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      04-07-2013, 06:47 AM   #375
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You know that was I was paying myself out, and I hope you were not serious . Well, at least everyone else seems to have got that and had a laugh.
LOL i had a laugh, my first track days were way worse, thank god every half arsed hero didn't have a go pro back then
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Nice vid, looks cool on track at night! Which mount are you using for the iPhone please?
It's a RAM iphone mount I stick on my dash.
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      04-30-2013, 01:42 AM   #377
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You reckon this will fit in the car?
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You reckon this will fit in the car?
Dare I ask how much? $12k?
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      04-30-2013, 08:29 AM   #379
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Dare I ask how much? $12k?
Just need to find out who makes those seats.
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      04-30-2013, 05:09 PM   #380
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They look very nice but yeah, they don't look like any recaros or sparcos that I've seen. I want to get a pair of fixed back buckets too. I was thinking of maybe the Sparco Evo or Pro 2000.
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They look very nice but yeah, they don't look like any recaros or sparcos that I've seen. I want to get a pair of fixed back buckets too. I was thinking of maybe the Sparco Evo or Pro 2000.
Doesn't seem to be on the Recaro site even for OEM. The beauty of these seat is it still comes with the airbag, carbon construction and it still reclines forward so there is access to the rear seat. Heard they are very hard to get in and out of though.
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      04-30-2013, 07:48 PM   #382
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I can only imagine how much that will cost... A fixed bucket without all the extras in carbon costs about $2500+ each and the BMWP recaros with airbag, reclining etc cost about $2000+ each. I reckon for those, you'd be looking at at least $6-7k per seat if you're lucky lol.

They do look great with heaps of support and all those functions however they might not shave off too much weight.

I sat in some BMWP ones at the last dyno day at Advan and they (Recaro Sportster CS) didn't impress me too much. They look amazing but they seemed less comfortable than the M Sports and didn't seem that much more supportive because of the lack of adjustable lateral support. Also, they were too wide for me, not just around the trunk but also the shoulders. Might be different when driving around though.

Do you know how much your seats weigh? Also, where did you find them?
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I found a bit of info.

http://www.suncoastparts.com/product...saletequipment

These are fibreglass versions with a carbon fibre surface and weigh 39lbs each. They also cost $7,000 per seat.

I'm not sure if the ones you posted are full carbon throughout but if that's the cost for just fibreglass, it's possible that the carbon ones might cost upwards of $10,000 each...
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You reckon this will fit in the car?
Those look tough! Do it!!!!
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      04-30-2013, 10:01 PM   #385
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wow, thats like putting a marble staircase in a fibro house
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I found a bit of info.

http://www.suncoastparts.com/product...saletequipment

These are fibreglass versions with a carbon fibre surface and weigh 39lbs each. They also cost $7,000 per seat.

I'm not sure if the ones you posted are full carbon throughout but if that's the cost for just fibreglass, it's possible that the carbon ones might cost upwards of $10,000 each...
In that link it does say 'seats' in the item description, but yes you're most likely correct in that they are $7k each!!
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wow, thats like putting a marble staircase in a fibro house
- just like renovating the fibro house, much easier approval process compare to demolishing it and build a new one

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In that link it does say 'seats' in the item description, but yes you're most likely correct in that they are $7k each!!
Found out a bit more since then. They are $7k per pair, and they are the Porsche Sports Bucket Seat, made by Recaro commissioned by Porsche. They are essentially bucket seats, but can be reclined forward for easy access to the rear. There is airbag like the Sportster CS, and the seat is designed to take a 6 point harness.

Here is the other site selling the seat: http://www.carnewal-europe.com/cpx_p97064.htm

The problem I would say would be the electronics and seat belt point compatibility. However, someone is trying to adopt it into their R8.

It is not available at the moment for the 991 GT3 at the moment in the US, due to change in US legislation change, and they are currently developing a new seat and be expected to be available in about a years time.
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take a big deep breath Steve, it's only a 1M
It is no longer - it is a super parts bin special.
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      05-02-2013, 07:31 PM   #389
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[quote=sparoz;13914314] - just like renovating the fibro house, much easier approval process compare to demolishing it and build a new one


Ha Ha, yes thats true for houses and cars,

7k for both is much more enticing then 7k each which is just extreme
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I've got those Porsche seats in 4 of my Porsches. Super comfortable, and doesn't feel as tight as the one piece lightweight version of Porsche's seat. However if I was modding a 1M, I would put in the Recaros used for M3 GTS.
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I've got those Porsche seats in 4 of my Porsches. Super comfortable, and doesn't feel as tight as the one piece lightweight version of Porsche's seat. However if I was modding a 1M, I would put in the Recaros used for M3 GTS.
Not only that Way, the GTS seats will speak Munchen, which may make them more compatible than the P car seats for the 1M. I had those in my Cayman R, they were nice that's for sure.
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Not only that Way, the GTS seats will speak Munchen, which may make them more compatible than the P car seats for the 1M. I had those in my Cayman R, they were nice that's for sure.
Yup. Only place Porsche seats belong outside of a Porsche is a Golf Mk1 or Mk2. I sold a set of a 996 GT3 fixed seats to Mikinoz for his Mk1 and it looks hot in there!
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i would like to improve lap times... time for a new seat.
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Recaro is not entertaining the idea about a custom seat - but I don't think I have asked the right person. Sabelt says they have stopped doing it but might start again later in the year.

The GTS seats are Profi SPG which you can't incline the seat forward which render the back seats useless. The beauty of the GT2 seats is that you can still move the seat back forward so you have access to back seat, and you still got the side airbag like the Performance Seats.

If I am going to do a 1M club sport, than the Profi SPG make sense. I might still ended up doing it that way as I am starting to hit road blocks on what I would like to do with the car.

Yes, Donald - better seats and harness probably give you better lap times than other mods.
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speechless.
Thanks for this, but I haven't had major upgrades for a while. At the moment, learning the car on track before going into some suspension upgrades.
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