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Old 08-17-2013, 04:29 PM   #1
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Big guy in small seats? (recaros)

I'm a little anxious about my ordered 2014 2SS/RS with the recaros.. I haven't had the chance to test them out and im a 280lbs guy.. How are they? Are they tight? Will bigger guys like me fit?!
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Old 08-17-2013, 04:31 PM   #2
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If not you can sell them to me and you can buy my seats!
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Old 08-17-2013, 04:46 PM   #3
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Hope it works out. I'm the same size and most those "race" style seats are too narrow...
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Old 08-17-2013, 05:33 PM   #4
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Hope it works out. I'm the same size and most those "race" style seats are too narrow...

I guess that means I better start visiting the gym then...
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Old 08-17-2013, 05:33 PM   #5
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That guy is probably right. You could probably sell them for a pretty penny if they don't work out. I don't know if you'll get back what you paid for them, but maybe!
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Old 08-17-2013, 05:33 PM   #6
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I'm a little anxious about my ordered 2014 2SS/RS with the recaros.. I haven't had the chance to test them out and im a 280lbs guy.. How are they? Are they tight? Will bigger guys like me fit?!
You should be fine IMO. I'm 6'8" 275 and I fit fine in my uncles' recaros in his '13 GT500 and the mustang ones are a little more "narrow" I think.
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Old 08-17-2013, 05:44 PM   #7
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Its time for some cardio and lift!
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Old 08-17-2013, 06:14 PM   #8
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I'm 5'10" and 240 on a small day and very broad across the chest and sink into the recaros in mine with no problem. The biggest problem is getting in and out as the thigh support will sometimes get your manhood if you try to slide in or out of the seats.
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Old 08-17-2013, 06:29 PM   #9
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Sound quite reassuring! Thanks!
Still gonna shave a couple of pounds of, just in case!
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Old 08-17-2013, 07:41 PM   #10
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I'm a little anxious about my ordered 2014 2SS/RS with the recaros.. I haven't had the chance to test them out and im a 280lbs guy.. How are they? Are they tight? Will bigger guys like me fit?!
We are in the same boat my friend. (guess we better not both sit on the same side though right?) Mojave who lives north of me received his 2014 1LE with Recaros about a week ago and has graciously allowed me and a few others in the SD area to meet him to check out his car in person on the 26th. If its alright with him I am going to see how the seats feel and will be sure to let you know how they are.
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Old 08-17-2013, 08:14 PM   #11
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I tested a Focus ST right before I bought the Camaro in June. Looked really cool but I hated the seats. I'm a good deal smaller than you and I found them horribly uncomfortable. The Mustang didn't have Recaro's but it was uncomfortable too, just not as bad as the ST.
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Old 08-17-2013, 08:19 PM   #12
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I guess that means I better start visiting the gym then...
And or stop seating and eating at the same time
Unless you have over 80% off your mass above the waist line , you should be fine
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Old 08-17-2013, 08:22 PM   #13
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Sound quite reassuring! Thanks!
Still gonna shave a couple of pounds of, just in case!
A couple of pounds ?

That's irrelevant , just wait and see what happen
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Old 08-18-2013, 06:47 AM   #14
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Old 08-18-2013, 06:57 AM   #15
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Old 08-18-2013, 07:37 AM   #16
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Checked them out at the fest... I'm 6'2™ and 270 The waste area is not the issue it is the upper back and shoulder area. I am far from barrel chested but I do have broad shoulders.

Loved the extra headroom and the fit in the butt and midsection. Would be too tight around the shoulders on longer drives. Also the seats put you upright and I LIKE to get my lean on. As mentioned they are also nut busters.

Great track day seat for a bigger guy not so much for a cruise cross country.

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