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Bucket Seats - Retro Purchase ?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Spin140, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. Spin140
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    Anyone know if these can be purchased officially from anywhere and if so approx cost, been looking for a set for ages now.

    I know Recaro CS are a pretty close match but not sure if I would lose heated seats function, not that I use it but I'm a bit OCD and everything has to work.

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    Would be very expensive. But if money was no object you could do it. Better off checking out eBay as they come up on there occasionally
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    Yes keep looking on the bay but nothing in the last 3 months.
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    Spin you can buy them off ebay brand new.
    Here the link http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=280336547273

    You will need a specific Recaro baseframe to fit these seats into your vehicle. The price of a pair of baseframes is an extra £300 and you ahve to say if you want airbags or not.
    If you want a bit more information email any of the following two guys there prices will be different or probably more than the ebay link. Different companys
    Jamie Southam (jamie@crossroadsgarage.co.uk)
    Joe Beales (e-commerce@capitalseating.co.uk)

    Hope that helps


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    They were once priced up at £2k EACH to buy from Audi. You can't buy them direct from Recaro either.

    ebay is the best way.
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    LOLOLOL - Brilliant, group buy for sure.
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    Spin there has been plenty of them in the last few months. I have actually come to the decision this week that I deffo want a set now. They go between £1000-£1500 on ebay/edition38 forum. How much you looking to spend, I'm pretty sure all audi buckets are heated. I am gonna purchase some this winter I think, got too many unfinished mods on at the moment.

    Now I know you want a set, soon as I see/know of a set that is for sale, I'll give ya a pm!
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    i can hardly live with myself for not gettin the recaros... would have much rather had them than the sat nav! :crying:
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    "Achtung nicht klappbar" - Not hinged, so I guess you are right. The Kinder must have complaining about getting in through the boot.
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    Really, see I do speak german !!

    Mark
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    LOL, yeah me too - Noch eine Biere bitte? :beerchug:
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    Ja, das gefällt mir!
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    Nein. That's about as far as I go after 3 years learning German. :)
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    Natürlich :)

    Back on thread: I use this site to translate the more tricky words from Ebay.de
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    I use Google translate. My misus uses http://dict.leo.org/ which is very good as it gives you different words depending on the context.
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    If i were you Spin, i would go for new seats like Recaro CS.They look very classy.Here you can see them retro fitted in an new Scirocco.Dont mind the text under Recaro,its option


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    I'll have the rocco thanks, seats are not well made, check the creases, not I can do better but pro's should be better than that.
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    Some VAG seats just cant cope, just look at this edition 30 which has 12k on it!
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    Whoever bought those seats in 1st place was completely blind, ugly as feck, seriously man, may I suggest specsavers, lol.
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    I think they are standard in the edition 30. There is an optional upgrade to the S3/RS4 buckets but they come in the same tartan cloth!
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    I remember when I saw an R32 near my house, with TARTAN CLOTH. Are all GTIs made in falkirk or something?
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    l take it no ones had a mk1 gti?
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    Why dont the s3 upgrade have the logo embossed into the headrest? We paid enough money for them.
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    and why doesnt the headrest tilt back and forward. like the mk1 R32 did.
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    Tartan was never in the mk1 golf, they had striped seats. Your thinking of the mk2 ;)
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    Mine will be going in sportback, so I don't need tilt :)
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    lmfao just seen this man, lmao very funny
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    Cause us 8P owners like to be different cause we're special, lmao, but yes I agree why wernt they embossed, guess RS4 was considered the dogs so they wanted exclusivity huh.
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    :p
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    I have read somewhere... A3 (3 doors) with RS4 Seats the people cant pass to the backside seats.
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    That would be great Nathan, let me know if you spot some. I'd prefer the OEM ones as not sure if the Recaro CS ones would allow for heated seating, I just think the buckets make the interior feel so much more special and sporting.

    Once I have completed the following its pretty much where I want the car to be..

    Sat Nav
    Big Brakes
    Buckets.

    This one is staying put for minimum 2 years from now as I'm spending far too much money on cars plus the S3 offers pretty much everything I need from a car.

    Thanks for all your help Guys..
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    Well my cousin's got CS's going in his TT and we're swapping the heating elements over! But i just prefer the OEMness of the RS4/TT/S3 buckets.
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