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 Ribcage panels fitted showing spacers

 

RIBCAGE - Body Support System

Composite support panels that when fitted add extra depth to the sides of the seats

New 2016 model

Kart seats are available in many different shapes and sizes but they are not depth or height adjustable, which means that the fit of the seat is nearly always a compromise.
Traditionally the only way to achieve this depth was to either use a seat with deepened sides, or to produce a wrap-around seat that curved around the body. The problem with these ideas is that a deeper seat fouls the arms and a wraparound seat could damage the ribs if a driver were thrown from a kart; even worse injury could occur if the seat were to trap the driver in, rather than let them be thrown clear. The Ribcage body support system comprises of two “bolt on” panels that give extra lateral support for the upper body.
If a driver should be thrown forward or out of the kart when using the Ribcage panels, they are flexible enough to release the driver from the kart.

A good tight fit around the chest is essential to help protect the ribs and hip bones from damage.
By using the Ribcage panels you can choose the perfect height and depth for your chest shape. By using the optional Ribcage Spacer Kit, the width around the rib area is also adjustable. The Ribcage
Spacer Kit contains 6 x M8 long seat bolt sets and 18 x 4 mm nylon spacer washers.
The Ribcage does not alter the properties of the original seat by changing the rigidity and therefore will only have a positive effect on the lap times. If a seat with rib padding is to be used the use of a

40 mm diameter x 4 mm thick nylon spacer between the seat and Ribcage is recommended. This ensures that the bolts can be tightened sufficiently by crushing the foam completely.

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V-Pads Rib protection pads

V-Pads Rib protection pads

These high quality faux suede covered V pads are made from firm foam and are used to size the driver to the seat correctly. They also take away the hard edge of the race seat and the lumps caused by the seat bolts.

V pads are also useful when used with a hard shell rib protector like the R4. This is because they cover the bolt heads and stop them from damaging the race suit and protector.

With the addition of a little more self adhesive backed Velcro they can be moved if you need to use another chassis.

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VH-pads Hip sizing pads

VH-pads Hip sizing pads

With the advent of thick rib protectors it has become necessary to pad out the hips for narrow hipped drivers.

The faux suede Tillett hip pads take up this gap using a firm foam and a durable suede outer layer.

They can easily be removed and replaced with their Velcro fixing which make adjusting the seat or lead easy and they cover the bolt heads from the additional lead weights, which are traditionally positioned in this area.

The self adhesive Velcro allows them to be re-used in multiple karts.

One size, available in black only.

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Race seat insert

Race seat insert

The Tillett Race Seat Insert gives a more personalised and solid solution to the problem of fitting a small driver in a big seat. The important fact with this product is that the driver is still sitting on the base seat which keeps the feel of the kart intact.

This type of insert is used in endurance racing where more than one driver is to drive the kart and a fast change over is necessary, or it is also very popular in Club 100 "Arrive and Drive" rental racing in the UK, where the kart comes with an XL base seat and there is no chance of changing it. It is typically ordered in 4 sizes S, MS, ML and L. It can also be ordered with a choice of colour, Red, Black or Blue.

When ordering the options are to have it supplied either with the external hard lightweight foam factory fitted to match the large base seat of your choice, or supplied with sticky foam sheets for the customer to fit themselves. This last option is typically taken when lead is to be fitted to the insert by the customer.

There is also a free of charge option to move the insert forward up to 3 cm which suits the shorter driver. The insert has a strap fitted across the bottom to stop it riding up and is covered and padded to stop it sliding around the back and add comfort.

The Race Insert is best ordered by phone to discuss the exact requirements.

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T Board seat fitting tool
The T Board in operation

T Board - The Highest Quality Seat Fitting Tool

Seat fitting is without doubt one of the most time consuming jobs on the kart. Accurately positioning a seat (which if 5 mm out, will be detectable in the lap times) is difficult when you take into account the varying shapes, sizes and driver seating preferences.

The T Board Seat Fitting Tool gives an accurate way of understanding where your seat is positioned in relation to the rear axle. The measurement point used on the rear of the seat allows different seating angles to be used, while keeping the centre of gravity in a similar position.
Once set and recorded, it is possible by using the information from the T Board, to place the seat in exactly the same position in relation to the rear axle, no matter what the make or type of chassis. (See the fitting instructions for more information).

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Rainmeister

The Rainmeister

Sometimes the only way to get grip from a cold, wet or slippery track surface is to put downward pressure on the two outside tyres. On these occasions lifting the seat up will help to get a higher centre of gravity and in certain conditions can help attain extra grip. The problem is that many small tweaks like this can’t be achieved fast enough when it rains. The Rain Meister speeds up the task.

  • Can Improve Handling In
    Wet Or Cold Conditions
  • Ultra Lightweight
  • Will Not Absorb Water
  • Fast, Secure Velcro Fixing
  • Fits In Most Kart Seats

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 Nylon Washers seat washers

Tillett Nylon Washer / Spacer Kits

The Tillett nylon anti penetration washers conform to the CIK and MSA seat mounting regulations.

All seats must have a metal or nylon reinforcement on all anchorage points between the seat supports and the seat. Reinforcement washers must have a minimum thickness of 1.5 mm and a diameter of at least 40 mm. All supports must be bolted or welded at each end.

There are 4 sizes;

40 mm x 2 mm

40 mm x 4 mm

51 mm x 2 mm

51 mm x 5 mm

Choose from the following sizes;

Kit 1 = 10 washers 40 mm diameter x 2mm thick and 10 washers 40 mm x 4 mm

Kit 2 = 10 washers 51 mm diameter x 2 mm thick and 10 washers 51 mm x 5 mm

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Carbon Exhaust brackets in use on the Junior european Max Champions kart

Carbon Brackets

Lightweight carbon exhaust brackets are available to mount the Rotax exhaust. With the addition of two regular aluminium chassis clamps (Not supplied), you can reduce the weight of your exhaust brackets down to a few grams. Sometimes this modification can save .75 kg.

The brackets come in a 150 mm and 180 mm lengths. 2 x 180 mm brackets are being used in the picture above.

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Carbon exhaust bracket with slots

"Seat Forward" bracket

"Seat Forward" brackets

Available in lightweight carbon or 8 mm thick steel these brackets allow a seat to be bolted forward of the main seat stays. An example of when this might be used is when a small junior first gets into an adult kart.

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Seat Forward bracket - Carbon Seat Forward bracket - Steel

TK8 Special Low Profile Fitting Kit

This new high specification new stainless steel low profile fitting kit allows a complete seat to be fitted with bolts for four main stays and four extra seat stays.

The kit also includes a nylon washer spacer kit to make sure that you have every combination of spacer required to fit a kart seat.

The incredibly flat bolt and washer combination does not destroy you race suit, your rib protector, or your body. They enable you to tighten the seat bolts without fear of the washer pulling through, as they often do with plastic countersunk washers, or bottoming out as they can do will regular steel washers. The design of the washer is such that it allows the head of the bolt to twist in the washer which stops the seat from breaking during the twisting forces generated by the chassis.

Contains:
2 x 60 mm Low profile bolt/washers
2 x 30 mm Low profile bolt/washers
4 x 25 mm Low profile bolt/washers
10 washers 5 mm x 51 mm diameter Nylon spacer washers
8 washers 2 mm x 51 mm diameter Nylon spacer washers
2 washers 10 mm x 51 mm diameter Nylon spacer washers

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Also available:

Tk6 Special Low Profile Fitting Kit

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