International Order,

got this email the other day from a customer titled as “International Orders”.


here’s that email.


「Dear Sir

My name is  xxxxxxx from singapore I would like to buy some goods below :


Please tell me when you have them in your stock. If you do not have them,

please tell me what is in your inventory right now.
But, if you do have them, please send me the price list or the total cost.
About the payment, I do hope that I could use my credit cards, because it is

the fastest and safest way for me. Besides, I will get a good rate and good

cash back from the credit card issuer.
And please tell me what time do you ONLINE ?
I hope I could send my credit card details when you are ONLINE, so you could

check the validity of the card and proceed my order at the same time.
I will be looking forward to hear from you.
Thanks and Regards,

Address: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Singapore,

hey hey, we are BRIDE, not SPARCO lol


this guys seems like a scam. sounded fishy to me. why did he desperately wanted to use the credit and why did he wanted me to check validity (why not verify? lol) the text looks funky too. probably used a translation tool. speaking of translation tools, some people actually check my blog to see if they are correct or not lol got some referrs from the translation result pages. guess im not trusted by some of the readers lol hahha


well anyways, heard theres a lot of scams out in Singapore. and aftermarket industry seems to have these kind of azz holes around . oh my oh my.


We Do Not Finance BRIDE Seats

sometimes we get lame phone calls. well, maybe all the times. asking us about how low the RECARO seats will set with the BRIDE rails. my SPARCO seat does not fit my BRIDE rail. is the recliner model FIA. why the seats on eBay so cheap. i dont fit and want to return… now this phone call, thinking of this  stupid economy deflation’s effect i think its understandable where i get calls saying “can i finance the seats?” hey, financing you said? …lol i mean, yea you can probably pay bills to our distributors and dealers until the back order products arrives. but come on? we aint gonna check your credit history every time you are planning to purchase a BRIDE seat. do you think any after market company will let you finance their product?? NO i dont think so buddy. if you are that desperate to buy our seat, quit buying FHM magazine or whatevers you use to spend your happy hour in midnight to work out your right hand (or left hand) andsave up. and stop wasting little coins for those iPhone applications you download every hour. geesh.


Why a Full Bucket?

*BRIDE ZETA III(F31GMF) shown* of course FIA approved 🙂

so, why choose a full bucket? it does not recline, cant spread your legs, a tight fit, your girl friend hates it, etc etc etc. so what? lol well, not “so what” but… hahha. full bucket is only one of the choice from all the seats if you will be tracking your car, canyon driving, dirt driving drifting, or any of the other sport driving. full bucket type seat is to support the driver and to protect the driver. yes it will not recline because the strength of the seat will be partly lost because of the recliner mechanism between the top portion and the bottom portion of the two shells contouring the seat. yes you cant spread your legs like a gangsta driving because of the supportive side bolsters for human ergonomic reasons and to support your body roll from the causing interia from the vehicle movement. and its a tight fit with same reason. supporting your body. sorry if your girl friend hates it. but hey, think about it when she sits in the bucket. you might be able to get a free shot if shes wearing a skirt. you must be a gentlemen to open her the door to actually open HER door lol.

なんでフルバケを選ぶか?リクラインしないし、足は広げられないし、狭い(キツイ)し、彼女は嫌がるし、etc etc etc。だから何よ?笑。まぁ、「だから何よ?」って言うのもひどい感じだけど(笑。フルバケは一つの選択肢であって、サーキット走行やら峠を走る時とかダートコース遊ぶ時やらドリフトする時とかその他大勢のスポーツ・ドライビングを楽しむ人の一つの選択肢です。フルバケはドライバーをサポートして、守るモノです。リクラインはしません。だって二分割されたシートのシェル+リクライニング機構の分強度は落ちるから。足を広げて「セルシオやぞボケッ!?ってヤンキー運転出来ません。だって両サイドのボルスターが走行中のドライバーにかかる慣性を吸収してくれるから。 それに人体力学に基づいてちゃんと設計されてます。体にピッタリなのも同じ理由。まぁ、助手席に座る女の子がフルバケを嫌がるのはしょうがない。でも座る瞬間を考えてみて下さい。そこにチラリズムがあるかもしれないこのドキドキ感。まぁスカートの場合だけど。ジェントルメンになって彼女のドアを開けてあげよう。「彼女の社会の窓」が開くかも(笑。

