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    Question Will S3 Recaros (front only) fit in a b5 S4?

    I only ask because I'm hunting for a b5 s4 and plenty don't have the recaros, which are a must for me! I've been looking on eBay and, unlike my allroad, none are coming up!

    Any ideas and/or will other recaros fit? From a later model maybe?

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    Later model A4 seats will not fit, they have a different runners.

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    i doubt it will fit from an S3,probably some welding will need to be done to the rails.
    Also quite rare to find recaro as was an optional extra on the S4's and where available on RS4's i also have seen one on a A4 once.

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    also s3 recaros are just as rare, think youre lookign at either a direct buy from a stealer or lookalikes from recaro


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    I'm still toying with a seat swap on mine(front only). As Byzan advised me a few months back, anything can be made to fit by simply welding the oe frames on x y z seat. At the moment I'm contemplating some 2009 cream bmw 1 series seats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by P5SND View Post
    also s3 recaros are just as rare, think youre lookign at either a direct buy from a stealer or lookalikes from recaro
    Perhaps they are for a 2007, but not the earlier model - I could have bought 3 sets in the last week alone. I'd rather avoid the stealers as my mod list is long and that would slow it down some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenixv6quattro View Post
    I'm still toying with a seat swap on mine(front only). As Byzan advised me a few months back, anything can be made to fit by simply welding the oe frames on x y z seat. At the moment I'm contemplating some 2009 cream bmw 1 series seats.
    Beware what he means by "anything", as width will be an issue at some point. That was why i asked about S3 seats as they sb smaller whereas the later model 4 series will be larger.

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    smaller how?
    the frame maybe smaller but my fat ass can still get in the S3 recaros the same as the S4 recaros. have owned seats from both and as far as I can see the seat itself is identical.
    can't see recaro making two seats almost the same with slight differences in size. too expensive.

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    I have Recaro's in my S4

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    Width wise, too narrow is not a problem , but too wide (say s8 recaros) its not an issue. Just a bit of good ol fashioned fabrication.
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    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    You seen a set of S3 recaros for sale?
    There's about 3 sets on eBay right now

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    you need to factor in the lever of the s3 recaros as well

    by the time you have fabricated all the bits and runners to fit you will be way past the cost of buying some S4/RS4's

    there is a set for sale now on AudiSRS, think they have gone onto ebay now, the price is a bit ambitious in my eyes, but seems prices have picked up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fraser View Post
    you need to factor in the lever of the s3 recaros as well

    by the time you have fabricated all the bits and runners to fit you will be way past the cost of buying some S4/RS4's

    there is a set for sale now on AudiSRS, think they have gone onto ebay now, the price is a bit ambitious in my eyes, but seems prices have picked up.
    At the rate that I'm going with the insurance companies, I might not need to bother. I can get 450 on a modded RS4 but 900 on a modded S4 - go figure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverstealth View Post
    There's about 3 sets on eBay right now

    youre looking at teh 8l ones though i think, which look horrible imo


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    theres a full set of grey alcantatara and black leather B7 interior on there! yum

 

 

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