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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-11-2010, 11:25 PM Thread Starter
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Lowering seats? Read This

If you are going to lower your seats be sure to make them belt change friendly. Make your seat mounts so you can still slide the gas tank forward during a belt change. I ran into a small issue while changing a belt and luckily was able to just cut and weld some tabs to make the passenger seat brace removable. Just a heads up for you people who are thinking about lowering your seats Otherwise go for it!! Best thing I ever did to my XTZ so far!
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-12-2010, 08:58 AM
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great advice Brandon ! i also noticed that once the passenger was lowered that it was going to hinder changing the belt and i made the brackets removeble .

another thing i would recomend is to make sure you also relocate your seat belt mounts . remember just because you have seat belts it doesnt mean they are the correct geometry to keep you restrained in an accident ! .
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I used the stock brackets to lower the seats so all of it is removable.
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So you have to be a welder to do this right?

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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-13-2010, 12:24 AM Thread Starter
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If you know how to weld that helps for sure.. But I just used a little wirefeed welder and mine turned out fine.. I dont know why welding scares so many people? After it becomes second nature you will find yourself welding anything and everything instead of trying to bolt stuff up.. I learned by messing around with a friends dads welder when I was a kid..

On a another note very true about the seat belts you wanna make sure they are mounted correctly.. I cringe every time I see some bolted in with the wrong geometry in Glamis.. Seems to be like every other buggy out there. Nothing like messing up your spine in a simple roll over
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I am not a welder by trade. But if you get a small 220 MIG welder and practice a little you can pick it up pretty easy. I would not by a 110 its to small to do alot of projects. And Brandon is right you will be weldin everything.
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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-11-2010, 09:56 AM
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Can you guys post up more pics of this process??

I think someone also lowered the cowl and shifter instead of leaving it stock height.

More pics would be great. Thanks!
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Sorry I was not allowed to take the camera to the garadge when I did mine. And the only pics I have now I dont know how to post.
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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-11-2010, 09:58 PM
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I lowered my cowl I got a bunch of pic's in my album's.
I will add more...
I also have a 650xt
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belts lowered

I put in shoulder belts from a xtz.
Thanks soazcat

I made the top shoulder mount adjustable for riders of different size


And lowered mounting point of lap belt to have 45* angle.
I used 1/4" x 2" flat bar welded to frame and lowered 3.5" from stock.





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