Speed Tribe OG Member
Anyone have any experience with these? Thinking about buying a seat.
From the website. Emphasis by me.DTM-Type Sport Seats
These are the base model/racing seat in Tenzo's line. These are a
non-reclineable narrow shell seat. They are best suited for average to
small waisted people around 36" or less. Great for the pure racing look
but are not FIA approved for actual track use. Seats are sold individually.
Tenzo R DTM-Type Sport Seats $145.00/ea
I've personally never seen a documented problem with them, but that would be saying that I've never seen a set randomly disintegrate. I've never knowingly seen the seats go through anything bad either.Thanks guys for your opinions on this matter. But has anyone heard of something bad about these seats?
Actual documented problems.
I sat in the DTM seat and it fits me just fine w/ good lateral support. Quality seems high, but time will tell.
Looks like the opinion is moving toward that they are unsafe and poor quality.
Is Tenzo another brand made for Ebay?
I don't have to sit in it to know that its crap. In fact, just sitting in it won't tell me anything cause we're not talking about comfort, we're talking about safety. I've personally seen a collapsed "race look" ebay-seat at a local speed shop and it's "carbon-fiber" shell snapped in half like a Chinese take-out chopstick. Hey, shoes from Payless are pretty cheap and look like the real deal, but they fall apart, I'll pay extra for some Bostonians, thank you. Bottom line, we have no clue to what standards those shells are made by because the only standard they go by is "cheap, highest profit-margin". Sorry, I don't trust products from a company that also sells faux-carbon fiber cell-phone holders. Companies pay a lot of money to have seats certified by an independant source, ever price an OEM seat before? On OEM seats, the recliner mechanism is built to a standard thats says "mechanism must be able to withstand yada,yada,ya forces". Real bucket seats (and recliners) are certified by the FIA. What are the cheap ebay-seats held to? Who does the testing on them? And guess what, when they fail to meet FIA standards, they are no longer certified. Remember the debacle a few years ago when Recaro got one their seats pulled? http://www.cams.com.au/content.asp?PageID=Article&ObjectID=141well people think..whatever they say..MOSTLIKELY they never been in the DTM seats before..they are just talking cause it's tenzo R.. who cares...we all dont have millions of dollars in the banks...THATS WHY WE HAVE MIATAS...you think we would be driving miatas if we have all the money in the world? if you like it you buy it..i have them in my car and they are very sturdy...they dont move around when i *wiggle* in the seat..it's lightweight but also have very good construction...