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Old 01-25-2015, 09:05 AM   #1
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Recaro Seat Myth Broken

I found the perfect ZL1 in another state but had Recaro's. Everything I read said the seats just don't "fit" big guys. I'm 5'9" 292 lbs 50 years young and a power lifter still. 52" chest 38" waist. Big. Heavy. Muscular. The seats fit me like a glove. 3.5 hour ride home was VERY comfortable. My wife is 5'2", 127 lbs 36 year old who is very fit yoga instructor. She was equally comfortable in her seat. For the gig guys..... Try the seats out for yourself. Don't read the reviews and believe what you read. For me they fit great!!
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Old 01-25-2015, 09:45 AM   #2
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Good for you , maybe they for well on you , but not everyone is 5'9" 292 52/38

Some may be 56/42 , now what ?

And wait a little longer and try another long drive , it may be a different experience
On the first day one is just so umbalible happy , that is like a dream , and on dreams , one tend to not be fully aware of things around one self , I know this because I used to dream a lot about flying , man that was so good , so one day I jump from grandma's house second floor roof to a banana patch , the fly ( fall) was great , but the landing sucked !
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Old 01-25-2015, 10:49 AM   #3
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6'1" and 210lbs for me. Driven many straight hours in the Recaro's and they still are extremely comfortable. Only issue is that they do get warm, wish there was a cooled seat.
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Old 01-25-2015, 12:45 PM   #4
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Wow, I'm 6'2" just shy of 220 and always felt I wouldn't want to be any bigger. This is a good news post for bigger guys but I still suggest bigger guys try them first.
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Old 01-25-2015, 12:56 PM   #5
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6'-4" and 220lbs and they are the nicest seats I have sat in since I've been out of a child car seat. I had a 2010 SS and those seats were comfortable but had no support at all and I always felt like something better should have been available at the time. So glad I ordered the Recaros. As OP said everyone should at least try them before writing them off. Everyone has different body shapes and comfort levels, I personally believe your comfort level has more to do with why people like or dislike any particular seat more than their body shape.
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Old 01-25-2015, 12:59 PM   #6
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I am 6'1 245 lbs and they fit nicely, however my only gripe is there is zero lumbar support for your lower back and on long trips my back starts killing me. I am good for about 3hrs then after that my lower back starts hurting. Wish these things had an adjustable lumbar.
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Old 01-25-2015, 01:08 PM   #7
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I am sure it is not necessarily how much you weigh but how your body weight is distributed that matters with those seats.
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Old 01-25-2015, 04:49 PM   #8
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Agreed about body weight distribution. Nobody believes my weight when I tell them. Muscle is heavy though lol.
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Old 01-25-2015, 08:59 PM   #9
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I'm 5'11 and about 270 and it is NOT muscle and I fit in the Recaro seats like a glove. I've had my car since May of 2014 so it isn't just from being excited about it. The seats MAKE the interior on this car, I think the interior looks way too plain without them IMO.
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Old 01-25-2015, 09:24 PM   #10
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I test drove both and hands down the Recaros are more comfortable. (I'm 6ft 1 and 175pds)
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Old 01-26-2015, 01:55 AM   #11
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6' and 220lbs and I found them very uncomfortable. But as stated you need to try them and not take anyone's word on it. I also have severe RA and it may just very well be it just squeezed me a little to snug and my body found it uncomfortable. Everyone is different but as long as a guy tries them out first you should be good to go. The sad part is aimreally want them and on race days wish I had them. My project var will get something close to them as they will be short trip and track day runs.
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