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Audi S3 Bucket Seats 8P

hashy Dec 26, 2010

  1. hashy

    hashy New Member

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    H, Wondering if anyone can help,

    im after a set of Bucket seats for my s3, has anyone got any for sale or know of anyone selling any.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    Good luck mate, as rare as rocking horse poo
     
  3. hashy

    hashy New Member

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    tell me about it ive searched everywhere, thinking about getting a set of recaro aftermarket seats if i dont find anything
     
  4. Ash B

    Ash B Well-Known Member

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    As Nigel said no chance. There a que on here with people after them lol. There were some R32 Bucket Seats for sale on ebay for £1500 but they are a different style to the S3/RS4 ones. If your gonna go aftermarket go for CS Sportsters pick up a pair for £1,300 brand new
     
  5. NHN

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    TBH I had a set, used for a week & then said sod it & sold, mainly cause kid on route at the time, but also I lose electric lumbar, storage tray & the ones I had were definitely allot user friendly in/out of car all the time.

    Allthough they were hugging when driving, but being a bigger unit it almost felt to cramped at times, nice for the feeling but practicality was zero.
     
  6. hashy

    hashy New Member

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    yeah thats the set im thinkin about actually, there spose to be releasing a new one next year with the heated seat element and the air bags
     
  7. Ash B

    Ash B Well-Known Member

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    Sounds nice heated element. Wonder what the new seats will look like. You can get CS with airbags think its an extra £175 last time i checked.
     
  8. hashy

    hashy New Member

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    i looks the same, there on the recaro website but 8 weeks turnaround time!!
     
  9. mitch78

    mitch78 Active Member

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    8 weeks is nothing if you're thinking of looking for a set of genuine S3 seats, you'd be lucky to find a pair in 8 months.
     
  10. chunkerz

    chunkerz New Member

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  11. Ash B

    Ash B Well-Known Member

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  12. jungleman

    jungleman Well-Known Member

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    they do look good, but when it comes to stuff that your gonna be sat in for hours id want something that u know is gonna have the quality and decent ergonomics!
    (im a brand whore as well haha)
     
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  13. tku

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    You just admit it. Your posh Jung:ninja: .
     
  14. tku

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    Those seats actually look alright!
     
  15. jungleman

    jungleman Well-Known Member

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    haha cheers mate :p
    na im just a tart lol
     
  16. shamrock

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    I might be able to pinch a whole set here in Israel for a pretty pound off a 2008 S. Do the buckets have air bags? Is it is a problem putting them in? Will the airbag light go on?
     
  17. Shane.

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    Yeah the CS Sportsters have an airbag option, not sure what it would require to wire them in. Probably a much cheaper option to genuine s3 buckets.
     
  18. jungleman

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    and to be honest they look better and prob weigh about half of the S3's
     
  19. NHN

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    Yeah the S3's arent lite for sure.
     
  20. Lee_R

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    Indeed, I picked up an R32 version and it was much heavier than I thought, the electric motors weigh loads in them, then theres the sheer size, they are much bigger than a normal sport seat but dont look that huge when in the car
     
  21. ~RS~

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    Those reps ain't that bad in pics n=but as others have said, what will they be like to sit on for a year or so? Any links to users?

    The CS is a great looking seat, very nice in B&W-

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  22. jungleman

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    oh RS why u put that up!!!
    all they need is heating elements and then they will be on order.... even if i have to beg, borrow or steal lol
     
  23. ~RS~

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    They're the biz jungle!

    Just bought a TTRS dsg shifter btw :moa:
     
  24. Smoothie

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    ok this thread has got me thinking, there are loads of OEM buckets that can be installed in the A3/S3 are there not? Obiously the S3 buckets? Then the RS4 like N8's and I'm sure there are TT variants etc but what's the nicest in your opinion? (pics would be a bonus) lol
     
  25. Ash B

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    CS are the sh*t!!! Looks lovely in any car they go in, not that expensive either compared to the oem buckets
     
  26. sub39h

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    TTRS, no question

    I think the Leon Cupra R ones aren't too bad either personally, but I know a lot of ppl don't like them
     
  27. Smoothie

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    And is there much work in getting the likes of the TTRS ones fitted or do they go straight in?
     
  28. sub39h

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    well TT seats are bolt in i believe. i can't see any reason why the buckets wouldn't be.

    the problem is that who will have written off a TTRS yet, and one with buckets as well? you won't find a set lol and £8k new or whatever the hell it is is far too steep for what they are.

    as nigel wrote above, i actually prefer my regular S-Line seats anyhow. i've only had a short run as a passenger in a mate's old S3 and they weren't as comfortable i feel, but then again i'm quite big framed
     
  29. Smoothie

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    Yea that's a fair point, for daily use maybe not as practical as the standard s-line ones
     
  30. shamrock

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    The Cs look the s**t. What do you do with the back seats to make a nice fit?
     
  31. Lee_R

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    probably need a retrim in order to match perfect. If i was doing it i'd sell the full leathers as a set, buy the CS' and get a cloth rear bench from a scrappy to be retrimmed.
     
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    Pm sent !
     
  33. Ash B

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  34. jungleman

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    He had them for a while they were relisted on ebay twice i believe. Not bad when you think its the whole interior more a less so any one with cloth would be a good upgrade.
     
  36. ~RS~

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    Those R32 buckets don't look as nice as the RS4, S3, TT ones but they sure look more comfy!
     
  37. Ash B

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    Agree R32 buckets are not as nice of the Audi ones
     
  38. jungleman

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    arnt they the same seats with the crimping in the padding detailed differently? so with a retrim, which you would prob want to do so the leather matches you could prob get it changed?
     
  39. Khufu

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    If you get geniune buckets expect to have to get them retrimmed after one year anyhow in some quality leather LOL.
     
  40. beanoir

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    This man speaketh the truth, the leather is shocking quality and with the high side bolsters on the Recaros, re-trims do need to be done fairly soon. It's all dependant on how large your backside is and how many miles you rack up though.
     

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