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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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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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I LOVE them in mine.
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Old 08-29-2013, 01:25 PM   #9
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They will be a purchase I make in the future!!!!!
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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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Old 08-29-2013, 02:06 PM   #15
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Old 08-29-2013, 02:13 PM   #16
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Actually like them better then stock.
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Old 08-29-2013, 02:18 PM   #17
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Back cup holder, I had
You know how our cupholders are one in front of the other? The one closest to the shifter is easy to reach, the bolster blocks the one behind it. I also agree with the back seat reach. I had my briefcase back there and I had to pull over to get it. I would also say you have to step into the car differently, not a con but you dont want to ruin the side bolsters.

I would say this. If you are used to a race car seat (I wondered if these would be like a race car seat, hard, grabs you, should be custom fit but couldn't be from Chevy as a mass produced product) then these are nothing like a race car seat. These are really nice and I would do them again in a heartbeat
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Old 08-29-2013, 02:22 PM   #18
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I have the stock seats and as the Recaros would have been a really nice addition I look at everytihng else I have and wouldnt be able to give up anything else for them. I love the RS package (the HID's, Halos, LED tails) looks really really good. the NPP I wouldn't be able to do without and If I was to get the Recaro's to make up the cost I would have had to give up NPP + Sunroof. The stocks are just as nice IMO. BUT Those Recaro's do look really freaking mean.

I just did a 700 mile road trip in my 1LE this past weekend and the stock seats were very comfortable and I was playing very aggressively with a 911 Turbo for a few hundred miles and I was held in place as well.

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Old 08-29-2013, 02:57 PM   #19
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It's really going to depend of your body type and size. I'm tall and wide so the Recaros are not comfortable for me at all. I would not buy them. The standard seats are much more suited for me.

Also, if you're not going to track the car, I would pass on the Recaros. That's $2k that can be spent elsewhere.
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Old 08-29-2013, 02:58 PM   #20
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Thanks a lot for the info and opinions on the seats. I just would hate to order them before I had any idea of how they feel.
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Old 08-29-2013, 03:01 PM   #21
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Also is there any thing different when ordering them on a 1SS VS 2SS or are they the same?
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Old 08-29-2013, 03:07 PM   #22
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Also is there any thing different when ordering them on a 1SS VS 2SS or are they the same?
2SS they are heated. 1SS they are not. Only difference.
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Old 08-29-2013, 03:08 PM   #23
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Thanks a lot for the info and opinions on the seats. I just would hate to order them before I had any idea of how they feel.
Where do you live? Might have a member who would meet up with you. Otherwise I am sure you could sell them easily.
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Old 08-29-2013, 03:18 PM   #24
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I'm in Alamogordo, New Mexico and all the dealers in my area won't order a 1le or ss with the recaros unless its a preorder. The only one that even knew what a 1le was has a '13 inferno orange. But Im 6'2" and it has the sunroof that equaled very little head room.
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Too bad you weren't asking earlier. I drove my car through Albuquerque
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