A4 B5 1.8T QS - whic Recaros would have been fitted as options?

Rtz62

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Hi guys
I have a 2000 X reg with 248k by one owner.
The drivers bolster has some wear and I'm tempted to just get it repaired at my local car upholsterer (probably around £40-50 if previous jobs they have done for me are anything to go by)
However, I'm wondering what Recaro seat was offered as an option on this model (eg was it a Recaro N from that period, or something g a bit more like in the RS4?
If anyone could advise and / or direct me to some images, I would be grateful
Many thanks in advance
Andy
 

aragorn

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They were the same Recaros used in the B5 RS4, but done in TQS half leather with the blue centres.

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Rtz62

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Thanks for that Aragorn, much appreciated.
I had hoped they would be something similar to the basic ones fitted in Sierra Cosworths etc but I have the horrible feeling that a set of these would cost more than my car is worth..unless you have any suggestions???
 

aragorn

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Price varys, if seen sets sell for 2-300 before, but sometimes a lot more.
 

Rtz62

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Gulp!
The car cost me £400 which puts things in perspective a little then!
I honk I'll stick with refurbishing the wheels (but without the polished rim) and recovering the drivers bolster.
Thanks agin, really appreciate your help (and I'll keep my eyes out for a set, just in case)
 

Rtz62

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Short of paying silly-daft money my preference would be to get a pair from an RS Turbo and have them recovered with the fabric from the QS
 

aragorn

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I imagine RS Turbo or Cosworth recaros arent particularly cheap at this point either... Cant be many of them left on the road.
 

slepy

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There are leather front recaro seats from mondeo st200 for £115 on ebay. IMO the escort ones look ancient.
 

Bradderz_1988

Dont replace it, Upgrade it !!
I like the ones jules has his interior is just on fire !

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slepy

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Yeah. His interior is awesome. Just those seats are around £2k :)
 

jbh

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never been a lover of red leather. I had full black leather in my old 325i sport years ago then I bought a set of highback recaro's which were done half leather so got a rear seat done to match. I must admit I preferred that over the full leather.
 

Rtz62

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To be fair, Escort Turbo seats were my seats of choice as they are readily available and as I would use the fabric from the existing seats and discard that on the Recaros, it wouldn't be too expensive. Oh and possibly re-use some of the leather too.
My concern was that they would look out of place (which they would to officienados) but would be comfortable.
 
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Oranoco

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Miss my old XR2i with the rare factory Recaro option and my old Fiesta RS Turbo. Still get to park my bum in a set in my Escort RS Turbo
 

Kevinb5

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Had a set of these in my Citroen xsara before getting the B5,they're from a rover 820 vitesse,I'm sorry I sold them now because I think they would suit the A4 really well
 
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Kevinb5

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I think they would suit the A4 nicely..
Depending on what my brother does with his vitesse I may be able to get another pair in perfect condition,I'd rather he didn't break it but if he does.......
 

Phil_R

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Mine has both but not sure if the armrest was factory fitted. It has the option code for the Recaro seats but I don't know if there is an option code for the armrest.
 
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