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488 Hill Engineering Race Seat Lifter Kit

Discussion in '458 Italia/488/F8' started by dudlow, Aug 19, 2020.

  1. dudlow

    dudlow Karting

    Feb 28, 2011
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    Having struggled with my 488 race seats being a little low, and not having the factory seat lifter fitted I approached Hill Engineering to see if they had a fix. They didn't !
    Working with my car, a 2017 Spider, they have developed a kit which I am testing currently in France.

    The kit consists of two machined black anodized blocks which can lock together if needed which raise the seat 10mm, 20mm or 30mm. The kit has the bolts for all three configuration included. It took about 15 mins to fit, and initially I raised it by 30mm, which for me was a bit high. After a ten minute adjustment I am now sitting 20mm higher and it really changes the way you can place the car in tight situations. When in situ it looks completely unoticable.
    Tests will be completed shortly and they will be available from Hill Engineering soon. I have no connection with Hill Engineering other than being a serial buyer of their excellent products over the years.
    I can fully recommend this kit as a simple and effective way to raise the seat.
     
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  3. Dicecal

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    Great news for those that need it... Thanks for the post.
     
  4. A.J

    A.J Karting

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    Will these fit 458 seats?
     
  5. Buitech

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    Will these fit for a pista?
     
  6. dudlow

    dudlow Karting

    Feb 28, 2011
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    Not sure 're 458 . May be an idea to contact Hill Engineering directly. I thought all Pistas had a lifter as standard, if not they must be the same seats as 488 Race seats and should fit.
     
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  8. JDINPA

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    Can you post contact info for the person you're working with at Hill? make it easier for all of us! ;-)
     
  9. dudlow

    dudlow Karting

    Feb 28, 2011
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    Surrey UK
    Sorry for the delay in responding but I have been away in the car. The raised seat made the driving experience even better. Great piece of kit.
    The best contact for any enquiry is sales@hill-engineering.co.uk
     
  10. Rostami6

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    Curious to see how these worked out for you. I need to raise my seat as well. Any more feedback would be appreciated.
     
  11. Dicecal

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