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S3 Bucket Seats?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Brett Butler, Mar 26, 2010.

  1. Brett Butler
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    Can the Audi ones be fitted after you have bought the car? Is it a major job, or a stright swap, and plug in to the harness that is there on all models?
    Or an absolute pain in the backside?

    If they are easily swapped, can they be acquired form any where Except Audi Dealers? Cheaper in other words

    Thanks
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  2. luke1987
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    luke1987 Air Ride is for Ballers!!

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    They're like rockin horse droppings mate, I would think ud pay a mega ammount to get them retro fitted by audi,
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    cheaper and easier to spec em!
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  4. N8
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    Are you buying your car new, as its far cheaper and cost effective to buy new, and ebay/forums are your best bet for them, expect to pay £2250-£3000 for interior though. They are easy to fit, 4 bolts, job done.
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    crypric23 Never satisfied

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    £2250-£3000 CORRECT

    But harder and harder to get , N8 ( HI Nath ! ) will be your man when they are available.
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    Hey brother, I got your cash and you got my trim? Or was it at home? We'll link up next week....
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  7. Brett Butler
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    thanks for replies, I all ready have a car, was just wondering how hard to fit, and cost, deffo to much at those prices
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    I have to say I'd still be tempted
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  10. N8
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    Just buy the oem buckets lol
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    hahaaaa. u must admit thou. there not a bad look a like compared to some u see thou lol
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    I'm on the blackberry dude so I haven't opened the link
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    aww rite. let me no wa u think when u do
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    Just get some recaro CS's same look, but without the heated and airbags, but i think you can spec them up with recaro.

    Basic cs's cost like £800 each, going up to £1100 each if you want airbags and full leather.
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    those buckets from ebay look pants !!!!!!!!!!:puke2:
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    devonmikeyboy As far from JBS as possible !

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    For £250 posted i thought those seats looked very good and a direct copy of the RS4 buckets that people pay minimum £1000 + for . What the quality is like and how long they last etc cannot be commented on though.
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    i was waiting for a comment like that lol i thought i was going to be the only 1 thinking that lol. when i first seen them they were on ebay for 175 each....that was just before xmas. i think its not bad value for money if u dnt wanna spend mega bucks
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    what some have done over here is buy Recaro CS then buy the skins and padding from Audi.
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    PH1L Gievf Buckets

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    how much does that come to?
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    S3RYE Interior Next!!

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    omg! please tell me this is a joke, they are fecking awful, vile.. anyone who puts these in there a3/s3 needs to sell there car and go buy a vauxhall nova.. :wacko:

    i dont see how this can work? they are clearly very different seats?? any pics?? also this would probably cost more then buying the audi recaros in bits and building them yourself? i know the seat covers are about £250 each!! + 2 x recaro cs's = over £2500 already thats with out mounting brackets, padding... :think:
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    The best deal's I see are from specialist Insurance breakers like the full interior that was posted in the classified section here!

    Breakers Yards all the way!!
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    I would rather sit on cloth than them ebay specials.

    CS's are not that expensive if you know where to get them.
    You can buy then new for £660 in cloth then get trimmed in leather for £600 to £650,although it does add up :laugh:
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    You can't buy OEM seats from Recaro. You can buy the basic seat and then add the Audi touch by sourcing the skins. It'[s fecking expensive but its the only way to get them over here unless you want to pay 9000 USD
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    You can get them brand new from Recaro.
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    PH1L Gievf Buckets

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    do tell mate?, link if possible
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    £3.5k for brand new RS4 buckets.
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    PH1L Gievf Buckets

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    can you get teh plain s3 ones, i fancy slumming it, its not that i cant afford to spend as much money as a small car costs on seats :laugh:
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    I'll find out from my contact when he next comes online!
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  29. PH1L
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    PH1L Gievf Buckets

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    cheers mate, id love to have a set
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    No worries
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    Nate, I tried contacting Ed Hessel who is the sales manager from Recaro. ROFL but read this post around halfway down to see what I had to contend with when I just wanted to give Recaro 7000 USD
    http://forums.fourtitude.com/zerothread?id=4810732

    Per my nonfriend ED:

    RECARO is unable to sell any of its OEM seats directly to customers as the OEM owns the final trim and cushion design.
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