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Old 11-04-2013, 10:26 PM   #251
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For those of you that have not had a chance to see the new Recaro seats in a ZL1, here are a few pictures. I spent a lot of time sitting in these seats and they felt really, really good! They are the same seats standard in the Z28 and optional in the SS. The sticker showed them as a $1,995.00 option on the ZL1. I am hoping that these seats are made available to all 2012 and 2013 ZL1 owners at a discount. They have the suede center section and power adjustments of the standard ZL1 seats and should be a plug and play swap. If there are any 2014 ZL1 buyers that were NOT going to buy the option, send me a PM.
...agreed, I like them...alot. Micro fiber material, and they wrap around ones body perfectly <maybe not so much for plus sizes> To put the icing on the cake a harness will keep you in place for hi G's. It's highly doubtful about discounts for the previously issued models, although a nice thought. Plug and play may be an issue as well. It's not as much the way it used to be as we were accustomed to in the past I suspect.
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Old 11-05-2013, 06:08 AM   #252
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i would think a seat would be a simple plug and play. the seat track bolts probably match up perfect and as long as the plug is the same i wouldn't think it would be too difficult to swap. ill let you know when they come out cuz i am buying at least 1
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Old 11-05-2013, 09:58 PM   #253
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i would think a seat would be a simple plug and play. the seat track bolts probably match up perfect and as long as the plug is the same i wouldn't think it would be too difficult to swap. ill let you know when they come out cuz i am buying at least 1
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Old 11-06-2013, 06:37 AM   #254
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im sure there will be some nice ones available from wrecked Camaros soon enough.
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Old 11-06-2013, 08:38 AM   #255
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im sure there will be some nice ones available from wrecked Camaros soon enough.

Ouch... but i like it..........
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Old 11-11-2013, 03:19 PM   #256
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Anybody with a 2014 ZL1 Recaro Seat that does not like them, please send me a PM. I am sure we can work out some kind of a deal.
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Old 11-11-2013, 04:04 PM   #257
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A local dealership here has them in a 1LE, I tried them out and I really like how they hug you. I could really use them for AutoX, If you've seen my videos I have to lean really far into the turn. These would help keep me from needing to do that plus give the ability to use a 5 point harness.
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Old 11-11-2013, 06:26 PM   #258
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Old 11-14-2013, 09:56 AM   #259
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A local dealership here has them in a 1LE, I tried them out and I really like how they hug you. I could really use them for AutoX, If you've seen my videos I have to lean really far into the turn. These would help keep me from needing to do that plus give the ability to use a 5 point harness.
did you get to drive the car or just sit in it? im going to need to drive one. I thought I read on the forum somewhere that they were a bit restrictive for shifting in the manual car
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Old 11-14-2013, 12:56 PM   #261
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did you get to drive the car or just sit in it? im going to need to drive one. I thought I read on the forum somewhere that they were a bit restrictive for shifting in the manual car

That's what you want, to be planted in the seat, and not on top of the seat. You should not have to use your legs to center yourself thru a high G turn! The stock seats are terrible in a car touted for it's handling ability. The Recaro seats should have been an available option when the ZL1 was first released! Wait until you sit in a car with 5 points attached and cinched down. I never saw a post stating that the seats were restrictive when shifting?
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Old 11-14-2013, 01:31 PM   #262
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did you get to drive the car or just sit in it? im going to need to drive one. I thought I read on the forum somewhere that they were a bit restrictive for shifting in the manual car
I have 2,500 ish miles on my Z and have yet to be restricted when shifting.
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Old 12-19-2013, 11:41 AM   #264
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The head rest not being able to adjust kills it for me,as my spinal cord is fused and the headrest leaning forward would break my neck again in a crash,lol,plus even just sitting in my normal seats i have to flip the head rest around back wards just just i can drive,,its funny to see the ZL1 on the head rest from the rear with the top down..
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Old 12-23-2013, 12:35 PM   #265
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I heard the reason GM restricted the Recaros to 2014+ is because GM feels bad for giving 2014+ owners that new rear fascia. J/Kidding.

Seriously, those Recaros are gorgeous. That said, unless I tracked my car often, I wouldn't pay $4k-$6k for them. I am very wide up top and those seats feel like they would start to get annoying driving around town.
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Old 12-23-2013, 02:11 PM   #266
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From what I recall doesn't show up as an option on the 2014 - are they standard?

Or not available on the convertible?
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Old 12-23-2013, 02:26 PM   #267
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From what I recall doesn't show up as an option on the 2014 - are they standard?

Or not available on the convertible?

Definitely an option but maybe not for the convertible.. Hmmmm..
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Old 12-23-2013, 02:26 PM   #268
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From what I recall doesn't show up as an option on the 2014 - are they standard?

Or not available on the convertible?
No they are not available on the convertible. And no, I don't know why not.
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They will be optioned into my vert....
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Old 12-24-2013, 10:39 AM   #270
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Praise for the seats...
http://www.mlive.com/auto/index.ssf/...ls_of_rec.html


The parts appear to be officially unavailable to order as of yet, via the Parts counter.
Presumably, allocation is reserved for production vehicles & line.
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Old 12-24-2013, 10:46 AM   #271
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I sat in a set in the new 14 the local dealership just ordered.... And now I want them in my 13 ZL1.... Actually want them in both. Hahahahaha.


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Old 12-24-2013, 10:54 AM   #272
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Also praise here,

Of the Camaro ZL1 they said:

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  • Best seats of the bunch
  • Excellent ride and handling
  • Makes you feel like a better driver than you are
  • Heads-up display is gimmicky but pretty cool.
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Old 12-24-2013, 04:28 PM   #273
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got to sit in them in a 1le last night. I am kind of a tubby POS right now and I could still stit in them okay. my pet peave with some of these seat if i am driving up the freeway I don't want to be gripped in tight normal. these seemed to just kind of cup around me.

I think I like them better but I am not sure I would pay a massive premium to get them retrofited but they did seem nice. I will researve judgement until I drive the two cars back to back before I start putting anything on a wish list. there are a couple roads real close to my house that should be a good back to back feel of the difference.

I don't think I am as seat sensitive as some though.
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Old 12-24-2013, 06:27 PM   #274
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Thanks to everyone for keeping the interest alive in getting these seats for those of us that were able to order the seats in 2012 & 2013 models. If any one hears anything about buying these as whole units, please let us know. In the mean time, everyone have a joyous holiday season and a safe New Year.
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Old 12-30-2013, 10:51 AM   #275
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Wish GM/Recaro would get on the ball and allow them for sale instead of production only. I'll be keeping my eye out on one of the first wrecked/total cars to get my hands on them.
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