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    S3 seat upgrades

    Has anyone put more supportive seats in there S3. I would like something oem looking like the tt quattro sport seats or new S3 buckets.
    If anyone knows of any good aftermarket jobs or has any pics, post back
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    Yes, I have.
    Was fed up with my bum sliding around and having to literally hang on to the steering wheel when pushing on.

    These seats also give a much lower and better driving position..





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    Oooh which model are those? Reccommended supplier?
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    They look ideal where did you get em from and how much

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    There is a set on ebay at the moment, brand new from a shop but only in the velour fabric.
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/2x-RECARO-Spee...QQcmdZViewItem

    I got mine from Motorsportworld.co.uk :-

    http://www.motorsportworld.co.uk/fra.../manranges.asp
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    saw these in a golf mag when i was at jabba sport

    http://www.recaro.com/index.php?id=65&region=5&L=2

    there almost identicle to the factory seat but the base bolsters look higher and the side bolsters are adjustable

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    Stewart - Yours were approx &#163;400 per seat then???

    Unfortunately my interior is grey, and you can't buy the Recaros in grey leather, so I'll have to keep an eye out for a black leather rear seat, doorcards and armrest, then upgrade the seats!
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    Funny you have the exact problem as me i too have silver interior
    haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by 242spot
    Funny you have the exact problem as me i too have silver interior
    haha
    You can always get black recaros with silver centres. Then you'd only need the rear bench seat, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stewart
    Yes, I have.
    Was fed up with my bum sliding around and having to literally hang on to the steering wheel when pushing on.

    These seats also give a much lower and better driving position..




    I've been putting off the Pole Positions for some time now, but seeing your seats again makes me want to save up some pennies again...

    Did you find much of a difference in weight over the standard seats?
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    Dave, yeah plus the dedicated subframes at circa &#163;140 each...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChriS3
    I've been putting off the Pole Positions for some time now, but seeing your seats again makes me want to save up some pennies again...

    Did you find much of a difference in weight over the standard seats?
    Huge, massive difference in weight, both of the new recaro's weigh less than one of the old seats.
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    do they still keep your bum and back warm ???? lol

    I know what you mean abou the S3`s high driving position, i have been driving the wifes mk5 golf tdi and you can set the seat just right...... nice and low
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    i'm 6ft 2inch the high driving position certainly bothers me as well

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    i'm 6ft 4 and I find the standard seats just fine

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    i feel all prim and propper in the S3 just doesn`t feel right.
    red to red black to black blue to bits

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    r32 konig's?

    would mk4 r32 seats do the trick? i've been lookin but there rare! you can get direct from Konig without the r32 emblems too but they aint cheap!

    anyone fitted them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by eatdegrub
    would mk4 r32 seats do the trick? i've been lookin but there rare! you can get direct from Konig without the r32 emblems too but they aint cheap!

    anyone fitted them?
    This is what I originally wanted and was going to get the top back section retrimmed with the S3 logo instead of the R.

    I had the Konig seats in my golf and they were lovely but also very heavy and they dont go all the way forward due to the high, fixed head rest section catching on the roof lining.

    They are like hens teeth and regularly fetch over a grand on fleabay. I got fed up of waiting so bought these which I think are a little more unique with the added bonus of reducing not an unsubstantial amount of weight.
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    do you recon you could buy the new R32 or RS4 seats direct from recaro?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mk1chopper
    do you recon you could buy the new R32 or RS4 seats direct from recaro?
    I doubt it but the beauty of the Mk4 Golf R32 seats was that they used the same subframes as the A3/S3 chassis so bolted straight in, I doubt the B7 RS4 or Mk5 R32 would be the same.
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    seen these on ebay if anyone is interested

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/PAIR-RECARO-SP...QQcmdZViewItem

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    What does one do with their old Recaro seats when replacing them with new ones?

    They seem too good to just throw away?
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    Sell to a A3 owner as they fit straight in.
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    I took my Accord type R ones (like Evo ones but better!) that I had in my mk 2 out and made them into office chairs! They are great!! Got some &#163;15 rubbish office chairs off argos and just used the gas mech on made some subframe for them out of plate!

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    Recaro actually sell office chairs now mate made out of car seats. They used to supply them to dealers only, we had a couple at a place i used to work
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    and you can get the cheaper copies from pc world etc. not recaros but they look so cool in your office!

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    also, golf r32 mk4 seats are konig?


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    Arnie had one in La Law in the 1980s! That's where my inspiration came from!

 

 

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