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We have introduced an adjustable seat base for the Speed UTV, it features multiple mounting locations to get the perfect seat adjustment. In this video we show you how to install our Speed UTV Seat Bases.

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Hey everybody, Nick Olson, Chupacabra Offroad. Today, this video is about the install of seat bases, which is a kit that we offer for all of you Speed UTV owners. Now, there are three different models of the Speed UTV. If you're not familiar, you've got the El Jefe, which is a four-seater, and two two-seat versions, which are the El Diablo and the Bandit. Now, the Bandit is the least popular version, and it does not allow you to utilize a pair. So, for that reason, on the website, we sell them as a pair individually. The pair is set so that it's going to work with other two-seat options which Speed offers, which is a standard width and also a narrow wide tall seat. So, that's what I have in my car. We're going to show you how they both work and we'll get into the install.

So right here, we've got the stock hardware, which are eight screws that come out of the bottom of the seat, which you're going to go ahead and use to loosen and remove your seat, and we're going to reuse those on the side of the seat. Now, we have some rubber isolated, weather-resistant washers here that we will use in conjunction with the stock hardware as we rebolt it to the side of the seat base. Now, the seat base has multiple adjustable settings, which is why you should buy them, along with stiffening up the whole junction of how the seat mounts to the car, so a little bit safer, lots of adjustability. I'm 6'3", I run it higher than the stock setting. Our lowest setting on these is still about an inch taller than stock, so this is definitely designed for you to get up a little bit more and be able to see out of the vehicle. The Speed does have a long hood, and that's something I think almost every Speed owner can benefit from.

And you can see we've got an additional eight screws and a nut. So these are going to be used on the bottom, and we'll get into what we think is the easiest way to install it here over on the car.

Alright, so here we've got the seat base mounted up. As you can see, we've got some slots here, and that allows you to adjust the width of the two different seat options, which are the standard and the wide. The hardware for the job: pretty simple. All you're going to need is a 10mm box wrench or socket to remove that hardware, and then for our new 10.9 grade 8 hardware, you're going to need a size 13mm. So we took our screw and nut and got it set up. We didn't get it too tight; as you can see, it's still allowed to move a little bit, and I think this is the easiest way to go about it.

So now that we've got this in place, we're going to put our seat in. And you can see one of the best features of our bracket are the adjustments of height. We have four height adjustments. The lowest adjustment is still about a half inch higher than stock, so you can go up about as much as 2 and 1/2 inches. And it's nice, even at my height at 6'3", I'm up a little bit higher than the stock setting, just because it does have a long hood, seeing over the vehicle in different type of situations. You sit so low in this car like a race car that it's nice, and it's nice to be able to customize for you and your code driver.

So now we got this in place, we've got it like I said, not all the way tight, we're going to pop the seat in, add the hardware with those rubber washers. Okay, so we got them all secured in and tight, now we're good to go. One little tip, I was wrong earlier on the 13, you'll need a 12mm on top for our hardware, and a 13 on the bottom. But, pretty easy install once you get it. Just don't forget to take your crotch belt if you're running the stock Speed belts, and run it through and run it down so you can reattach it here to this lower mounting bar.

So, pretty simple. You can play around with your adjustments, go drive a little bit, see if you like it better than the stock setting. If you guys want to learn some more information, check the link here in our bio. Thanks for watching, we'll see you on the next one.


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