some people does not quite understand the need of full bucket seat. its not a must need item for a show car because your vehicle is going to a car show and it looks cool when you have them. we make them with safety as our main focus and to improve performance of the driver. for the car, it will be one of the weight reductions. but for the driver, it will affect your lap time. one of the magazines in Japan (forgot if it was Option Magazine or Rev Speed) have tested the seat at the track. first off with the stock seat’s time attack. lets say the lap time was 1minute flat as an example since i dont have the article with me right now. the switch the seat to the full bucket. the time is now 59.82seconds. why? how come its only a change of the seat and became faster? did it give extra horse power? it is because of the minor weight reduction and the driver’s controllability have increased with the full bucket seat’s support. because with the study of human ergonomics upon designing the seats, the seat gives you more allowance upon driving. with the stock seats, your body will move around like a little kid in those ballon filled house thingy. but with the supportive shoulder bolsters and the side bolsters, you have more contorl over the steering wheel with less intertia affecting you leading to a less “kid in the balloon filled house thingy”. lets have drifting as an example. you will be sliding around on the seat cracking your head open if you hit the roll cages. but with the full bucket, you will be securely be seated with much more less movement in the seat. with the full bucket seat, your eye level will be lowered as well just like you are changing your view on Gran Tourismo 5 on PS3 or any of those race games.

たまにフルバケの必要性がわかってない人が居ます。別に展示車輌に絶対必要なアイテムってわけじゃありません。まぁ確かに見た目はカッコイイけどこれは機能美です。機能してこその美学。フルバケを作る理由は安全性と運動性の向上のためにあります。車体にとっては軽量化がメインになります。他は特に無いと言えば無いです(笑。人間にとってはラップタイムの更新とか色々と意味があります。昔雑誌の特集で(OptionだったかRev Speedだったか忘れました)純正シートとフルバケのタイムの差を測った企画がありました。最初は純正のシートでタイムアタックへ。タイムを例えばここで1分フラットとしましょう。今雑誌持ってないんでこのタイムはただの例えです。そして次のタイムアタックはフルバケを装着してのアタック。結果は59.82秒。なぜか?たかがシートを交換しただけでラップタイムって上がるモノなの?まさか馬力上がったとか?正解は車体のちょっとした軽量化とドライバーの運転力が上がったから。人体力学に基づいて設計されたシートはドライバーにもっと余裕を持たせてくれます。限界点の向上とでも言いましょうかね。純正シートだと風船で埋まった家の遊び場(アメリカ特有?)の中みたいにフッラフラな状態です。でもフルバケは両肩のボルスターやら腿のボルスターなんかで安定性を保っています。これによってステアリングの操作がしやすく、体も動かないのでペダルワークも確実です。もう「風船で埋まった家の遊び場」みたいなフラフラ状態にはなりません。例えばドリフトの時なんかは違いがわかりやすいでしょうね。クルマが横向いて進んでる時に純正のシートならかなり動き回ります。どっかにしがみついてないとふっ飛ぶ人もいるでしょうね。ロールケージに頭打って脳みそがコンニチワしたらシャレにならないっしょ。でもフルバケなら大丈夫(やっすい広告のキャッチコピーみたいw)。それに目線が下がるのもタイムに影響しています。簡単に言えばグランツーリスモとか他のレースゲームの類の「視点変更」と同じですね。

hopefully, more people can understand the existence of the full bucket seats and enjoy motor sport 🙂