­ric from wear­ing out hard-wear­ing vinyl patches are strate­gi­cally placed on ar­eas of ac­cel­er­ated wear such as the side bol­sters and shoul­der sup­ports, which is again a spe­cial­ist fire-re­tar­dant ma­te­rial. Some seats even now fea­ture clever space-age ma­te­ri­als that help draw heat away from the driver too.

Hard-wear­ing vinyl patches are placed in ar­eas of ac­cel­er­ated wear such as should sup­ports and side bol­sters

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