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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-17-2019, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
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Wildcat trail seats into havoc x

So prp told me this can’t be done as the seats are machine specific. Never tell a man something can’t be done as he will find a way to make it happen. The prp seats come with sliders as does the havoc x. After a few hours of messing around with the seats and bases and sliders I determined the prp slider needed to go as it raised the seat to much and changing the factory seat mount was to involved. I got a seat mounted to the factory base and installed in the machine. Removed the harness bar and harness bar brackets that go to the seat belt bracket. We set the harness bar on a set of jack stands and did some measurements and found that 3” is what the bar needs to be moved back so the seat and be slid all the way back. Called a friend who welds and fabs and we are now getting the bar mount plate work done. Once that gets back we will mount the bar and find a new way to mount the braces. Prp makes a harness bar for the stampede and we are planning on using similar braces. The stampede one mounts to the 4 bolts in the middle of the extended cab. The mounting tabs for the harnesses don’t line up the best so we will be removing them and just mounting the harnesses around the tube like was done on my trail harness bar. Once I get the bar back from fab and installed I will get some pictures and keep everyone in the loop. The bar will get powder coated black and if I ever sell the machine a new bar is only like 60 dollars so I’m not worried about that. Look for more updates as time allows and the parts come back.
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Does the harness bar behind the seat actually DO anything structurally? I have read about a few people that have just removed them. At the moment, I actually have a set of Dragonfire three inch harness that I have not installed yet, and I am fine with my regular seat belts. If I donít decide to install the harness, can I just take the bar behind the seats out? Just curious.
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My above question is because I already modified and installed XX seats in my HavoCat. And the top of the seats hits the bar. If I remove the bar, I can move th seats back another 1-1/2Ē-2Ē for more legroom. If I decided to install the harnesses, I can either make an extension or fab a new bar behind seat to mount them.
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Iím not sure if the bar is structural or not. Also not even sure about the braces that are there either. I hated the factory belts in my trail and they donít work well with the design of the seats I have. My guess would be just fab up an extension for the bar as it wonít hurt to have the extra support in the cage. That bar is only about 60 dollars so you can always replace it if you decided to change it back to stock.
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I got the bar back and the shop did not actually cut the mounting tabs off and weld on new ones. They made and bent up extension brackets that extended the bar back 3Ē that I need to clear the prp seats. I have to do a little grinding on them as the piece that is bent for strength hits the seat in the all the way back position. We will be able to use the original braces that go from the bar to the seat belt mounting bracket by making a couple 1.75 spacers and longer bolt to go through the spacer. Those will get made in the next day or two and then we will test fit one more time and get everything coated then mounted. Once things are all ready to go back together I will take many pictures and update everyone.
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