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Old 12-03-2014, 10:03 PM   #71
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ahahah or just but the driver seat for the Recaro sporster CS and get a custom cover for that one total out to ~$1700 and save about $2000 on the whole thing, then just take out the passenger seats on track days
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That's steep. I'm having a hard time justifying $1020 for my seat.


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Well Cobra reclinables are about ~$1500. and i think reclinables are more $$$ across the board
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And the MSRP on a set of OEM Recaros from FRPP is $3299 i think
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Well I'm glad I'm going fixed back. Cheaper and more sporty lol


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Plus i kind of want to show my car, and with the reclinables you can get custom covers which would look awesome.
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And the MSRP on a set of OEM Recaros from FRPP is $3299 i think
$2,750 from LMR Ford Racing Mustang Recaro Sport Seats (12-14) M-63660005-MC

And they are designed as a weekend tracker seat, not an all out race seat.
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Old 12-03-2014, 10:45 PM   #78
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Yea i know, and AM has them even cheaper than that, plus you get the Mustang Evolution discount. My point is that theyre steep for some rather conservatively bolstered race seats.
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Plus i kind of want to show my car, and with the reclinables you can get custom covers which would look awesome.

Form follows function...... Just sayin lol

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Only reason in considering a fixed back seat is cause my car isn't driven daily. It is my only car but I don't drive much.


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You have a great point. And i might be making that my slogan for post haha.
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ALSO, if anyone has custom seat covers on their recaros please post pictures!
***not those silly looking carhart pullover covers but real custom seat upholstery.

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I think im going to get an aftermarket recaro seat (the sportster CS seats) and get a custom cover on them. The reason i like the factory recaros is because they were suede/leather (depending on model). If i find a pair of the factory recaros i may snatch them up. I would even still put a custom seat cover on the factory recaros if they arent the straight up leather GT style ones. Plus then i can get a bit of a custom interior which would be cool.

Those are the ugliest seats I've ever seen.


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You've clearly been living under a rock then. Almost every seat corbeau makes could be called that. Plus your opinion isn't important.

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Hey soccerluvr4 what do you think about the Cobra Misanos?
They look sweet to me plus they have a carbon fiber back instead of plastic. I've seen a lot of custom covers for them too. Not too bad for just a driver seat.

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Hey soccerluvr4 what do you think about the Cobra Misanos?
They look sweet to me plus they have a carbon fiber back instead of plastic. I've seen a lot of custom covers for them too. Not too bad for just a driver seat.

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They don't look too bad. The side bolsters should hold you in well, the leg bolsters should help also but keep in mind they will be more of a pain to get in and out of than a traditional seat because of those leg bolsters. The carbon fiber backing is a good thing, should help with the extra stability since it is still a reclining seat and not fixed back. The ones i'm looking at have a Kevlar backing to them.
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Well im not too worried about the leg bolsters, as I should be the only one driving my car. The one thing that I was a little worried about what that the hole for the harness would not do well with holding the harness in place, since it is one hole and not two singles.
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Yea if you plan to do a harness i would go with something else. Something that has them in separate holes, as well as not practically vertical angles.
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Old 12-04-2014, 01:19 PM   #89
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Haha so back to the plastic Recaro sportster CS seat. I saw a picture of the cobra seat with a harness in it and it looked like it worked. I just wonder if the belts will move around in the top in hard turns.
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Hard to say, plus i'm just not a fan of the angle in that Cobra seat, seems like it would either hurt your neck or just not hold right with the harness.
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Old 12-04-2014, 01:30 PM   #91
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yea i can see what you mean. When i get some extra cash lying around ill look into it more...in hopes that recaro has some new seats planned.
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Ideally you want to go to a Motorsport shop and try them out first if you can


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Old 12-04-2014, 02:17 PM   #93
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Which is what ill probably end up doing, thing is i have to find one in houston. Which im sure wont be difficult when the time comes, but for now im not too worried about it. Not till about 450ftlbs comes along haha.
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Old 12-04-2014, 07:24 PM   #94
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I actually chose the Recaro option over the Brembo option on a base GT that came in when I was looking to buy because I sat in them and fell in love. Plus I can buy front brembos from AM down the road for about 1200$. I've been thinking about reupholstering my cloth Recaros red. Anyone have an educated guess on how much that would cost?


