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    Standard 1.8t seat weight

    Hi everyone just wondered if anyone knew the standard weight of the 1.8t cloth front seats. Just about to put bucket seats in and wanted to know what sort of weight I'm saving any help would be great

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    It won't be more than 35kg - that's the S3 electric Recaro weight!
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    35 kg? how do you know that? not saying your wrong but i have always wondered. have you weighed the,
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    I thought it was the rears tht weighed 35? What buckets did you get aaronmk2?
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    I haven't weighed them myself but I have had the passenger seat out twice and put it this way, they aren't easy to carry. I've definitely read it in a post that someone weighed a seat but now can't find it.
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    Cheers guys thanks for your help

    @paradox1 I went for cobra clubman as they have sat in my garage for years so I thought I'd put them to use
    not the best looking seat but are light which is what I need

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    They will be alright for what you want to Use them for. I would love to full strip out the rear and dit bucket seats but in still in two minds as its my daily
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paradox1 View Post
    They will be alright for what you want to Use them for. I would love to full strip out the rear and dit bucket seats but in still in two minds as its my daily
    Doooo it lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by camscockle20vT:1554623
    Quote Originally Posted by Paradox1 View Post
    They will be alright for what you want to Use them for. I would love to full strip out the rear and dit bucket seats but in still in two minds as its my daily
    Doooo it lol
    Lol stop it you
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    lool, do it. your car will feel epic!!
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    took just the backseats and spare wheel out and dont know whether its a placebo effect but im having to watch the speedo a lot
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    Yeah thats placebo haha.
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    Lol, I stripped the seats and spare wheel out before and it does feel quicker.not drastically but still. Need to do it properly really or not at all
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    Standard a4 base spec seat I weighed at 23kgs so probably around that sort of weight. New bucket with mounts and welded in rails came to about 13kgs.

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    I jus can't help thinking, if o stripped the car out the back end would be very light and the way I drive hard, the last thing I would want it mega oversteer out of the blue
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    It wont unless you lift off. The rear of my A4 is fully stripped out and have a solid 28mm rear ARB and strutbraces. Only ever steps out when you lift off. Lift off oversteer is great for shedding off understeer so once you get to know how to control it better it`s a nice little thing for track work and so on.

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    Sounds good Jason, post some pics please. Why have I started looking at bucket seats and all sorts now lol
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