Mini R53 – R56 bucket seat guide

Mini R53/R56 Bucket Seat Guide

The Mini story...

The Mini has become one of the most popular track cars we work with. Once you start using your Mini for fast road and track use, you’ll soon realize just how much you need new bucket seats to provide more support. 

On cornering, you may find your self holding onto the steering wheel tighter than usual, tensing your thighs and legs against the central console and/or door card. You’ll probably find your weight shifting in the seat and having to re-position your self after the corner. 

None of this is correct. Your seat should provide the right level of support so that you can grip the steering wheel only for steering, your legs should be supported and your weight shouldn’t shift around. The recommendations we provide are to ensure that you feel comfortable and supported allowing you to focus on the job at hand. 

We’ve worked closely with our customers to create our Mini seat guide.
The resulting recommendations are based on previous customer car installations.

Recommended brackets: (Bucket seats)
We recommend these direct fit installation brackets to successfully install the side mounted bucket seats we suggest in our guide. No vehicle modifications are required making them a great solution. 

Bucket seat – Mini specific side mounts – Vehicle 

Recommended brackets: (Reclining seats)
We recommend these 2 frames depending which reclining seat you pick. The Sparco frames are perfect for Sparco/OMP/Corbeau seats, and the Recaro frames work perfectly with Recaro seats.  

Reclining seat – Sliding runner – Fitting frame – Vehicle 

Recommended bucket seats:
We recommend these 4 bucket seats based on previous Mini R53 and R56 customer cars.
Tried and tested, we know the narrower shoulder supports fit the cockpit constraints.
We’ve picked 4 different styles of seats depending on the level of protection you need.
Only narrow fit seats will fit and we strongly recommend against XL or large seats due to interior restraints.
Recommended reclining seats:
We recommend these 4 reclining sport seats based on previous Mini R53 and R56 customer cars.
Tried and tested, we know the narrower shoulder supports fit the cockpit constraints.
We’ve picked 8 different styles of seats based on 4 different budgets and styles.
Match these up with the right fitting frames to ensure a perfect and easy installation.
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