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    RECARO's... what ones to go for?

    Hey guys,..

    looking at potentially changing the front seats on my motor and wondering what ones to go for?not sure what ones will be a direct fit if any so any links or advice would be appreciated...
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    You want S3 recaros, they are OEM and the prettiest by a mile, like mine (although mine are RS4)



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    the OEM S3's are nice, but i'm partial to the Recaro A8s. there's more support on the shoulders and i prefer the way they look. and with your Ice Blue car get them in white with Ice Blue colour coded backs and they'll look mint...

    N8 do you mind if i ask how much you paid MJ for your retrim? i've got part leather S-Line seats and was wanting full leather with red double stitching
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    Quote Originally Posted by sub39h View Post
    N8 do you mind if i ask how much you paid MJ for your retrim?
    I don't mind, but he will if I give out the price I paid, call Mike on 01274 533370


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    thanks guys..... N8 mind me asking what the seats are like in regards to moving them forward and back as obviously I have a 3 door so wanna check if they are a pain in the arse or not... cheers buddy.... oh and how much did you actually pay for the recaros before the retrim?..
    A3 2.0 FSI metallic Pearl/ Liquid Blue, 18" BBS Calito's, rear Parking Sensors, Full Votex Kit, Weitec Hicon GT Coilovers, Cruise Control, Auto Lights and Rain sensor Wipers, Facelift Rear Lights, Personal German Pressed Plate (G9MBO).


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    My car is a SB and the seats are RS4s from a saloon so I don't have any trouble with access. But the 3door S3 ones are a right swine to move backwards and forwards, any S3 owner with them who says otherwise is a liar. I paid 1700 for full RS4 interior and sold all the other bits along with my front seats so it worked out quite well overall.


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    ahh wicked thanks bro.. yeh knew ya had a sportsback but didnt know how well the recliner works.. but thanks for that.... heard you have a lot of bits for sale N8.. mind PM me with anything you have as may be interested in things moving forward.. thanks again.....
    A3 2.0 FSI metallic Pearl/ Liquid Blue, 18" BBS Calito's, rear Parking Sensors, Full Votex Kit, Weitec Hicon GT Coilovers, Cruise Control, Auto Lights and Rain sensor Wipers, Facelift Rear Lights, Personal German Pressed Plate (G9MBO).


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    Roof/Spoiler and wing mirrors wrapped in pearl white
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    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    . But the 3door S3 ones are a right swine to move backwards and forwards, any S3 owner with them who says otherwise is a liar. .
    Yes...they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SneakaFreaka83 View Post
    heard you have a lot of bits for sale N8..
    I've only got KW TDI coilovers, Mk2 TT Sat Nav and 19" Satin Grey BBS Split Rims


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    Quote Originally Posted by S3Alex View Post
    Yes...they are.
    In what way?
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    Quote Originally Posted by S3Alex View Post
    Yes...they are.
    So worth it though, just got mine and love them
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    Pics please Ry! What are you gonna do about what we discussed?


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    Have been well busy all weekend. Am now in Manchester in a pub bout to go to utd vs Newcastle. All I can say is buckets seats are amazing.. Change drive of the car! And nath I'm gonna do something cool around Xmas time with them..
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    Your a bloody good lad Ry!


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    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    You want S3 recaros, they are OEM and the prettiest by a mile, like mine (although mine are RS4)


    I WANT YOUR SEATS !!!!!!! lol

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    Would look better in a Blood red retrim in mine though lol hehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    Your a bloody good lad Ry!
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    Quote Originally Posted by S3RYE View Post
    Have been well busy all weekend. Am now in Manchester in a pub bout to go to utd vs Newcastle. All I CSM say is buckets seats are amazing.. Change drive of the car! And nath I'm gonna do something cool around Xmas time with them..

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottie123 View Post
    as soon as I've cleaned it I'll get some pics up. She's so dirty, just how I like them
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    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    Where did u get your seats from dude?...

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    nathan! yours car is amazing the trim is proper had a good look around it at mivw!

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    Hi Ash,

    Nice to see you on this forum, and good move up from the Golf! What plans you got for yours? Suzuka + buckets = epic win, nice one lad.


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    N8 are the RS4's different in the sense of more functionality? Could have swore I read this somewhere before..

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    adjustable bolsters mate


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    Electric Bolsters and lumbar also.


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    Doesnt S3 buckets have lumbar????

    N8 do you have a shot of the buttons on the side? Want to know what to look out for if I search for seats.

    I'm thinking buckets wouldn't work out in my 3 door car as I'd probably explode if someone was to scuffed my interiror with their boots trying to get in and out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SneakaFreaka83 View Post
    Hey guys,..

    looking at potentially changing the front seats on my motor and wondering what ones to go for?:
    Which ones to go for ?
    Ibis white Revo S3 and now matching Vivaro LWB HR 2900 :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pii View Post
    Doesnt S3 buckets have lumbar????

    N8 do you have a shot of the buttons on the side? Want to know what to look out for if I search for seats.
    Just for you Phillip



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    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    Just for you Phillip

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pii View Post
    Doesnt S3 buckets have lumbar???? NOPE

    I'm thinking buckets wouldn't work out in my 3 door car as I'd probably explode if someone was to scuffed my interiror with their boots trying to get in and out.
    trust me it is a bit like that.. i almost want to die when people get in and out! once ive had a retrim im going to ban all rear passengers...
    Gone but not forgotten......
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    Mods To Do: Full Retrim - MY11 RNSe - Coilovers- Plenty Carbon




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    N8, was the wiring very different for the extra toys?
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    pics are up in Build Thread Nath..
    Gone but not forgotten......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Khufu View Post
    N8, was the wiring very different for the extra toys?
    No quite simple I think, Mr Andrew did it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    Just for you Phillip

    Thanks N8.

    Oh more gadgets!!

    What are the two switches on the left?

    Is the round dial on the right the electric forward and backwards adjustments?

    Do the RS4 seats fold forward ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by S3RYE View Post
    trust me it is a bit like that.. i almost want to die when people get in and out! once ive had a retrim im going to ban all rear passengers...
    Lol - say you declared insurance on your car for 2 seats only now so you can't drive rear passegers

 

 
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