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