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    Question Alternative front seats - which others will fit?

    Hi all,

    My current front seats are a bit uncomfortable, as the backs are a bit hard and tend to give me a bit of trouble on long journeys. So, I'm looking for something a bit softer and more supportive.

    Are there any other seats from any other VAG car that would fit? I'll then have a look around the local scrappies for options

    Many thanks,

    Grant

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    look for half leathers there real comfy. mine are any way. what seats you got

    they also have lumber support too

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    Theres a set of full heated lethers on ebay for around £400 notes in liverpool !!!

    for that price though id wait for some half leather recaros like the ones i have a bit more extra special lol !!!
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    Mods - Frankenturbo F4 Kit - THS Decat - Milltek - ECS Crank Pulley - 034 Snub + Bracket/Gbox Mounts - 1Z/S2 Clutch + Flywheel - 007p - ICM + EVAP Delete - S4 B6 345mm Brakes - 300mm Rear Brakes - Goodridge Hoses - LCR Splitter -S4 Bumbers + Skirts/Mouldings - OEM Xenons - Apikol Diff mounts - Polytek'd Rear Diff Mount
    To do - F21 Upgrade - 3" Maf/Saab red Injectors
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    i got a tqs and the half leatehrs in there are nice. daily driving i dont have lumber support much, but on long runs a bit more is nice. 99% of the time i dont touch it but its nice to have.
    h/l recaros are nice but the price tag isnt lol. still nice tho,

    i was considering some gold r32 front seats, but again there not cheap. but there certainly nice

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    My drivers seat lumbars been shot for about 8 months now just havent looked in to getting it sorted as id expect it to be expensive and i dont fancy stripping the recaros there just to goid to be messed with lol
    1999 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro Sport - Volcano Black

    Mods - Frankenturbo F4 Kit - THS Decat - Milltek - ECS Crank Pulley - 034 Snub + Bracket/Gbox Mounts - 1Z/S2 Clutch + Flywheel - 007p - ICM + EVAP Delete - S4 B6 345mm Brakes - 300mm Rear Brakes - Goodridge Hoses - LCR Splitter -S4 Bumbers + Skirts/Mouldings - OEM Xenons - Apikol Diff mounts - Polytek'd Rear Diff Mount
    To do - F21 Upgrade - 3" Maf/Saab red Injectors
    WANTED : Cheap 02/52 Passat 1.8T AWT Manual

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    guess youve looked at fuses. dont even have a clue how its controlled, could be motor or switch, switch would be easy to fix i guess.

    not sure if replacement motors would even be possible.

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    It was a bit temperamental then all of a sudden just went so im guessing the motors shot !!
    1999 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro Sport - Volcano Black

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    To do - F21 Upgrade - 3" Maf/Saab red Injectors
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    Could be dirty contacts on switch

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    May look into at some point this year maybe next lol
    1999 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro Sport - Volcano Black

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    To do - F21 Upgrade - 3" Maf/Saab red Injectors
    WANTED : Cheap 02/52 Passat 1.8T AWT Manual

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    Thanks for the replies.

    So the recaros are the ones to get then? Any other choices as I really wanna get rid of the bog standard items - they're really hurting my back.

    Regards,

    Grant

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    Quote Originally Posted by boost-addict View Post
    look for half leathers there real comfy. mine are any way. what seats you got

    they also have lumber support too
    Quote Originally Posted by Grant_H View Post
    Thanks for the replies.

    So the recaros are the ones to get then? Any other choices as I really wanna get rid of the bog standard items - they're really hurting my back.

    Regards,

    Grant
    i already said. Half lethers are good.

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    Yeah the recaros from any B5 will change the apperance of the interior !!
    1999 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro Sport - Volcano Black

    Mods - Frankenturbo F4 Kit - THS Decat - Milltek - ECS Crank Pulley - 034 Snub + Bracket/Gbox Mounts - 1Z/S2 Clutch + Flywheel - 007p - ICM + EVAP Delete - S4 B6 345mm Brakes - 300mm Rear Brakes - Goodridge Hoses - LCR Splitter -S4 Bumbers + Skirts/Mouldings - OEM Xenons - Apikol Diff mounts - Polytek'd Rear Diff Mount
    To do - F21 Upgrade - 3" Maf/Saab red Injectors
    WANTED : Cheap 02/52 Passat 1.8T AWT Manual

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    Speak to byzan pics hes sourced a TQS recaro interior so has the standard TQS half leathers up for grabs possibly ??
    1999 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro Sport - Volcano Black

    Mods - Frankenturbo F4 Kit - THS Decat - Milltek - ECS Crank Pulley - 034 Snub + Bracket/Gbox Mounts - 1Z/S2 Clutch + Flywheel - 007p - ICM + EVAP Delete - S4 B6 345mm Brakes - 300mm Rear Brakes - Goodridge Hoses - LCR Splitter -S4 Bumbers + Skirts/Mouldings - OEM Xenons - Apikol Diff mounts - Polytek'd Rear Diff Mount
    To do - F21 Upgrade - 3" Maf/Saab red Injectors
    WANTED : Cheap 02/52 Passat 1.8T AWT Manual

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    Here is item number on ebay for an S4 leather non recaro -

    160977278251
    1999 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro Sport - Volcano Black

    Mods - Frankenturbo F4 Kit - THS Decat - Milltek - ECS Crank Pulley - 034 Snub + Bracket/Gbox Mounts - 1Z/S2 Clutch + Flywheel - 007p - ICM + EVAP Delete - S4 B6 345mm Brakes - 300mm Rear Brakes - Goodridge Hoses - LCR Splitter -S4 Bumbers + Skirts/Mouldings - OEM Xenons - Apikol Diff mounts - Polytek'd Rear Diff Mount
    To do - F21 Upgrade - 3" Maf/Saab red Injectors
    WANTED : Cheap 02/52 Passat 1.8T AWT Manual

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    Ive just been looking at these on ebay, am i right in thinking these are non recaro's. these are just basic seats in leather?

    Cheers guys.


    Audi a4 leather interior | eBay


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    Yeah just basic leather, people list the leather one that i posted the item number for as 'recaros' i dont think they are i maybe wrong might be an earlier version but then id say there not and people list them as that just to give it a bit more spec theres loads of s3 recaros on ebay that you might be able to have fitted to your runners with some modification !! As the B5 ones tend to be getting rare now especially TQS ones and RS4 (Hi-Tecs).
    1999 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro Sport - Volcano Black

    Mods - Frankenturbo F4 Kit - THS Decat - Milltek - ECS Crank Pulley - 034 Snub + Bracket/Gbox Mounts - 1Z/S2 Clutch + Flywheel - 007p - ICM + EVAP Delete - S4 B6 345mm Brakes - 300mm Rear Brakes - Goodridge Hoses - LCR Splitter -S4 Bumbers + Skirts/Mouldings - OEM Xenons - Apikol Diff mounts - Polytek'd Rear Diff Mount
    To do - F21 Upgrade - 3" Maf/Saab red Injectors
    WANTED : Cheap 02/52 Passat 1.8T AWT Manual

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    If anyone lives in the North East I was in Norman Marshalls breakers on Friday and they have a Saloon with full leather in. Needs a good clean but looks in pretty good condition.

 

 

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