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Old 08-29-2013, 10:57 AM   #1
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Recaros vs factory seats

I'm about 30days away from ordering my 1LE and haven't been able to make up my mind on the recaros.

So for those that have them in your car, would you give me some pros and cons on them. This car will see the track time to time but mainly street driving.

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Old 08-29-2013, 11:12 AM   #2
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I have them in my 1SS

Pros: comfortable (drove 1400 miles in 2 days with them), hold you in place but I don't feel restricted, can put a real racing seat belt in them, very adjustable with the powered levers, look fantastic, I think they really go with a 1LEs

Cons: Cost could be considered a con but they are worth it IMO. Harder to reach drink in back cupholder.
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Old 08-29-2013, 12:34 PM   #3
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I have them in my 1SS

Pros: comfortable (drove 1400 miles in 2 days with them), hold you in place but I don't feel restricted, can put a real racing seat belt in them, very adjustable with the powered levers, look fantastic, I think they really go with a 1LEs

Cons: Cost could be considered a con but they are worth it IMO. Harder to reach drink in back cupholder.

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Old 08-29-2013, 12:41 PM   #4
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How about long road trips? I live in a small town and any large citys are about 1hr away. The plus side is I have some really nice mountain roads to see how the 1le handles.
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Old 08-29-2013, 12:53 PM   #5
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The Recaros give me a comfy "mini bear hug" feel when I'm driving and I'm always firmly planted in the seat. You don't slide around/ shift positions in the seat durning cornering. Not to mention they look awesome from any POV.
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The price is really high, but I like them so I don't mind. Besides the price, the only con I can think of is its harder to reach to the backseats while driving (I have a 2 year old that rides with me sometimes). And you can't slide into the car as easily as you can with regular seats. Both cons are minor.
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Old 08-29-2013, 12:54 PM   #6
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I have them in my 1SS

Pros: comfortable (drove 1400 miles in 2 days with them), hold you in place but I don't feel restricted, can put a real racing seat belt in them, very adjustable with the powered levers, look fantastic, I think they really go with a 1LEs

Cons: Cost could be considered a con but they are worth it IMO. Harder to reach drink in back cupholder.
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How about long road trips? I live in a small town and any large citys are about 1hr away. The plus side is I have some really nice mountain roads to see how the 1le handles.
Seems they hold up fine on long road trips, and I use my Z as a DD. So for no problems with my daily commute.
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Old 08-29-2013, 01:01 PM   #7
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I have them in my 1SS

Pros: comfortable (drove 1400 miles in 2 days with them), hold you in place but I don't feel restricted, can put a real racing seat belt in them, very adjustable with the powered levers, look fantastic, I think they really go with a 1LEs

Cons: Cost could be considered a con but they are worth it IMO. Harder to reach drink in back cupholder.
Back cup holder, I had
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Old 08-29-2013, 01:12 PM   #8
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Old 08-29-2013, 01:25 PM   #9
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Old 08-29-2013, 01:29 PM   #10
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How much adjustment do you have with them?
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Old 08-29-2013, 01:35 PM   #11
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How much adjustment do you have with them?
The ZL1 I sat in the Fest that had the recaros has just about every adjustment the standard seats have. In my opinion If i was ordering a 14 right now that would be the first think I add followed by NPP and then RS.
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Old 08-29-2013, 01:41 PM   #12
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I guess if I don't like them I can always sell them.
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Old 08-29-2013, 01:48 PM   #13
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I guess if I don't like them I can always sell them.
I'd trade you plus cash
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Old 08-29-2013, 01:58 PM   #14
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I sat in a ctsv with recaros and I liked them but I don't think they are the same.
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