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Old 08-20-2013, 05:05 PM   #76
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FYI, there's other seats available on the market that are nicer and perhaps for less. Ask me how I know.
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Old 08-20-2013, 05:07 PM   #77
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do you have an airbag light on ?
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Old 08-20-2013, 06:22 PM   #78
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Justin,
Please share the news of better and cheaper seats out there for all of us!
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Old 08-20-2013, 06:34 PM   #79
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FYI, there's other seats available on the market that are nicer and perhaps for less. Ask me how I know.
How do you know?
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Old 08-20-2013, 08:31 PM   #80
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How do you know?
There are tons of options in the aftermarket. I suppose "nicer" is subject to opinion, but there are definitely lighter seats that will save much more weight than the factory recaro's save over the normal seats.

I like these particularly. They are only 20 lbs each. SUPER comfortable. Carbon fiber backing...



These are a bit pricier ($1700 ea) but are available without the carbon backing for cheaper ($1100 ea). Thats just one example. There is a LOT of different seats on the market.

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do you have an airbag light on ?
This is the only con. The stock seats DO have an airbag in them and without the airbag, you will set off the light. There are easy ways around it, but sometimes I need to remind myself what most people in this particular niche/industry/group/market want, and tricking the SIR system is probably not one of them...

BTW, for the record, I LOVE the new recaro's. Really, they are great looking seats and I am sure they hold you in place pretty good. I am just spreading the word to the '10-'13 folks that they are not the only available option.
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Old 09-11-2013, 04:59 AM   #81
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I have them in my 2014 1SS.

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I've heard yes they bolt straight in, it will be at least a year before we can get any, all of the first ones will go to Z/28's, and yes they will be pricey.

All that is more or less hear say, but whatever, my question is what real weight reduction will the offer, price becomes a little negligible to me if the weight is down enough and they are comfortable enough for a DD.
They are power on both sides...
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Old 10-09-2013, 02:07 PM   #82
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any update about the parts numbers?
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Old 12-11-2013, 04:59 PM   #83
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Old 12-11-2013, 07:56 PM   #84
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There are part numbers for the individual components, not the whole seat.
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Old 12-12-2013, 09:42 AM   #85
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How much is it for the seat back and parts only. The bottoms are interchangeable.
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Old 12-18-2013, 08:54 PM   #86
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anyone find more information on this? I emailed my dealership to see what info they could provide.
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Old 02-28-2014, 05:59 PM   #87
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So while I was getting a part at the dealership, I asked the parts guy to look up the 1LE Recaro seats. He gave me the schematics for both my 2010 SS, and 2014 1LE. Now I just need to compare. I found here on a post that a GM tech said that auto manufactures keep their seats and Recaro will make theirs around them for the auto manufactures. Looking at the schematics, this is true. All the main mechanisms and electronics are identical. The whole bottoms are exactly the same, just need the Recaro pad and seat cover. The backrest is a different story, but too not bad. 10 parts are required to do a conversion. Most are small plastic & bolts other than the main framework, pad, cover. I'm going to price out Monday. I wish I had this earlier this week. If the price comes in decent, I'd love to try this mod.
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So while I was getting a part at the dealership, I asked the parts guy to look up the 1LE Recaro seats. He gave me the schematics for both my 2010 SS, and 2014 1LE. Now I just need to compare. I found here on a post that a GM tech said that auto manufactures keep their seats and Recaro will make theirs around them for the auto manufactures. Looking at the schematics, this is true. All the main mechanisms and electronics are identical. The whole bottoms are exactly the same, just need the Recaro pad and seat cover. The backrest is a different story, but too not bad. 10 parts are required to do a conversion. Most are small plastic & bolts other than the main framework, pad, cover. I'm going to price out Monday. I wish I had this earlier this week. If the price comes in decent, I'd love to try this mod.

The price won't come out decent if I'm remembering correctly. Someone did the math out a while ago for buying all of the individual pieces that are required to retrofit the Recaro seats.
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The price won't come out decent if I'm remembering correctly. Someone did the math out a while ago for buying all of the individual pieces that are required to retrofit the Recaro seats.
But you don't need ALL the pieces. But we all know the stealerships will still be quite high. I'm interested to find out.
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But you don't need ALL the pieces. But we all know the stealerships will still be quite high. I'm interested to find out.

I predict it'll be a lot.
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Old 03-01-2014, 06:37 AM   #91
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Recaro is owned by Johnson Controls.
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Old 03-01-2014, 07:02 AM   #92
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Recaro is owned by Johnson Controls.
Isn't Recaro a German company while Johnson Controls is an American company(out of Wisconsin I think)?
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Old 03-01-2014, 08:44 AM   #93
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Keiper Recaro sold most of the company to Johnson Controls, still good stuff.
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Old 03-01-2014, 09:05 AM   #94
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Bought a set of Recaros yesterday, only cost $40gs and they threw in a 1LE RS with them.......
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We have a Johnson Controls here in the KY TN area an I have been told they make Corvette seats and a few others would be nice to see if they make our beloved Camaro seats there
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Bought a set of Recaros yesterday, only cost $40gs and they threw in a 1LE RS with them.......
Nice. Pricey seats but man you got a lot of extras
How's do the Recaro's feel?
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Old 03-01-2014, 01:28 PM   #97
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How's do the Recaro's feel?
I'll let you know in about 8 weeks.
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Old 03-01-2014, 01:53 PM   #98
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They probably do. Johnson Controls makes most of our interior already.
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Old 03-14-2014, 03:50 PM   #99
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i have some news, I work at Recaro. There's some discussion in another topic on this as well I was shining some light on. Here's the down low, Some is rumor some I can state as fact from first hand knowledge/experience.
Reliable rumor: Seats will be available for sale at dealers as early as June AT THE EARLIEST can and most likely a little later.

Rumour: Someone else said they have a source at the dealer who said they will sell for $2000 a piece. I can tell you this sounds about right comparatively speaking to other Recaro products.

They WILL bolt right up, although some computer re-flashing will need to be done to accommodate the differences in the Track position sensors.

They are similar in frame components at the core only. Frame is different and as well as trim and foam. Huge difference to sit in

JCI did acquire Recaro but we are still a part of the Global Recaro picture, operating independent from JCI. in co-operation thing Germany and Japan.
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