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Old 12-04-2014, 07:46 PM   #95
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Doing custom seat covers ranges from $400 up to $1000 depending on material, amount of customization, and who is doing it. But im sure if you get some cloth covers it wouldnt be too much.
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Doing custom seat covers ranges from $400 up to $1000 depending on material, amount of customization, and who is doing it. But im sure if you get some cloth covers it wouldnt be too much.

Yeah I'm not talking leathers here. Something on my mind when these start to look like crap. 6k miles and the bottoms are beginning to bunch up, and fade.


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Yea apparently alot of people are having that problem. Take them into Ford and it should be covered under warranty. Get brand new oem covers (to have as backup). Then go to a shop. Custom cloth could be from $400-~650.
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Hmmmm, I will say something on my next oil change. And thanks man. Nice to get a ballpark...


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Yea i was kinda fishing around to see how much it would be round 2 days ago. Its just expensive to do anything with Recaros. And if you go to page 2 on the thread im pretty sure someone else was talking about have their OEM Recaros mess up after 2k miles and getting them replaced under warranty.
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Yea i was kinda fishing around to see how much it would be round 2 days ago. Its just expensive to do anything with Recaros. And if you go to page 2 on the thread im pretty sure someone else was talking about have their OEM Recaros mess up after 2k miles and getting them replaced under warranty.

Yeah I saw that. I hope it's not at the dealers discretion type of thing yanno? I wonder how something like that is officially determined where you have to use your bumper to bumper. I would think 90% of dealers would chalk it up to wear and tear...


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Yea, personally, if you go to a dealer, I would go to a smaller one rather than a big one. They tend to be more receptive to their customers and will work with you more.
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Yea, personally, if you go to a dealer, I would go to a smaller one rather than a big one. They tend to be more receptive to their customers and will work with you more.

Unfortunately there isn't exactly a small Ford dealership around. There's Family ford, Marcotte ford, and where I purchased mine from, Sarat Ford. They seem to get a lot of specialty mustangs GT500's, Roush's, etc. So I think they may be more apt to help out with something like this. They also seem to be pretty mod friendly, I get quite the reception every time I go in there.


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Yea the service dept at my dealer isnt too open to modded cars. But there is a smaller dealer down the street from my house that loves it. They mod the **** outta customer 'stangs. The Roush dealer in Houston (JOE MYERS) sales guys are possibly the worst people that I have ever dealt with. They had no respect for me when I was looking into cars. I have not set foot on that dealer since. I havent had experience with their parts dept. though.
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Yea the service dept at my dealer isnt too open to modded cars. But there is a smaller dealer down the street from my house that loves it. They mod the **** outta customer 'stangs. The Roush dealer in Houston (JOE MYERS) sales guys are possibly the worst people that I have ever dealt with. They had no respect for me when I was looking into cars. I have not set foot on that dealer since. I havent had experience with their parts dept. though.

That sucks bro, just curious how old are you? If you look young, that crap will happen. I'm 30 but I probably look more 24-25ish so received the same treatment from Balise Ford before I made my purchase at Sarat. They were trying to low ball me on my trade (2011 Wrx with only 18k miles on it in Feb of last year, completely stock) wasn't worth my pay off of 22k. They wanted to give me 19k for it. Sarat paid it off. Few months down the road Balise wanted to bring me back in and crunch some more numbers to see if we could hit payoff, I said "too late pal, you lost your commission!" He goes, "oh no I'm sorry to hear that, but I'm glad you got your car. Surprised they gave you pay off. Please do business with us again soon!" Lol I said, "yeah, sure thing." And hung up lol. It's funny how from dealer to dealer, you can either be completely disrespected, or you can have a helluva experience. I told the salesman at sarat, I want an Oxford white 5.0 6spd with Recaros and 3.73's and I want my payment to be this. He got it done no questions asked. Mind you, my trade in was during a huge storm, and I was giving them a mint WRX with snow tires on it. They probably turned around and made a killing on it.


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Im 19. But my parents bought the car and im paying them off, rather than buying it in my name. This was to circumvent a high interest rate and insurance rate. But I sat in a BOSS at the Roush dealer and the guy straight up said to me watch out dont scratch the car kid. He gave me his business card as I was about to leave, on my way to the door I threw it in the trash haha. I went to the Mac Haik Ford in Houston to get mine. My deal was a GT Premium, dark color, no add ons. In hindsight I wish i had gotten the recaros but oh well. My neighborhood ford dealer and Mac Haik treated me very well. Mac Haik is also the Houston SVT dealer. They get a ton of Shelbys and they had a few Cobra Jets and Boss 302s cars.
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